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Care Fusion’s wCareCollect
LabCorp Announces Non-Invasive Swab Test for Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Modifiers Could Boost Anatomic Pathology Reimbursement But Only If Used Properly
Here’s The Inside Scoop On Compliance Plans and Officers
Keep Track of Medical Records Now or Pay Later
HHA Profit Margin On Medicare Only 3%, Association Says
Audioconference Spells Out Operation Wheeler Dealer Risks
Praxair Acquires 13-State Respiratory, HME Co.
Non-Profit Trumps For-Profit In FL Hospice Acquisition
Home Care Nurses Sued In Wrongful Death Suit
Former HealthSouth Exec Scores Probation
The Final 75% Rule: A Deadly Blow for Inpatient Rehab?
OIG’s Top Seat To Be Vacant Yet Again?
Doc To Serve 5-Year Prison Term For Role In Physical Therapy Fraud Scheme
USE LIDOCAINE ONLY FOR CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS AND BIER BLOCKS
Operation Wheeler Dealer Still Going Strong
STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY
Dialysis Drugs Overpriced, Underdocumented
Would you be prepared?
Survey: Informal Eldercare Takes a Toll on Families
Audioprogram Aids Facilities with Fall Prevention Plans
Quality Rating Company to Reveal Methodology
HIPAA compliant Secure Fax from Send2Fax
Medical Sales Practices Under Scrutiny
Health IT Alliance Opens Directory’s Doors
HIPAA Hampers Practice Operations
UCLA Laptop Theft Exposes Donors’ IDs
Would you be prepared?
Say Goodbye To Waiting Rooms, Hello To Privacy
Medicaid Managed Care Congress
Federal Investigators Taking Close Look At ‘Most Favored Nation’ Clauses
New HSA Guidance Allows For Design Flexibility
Would you be prepared?
More Plans Paying Provider Incentives, Study Finds
Get Your Coders Up To Speed On Transfers And Discharges
Would you be prepared?
Are You Paying Identity Thieves?
Medical Sales Practices Under Scrutiny
Who Will Speak For You In EMTALA Advisory Group?
Look closer at MedQuist.
Here’s How to Simplify Your Diabetes Coding
Would you be prepared?
Get a Grip on Coding In-Office Coumadin Monitoring
Expect Denials? Use Modifiers -GY and -GZ
HotelRooms.com Makes Choice Addition
Virgin’s U.S. Venture Goes Bicoastal
Europe’s Agents Enamored Of Forward-Looking Sabre
“IDeaS” About A Quick Revenue Boost?
HSMAI Announces Keynote Speakers For First-Ever Revenue Management Strategy Conference: ‘Ideas Fair’ Will Brainstorm Industry’s Top Concerns
Hilton, Kimpton, Sol Melia, Best Western, Hotwire, Priceline And WorldRes To Discuss Revenue Optimization Strategies In The Hospitality Sector
EyeforTravel About To Publish Full Agenda For Travel Distribution Summit.
Automate your security at a fraction of the cost
OFF-SITE CHECK DEPOSIT OPPORTUNITIES NOT SO REMOTE
IS ONLINE ACCOUNT OPENING ON THE MONEY?
FRAUD DETECTION: IT’S ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR LENDERS!
Care Fusion’s wCareCollect
CDC Collaboration Yields New Test for Anthrax
Would you be prepared?
Some Men With Low PSAs Have Prostate Cancer
Court Reaffirms Patent Infringement Decision Against LabCorp
Home Health Payments Increase 2.5 Percent
Would you be prepared?
Congressman Proposes Axing FEHBP Cuts To DME
Nursefinders Scores Disease Management Contract
Beware SNF Bundling Snafu For DME Items
Don’t Let Unlicensed Workers Slip Under Your Radar
Would you be prepared?
Second Step Funds Research Efforts
Scrushy Fights For Summer Fun
CMS Wants To Try Pay-For-Performance Instead Of Cuts
Would you be prepared?
Brace Yourself For OIG Crackdown On Doc CPO
ICD-9 Codes May Come Out Twice Yearly
NY AARP Volunteers Press for ALF Regulation
Medtrade 2004 will present over 180 educational events
Report: Staffing Woes Hurt Care in California Nursing Homes
Study: LTC Liability Costs Are Eating Up Medicaid
Tips For Choosing A Clearinghouse
Patient Web Pages Thrive After Privacy Rule
Security On Self-Insurers’ Backburner
Care Fusion receives Enterprise Mobility solutions award
Record Settlements Fail To Stop Abuses At Tenet
Be Ready To Account For Your GME Revenue
Don’t Rail Against Patients’ Access Requests
12th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress
Medicare Affirms 6.6-Percent Reimbursement Hike
Coalition America Earns Prestigious TECH50 Award
More States Want Plans To Cover The Mentally Ill
Charlene Brown, Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, CMS will provide the opening keynote the 12th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress in Baltimore, MD
RI Blues Plan Under Siege From Lawsuits, Regulators
IMRT & BRACHYTHERAPY SUMMIT II
Answers to Your 2 Frequently Asked Incident-To Questions
Easy Way to Check Your Patient’s 96110 Eligibility
Can You Find This TPI Scenario’s Hidden $$$?
Look closer at MedQuist.
Demand Grows for Alternative Link’s ABC Coding Manual for Integrative Healthcare
CMS Rolls Out Temporary Answer to Essure Question
4 Easy Billing Tips for Modifiers -52 and -53
Use 57287 for Sling Revision
Lastminute.com “Triangulates” On Travel Deals
Frontier Lessens Loss
Northwest’s Web Site Parle Français
OTA Delivers 2004A Specs
HSMAI Announces Keynote Speakers For First-Ever Revenue Management Strategy Conference: 'Ideas Fair' Will Brainstorm Industry's Top Concerns
Hilton, Kimpton, Sol Melia, Best Western, Hotwire, Priceline And WorldRes To Discuss Revenue Optimization Strategies In The Hospitality Sector
Care Fusion’s wCareCollect
Annual Report to the Nation Finds Cancer Incidence and Death Rates on the Decline: Survival Rates Show Significant Improvement
FDA Clears New Intended Uses for Roche Diagnostics Troponin T Test
Record Settlements Fail To Stop Abuses At Tenet
Look closer at MedQuist.
Insurer Spotlight: Are Your Payers Counting 99211s as Well Visits?
Demand Grows for Alternative Link’s ABC Coding Manual for Integrative Healthcare
How to Get Suture Removal Pay Without Using A Procedure Code
Apply Different V Codes to Twins’ Discharge
DME Supplier, Doctor Arrested In Kickback Scam
Seek HIPAA Answers On Web Site, And Ye Shall Find
Amedisys Continues Acquisitions Of Hospital-Based Agencies
Does Your Compliance Training Measure Up?
Care Fusion receives Enterprise Mobility solutions award
Use New Decubitus Ulcer ICD-9 Codes For 15999 Claims
Don’t Throw Away E/M Reimbursement For Last-Minute Decisions
HIGH-END BILLING PUTS YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS ON THE LINE
False Claims Cost Tennessee PT $3.5 Million
Got HIPAA Questions? HHS Has Answers
New Rule Takes Guesswork Out of Audiologist Qualifications
Look closer at MedQuist.
MedLearn partners with RBMA to offer online continuing education for RCC recertification
V71.89: It’s Not a Quick Radiology ICD-9 Fix
Demand Grows for Alternative Link’s ABC Coding Manual for Integrative Healthcare
4 Tips Help You Choose Among Modifiers -58, -78 and -79
76370 Includes Professional Component
Captain Integrity
Medical Privacy Gets Another Day In Court
Congressional Caucus To Focus on Health Care Technology
Are You Security Rule Savvy?
USA TODAY Probe Faults Assisted Living
Minnesota Sues Nursing Home Over Sex Offenders
End of State Fiscal Relief Could Hurt LTC
Wrong Injection Type, Infusion Code Can Shoot Down Claim
2 Tips Help You Correctly Use Modifier -59
Check Payer Policy When Billing 99288
NC Physicians Sue UnitedHealth Group
Independence Blue Cross Settles With Orthopedic Physicians
More Plans Using Predictive Modeling
Clock Winding Down To Report Quality Of Care Data
How To Claim Pool Refunds On Your Cost Reports
LISTERVS AT LAST FOR DMEs, HOSPITALS, PSYCH FACILITIES
Look closer at MedQuist.
MedLearn partners with RBMA to offer online continuing education for RCC recertification
Demand Grows for Alternative Link’s ABC Coding Manual for Integrative Healthcare
IHG Holds On To China Market
OAG Hands Out The Honors
Amadeus Cruise Brings Home-Based Agents On Board
Hot Summer Destination: U.S.A.
HSMAI Announces Keynote Speakers For First-Ever Revenue Management Strategy Conference: 'Ideas Fair' Will Brainstorm Industry's Top Concerns
Hilton, Kimpton, Sol Melia, Best Western, Hotwire, Priceline And WorldRes To Discuss Revenue Optimization Strategies In The Hospitality Sector
Hospitals Offered Chance To Showcase Compliance Success
New Rehab Division Proves Profitable For Kindred
Judge Rains On Scrushy’s Summer Plans
Care Fusion’s wCareCollect
HHS Awards $498 Million to States to Improve Hospitals' Response to Bioterror and Other Disasters
Health Line Clinical Labs Enters Agreement With Roche To Become Molecular Center of Excellence
Executive Pay Puts Trailblazer In OIG Crosshairs
Do You Know The DOL’s New ‘FairPay’ Rules For Overtime?
Special Open Door Forum Set For Medicare Wheelchair Coverage Issues
East Coast, Texas Hospices Team To Work Toward National Presence
Secure SNF Contract Or Risk Eating DME Costs
NewCourtland Takes Over First U.S. Retirement Community
HHS to Intensify Medical Device Fraud Probe
Nursing Home Residents Lose Out on Drug Discounts
House Budget Spares Medicaid From Cuts
New National Health Information Technology Coordinator David Brailer, MD, Ph.D. Featured in National Audioconference
Hospital Worker Claims Privacy Breach
Health IT Czar Talks Technology
NY State Troopers Sue For Medical Privacy
12th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress
Bush Calls For All E-Medical Records In Ten Years
20 Million Workers Lack Coverage
Employers Ready To Jump On HSA Bandwagon In 2006
Medicare Rx Information Goes Online
Final Stark II Released, Focus on Physician Compensation Arrangements
Long-Sought Guidance Arrives For Outpatient Therapy
Is Your Compliance Program Effective?
Use These Guidelines To Double-Check Your IROs
Web-based coding productivity tool, CodeRunner
Here’s How to Earn Ironclad NPP Reimbursement
Musculoskeletal System Coding Confounds Coders
Here’s How to Simplify Your Diabetes Coding
Cut Through a Trio of Lesion-Excision Codes
United Plays The Match Game
Cheap Tickets Gets A Web Face-Lift
One Stop Shop For UK Agents
High Hopes Across The Board For U.S. Travel
2004 HEDNA Conference Explores Electronic Distribution Industry’s Most Provocative Issues
Hilton, Kimpton, Sol Melia, Best Western, Hotwire, Priceline and WorldRes to discuss Revenue Optimization Strategies in the Hospitality Sector
Care Fusion’s wCareCollect™
Take Your Pathology Coding Skills to The Next Level
Nationwide Voluntary Recall Issued for Tecan Clinical Workstation
CMS Provides Update on the New Medicare Chronic Care Improvement Program in National Disease Management Audioconference
FDA Approves New Indication for Taxotere -- Prostate Cancer
CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SELECTS
Did The Former CMS Chief Break The Law?
Disease Management Saves Thousands Per Patient
Rosetta Stone For Denials Available Online
CMS Allows Grace Period For Outgoing HCPCS Codes
Almost Family Shifts Focus To Home Care
Almost Family Shifts Focus To Home Care
APTA Urges Members To Fight 75% Rule
HHA Therapists Could See Payment Changes
Scrushy Gets A Trial Reprieve
500,000 Americans Live with Crohn’s Disease
Chemotherapy: Oncologists To CMS: Give Us The Bad News First
Funds Raised Will Help Meet Aggressive Growth Plan and Market Demand for its Integrated Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Solution
PHYSICIAN NOTES: Don't Close Off All Off-Label Uses For Oral Chemo Drugs, ASCO Urges
CMS Struggling To Fix PECOS System
Facilities Reduce Legal Risks by Reducing Falls
Emeritus Announces Q1 Losses
ALFA Opens Legal Advocacy Center
House OKs Medical Liability Reform
Train for Compliance
NIST Security Rule Guidance Available For Comment
Former King/Drew Doctor Found With Dead Patient, Medical Files
Two-Week Penalty Pushes Physicians Into Compliance
Medicaid Managed Care Congress
What The Medco Decision Means For Plans
Predictive Modeling Increasing ROI for Medicaid Managed Care
Health Plan Earnings Mostly Up
UnitedHealth Acquires Oxford
Train for Compliance
Recordbreaking Haul In Teaching Hospital Qui Tam
CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SELECTS CARE FUSION FOR BARCODE SOLUTIONS
What CMS’ 2005 PPS Proposal Means For Your Facility
How To Handle Phi With Third-Party Relay Services
GREENWAY® ANNOUNCES BEST MONTHLY SALES PERFORMANCE IN COMPANY HISTORY
Course Aims at Boosting Integumentary Coding Skills
GREENWAY CLOSES $20 MILLION IN GROWTH CAPITAL FUNDING, INCLUDING $15 MILLION FROM INVESTOR GROWTH CAPITAL
Find Out What Separates G0103 From 84153
Worldspan Expands Access For Online Agencies
Travel Agents Rake In Hotel Revenue, Says TravelCLICK
US Airways’ GoFares Go To Boston
Travelocity Honored For Upfront Car Pricing
2004 HEDNA Conference Explores Electronic Distribution Industry’s Most Provocative Issues
Hilton, Kimpton, Sol Melia, Best Western, Hotwire, Priceline and WorldRes to discuss Revenue Optimization Strategies in the Hospitality Sector
Care Fusion’s wCareCollect™
Whistleblowers Eligible For Big Bucks In Lab Blood Panel Fraud
Revised Definition Means Millions More Have Pre-Diabetes
CMS Proposes FY 2005 Payment Increases And Policy Changes For Acute Care Hospitals
ID Number Changes Coming HHAs’ Way
Medicaid Says ‘No Way’ To Supplies Shipping Costs
HME Company Snaps Up National HHA, Staffing And Pharmacy Biz
For-Profit Chain Faces Shareholder Lawsuits
Audioconference Reveals Successful Documentation and Coding Tactics for Therapy Services
Prepare For New Phased-In 75% Rule
HealthSouth Names New Honcho
AOTA Staff Visit Congress
GREENWAY® ANNOUNCES BEST MONTHLY SALES PERFORMANCE IN COMPANY HISTORY
8 Factors To Consider When Evaluating An Electronic Record
Train for Compliance
OIG OKs Radiation Therapy Practice Split
Boost Your ICD Knowledge For Better Reimbursement
No Overnight Stays In ASCs For Patients, CMS Tells Surveyors
Thompson Names First Health Information Technology Coordinator
JCAHO Moves Toward Staffing Agency Certification
Fall Prevention Plans Proven to Reduce Lawsuits
Beverly Reports Improved Q1 Performance
TC Urges Congress to Broaden Immigration Proposal
Compliance Risks in Medicare Contracting Audioconference
4 Questions To Gauge Security Rule Compliance
How Secure Is PHI In Your Office?
Oklahoma’s Care Centers Pit Privacy Against Protection
12th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress
New Drug Cards Shake Up Medicare Market
Claimshop and Health eConnex expand EDI service offering to payors
Don’t Ignore Rx Cards’ Kickback Concerns
More Plans Reimbursing For E-Visits
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Fighting Fraud
Compliance Risks in Medicare Contracting Audioconference
Your Billing Agent: Compliance Help Or Hindrance?
Psych And Rehab Units Are In CAHs’ Future
Fraud Fighters Load Up With More Ammo
Move Over Worldspan -- Expedia Makes A Deal With Sabre
Priceline Profits And Plans Expansion
Orbitz Taps Into Non-Air Profits
Holiday Inn Express Arrives In The Middle East
2004 HEDNA Conference Explores Electronic Distribution Industry’s Most Provocative Issues
Hilton, Kimpton, Sol Melia, Best Western, Hotwire, Priceline and WorldRes to discuss Revenue Optimization Strategies in the Hospitality Sector
6 Surefire Tips Get Your Cerumen Removal Claims Paid
Say Goodbye to Your Coding Grace Periods
Follow the CMS Definition of ‘Deliver’
Manufacturer's Recall of Rapid Cartridge Assay Kits on the Basis of False-Positive Cryptosporidium Antigen Tests
4 Questions To Help Gauge Your HIPAA Compliance
JCAHO Appoints Task Force, Advisory Council For New Certification Program For Health Care Staffing Agencies
Gentiva Increases Medicare Business, Boosts Profits
ALJ Upholds Colorado HHA’s Termination
Rotech Ups Respiratory Business – And Bottom Line
Patient Safety Goal Easier Than You Think
Medfusion's Virtual Office Suite
New Partnership Provides Free Web Site Services to Family Physicians
Don’t NOC It Until You Try The -22 Modifier
GREENWAY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO EXPAND FOCUS IN THE OB/GYN MEDICAL SPECIALTY
Know Payer Policies for Fracture Coding Success
Code for Non-‘Face-to-Face’ Prolonged Service
How to Code Off-Site X-Ray Interpretations
Healthcare Business Credit Corporation Provides Covenant Care with $40 Million Credit Facility
CMS Clarifies Hospital Outpatient Therapy Rules For Billing
Exec Pleads Guilty To False Statement Charge
4 Questions To Gauge HIPAA Compliance
NCCI 10.1 Deletes Transvaginal, Pelvic Ultrasound Edit
Re-Count the Months Between Screening Mammograms
G-Tube Supplies Might Require DME Number
GREENWAY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO EXPAND FOCUS IN THE OB/GYN MEDICAL SPECIALTY
Counseling Visit
ABNs: What to Change, What to Leave Alone
Tie Your Urodynamic Codes to the Procedures
Healthcare Business Credit Corporation Provides Covenant Care with $40 Million Credit Facility
CMS Announces New Rules for LTCHs & IRFs
High-Tech Solution Takes Aim at Bed Sores
Medfusion's Virtual Office Suite
Healthcare Group Urges CMS To Drop HIPAA Enforcement Plan
Pets Need Privacy Too
Outsourcing Bill Passes Cal Senate
NIP CONFUSION IN THE BUD -- REVIEW YOUR DISCLOSURES NOW
STICK TO YOUR SAFEGUARDING GUNS
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: IS MOVING TO A SINGLE LOAN PLATFORM WORTH IT?
Medicaid Managed Care Congress
Docs More Likely To Prescribe Pricey Meds
Should You Bring Back Care Restrictions?
Physician Direct ePPO Selects Claimshop as Technology Partner
Coalition America has seen significant growth in EDI transactions for its clients in 2004
Health Net Fined For Using Outdated Information
Predictive Modeling Innovators
Feds Warn Docs Who Try To Avoid Health Plans
HOSPITAL PHARMACY & SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT
Your Billing Agent: Compliance Help Or Hindrance?
Tenet Says ‘So Long’ To Redding
Billing Outside The Box Is A Red Flag For Investigators
Win the Battle: Diagnoses Versus Signs and Symptoms
Think You Know How to Use Modifier -25?
Be Flexible With 59409
Medfusion's Virtual Office Suite
New Partnership Provides Free Web Site Services to Family Physicians
Experts Explain Coding For Rocephin With Lidocaine Billing
GREENWAY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO EXPAND FOCUS IN THE OB/GYN MEDICAL SPECIALTY
CWT Takes On Online Agencies
WorldRes To Keep Tabs On Pricing With Electrobug
TravelStoreMaker’s New Booking Engine Captures Web Fares
Expedia Offers More For Online Bookers
TRAVDEX billed as a must for the travel technology community.
Compliance Pitfalls To Watch For With Outsourced Lab Tests
Study Finds Diabetes Will Double in World By 2030: Predicts Rapid U.S. Increase That Greatly Exceeds Prior CDC Projections
SAMHSA Proposes Updated Rules for Federal Workplace Drug Testing
Say Goodbye To SOI
Drug Cuts, Managed Care Contract Cost Apria $9 Million
Hospital-Based Agencies Receive Supplies Charge Exemption Too
Long-Term Care Giant’s Hospice, HHA Earnings Surge
When Is It Better To Be Professionally Rude?
Do Your Fracture Patients Come Back Again And Again? Bill Itemized
CMS Launches Chronic Care Demonstration Project
APTA Pushes For Recert Reform
Brush Up On Wound Care Specifics
Rehab Units Are In CAHs’ Future
Georgia Nursing Homes Sound Alarm on Funding
OIG Faults Texas SNFs for Incorrect Medicaid Payments
Grants Aim to Protect Seniors From Environmental Hazards
Politicians Tag Team Healthcare IT
Government Pulls Medical Records Subpoena
WebMD Still Under Fire
Medicaid Managed Care Congress
Coalition America Launches Enhanced Website
What The New HSA Guidances Mean For Health Plans
Medicare Paying Plans More Than FFS Would Cost, MedPAC Says
Excellus Wins Appeal With State Over Right To Raise Rates
HOSPITAL PHARMACY & SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT
New Educational and Compliance Program on Medication Errors
Hospital Pharmacy & Supply Chain Summit
Good Recordkeeping Could Be Your Ace In The Hole
Higher Pay On The Way For Reclassified Hospitals
Don’t Lose Track Of Your e-PHI
3 Ways You Can Avoid Losing $15 on Sports, Camp Physicals
Answers to Your 2 Frequently Asked Incident-To Questions
ICD-9: You Should Claim Primary Reason as D1
Sabre’s Stellar First Quarter
New Hope Hangs On New Leadership At US Air
Jurni Gives Agents An Internet View
Sabre Technology To Support Frontier’s Low-Cost Model
Conference Calendar
CMS Launches Fistual First Initiative To Improve Care For Hemodialysis Patients
Couple Charged With Committing $1.5 Million Fraud Against Roche Diagnostics
Proteomics Shows Promise In Colon Cancer Chemoprevention Study
New Medicare Chronic Care Pilot Project On Deck.
Medicare Solicits Proposals For Background Check Demonstration
Mid-Atlantic Infusion Companies Join Forces
Former HHA Owner Pays The Piper For Medicaid Fraud
CMS Faces A Rocky Road Ahead
Need A Consultant? Ernst & Young Isn’t An Option Now
HealthSouth Denied Extension On Bond Payments
One Carrier Pushes Defunct Code For Zevalin, Bexxar
Pacemaker Implantation Is No Longer Experimental
Enteral Nutrition Cuts Loom
Patient Safety Leaders to Convene in May
Nursing Home Fire Probe Ends in Mystery
Green Houses Are Growing
Keane Healthcare Executives Address HIPAA Security Concerns
Florida Web Site Hits Privacy Glitch
Quest Diagnostics Linked To Identity Theft Ring
Clinton Backs Bill To Protect Offshored Information
Medicaid Managed Care Congress
State Medicaid Directors and Medicaid Plans Set Date to Meet Concerning Quality and Cost Management Strategies
BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Services
Employer Coalition Launching Quality Report Initiative
Plans Aren’t Being Straight With Enrollees, Attorney General Says
Attractive State Seeks Willing Health Plan
Coding & Collections Radiation Therapy Seminar
The MMA and Your Hospital’s Bottom Line
Experts say you have to know which modifiers to use
Tip: Review the Federal Register to update charge forms
HOSPITAL PHARMACY & SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT
New JCAHO and Hospital Compliance Training Program
Don’t Miss Out On Special OPPS Reimbursement
Pacemaker Coverage Expands
Tenet’s The Target -- Again
TRAVDEX billed as a must for the travel technology community.
Galileo Gives Agents A 360-Degree Look At Airfares
A New Low-Cost Flyer In Asia’s Skies
Hilton Family Celebrates Direct-to-Customer Success
Leisure Travelers Gung-Ho, Says Travelers Advantage
Coming Up In The Latest Travel Distribution Report
OIG TAKES AIM AT DOCTORS SELLING ALREADY-COVERED SERVICES
WATCH OUT FOR FALLING IOL REIMBURSEMENT
McCLELLAN IS TO DOCS AS SCULLY WAS TO HOSPITALS
NIH and FDA Launch New Human Gene Transfer Research Data System
CDC Announces New Awards For Lyme Disease Research
CERT Slip Will Bring You OIG Attention
Intermediary Loosens Proposed Alzheimer’s Criteria
Regional Provider Sheds RT/HME Business
Pennsylvania HME Fires Whistleblower
CERT Slip Will Bring You OIG Attention
Merits Sees Merit In Nix Health Care Systems
Scrushy’s Lawyers Clam Up
Nursing Home Cited After Parolee Abuses Residents
Elder Advocates Sue Feds Over Feeding Assistants
Liability Reform Bill Fails in Senate
Devising a New Approach for HIPAA and Hospital Training Documentation
Employers Not Ready For HIPAA Compliance
Employers May Choose “Hands-off” HIPAA Approach
Are You Ready For The Security Rule?
Medicaid Managed Care Congress
Alternative Link Releases New Coding System for Consumer-Driven Healthcare
Business Associate Deadline Approaching
AmeriChoice Acquires Great Lakes; WellCare Acquires Harmony
AAHP/HIAA Rechristened ‘AHIP’
HOSPITAL PHARMACY & SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT
Feds Want To Pump Life Into Heart Transplant Center Oversight
Keep Overpayments At Your Peril
DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITALS
Travelodge Wows With New Web Site
Air Pricing Gets Simple With Sabre
Low-Cost Model Makes Its Mark On 2003 Air Fares
Classic Custom Vacations Caters To The Whole Family
Travel Commerce Conference & Expo 2004 To Cover Marketing And Distribution Topics
Alternative Link Releases New Coding System for Consumer-Driven Healthcare
The MMA and Your Hospital’s Bottom Line
ABNs: What to Change, What to Leave Alone
Charge Patients for 99080 Claims
COLA Forms Alliance with American College of Physicians and Medical Laboratory Evaluation Proficiency Testing
The Increasing Cost of HIPAA
The Final Piece Of The Stark Puzzle
Hospice Chain Inks Preferred Provider Deal With Senior Living Corp.
CMS Wants Authority For Quick DMERC Changes
Order Flu Vaccines Now, RHHI Urges
VA Infusion Provider Completes GA Acquisition
HEADS UP: ACH CHANGES ARE IN THE WORKS
NEED STORAGE HELP -- FOR E-MAIL?
GO BEYOND THE BASICS OF CHECK SECURITY
Look For Corpectomy In Addition To Arthrodesis With New Approach
Physician Notes: CMS Mulls Taking Drugs Out Of Update Formula
Medicare Makes Minor Corrections
No HIPAA Relief In Keystone State
Late Filings, Chatty Lawyers And Debt Reprieve Requests Add To HealthSouth Saga
Prepare For More Physician-Owned Therapy Clinics
Reporting 70371 for Swallowing Studies? Expect a Call From the OIG
Coding Quiz: Screening or Diagnostic? Test Your Mammogram Coding IQ
G-Tube Supplies Might Require DME Number
PA Nursing Home Owner Gets Prison for Fraud
Medmal Awards Hold Steady, Study Finds
Nursing Assistants Face High Risk of Injuries
Report Catalogs Technology for Aging
April 15 a Day of Reckoning for Small Medical Groups; Tax Filing Confirms Income Drop in 2003
Judge Upholds HIPAA
Heartland’s Secret Scramble To Secure Offshore Medical Files
The Increasing Cost of HIPAA
HOSPITAL PHARMACY & SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT
The Health Trust
The Final Piece Of The Stark Puzzle
How DSH Payments Are Shaping Up For 2004
How To Dispose Of Health Information Without HIPAA Problems
Test your skills with this quick quiz
Use these expert tips for surefire documentation
Use Anesthesia Code for Sedative Help
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Coalition America acquires leading data management company
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Navitus Chart Course for Transparent Delivery of Prescription Drug Benefits, PBM Ensures Customers Receive 100 Percent of All Discounts, Rebates
Plans’ ERISA Protections Rest In Supreme Hands
Great Expectations For Sabre’s 2004 Earnings
Viator Destination Products Lure Big Name Players
Expedia Offers New Clients A Money-Back Guarantee
New Industry Index Keys In To Online Performance
Coming Up In The Latest Travel Distribution Report
Travel Commerce Conference & Expo 2004 To Cover Marketing And Distribution Topics
CodeCorrect and DecisionHealth Partner to Create Online Physician Revenue Tool
The MMA and Your Hospital’s Bottom Line
Say Goodbye to Your Coding Grace Periods
Bone Up on Your Lesion Excision Reporting
Relieve Stress With 94620
April is Occupational Therapy Month
Medicare Covers New Wound Care Treatment
Senate Hearing To Focus On Keeping Elderly, Disabled In Their Homes
Critical Home Care To Buy National Provider
CMS Allows Some Percentage Compensation Deals For Docs
New Codes Coming For Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries
CMS Boosts Payments For Nine Drugs
Tenet Pays Record-Breaking Stark Settlement
NIH and FDA Launch New Human Gene Transfer Research Data System
FDA Approves First Oral Fluid Based Rapid HIV Test Kit
3 Tips Improve Your Antibiotic Injection Pay
Collect required co-pays -- even if it feels wrong
Document ‘Nurse Visits’ to Justify E/M Code
April is Occupational Therapy Month
Clinic Owner Must Bear Enormous False Claims Penalty
OIG Probes School-Based Payment Errors
Community Mobility Drives OT Month
April is Occupational Therapy Month
CMS Schedules LTC Open Door Forum
AARP Fights NY LTC Medicaid Changes
Groundbreaking LTC Staff Training Center Opens
Electrical Bed Did Not Spark Deadly Nursing Home Fire
HIPAA Deadline for Employers Offering Group Health Plans is Fast Approaching
HIPAA Goes To The Fair
Hospital’s Silence Pushes Man Into Action
CMS Amends Data Requirements
Assessment Is Key to Compliance Program Effectiveness
Tenet Pays Record-Breaking Stark Settlement
What New Sentencing Guidelines Will Mean For Compliance Officers?
How To Handle Misdirected Faxes
Medicare Plans Need Strong DM Programs
Improve Care By Focusing On Patient Transitions
Cigna To Slash Jobs
Find out what will turn a nonreportable service into a nurse visit
You Decide the Lesion Procedure
Injury Leads to Injection, Bandage
FAA Reveals High Hopes For US Air Travel
America West Links Into Business Needs
Travelocity Gets A Makeover
US Dominates Latin American Long-Haul Market
Travel Commerce Conference & Expo 2004 To Cover Marketing And Distribution Topics
ResExpo, the Travel Industry’s Leading Technology Conference, to Focus on User Perspectives in 2004
Tap New Market For Private Pay Home Care
Home Care Saves States Money
DME & Respiratory Company To Pick Up National Provider Chain
HHA Owners Face 145 Years In Prison
Care Fusion is a leading provider of barcode enabled positive patient identification systems that support the clinical workflow of nursing, laboratory and blood bank personnel.
HHS Watchdog Launches Probe of Medicare Cost Estimates
HHS Awards $81 Million for Five-Year Health Screening of World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers
Applied Imaging Announces FDA Clearances to Market Breast Cancer Assessment Applications
Medicare Covers New Wound Care Treatment
DOJ Nabs Clinic Owners Playing Fast And Loose With Medicare
HealthSource Basks In Sunshine State Acquisition
HealthSource Basks In Sunshine State Acquisition
CCI 10.1 Makes 52281 Component Of Many Other Cystourethroscopy Codes
Intubation And Sample Collection Bundled With Slew Of Endoscopy Codes
Consultation Payments May Come With Snares Attached
JCAHO Offers Tips on Dangerous Abbreviations
House Hearing Focuses on States’ Medicaid Schemes
Survey: Intimidation Creates Problems for Health Care
LTC Nurse Gets 13 Months in Force-Feeding Case
Compliance Expert Explains Why a Logo or Slogan Can Help Create an Ethical Culture
Assessment Is Key to Compliance Program Effectiveness
Employers Offering Health Plan Benefits Subject to HIPAA Deadline
Nurse Pleads The Privacy Rule
HIPAA Blocks Missing Person Search
Genetics Center Ignores Patient Privacy
Employers Offering Health Plan Benefits Subject to HIPAA Deadline
Report Recommends Plans Focus on Patient Transitions
Maine Experimenting With Universal Coverage
CA Medicaid Plans May Have To Pay ‘Levy’
Captain Integrity
Give Your Front Line A Tune-Up On MSP Rules
The Word From The Top On DSH Pay, Specialty Hospitals
8 STEPS TO HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE
Banking and Finance
IAC Adds TripAdvisor To Array Of Travel Brands
Virgin Express And SN Brussels Set For Common Ownership
Carlson Wagonlit Snaps Up TQ3
International Group Of Hotels Makes A Global Reach Through A New Alliance
ResExpo, the Travel Industry’s Leading Technology Conference, to Focus on User Perspectives in 2004
Travel Commerce Conference & Expo 2004 To Cover Marketing And Distribution Topics
Coming Up In The Latest Travel Distribution Report
Supervision is key to avoiding denials
We’ll show you how to capture $250 with 99291
Report S Codes to Private Insurers
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
CAP/Gallup Survey Shows People Know They Need Screening but Don't Get Tested
New Device Will Help Leukemia Patients
LabCorp Announces U.S. Launch Of Liver Fibrosis Assay
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
AdvanceMed No Scam, RHHI Assures Agencies
New Superstore Offers One-Stop HME Shopping
State Market A Tough Nut To Crack
NYC Agency Sued For Overtime
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
5-Year Freeze Could Chill Your POL Business
Medicare May Slash Coverage For Off-Label Chemotherapy Drug Uses
Lagging On HIPAA Will Soon Hit Providers Where It Hurts
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
Behind On HIPAA online pharmacy? Get Ready For Delayed Payments
Plan Of Care Omission Could Land You In Court
Brouhaha Over New CMS Head Simmers Down
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
CMS Seeks Comments on LTC Staff Posting Rule
Washington State Approves Compromise ALF Reforms
NC Project Promotes Safer Pest Control in LTC
Senate Confirms McClellan as CMS Chief
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
HIPAA Hurts Heart Research
House Lures Insurers, Ignores HIPAA
University of Michigan Wins Half The Medical Privacy Battle
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
Plan vs. FFS Competition Looking Unlikely
Scam Plans On The Rise, GAO Says
Molina Acquires Cimarron
Anthem/WellPoint Merger Clears Federal Hurdle
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
Would Your Cardiac Rehab Program Make The Grade tire led?
Be Certain Your Claims Processor Is Running A Tight Ship
How To Choose Your HIPAA Security Officer
Medical Newswire Launches Integrated Healthcare News Distribution Service
More on Impacted Cerumen Coding, CPT and CDR
Here’s How to Code Outpatient-to-Inpatient Encounters
Avoid Assigning Primary E Codes
Delta President Steps Down In Order To Head Virgin USA
Cendant Rewards Leisure Travelers
SideStep Goes A Step Further With New Hotel Web Search
WTTC Predicts Industry Recovery
ResExpo, the Travel Industry’s Leading Technology Conference, to Focus on User Perspectives in 2004
Travel Commerce Conference & Expo 2004 To Cover Marketing And Distribution Topics
CAP SUPPORTS SICKLE CELL LEGISLATION
WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD FOR YOUR MEDICARE PAYMENTS
AMNIOCENTEIES COULD BE REPLACED BY A SIMPLE LAB TEST
Rotech Fills Apria’s Shoes With Gentiva Contracts
Your HIPAA Clock Is Ticking
Bone Up On Medical Review With DMERC Online Tool
Texas Amedisys Acquisitions Identified
Senators Oppose Bush’s Choice For New CMS Head
Double-Check Your Billing Company’s Compliance
PTA Nabbed For Putting Employees In An Awkward Position
Prepare To Lose RVUs When You Perform Double Surgeries
Non-Compete Keeps Physician FromSetting Up Office Across The Street
Chances of Medicare Reform Bill Limited
CMS Nominee’s Drug Stance Sparks Opposition
Four LTC Leaders Win Advocacy Award
Mariner Administrators Join ACHCA
Manor Care Is Negotiating over Improper Claims
Captain Integrity
Administration Redefines Privacy
Privacy Risk Outweighs Outsourcing Benefits
Access Denied?

NY Study Says Nonprofits Spend Less On Admin canada online pharmacy.
Premera Amends For-Profit Bid
Florida Blues Plan Says No To Obesity Surgery
Number Of Hospitals Reporting Quality Data Surges
How To Handle PHI When Contacting A Patient’s Family Member
Careful You Don’t Get Paid Twice For One Drug
Use these expert tips for surefire documentation
Emergency care for illegal immigrants doesn’t have to be a total loss
Count Global Days With Modifiers
Appeal Experts Now Have A Home
Learn how CPT’s burn rule can get you paid
Coding Quiz: NST or Labor Check rochester online pharmacy? You Decide
Weight Drives Hospital, Intensive Care Coding
Topaz Report Says Internet Prices Not The Best Bet … Yet
HSMAI Unveils An eConnection To Marketing Research
Cendant Halts Payments To Referral Sites
Gloom And Doom Days Are Over For US Travel, Says WTTC
ResExpo, the Travel Industry’s Leading Technology Conference, to Focus on User Perspectives in 2004
Airline heavyweights debate groundbreaking sales and marketing strategies
Quest Diagnostics Pays $11.35 Million In Medicare Fraud Settlement
CMS Urges States To Adopt Disease Management Programs, Agency Will Match State Costs
FDA Approves First Angiogenesis Inhibitor to Treat Colorectal Cancer
Senator Calls CMS On Carpet For Wheelchair ‘Clarification’
HHA Faces $30 Million Verdict Over Infant Death
Home Care M&A; Soars In 2003
Amedisys Takes On Hospital HHAs
Docs with Proper Documentation Avoid Fraud Allegations
They Can’t Collect Until They Make Their Case
When 2 Surgeons Collaborate, Make Sure To Communicate
Prepare To Lose RVUs When You Perform Multiple Procedures
4 Suggestions for Foolproof Modifier -25 Coding
What ‘noncovered service’ really means to your bottom line
Patient Switches to a Covering Pediatrician
More Cardiac Rehab Departments Fall Short On Physician Supervision Requirements
SLP Zapped With False Claims Conviction
Scrushy Hosts TV Show To Blast Media
Collect Reimbursement for DEXA Scans on Male Patients
Modifier –26 Not Required With 76140
Study: Quick Alzheimer Test Needed
Medicaid Enrollment Grows Despite Fiscal Pressures
Union Blasts Florida’s Planned Nursing Home Cuts
Minnesota Launches Nursing Home Web Site
Report: NY Could Trim Medicaid by Cutting LTC Reimbursement
How Secure Is PHI In Your Office?
Hospital Worker Works Around HIPAA
HIPAA Means Big Business For Mobile Shredders
TRANSACTIONS AND CODE SETS
Rise to the Challenge With Incapacitated Patients
Billing when the odds are against you.
How Risky Are Tetanus Shots?
PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFIT MANAGEMENT
Medical Costs for Managed Care Organizations
Medicare Plans Must Win Back Skeptical Seniors
FTC’s Focus On Hospital Mergers Bodes Well For Health Plans
Health Plan Not Required To Pay For Weight-Loss Drug, Judge Rules
University of Michigan Initiates Multi-Pronged Human Research Automation Project with Webridge Compliance Extranet
Is Your Copier A HIPAA Time Bomb?
Hospitals Don’t Get Their Way On Productivity Measures
What You Need To Know About Charges For Uninsured Patients
Expedia And Hotels.com Gain Prime Hotel Inventory
Overstock.com Sets Sail With A Boat-load Of Offerings
Lufthansa Systems Hands Airlines A Booking Alternative
Enterprise Extends The Driving Experience
Airline heavyweights debate groundbreaking sales and marketing strategies
Real World Coding: You Decide the Lesion Procedure
CDR Contradicts CPT
Get $90 for Each Therapeutic Infusion Service
CAP Reaffirms Position on CLIA Waived Test Criteria
Big Health Plans Still Raking It In
Study Shows Link Between Antibiotic Use and Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
First Round Of M0175 Takebacks Could Be Only A Month Away
Give Your Two Cents At Wheelchair Forum
Hospices Gain Contracting Flexibility, Thanks To New Medicare Law
New Head Of CMS On Deck
Tie Your Urodynamic Codes to the Procedures
No Surgery? Review Your SUI Nonsurgical Treatment Coding
Report Induction the Day Before
Co-Pay or No Co-Pay? That Is the Question
6 Suggestions for Foolproof Modifier -25 Coding
Document ‘Nurse Visits’ to Justify E/M Code
AOTA Launches Home Modification Network
CMS Gets New, Permanent Administrator
Congressmen Push For More Fraud-Busting Funds For The OIG
Captain Integrity
Radiologists, Cardiologists Fight Catheter Bundling Edits
Your Equipment, Their Reimbursement -- How To Get Paid For Tests In SNFs
A Year Later, Coders Still Nervous About Teaching Physician Documentation
Use This Assessment Form To Get To The Bottom Of Exiting Behaviors
What To Say When Surveyors Call You On The Carpet
Fashion Customer Satisfaction Surveys To Help, Not Hurt, Your Facility
QuickCompliance “Ask-the-Expert” Web Seminar Series
Insurers And Employers On Opposite Sides Of HIPAA
McClellan Takes Top Seat At CMS
University Of Michigan Avoiding Ashcroft
EXCLUSIVE: TRB Snags The Scoop On Sabre Incentives
3 Steps to Reimbursement for Unlisted Procedures
You Can Still Report A4644-A4646
David Nash and William Rowley Headline Healthcare Forum on Latest Innovations in Health Care Delivery
Health Plan-Provider Relations: Fewer Blow-Ups, But Plenty Of Tension
Medicare Advantage Plans Enhance Offerings, Lower Premium
Plans Wary Of Increasing Talk Of AHPs
Big Health Plans Still Raking It In
CFO Blows $4.1 Million Whistle On CEO’s Bad Accounting Habits
How To Avoid An On-Site Privacy Investigation
Are Long Term Care Hospitals Doing A Little Too Well?
The Upside Of Coming Forward To The OIG
Health Plan-Provider Relations: Fewer Blow-Ups, But Plenty Of Tension
Medicare Advantage Plans Enhance Offerings, Lower Premium
Plans Wary Of Increasing Talk Of AHPs
Big Health Plans Still Raking It In
TravelCLICK Spots Hotel E-Commerce Growth In Asia-Pacific
Low-Cost America West Goes High-Brow
ZUJI Woos Asia-Pacific’s LLCs
Amadeus Links Up With Hotels Through Optims
Test ED Coding Wire
Test Radiology
Jump On The Check 21 Bandwagon
Home Care Settlement Kept In Check By Self-Disclosure
Lone Star State Offers More Home Care
DME Electronic Documentation Moves One Step Forward
Option Care Hits Acquisition Trail
St. Francis Hospital to Pay $9.5 million in Settlement Under OIG’s Self-Disclosure Protocol
Akers Biosciences, Inc. Takes Leap, Applies to List on Stock Exchange
CMS Comments Go Electric
Cedaron Medical And APTA ‘Connect’ On New Software
AOTA Creates New Special Interest Section
Tom Scully Selects Select Medical
DIRECTOR, CASE MANAGEMENT
DIRECTOR, QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT
DIRECTOR OF REIMBURSEMENT
LTC Industry Leader Addresses Health Policy Forum
CMS SNF/LTC Forum Set for Next Week
FDA Director McClellan Expected to Head CMS
HIPAA Clearinghouse Problems: MedSynergies’ Technologies Improve Speed and Accuracy of Claims Filing for Physician Practices
Attorney General Ashcroft Comes Face To Face With HIPAA
CMS Comments Go Electronic
Reader Question: May I Ask Who’s Calling?
Reform Bill’s Price Tag Grows By One Third In Two Months
30 NY Plans Fined For Prompt-Pay Violations
UnitedHealth Group’s Acquisition of MAMSI Gets The Thumbs Up
Legislators Not Hip To HIP Conversion
Hit With Denials On Discharge Status Code 03 Claims? Here’s What To Do
Documentation Is The Remedy For Cardiac Rehab Audits
Long Term Care Hospitals Next In Line For Medicare Pay Hike
Got A Beef With A CMS Reg? How To Make Yourself Heard
Alitalia And Sabre Make A Three-Year Commitment
WorldRes Nets New Hotel Chain For Rate Program
Lawyers Get Special Attention From GetThere
Amadeus Q4/Full-Year Results Highlight International Bookings
Airline heavyweights debate groundbreaking sales and marketing strategies
Use Your ‘Nurse Visits’ to Max Out Office Productivity
Get Ready: The Feds Have Your Number
Reader Question: Document ‘Nurse Visits” to Justify E/M Code
Say Goodbye To Coding Grace Period
Resubmit These Rejected Claims, Intermediary Instructs
CMS Training To Clear Up Contractor Conflicts
Hospice Mergers & Acquisitions Full Steam Ahead
LAB EXEC’S CRIME WILL GET “BLUE COLLAR” TIME
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS SURVEY CYCLE
DOES YOUR STATE’S ANTI-KICKBACK LAW GO TOO FAR?
New Program Makes Giving CMS Your 2 Cents Easier Than Ever
More Orthos Turning To PT For Extra Cash
Ohio Residents Gain Direct Access To PT
Privacy: Girls and Boys Town Deny HIPAA Violation
Privacy: Coroner Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place
Privacy: HIPAA Plus Concealed Carry Laws Equals Trouble For Law
CFO BLOWS $4.1 MILLION WHISTLE ON CEO’S BAD ACCOUNTING HABITS
WILL YOUR PATIENTS UNDERSTAND THEIR OPTIONS IN POST-REFORM MEDICARE
SENIORS GIVEN DANGEROUS DRUGS, CDC WARNS AGAIN
Captain Integrigy
M+C Plans Receive Huge Funding Boost
WellPoint To Buy Computers, Palmtops For Docs
MN Attorney General Wants More Info From Health Plans
MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT
CODING
TENET HEALTHCARE
HIPAA
GDSs
Technology/Corporate Travel
Hospitality heavyweights debate groundbreaking sales and marketing strategies
Successful Coding Tactics for Bronchoscopy Procedures
REIMBURSEMENT
COVERAGE
CODING
HOSPICE
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS SURVEY CYCLE: CHECK IF ANALYTIC SYSTEM PROVISIONS APPLY TO YOU
FDA SEIZES PERKINELMER TESTING KITS
IMPAC MEDICAL SYSTEMS COMPLETES ACQUISTION OF IMPATH’S POWER PATH PATHOLOGY AND CANCER REGISTRY INFORMATION BUSINESS
COVERAGE
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
ENFORCEMENT
PRIVACY: DID BRYANT’S ACCUSER WAIVE HER MEDICAL PRIVACY RIGHTS?
PRIVACY: HIPAA NOT ‘HOLIER THAN THOU; BUT STILL CAUSING CLERGY FITS
READER QUESTION: E-MAIL AND ENCRYPTION
Eighth National HIPAA Summit, March 7 - 9, 2004
ArticSoft Automates File and Email Security
Quality of Care
Reimbursement
Mergers & Acquisitions
Coalition America saves its clients over $160 million in 2003
Strategic Innovation in Health Care Delivery Forum
Enforcement
Lobbying
Medicare+Choice
Enforcement
REIMBURSEMENT
HIPAA TOOLKIT
HIPAA
CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS
PlacesToStay Offers Things To Do, Too
Jurni Network Lines Up Its First Suppliers
Hospitality heavyweights debate groundbreaking sales and marketing strategies
Restructure Appeals With These 6 Steps
Overdosing on Appeals? Use This “Clean Claims Checklist”
OIG Puts $30.7 Million Of DMERC’s Costs On Ice
Gentiva, Apria Part Ways On $45 Million Contract
Olmstead Decision Brings New Home Care Program To Life
Hospital Dumps VNA, Cites Financial Reasons
Phoenix Well Care and California Wellness Specialists Team Up for Immunity and Longevity Health Event
CMS CHOOSES STANDARD ID FOR FILING HIPAA CLAIMS
OIG BUSTS MASSACHUSETTS FOR LABORATORY-RELATED VIOLATIONS
N.J. PATHOLOGIST ACCUSED OF TRADE SECRET VIOLATIONS
Take Note Of This New HIPAA Timeline
Sun Sets On Sun Healthcare’s Rehab Business
Scrushy Scores A Victory
Liability
Capitol Hill
Staffing
TRANSACTIONS AND CODE SETS:
TRANSACTIONS:
TRANSACTIONS:
FTC Accuses NC Physician Group Of Antitrust Violations
New Revisions To Medicare Reform Law Still Possible
Phoenix Well Care and California Wellness Specialists Team Up for Immunity and Longevity Health Event
Plans Hit The Streets Early With New HSAs
Captain Integrity
Don’t Let Pneumonia Diagnoses Sicken Your Bottom Line
Hunt Continues For Outpatient Cardiac Rehab Snafus
Big Changes May Loom For Assistant-At-Surgery Reimbursement
GDSs/Car Rentals:
Online Travel
Cruiselines
CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY:
PR Newswire Partner
Straighten Out Your Payment Diagnosis Code Questions With New Instructions
For-Profit Hospice Chain Makes Biggest Acquisition Ever
Wheelchair Crackdown Forces Layoffs
Las Vegas Referral Practices Under The Microscope
PR Newswire Partner
Broader Requirements for Tissue Bank Registration and Listing Become Effective Today
Focus Technologies and Bio-Inova Create Global Central Laboratory Capability
Abbott Laboratories Gets One Step Closer To Acquisition of i-STAT Corporation
RADIOLOGY
CODING
REHAB POSITIONS
AMRPA Special Session on 75% Rule at the November 3-5, 2003 Conference
Bluebonnet Healthcare Management presents...
Don’t Miss Out on E/M Charges With Wart Removal
Watch Your Coding For Home PT Visits
Consult or Inpatient E/M Depends on Care
ComplianceGenie™ Helps Physicians Demystify Government Healthcare Regs
Lab Scam Ringleader Saddled With Record-Breaking Sentence
What To Watch For This Survey Cycle
Providers Call For HIPAA Contingency Plans
Your Outcomes Debut On The Web Next Month
IR Review A Certainty For Operation Wheeler Dealer
JCAHO Formulates Taboo Abbreviations List
CMS Chief Speaks At Industry Conference
MANAGER
PHYSICIANS
HOME HEALTH
DOJ Takes Issue With KFC: Kentucky False Claims
Judge Throws The Book At Lone Star Doc
OIG Eyes Excessive Charges
New Virtual Cardiac Rehab Program Creates Internet-Based Therapy Portal
Patterson Dental Completes Acquisition of AbilityOne
Missouri Rehab Providers Busted for False Physician Supervision Claims
Dentist Takes Bite Out Of Police Officer's Medical Privacy
CMS Poised To Deploy Contingency Plan For Transactions Rule
New White Paper Gives Docs Tools To Use For TCS Compliance
New Antibiotic Approved to Battle Pressure Ulcers
Health Care Providers’ Cash Flow Could Suffer Under Electronic Billing Law
AMRPA Special Session on 75% Rule at the November 3-5, 2003 Conference
Texas Votes to Amend Constitution to Cap Malpractice Damages
Tenet Faces Grassley’s Wrath On Corporate Governance
Medicare May Deploy Transactions Rule Contingency Plan
Feds Have False Claims Act Targets In High Places
How a Simple Burn Code Can Heat-Up Your Bottom Line
Don't Misuse H Modifiers
Accept the Solitude of Absent Children
Sabre Sangs JTB
Orbitx Packs For Vacations
The Decline Of Corporate Hotel Rates
Best Western, Intercontinental, Cendant, Outrigger, Carlson Hospitality, Travelweb, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz and WorldRes to debate Hospitality Distribution on the Web
‘Operation Wheeler Dealer’ Targets Power Wheelchairs, Scooters
National Rollout of Home Health Compare Imminent
Not So Fast: Ostomy Supplies Still Bundled
Company Touts State-Of-The-Art Scheduling Software As Retention Tool
Make Sure Your Plan Is A Mover And A Shaker
Grant Recipients Next In Line For Compliance Guidance
Medicare May Deploy Transactions Rule Contingency Plan
GAO: Medmal ‘Crisis’ Does Not Limit Access to Care
Good News: HIPAA Transactions Train Wreck Might Be Averted
ComplianceGenie™ Helps Physicians Demystify Government Healthcare Regs
Stark II Could Make A Fall Debut
New Study: Therapy Doesn’t Help Neck Pain
Rehab Mega-Merger Announced Sept. 2
ibX Group Continues Expansion Tear
Schwab Rehab Hospital Provides Rooftop New Opportunities for Patient Therapy Garden with Latest in 'Greenroof' Technology
Nursing Homes Fall Short On Mental Health Services, Panel Reports
GAO: Liability Insurance “Crisis” Isn’t Limiting Care Access
Solving the Post Acute Care Crisis
AARP Introduces New Long-Term Care Insurance Product
Prozac Mailing Still Has Eli Lilly, Defense Wailing
Wal-Mart Launches Inquiry Into Medical Info Leak
Lakers Star's Lawyers Plan Full-Court Press on Med Records
MCO Defendants Take On Docs’ Coders And Consultants
Plans’ Online Provider Directories Frequently Outdated
Five More Florida Plans Violate Marketing Rules, CMS Says
IMaCS Contract Management Solution to Help Waterbury Hospital of Connecticut with Revenue Cycle Management
Attorney General Can Maintain Oversight Of Medica, Court Rules
Hospitals Call For HIPAA Transactions Life-Line
Hospitals, Physicians Get A Break On EMTALA
Hospital Faces Exclusion from Medicare
3 Easy Steps to Proper DEXA Scan Diagnosis Coding
Know Your Options for NSTs
A Simple Rule Avoids a VFC Coding Pitfall
CMS Demystifies CCI … Finally
Psychiatrist’s Intent Determines E/M Code
Prepare For Quicker Responses To Complaints
Add SARS To Your Diagnosis Coding List
K Codes For Speech Devices Get Specific
JCAHO Lets Its Fingers Do The Walking
New PAP Guidelines Call For Less — And More? — Frequent Testing
Providers Call For HIPAA Transactions Life-Line
CCI Edits Free Online
CMS Announces Proposed Changes to 75% Rule . . .
. . . And Makes Correct Coding Initiative Available on the Web.
More Florida DME Suppliers Busted in Fraud Scheme
Documentation Is Key For Successful Appeals
CMS Demystifies CCI … Finally
Former HealthSouth Executive Latest in Federal Fraud Prosecutions
Program Calls Attention to Coalitions’ Role in Caregiver Support
Documentary Will Spotlight New Long-Term Care Model
Hospitals Call For HIPAA Transactions Life-Line
On the Front Lines of Clinical Trials Contracting
Texas Police Rope Record-Theft Ring
FDA’s Reporting Plan Sparks Patient Privacy Concerns
Dentists Take $5 Million Bite Out Of Aetna
Anthem The Latest Plan Fined Under Prompt Pay Laws
Previously Uninsured Persons Use More Health Care Services
Arkansas Plan Asks For Clarity On ‘Any Willing Provider’ Law
CMS Gets Organized On Tracking Complaints
2004 ICD-9 Codes for Hospitals Revealed
5 Steps To Achieve Transactions Rule Compliance
Monster
CMS Gets Organized On Tracking Complaints
Pin Down Pap Screening Payments
5 Steps To Achieve Transactions Rule Compliance
Monster
M0230 Most Frequent Downcoding Culprit
Hospices Must Submit Electronic Cost Reports
Capped Rental Billing To Adjust For Inpatient Stays
DVI Takes A Dive
Monster
Political Corruption Probe Leads to Healthsouth’s Door . . .
. . . Orrin Hatch: Just Like Scrushy, Troubles May Be Linked to Musical Ambitions
Wilson County Home Health Agency Pilots New Mobile Data Capture Software System
You’ve Heard of Hypnotherapy. But HIPPO-therapy?
Monster
Medicare Fraud Charges Follow Doc Out Of Practice
Look Out, Oncologists: AWP Fix Could Break You
Prepare For Quicker Responses To Patient Complaints
Monster
MEN OF THE CLOTH HINDERED BY HIPAA
E-Scripts On The Rise, But Will The Software Comply?
Monster
Workplace Satisfaction May Trump Pay in Retaining Direct Caregivers
Federal Agency Updates Resident Assessment Manual For Nursing Facilities
Medicare Therapy Caps Set to Begin September 1
Monster
State Court Bars Kansas Blues’ Sale To Anthem
IMaCS Recognized as a FastTech 50 Firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for the Third Straight Year
No Mercy: HMO Hit With $100,000 Fine For Prompt-Pay Violations
Rising Reinsurance Costs May Put Medical Groups at Risk
M+C Benes Paying More For Care, But FFS Benes Paying Even More
CO Medicaid Plans Lining Up For Big Pay-Outs From State
Monster
Physician Profiling Best Practices: Achieve Maximum Quality Measures
How To Handle Health Information Restriction Requests
How To Find The E-Mail Policy That’s Right For You
To Encrypt Or Not To Encrypt?
Are You Using Only 256.4 to Report PCOS? Think Again
Want To Bill A Consult? Consult Your Documentation First
Include Chart Review in E/M
Labs Must Wait On Copay Issue, But Not In Silence
Backlog Blues For Bluegrass Labs
Electronic Claims Exceptions Few And Far Between
Bundling Of Costly Supplies Under PPS May Create Access Problems, GAO Says
4 Approaches to Medicare Drug Pricing Reform
Olmstead Home Care Far From Reality, Federal Report Says
DVI Files For Reorganization Bankruptcy — Will Home Care Providers Follow?
BCBSA and Edifecs Offer Transaction Compliance Suite to Member Plans
Patterson Dental Agrees to Acquire World's Leading Distributor of Supplies and Equipment to Rehabilitation and Assistive Living Markets
Fountain View Emerges From Chapter 11; $250 Million Refinancing Completed
Are You Preparing to Go Electronic With Your Medicare Claims?
Good News for Docs Sick of Navigating CMS’ Murky Web Site
2004 Physician Fee Schedule Looks Bleak
Florida Ushers In New Era for Malpractice Claims
Charitable Giving to Health Care Not-For-Profits Declines
Feds Name New Head for Nursing Home Survey Office
Incapacitated Patients and HIPAA: Do You Know the Rules?
Aetna Requires Electronic Claims
Either Get Electronic With Your Claims, Or Don't Get Paid
Medical Necessity Blunders Can Cost You Big
Tenet Faces More Scrutiny Of Physician Relationships
Online Medicare Resources Get A Little Less Complicated
Exercise Your Constitutional Rights, Win Fabulous Prizes
8,000 Physicians Call for Single-Payer System
Second CO Plan Recoups Millions For Medicaid Underpayments
Plan That Overpaid Pharmacists Can’t Get Money Back
NCCI 9.2 Bundles Nutrition Therapy With … Everything!
AHIMA Lobbies For The End Of ICD-9
Tackle Time-Consuming PAP Forms
Lab Exec Receives New, Harsher Sentence For Bundling Scheme
Top Docs Hit The Road For Medicare Reform
Upcoding Leads To A 'Shocking' Sentence
State Prohibits Bulk Billing For DME
Empire State Joins Demonstration Project For Dual Eligibles
Wave Bye-Bye To ICD-9 Coding — Maybe
CHAP Offers Benchmarking Bonus
No Fann of the Feds: Former Rehab Owner Busted for Related Business Violation
CMS Program Memo Roundup
HealthSouth Probe Reels in Two More Execs . . .
. . . But They’re Still Alive and Kicking
AHIMA Lobbies For The End Of ICD-9
Provider Numbers That Don’t See Much Action Could Soon Be Put To Sleep
Arkansas Officials Tighten Background Checks for Nursing Home Workers
New Booklet Guides Visitors to Long-Term Care Facilities
Patients Sue Over Televized ER Program
Answering 4 Questions Will Help You Tackle HIPAA’s ‘Incidental Uses And Disclosures’
Resolving Key Issues in Clinical Trials Contracting
Record Interest in Best Compliance Practice Awards
Health Plans Post Another Quarter of Strong Earnings
AARP Gives Medicare Reform Plan Vote of No-Confidence
Hospitals’ Cost-Shifting Placed Under Federal Spotlight
Beleaguered Hospital Chain Beefs Up Compliance Program
Payments Slated For 3.8 Percent Boost
Record Interest in Best Compliance Practice Awards
Program Memo Roundup
Get the Pay You Deserve in Group Practice Coding
Upcoding Leads To A ‘Shocking’ Sentence
Patient Receives After-Hours Care
HHS, CAP Work To Standardize Electronic Medical Records
Good Bye, ICD-9?
Beleaguered Hospital Chain Beefs Up Compliance Program
New Instructions Point The Way To Increased Business
Medicaid Sets Its Sights On Drugs
Say Farewell To Tentative Cost Report Settlements
Late, Missing ADR Responses Top Denial List — Here’s How To Steer Clear
Not Reporting Well-Woman Exams and Problem-Oriented E/Ms Together? Think Again.
Use 76815 for Pregnancy Confirmation Ultrasound
Upcoding Leads To A ‘Shocking’ Sentence
Rehab Hospitals Get 3.2 Percent Increase in Medicare Payment Rates for 2004
US Physical Therapy Marches On
INTERNIST
ADMINISTRATOR
NURSES
Physical Therapy Test-Takers Busted for Cheating
Upcoding Leads To A ‘Shocking’ Sentence
Do Your EHRs Make The Grade?
Guard Patients’ Drug-Dependency Records With Your Life
Group Declares August National Immunization Month
Medicare Increases Nursing Home Rates
Nursing Homes Costs Up 7 Percent
New Study Reveals Widespread HIPAA Noncompliance in Emails
As Compliance Deadlines Approach, State Budgets Dwindle
ArticSoft Intoduces a Formidable Aleternative To PGP Into The US Healthcare Market
Are Your Billing Partners Ready For HIPAA’s Transactions Deadline?
Marking the 10 Anniversary of Healthcare Compliance Programs
Supreme Court May Rule On HIPAA Case
Doc Targets Windy City Hospitals In Transplant Qui Tam
Consolidating Hospitals Must Mind Their Ps And Qs
Update Your Post-Acute Transfer Policies — Or Face The Consequences
29 DRGs That Now Require Post-Acute Transfer Treatment
Marking the 10 Anniversary of Healthcare Compliance Programs
WA Plans Not Liable for Past Non-Coverage of Contraceptives
Vista Health Plan Suspended From Medicare
Feds Continue Hunt for Price-Fixing Physicians
Plans, HHS Collaborating on Disease Management Guidelines
Hunt Memorial Hospital District Goes Into Production on IMaC’S Contract Management System
Use Consult Codes for Some Pre-Op Visits
3 Immunotherapy Requirements Most Coders Miss
Receive Reimbursement for Sports Physicals
Talk To Your Billing Partners To Ensure HIPAA Compliance
Know Your Serum Iron Studies
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Florida Rehab Group on the Move
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California Providers Shut Doors During Protest Over Medi-Cal
Federal Report Notes Increased Complaints for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
GAO Report on Nursing Home Care Cites “Serious Problems”
New Study Reveals Widespread HIPAA Noncompliance in Emails
HHS, Cap Working To Standardize Electronic Medical Records
Michigan Puts Ceiling on Plan Premiums
Molina IPO Sells 6.6 Million Shares
Cigna, Docs Nearing Settlement on Class Action
BCBSNC Abandons Conversion Effort After 19 Months
Scrutiny Rocks Hospital Stocks
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Nonconsensual Test Ban On Pregnant Women Still Stands
HIPAA Privacy Complaints Start To Roll In
OIG Identifies 10 Key Medicare/Medicaird Enforcement Area
Empire State Gets Quest To Issue Refunds
Florida Supplier Acquires Ventilator Business
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CMN No Longer Required For DME Repairs
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Long-Term Care Leaders Denounce Senate Failure to Cap Malpractice Awards
Telephone Conference Call to Offer HIPAA Privacy Advice
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National Authorities Focus On Labor-Management Relations And Medical Privacy
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URAC Stamps First 21 Orgs With HIPAA Seal Of Approval
Independence Blue Cross To Increase Reimbursement, Disclose Policies
AHPs Move One Step Away From Competing With Private Plans
Docs Wary of Strategies That Cut Plans’ Costs
4 Key Safeguards For Hospital-Ambulance Deals
State Fraud Enforcers Increase Their Haul
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Modifier -57 and Minor Procedures Don’t Mix
Companies Plan Bankruptcy Emergence Strategies
Outpatient Therapy Cap Delayed
3 Codes Added To PPS Bundling List
State Fraud Enforcers Increase Their Haul
Providers Rally For Transaction Standard Relief
Jettison Those One-Sided JVs
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HealthSouth VP Latest to Plead Guilty in Expanding Investigation
Rehab Provider Busted for ‘Incident-To’ Billing Scheme
Select Medical Buys Kessler Rehab Network
Rehab Providers Win Reprieve Until Sept. 1
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AMA Gives Green Light To Boutique Practices
Financial Institutions May Feel Weight Of Medical Privacy
National Recognition for Compliance Efforts
Negative Rating Actions Continue To Plague Long-Term Care Credits
Poor Oral Health in Elderly Linked To Higher Risk For Aspiration Pneumonia
Expect More Scrutiny Of Care Provided Under Medicaid Waivers
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Medicare Isn’t The Only Fraud Enforcement Game In Town
PKU Heel Poke Requires New Venipuncture Code
Your Coding Can Mean Extra Pay … If You’re Doing It Right
Fee Schedule Adjustment Won’t Wallop Docs
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Use 57500 for Biopsy Without Colposcopy
Plans Not Required To Provide Payment Info to Members, Court Rules
Young Adults More Accepting of Private Plans in Medicare
More Plans Using Coupons To Promote OTC Drugs
PPOs Win Big As Congress Passes Medicare Rx Bill
Your Quality Reviews Just Got Less Private
Salesman-Whistleblower Adds To His Tally
Scrutiny Intensifies On Medicaid Overpayments
Scrutinize Immunotherapy Coding Requirements To Avoid Audit Troubles
Docs Get Relief On Fee Schedule Adjustment
Consider E/M Significance When Weighing Denials
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Clinic Owner Jailed for Billing Fraud
Ex-CEO Denied Immunity in HealthSouth Case
Former Adult Entertainment Company Moves Into Rehab
PTs March on Washington
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Fee Schedule Adjustment Won’t Wallop Docs
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Washington State Changes Medicaid Rules for Nursing Home Care
Bay State Lawmakers Ponder Nursing Home Bailout
Consumer Groups Win Delay in Therapy Cap Implementation
Blood Tests Seal Boozer’s Fate In Hoosier State
Mysterious Death Leads To Mother’s Demand For Medical Records
Patient Confidentiality May Have Gone Up In Flames In Pa Building
TX Gov. Signs Prompt-Pay Legislation
AMA OKs Physicians Who Refuse to Work With Managed Care
WellPoint Acquires Cobalt
Quality of Care Meets the Bottom Line
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Don’t Send Your Own Patients to the Feds
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Don’t Hold Your Breath Over O2
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MSA Shuffle Could Boost Your Payments
Medicare to Cover Compression Stockings
Restore Revenue With Claims Appeals
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HIPAA TCS Violations Could Mean Reimbursement Disaster
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LTCHs to Receive 2.5-Percent Payment Boost
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RehabCare CEO Steps Down
PA PT Clinic Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud
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Feds Reward Cooperative Defendants
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ArticSoft Introduces Benefit of Low-Cost File and Email Security Software to U.S. Market
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Medicare Provider Probe Findings Not Secret, Court Says
High Bond Default Rates Plague Long-Term Care
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Mass General Settles EMG Squabble
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U.S. Spends More, Gets Less From Health Care
IMaCS Launches MaCS Professional System; Central Business Offices Find Help Managing Their Professional Healthcare Claims
CareFirst Still a Blues Plan, Despite State Oversight
MN Attorney General Puts Heat on Medica Board
M+CO Benes Receive More Hospice Care
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Don’t Let Endoscopy Upcoding Bring You Down
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Investors Like DME Action
New JCAHO Standards Apply Jan. 1
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Billing Delays Punish Pathologist
Tied Arm Ropes Tidy Sum
Recruitment Plan Draws Feds’ Ire
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Befuddled Patients Nail Neurologist
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Therapy Caps Set to Return
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Aetna Settlement Will Create More ‘Transparent’ Industry
Drug Bill Gaining Steam
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Check 21 Clears Key House Panel
Hack Attacks Hit 39 Percent of Banks
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RehabCare Falls Short of Expectations
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Direct Caregivers Blame Care Problems on Staffing
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PATH Fallout Still Rains Down
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Relocation Plan Draws Feds’ Ire
Trigon Wins Chiropractic Suit
MediGap Plans, PPOs Can Work Together on Deductible Deals
Military Call-Ups Help Health Net
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ER Docs Sue Blue Cross Over Payment Dispute
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Feds on the Prowl For Docs Shirking Medical Director Duties
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Screen Carriers for G0107 Specifics
Docs See Double on Oxygen Test Interpretation Payment Rates
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Staffing Crisis Will Hit Nursing Homes
Therapy Owner Wanted For False Claims
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Town Hall Meeting Launches MDS 3.0 Refinements
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Exiting Individual Markets Can Be Tougher Than it Seems
Regulators Make Rx Coverage Decisions for Plans
Small Facilities Hit Hardest By Closures
Rural Hospital Trumps Feds on DSH
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Medical Coding Wire Switches to a Daily News Source
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75-Percent-Rule Enforcement Looms For IRFs
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Only You Can Prevent Fire Safety Citations
Identity Thieves: Now Accepting VISA, Mastercard and PHI
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Nursing Home Changes Come to Tennessee
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Aetna Settles Class Action Lawsuit
Florida Health Care Plans Sues Striking Radiologists
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MCOs Erring on Institutionalized Status, OIG Says
Hospital Prevails in Decade-Old EMTALA Case
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Teaching Hospitals Still Face Feds’ Fury
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Docs Face the Music in OIG Pharma Guidance
Identify Billing Procedures That Put Your Practice At Risk of Fraud and Abuse Charges
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Medical Record Amendment Requests – Get it Right the First Time
URAC Announces 10 Takers for Security Accreditation
Lawsuit Charges Hospice With Intentional PHI Release
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Eligibility Documentation SNFs Can’t Afford to Overlook
Advocacy Group Sues Nursing Homes Over Staffing
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AHRQ Releases Findings on Patient Safety, End of Life Care
Bad Debt Proposal Bad News, Associations Say
Most Plans Report Strong Earnings
PPO Industry Leaders, Payers Groups, Employers to Confront Health Benefit Challenges at AAPPO 2003 Health Care Industry Summit
AMA Blames Health Plans For Cost Increases
Docs Should Lie to Get Plans to Cover Services, Jurors Say
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$880 Million — Blockbuster Settlement or Getting Off Easy?
Physicians Founder in Privacy Rule Assault
Bad Debt Proposal Bad News, Associations Say
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OBQI Risk Adjustment Adjusted
PEP Adjustments Back On — Again
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Home Health M&A; Increases in First Quarter
Bill Sequentially or Fix Your Own Problems, RHHI Says
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Providers Get Breathing Room On 'Set-In-Advance' Rule
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Don't Get De-Capitated by Managed Care Contracts
OTs Focus on Helping Elderly Remain in Their Homes
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Beware the Anti-Kickback Enforcers
Gene Mutation Found For Deaf-Blind Syndrome in Children
HealthSouth Called Before Congress
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