High Medicaid Claims Denial Affecting Doc Participation: Study High Medicaid Claims Denial Affecting Doc Participation: Study
Physicians are less likely to take Medicaid patients in states where they lose a higher portion of potential revenue because of denials and billing costs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

OPM, IRS, EBSA, HHS: Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I
Notice of interim final rule from the Office of Personnel Management, Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act that protect participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees in group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage from surprise medical bills. These regulations are applicable for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. This notice also includes interim final rules that apply to emergency departments of hospitals and independent freestanding emergency departments, healthc...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities
Following a nearly two-year disruption due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals once again have an opportunity to gather and learn from each other It is good news that the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 continue declining here in the United States. That fact, and the growing number of vaccinations, […] The post Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 12, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Lean Six Sigma, ISO 15189, Quality Management Consultants News From Dark Daily Pathology and C Source Type: news

Study suggests No Surprises Act simply veils insurance coverage gaps
The No Surprises Act, slated to go into effect January 1, 2022, was enacte...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology How the Consolidated Appropriations Act will impact radiology practices ACR urges Congress to stop Medicare cuts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Xifin buys Computerized Management Services
Billing and revenue cycle management (RCM) firm Xifin is entering the marke...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Xifin prepares new ProNet launch at HIMSS 2016 Xifin buys medical informatics company vRad, Xifin consolidate rad/path reporting Xifin taps new VP Xifin adds Calif. client (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS, OPM, IRS, EBSA: Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I
Pre-publication notice of interim final rule from the Office of Personnel Management, Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act that protect participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees in group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage from surprise medical bills. These regulations are applicable for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. This notice also includes interim final rules that apply to emergency departments of hospitals and independent freestanding emergency depa...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 7, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

First rules to protect patients from unexpected medical bills issued by agencies
The new rules follow a law to ban surprise billing that takes effect in January. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Acquires Dr. Charles Blair & Associates, Practice Booster and Coding with Confidence Publications; Uniting the Nation's Best Dental Billing Company and the Nation's Leading Dental Coding & Insurance Solution
SALT LAKE CITY, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions, the nation's leading provider of virtual dental insurance and patient billing services, has officially added the Practice Booster and Coding with Confidence line of products and services to its own suite of dental office support services effective April 1, 2021. " eAssist, Dr. Charles Blair, Practice Booster and related brands have been friends and partners for several years. We are extremely proud to officially add Practice Booster to the eAssist family, carrying on the legacy of their brand and ours, as a trusted and now even more...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Water: A Matter of Survival in the World of Pandemics
A woman in Madagascar walks for up to 14km a day to find clean water. Credit: UNICEF/Safidy AndrianantenainBy Guillaume Baggio, Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir SmakhtinHAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 1 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably amplified the existing vulnerabilities of billions of people worldwide. Marginalized communities in developing countries were excluded from social protection and support. Long-standing economic and social inequalities have deepened with the poor getting poorer. A sharp divide in the distribution of vaccines has revealed major issues in the global health sector. Economic stimulus pac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guillaume Baggio - Manzoor Qadir - Vladimir Smakhtin Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Professional vs Facility Billing: What Hospitalists Must Know Professional vs Facility Billing: What Hospitalists Must Know
Hospitalists don't often realize how much impact they have on their hospital's revenue cycle and quality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Plum Healthcare agrees to settle Medicare billing allegations at East Sacramento nursing facility
An East Sacramento skilled nursing facility and its parent company have agreed to pay $451,439 to resolve allegations that an employee created billing records for services that were not provided, according to the U.S. Attorney ’s Office in Sacramento. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

Plum Healthcare agrees to settle Medicare billing allegations at East Sacramento nursing facility
An East Sacramento skilled nursing facility and its parent company have agreed to pay $451,439 to resolve allegations that an employee created billing records for services that were not provided, according to the U.S. Attorney ’s Office in Sacramento. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

What It Means to Be a Clinical Laboratory Whistleblower Outlined in Newly Released ‘Tell-All’ Book by Lab Executive Chris Riedel
Book provides detailed road map for clinical laboratory professionals who believe they have a valid case to file under the federal qui tam statute, as well as lab owners who want to understand what motivates whistleblowers and what practices to avoid Several high-profile whistleblower cases uncovering massive fraud have shocked the clinical laboratory industry over […] The post What It Means to Be a Clinical Laboratory Whistleblower Outlined in Newly Released ‘Tell-All’ Book by Lab Executive Chris Riedel appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Acorn Publishing anatomic pathology Blood Money Blue Shield of California Chris Riedel clinic Source Type: news

What Can You Do About Surprise Medical Bills?
Learn about surprise medical billing, why it happens, what you can do, how to prevent it, and the new law. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HAP expands service deal with Commonwealth Radiology Associates
Billing services provider Healthcare Administrative Partners (HAP) has expande...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: HAP gets new radiology contract in Mass. HAP gets new radiology contract in New Jersey HAP, Strategic Radiology partner on ED communication tool Healthcare Administrative Partners signs Del. group HAP secures NJ contract renewal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prepare now for Medicare's AUC/CDS rules for imaging orders
Time is running out for radiology practices to ensure that they comply wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How benchmarking helps radiology practices evaluate performance Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology How will MPFS changes affect your radiology practice? CMS finalizes major cut in radiology reimbursement (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mobile EHR company DrChrono scores $12M to build out telehealth services
The company, which created a smartphone-friendly EHR, billing and practice management platform, began to work in the telehealth space during the COVID-19 pandemic.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Soared 32% in 2020, Government Watchdog Says
(WASHINGTON) — Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims. —“We knew this was going to be bad, but I don’t think even those of us who work in this area thought it was going to be this bad,” said Harvard health policy professor David Grabowski, a nationally recognized expert on long-term care, who reviewed the report for The Associated Press. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims: Ways for Clinical Laboratories to Make it Happen Faster While Avoiding Post-Payment Audits
Legal, regulatory, and payer experts outline steps that help medical laboratories better navigate federal and state regulatory guidelines, eliminate coding and billing missteps, and maximize reimbursements Even as daily COVID-19 test numbers continue to decrease, many clinical laboratories have substantial numbers of COVID-19 test claims that remain unpaid. Despite federal and state law requiring that […] The post Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims: Ways for Clinical Laboratories to Make it Happen Faster While Avoiding Post-Payment Audits appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 21, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources anatomic pathology Caitlin Forsyth CARES CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Of Source Type: news

Government Warns Doctors and Insurers: Don ’t Bill for Covid Vaccines
Such billing has been rare, but public concern about it may be contributing to hesitancy about getting the shot. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Africa: Covid Pandemic Has Top Billing As Macron Visits
[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron travelled to South Africa for a state visit Friday for a 24-hour trip focused on the fight against Covid-19 and its economic fallout. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Awarded HIPAA Certification by Compliancy Group LLC
SALT LAKE CITY, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions has been awarded a HIPAA certification by Compliancy Group LLC. With dental insurance providers mandating adherence to HIPAA in patient narratives and communication, the need for third party compliance audits and risk assessment has become more important than ever before. By remaining on the cutting edge of new requirements, legal risks, and patient privacy laws, eAssist Dental Solutions has worked to further cement its status as a harbinger of " peace of mind " for dental offices across the United States.eAssist Dental Solutions is the na...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How benchmarking helps radiology practices evaluate performance
Benchmarking is a current term used to describe a process that has always bee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA issues mammography alert for Md. facility
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it's alerting patients wh...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA releases final guidance on medical device safety for MRI FDA debuts online billing process for MQSA inspection fees ACR: FDA issues warning on allergies to US contrast FDA issues mammography alert for Tenn. facility FDA: Acist recalls Kodama intravascular ultrasound catheter (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA warns patients about NJ facility's mammograms
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA issues mammography alert for Md. facility FDA debuts online billing process for MQSA inspection fees FDA issues mammography alert for Tenn. facility Texas mammography center gets certificate reinstated FDA offers mammo facility guidance for COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA issues mammography alert for Md facility
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it's alerting patients wh...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA releases final guidance on medical device safety for MRI FDA debuts online billing process for MQSA inspection fees ACR: FDA issues warning on allergies to US contrast FDA issues mammography alert for Tenn. facility FDA: Acist recalls Kodama intravascular ultrasound catheter (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Newest TeleDent ™ Release Has Key Features That Dental Professionals Need and Patients Want for Post-COVID Dentistry
Metuchen, NJ – May 12, 2021 – MouthWatch, LLC a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices recently added significant new features to its award-winning TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform designed to further balance its provider and p atient benefits.Long regarded as an industry leader in secure, dentist-directed, patient-friendly teledentistry, the latest release of TeleDent expands the mutual benefits of the virtual provider-patient experience.   According to MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman, “During the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA releases final guidance on medical device safety for MRI
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released final guidance on ho...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA debuts online billing process for MQSA inspection fees ACR: FDA issues warning on allergies to US contrast Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software Goodbye, PACS. Hello, MIMPS? FDA updates rules for radiology software FDA issues mammography alert for Tenn. facility (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patient financial engagement platform Cedar snaps up medical billing company OODA
The companies hope they can alleviate some of the problems that lead to poor consumer financial experiences and administrative waste in healthcare.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance
Benchmarking is a current term used to describe a process that has always bee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA debuts online billing process for MQSA inspection fees
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to begin collecting use...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medo gets FDA clearance for AI thyroid software FDA clears cloud-based cinematic rendering software from IMS ACR: FDA issues warning on allergies to US contrast Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software Goodbye, PACS. Hello, MIMPS? FDA updates rules for radiology software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

St. Joseph's Hospital and other Valley provider to pay $10M to settle Medicare billing case
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, the hospital and another Phoenix health services provider improperly billed Medicare for surgeries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

St. Joseph's Hospital and affiliate to pay $10M to settle Medicare billing case
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, the hospital and an affiliated Phoenix health services provider improperly billed Medicare for surgeries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

St. Joseph's Hospital and affiliate to pay $10M to settle Medicare billing case
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, the hospital and an affiliated Phoenix health services provider improperly billed Medicare for surgeries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act
The No Surprises Act will become effective January 1, 2022. This is the firs...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DOT: Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee Matters
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing (AAPB) Advisory Committee on May 27-28, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Agenda items include discussion of the reports and recommendations from the Subcommittee on Disclosure and Distinction of Charges and Coverage for Air Ambulance Services, Subcommittee on Prevention of Balance Billing, and Subcommittee on State and DOT Consumer Protection Authorities. R egistration is required to attend. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million
The Medicare Advantage company may face a record penalty over alleged billing errors.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Arizona health care equipment company owner faces prison over fraud scheme
The woman had previously pleaded guilty to fraudulently billing Medicare for medical equipment that was never provided to patients, court documents show. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Phoenix Business Journal staff Source Type: news

Arizona health care equipment company owner faces prison over fraud scheme
The woman had previously pleaded guilty to fraudulently billing Medicare for medical equipment that was never provided to patients, court documents show. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Phoenix Business Journal staff Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule includes proposals to rebase and revise the SNF market basket, suppress the use of the SNF readmission measure for scoring and payment adjustment purposes in the FY 2022 SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and update to the diagnosis code mappings used under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Includes rural considerations throughout. Co...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reps. ask CMS to change policy on radiopharmaceuticals
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have asked the U.S. Center...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology MedPAC: Imaging use, charges continue to stay steady Probe finds fault with patient notification at Washington, DC, VA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes
The radiology community is abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence (AI) system...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule includes proposals to rebase and revise the SNF market basket, suppress the use of the SNF readmission measure for scoring and payment adjustment purposes in the FY 2022 SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and update to the diagnosis code mappings used under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Includes rural consideration...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 9, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Wireless interventional radiology firm Xenter announces formal launch
Xenter, a company developing wireless technology for use in interventional cardiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Philips SmartCT software for image-guided therapy RF ablation relieves pain for bone cancer patients in 3 days Study evaluates safety of new liver cancer treatment E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology Is uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI-enabled patient billing tool Inbox Health lands $15M
The company designed a tool to automate bills and give patients additional insights to their charges.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending
Oddly, as upcoding severity levels have risen, reported higher-severity inpatient hospital stays have dropped, OIG reported Medicare upcoding fraud is a growing problem for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests that the practice […] The post OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 5, 2021 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 Management & Operations AI AI in pathology laboratory Source Type: news

Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic
At around this time last year, we were beginning to learn about the variou...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Update on Medicare's Quality Payment Program E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief New diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 take effect in 2021 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover
This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a treatment that seemed to save him from death, only to set the stage for his infection to spread to 91 others in six communities over 4 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Questions Charlotte employers often ask before offering direct primary care to employees
Direct primary care, also referred to as concierge primary care, is a popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service insurance billing. Most widely adopted in the individual market, the model allows doctors to spend more time with each patient as a result of smaller patient pools and less administrative paperwork. Employers can also take advantage of the benefits of direct primary care by offering access to their employee populations. It ’s a convenient way to provide quality care, improve employee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news