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Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue
A time-based study in a large academic center with a certified EHR shows that for each PCP, it takes $99,000 in administrative work per year just to get paid. For emergency department visits, billing was 25.2% of revenue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry ’s Upcoming Annual Meeting Features an Abundance of Dental Team Training
Discussion:“Straight Talk on Diode Lasers: Scientific and Practical Rationale for Clinical Dentistry” moderated by Georgios Romanos, PhD, DDS. Periodontology, Stony Brook University“The more the dental team knows about laser technology and the business of dentistry, the better the health of your patients and practice, explains Siminovsky, “The ALD supports our valuable auxiliary team members with outstanding presenters and topics.”·      Lecture:“What to Say to Get the Pay- Coding, Billing, Scripting,” presented by Karen S. Parker, RDH, BSDH&mid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Hospital charges for outpatient cancer care highly variable, Medicare billing records show
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of recent Medicare billing records for more than 3,000 hospitals across the United States shows that charges for outpatient oncology services such as chemo infusion or radiation treatment vary widely and exceed what Medicare will pay by twofold to sixfold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

North Tonawanda man pleads guilty to $45M health care billing scheme
A North Tonawanda man has pled guilty in a $45 million fraud case related to unnecessary compounded medications. Steven Butcher pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in a Newark, New Jersey federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and violations of the anti-kickback statute. According to the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office, Butcher was formerly a pharma ceutical sales representative who went on to become owner/operator of MedMax LLC, a marketing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

North Tonawanda man pleads guilty to $45M health care billing scheme
A North Tonawanda man has pled guilty in a $45 million fraud case related to unnecessary compounded medications. Steven Butcher pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in a Newark, New Jersey federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and violations of the anti-kickback statute. According to the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office, Butcher was formerly a pharma ceutical sales representative who went on to become owner/operator of MedMax LLC, a marketing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series: RHC Billing
February 22, 2018, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. More information can be foundhere. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules
Radiologists have received another reprieve from the deadline for using appropriate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mental health organization pays $4M for unlicensed therapists
South Bay Mental Health Center has agreed to pay a $4 million settlement after Attorney General Maura Healey sued the center for fraudulently billing MassHealth. Healey said the center provided mental health care using unlicensed, unqualified and unsupervised staff. "Thousands of MassHealth patients were left with inadequate care at these mental health facilities, while we allege this company fraudulently billed the state," Healey said in a statement. "Th is settlement will bring critical funds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Creative Pharmacist Announces End-to-End Solution for the Diabetes...
The new offering empowers community pharmacists with personal support through the CDC’s recognition process and provides turnkey documentation, billing, and reporting tools within the pharmacist’s...(PRWeb February 09, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15191085.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes
What's going on with the latest changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor HAP to tout analytics success at IHI National Forum (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The thyroid is among our most crucial glands, but how much do you know about it?
WHILE it doesn ’t tend to get top billing when it comes to organs that are critical to our health, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland positioned at the front of the neck plays a very important role in our lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lenexa health software company acquires Medicare claims business
Kansas City health IT company Mediware Information Systems Inc. will gain a stronger foothold in Medicare thanks to a recent acquisition. The Lenexa software company acquired Missouri billing company MEDTranDirect on Thursday for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will complement Mediware’s strengths in home health and hospice care. Its current solution, Kinnser Software, allows health systems to coordinate caregiver visits, services provided, coding and billing. The addition of MEDTranDirect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Lenexa health software company acquires Medicare claims business
Kansas City health IT company Mediware Information Systems Inc. will gain a stronger foothold in Medicare thanks to a recent acquisition. The Lenexa software company acquired Missouri billing company MEDTranDirect on Thursday for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will complement Mediware’s strengths in home health and hospice care. Its current solution, Kinnser Software, allows health systems to coordinate caregiver visits, services provided, coding and billing. The addition of MEDTranDirect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Consumer Reaction to High-Deductible Health Plans and Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs Continues to Impact Physicians and Clinical Laboratories
Because many Americans are ‘concerned’ about how they would pay an unexpected medical bill, they now are seeking upfront information about treatment costs and financing options Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups that depend on reliable sources of patient and test referrals are being impacted by a reduction in patients seeking care due to rising […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 24, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey American Hospital Association Source Type: news

Special Master Fees In Lago Agrio Case Pose 'Ethical Problems,' Attorney Says
NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Jan. 16 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the special masters in the case "have chosen to utterly ignore" the issues the attorney raised concerning fees. Moreover, he contends that there are "ethical problems" with the billing process the special masters used (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis&r...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Rural Health Clinic Institute
9-part webinar series to help State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) build capacity to provide technical assistance to clinics in their states. SORH will learn about the needs of RHCs, compliance issues for RHCs, how to support RHCs to do better billing and collection, ways to help RHCs become innovative, and how to organize their office's efforts so that they can be effective technical assistance providers for RHCs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparative Billing Report on Opioid Prescribers Webinar
February 21, 2018 3:00-4:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Next-Generation Laboratory Information Management Systems Will Deliver Medical Laboratory Test Results and Patient Data to Point of Care, Improving Outcomes, Efficiency, and Revenue
Moving to market are the newest generation of LIMS products designed to serve clinical laboratories while supporting quality reporting initiatives and new sources of revenue It was Bob Dylan who made a big hit out of the song, “The Times, They Are A-Changin’.” The same could be said for the next generation of software products […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Source Type: news

Insurance Billing Notices Threaten Young Adults ’ Confidentiality Insurance Billing Notices Threaten Young Adults ’ Confidentiality
Young adults can remain on their parents ’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Better clinical histories improve CT interpretation, billing
How can emergency departments improve their interpretation and billing for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency Imaging lands high on list of overused medical exams Simple interventions reduce outpatient CT wait times (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Insurance billing notices threaten young adults ’ confidentiality
(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents ’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Products Will Ultimately Win in Diagnostics?
It turns out there are actually several classes of diagnostic technologies that seem like they are really hot right now, but are actually overhyped, according to a panel of laboratory experts who addressed the subject during the recent J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA. Perhaps one of the hottest topics that have emerged in diagnostics over the past few years is liquid biopsy and while that technology is finding its way into hospital laboratories for certain applications, Nick Papadopoulos, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, said that in early detection of cancer, at least, liquid biopsy is ...
Source: MDDI - January 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Precision Medicine Requires Targeted Cancer Therapies, but Payers Reluctant to Pay for Some Genetic Testing Needed to Match a Patient with Right Drug
Clinical labs and pathology groups know how advances in targeted therapies and genomics far outpace providers’ and patients’ ability to know how best to use and pay for them One fascinating development on the road to precision medicine is that many new cancer drugs now in clinical trials will require a companion genetic test to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 12, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology and Cancer Genetics BR Source Type: news

This Doctor & #039;s Least Favorite Time of Year
Dr. Melissa Young shares with us why January is her least favorite time of the year — from cold weather to unmet deductibles. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Accounts Receivable Revenue Cycle Management Medical Billing & Collections Payers Source Type: news

Your List of Lost Revenue for Last Year
Identify those small, insignificant areas of lost revenue; you'll be surprised how quickly these areas will add up. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Front Desk Revenue Cycle Management Medical Billing & Collections Patients Source Type: news

MediStreams chooses IBM cloud for healthcare provider billing...
MediStreams offers a suite of products and services to automate the entire remittance payment process.(PRWeb January 08, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15047460.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has released...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI pushes Congress for U.S.-based Mo-99 supply SNMMI achieves policy change for wastage billing SNMMI sets AUC guidelines for malignant disease SNMMI, IAEA collaborate on training ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health insurance startup that got $130 million from Google is missing payments and upsetting customers
San Francisco-based health care startup Clover Health is coming under fire this week for allegedly delaying paying bills for its mostly elderly customers to major laboratories and miscalculating how to get the data it needs to create predictive models. CNBC reports that Clover refused to pay lab giants LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics until the companies turned over data Clover wanted, a process which led to the labs billing patients directly. Multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNBC that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news

3 Ways to Increase Patient Satisfaction in 2018
Improving your billing processes can not only improve your revenue, but will make patients happier. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Phil Dolan Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Technology Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

9 Priorities for Practice Management in 2018
Looking to set your long-term goals for the coming year? Here are a few that will help get you started. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Iulia Filip Tags: HIPAA Billing and Collections Revenue Cycle Management Patients Productivity Source Type: news

Doctors Billing Medicare for Most Complicated, Expensive Visits Doctors Billing Medicare for Most Complicated, Expensive Visits
For years, internal government watchdogs have been warning the federal Medicare program that some doctors were overcharging for office visits. And for years, federal health officials have been promising to focus on the problem.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicare Therapy Services: Finding the Right Balance
The Department of Justice (DOJ) actively pursues fraud not only in the housing and mortgage industries but in other industries as well — including among health care providers. The False Claims Act (FCA) allows the federal government to recover funds from improperly received reimbursements or billing to governmental programs, including those by health care providers: the DOJ recovered $19.3 billion in health care fraud claims from January 2009 through September 2016. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Janet K. Feldkamp Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology
Is your radiology practice up-to-date on requirements for coding interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coding for Annual Wellness Visits
This month's coding questions look at coding for transition of care for a nursing facility patient and on Annual Wellness visits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Bill Dacey Tags: Billing and Collections Coding Accounts Receivable Revenue Cycle Management Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury in emergency departments underestimated by administrative claims data - Stanley B, Currier GW, Chesin M, Chaudhury S, Jager-Hyman S, Gafalvy H, Brown GK.
This study assessed the accuracy of E-co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices
Are you ready for new revisions to current procedural terminology (CPT) codes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedPAC floats voluntary MIPS idea
At its December 7 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back MedPAC considers repeal of MIPS value program It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RadNet signs with Southern California firm to expand reach
Imaging services provider RadNet has formed a joint venture with MemorialCare,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RadNet acquires equity stake in Medic Vision RadNet wins HHS award for simplifying billing RadNet posts Q2 revenue increase Medic Vision lands order from RadNet RadNet, Imaging Advantage team up (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI pushes Congress for U.S.-based Mo-99 supply
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is collaborating...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI achieves policy change for wastage billing SNMMI sets AUC guidelines for malignant disease SNMMI, IAEA collaborate on training ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis SNMMI posts use criteria for hepatobiliary scintigraphy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Top Practice Management Tips of 2017
Readers'favorite practice management " Pearls " articles from the past year to help improve their practices. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Managers Administrators Staff Medical Billing & Collections Work/Life Balance Operations Patient Relations Source Type: news

SNMMI achieves policy change for wastage billing
A Medicare administrative contractor in the southern U.S. has agreed to a recommendation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI sets AUC guidelines for malignant disease SNMMI, IAEA collaborate on training ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis SNMMI posts use criteria for hepatobiliary scintigraphy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DaVita Pharmacy Unit Settles U.S. Billing Probe for $63.7 Million DaVita Pharmacy Unit Settles U.S. Billing Probe for $63.7 Million
A pharmacy services unit of DaVita Inc will pay $63.7 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed federal healthcare programs for medications and paid illegal financial inducements to patients, the U.S. Justice Department said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS?
Is your radiology group considering joining a virtual group to comply with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ESO to Market TrackEMS System to Alert Hospitals of Incoming Critical EMS Patients
AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2017 -- ESO Solutions, Inc., and Innovative Communications, LLC, (InnoComm) have announced a new partnership to market TrackEMS, a system that notifies hospitals of incoming critical patients in real time, as an ESO product offering, officials with the two companies said. “With TrackEMS, paramedics and EMTs no longer need to interrupt patient care to give a radio report to the hospital about incoming patients,” said Allen Johnson, Vice President and General Manager of Analytics and Health Data Exchange at ESO. According to Johnson, TrackEMS allows delivery of critical patient info...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO to Market TrackEMS System to Alert Hospitals of Incoming Critical EMS Patients
AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2017 -- ESO Solutions, Inc., and Innovative Communications, LLC, (InnoComm) have announced a new partnership to market TrackEMS, a system that notifies hospitals of incoming critical patients in real time, as an ESO product offering, officials with the two companies said. “With TrackEMS, paramedics and EMTs no longer need to interrupt patient care to give a radio report to the hospital about incoming patients,” said Allen Johnson, Vice President and General Manager of Analytics and Health Data Exchange at ESO. According to Johnson, TrackEMS allows delivery of critical patient info...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Health Systems Putting Imaging Services, Such As MRIs, In Strip Malls and Shopping Centers To Help Patients with Cost and Convenience
Recognizing the need to serve patients with high-deductible health plans, hospital systems are opening healthcare centers in outpatient settings where patients can receive care and undergo procedures—including clinical laboratory tests—more conveniently and for less cost Health systems are putting medical imaging services, such as MRIs, in strip malls and shopping centers as a way to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 13, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laborator Source Type: news

New codes drive growth for interventional surgical centers
The rapid expansion of billing codes that enable interventional radiology ambulatory...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A new strategy to profit from interventional radiology The Profit Center: Part 26 -- Radiology and the 'me-we' cycle The Profit Center: Part 25 -- How safe is hospital employment? The Profit Center: Part 24 -- Shadow your competition The Profit Center: Part 23 -- Strategies for exclusive contracting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lobbying on Behalf of Clinical Laboratories Improves Medicare ’s Outpatient Payment Rules
While proposals might change before the final CMS draft, lobbyists see potential for improving Medicare payment totals and structures in the upcoming 2018 outpatient rule and physician fee schedule At this time, efforts by medical laboratories to lobby and educate Medicare officials and members of Congress about the flaws in the Medicare program’s market study […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 11, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management Source Type: news

Doctors ’ association proposes self-regulation measures in light of Max hospital controversy
Medical establishments should be mandated to make billing transparent and ensure that all special investigations are “well informed and explained”, recommended IMA. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news