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HHS Data Reveals Doctors Billed Medicare For Millions

HHS Data Reveals Doctors Billed Medicare For Millions

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an historic move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new, privacy-protected data on Medicare payments to physicians and other health care professionals for...

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2014-04-16 12:29:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the health reform debate over elevated Medicare Advantage reimbursement rates, HealthPocket investigated the prevalence of extra insurance benefits provided by Medicare Advantage plans. These insurance benefits are not covered by original Medicare and they are frequently overlooked in discussions of Medicare Advantage's value proposition to consumers. When reviewing data on 2014 Medicare Advantage plans, HealthPocket found:...

2014-04-16 08:34:17

JACKSON, Miss., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American HealthTech (www.healthtech.net), a Jackson, Mississippi-based leader in LTPAC EHR software, announces that it has passed the ICD-10 claim test for Medicare Billing 837i and Form CMS-UB04, along with passing testing with all Medicare fiscal intermediaries, the private insurance companies that serve as the federal government's agents in the administration of the Medicare program. These recent advances ensure AHT customers that its...

2014-04-11 12:23:39

COA Statement Details Why Medicare Data in Opposition of Administration's Intentions WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has issued a statement on the release of physician-specific Medicare reimbursement claims data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in which COA outlines serious concerns with the data. COA finds the data to be incomplete, biased, without context, and an unrepresentative sample of Medicare...

2014-04-02 23:28:04

The March 27 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Medicare Advantage News features an interview with CareMore CEO Leeba Lessin about her company’s newly announced deal with Emory Healthcare. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 In a move that one industry observer calls the “tip of the iceberg” and that a WellPoint, Inc. executive terms a “new strategy” for its CareMore Health System unit, CareMore and Emory Healthcare said March 19 that they will work together to serve...

2014-04-01 23:28:31

BESLER Consulting announces that Ministry Health Care, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue recovery services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Ministry Health Care, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer...

2014-03-20 12:33:27

Stewart Mills joins home health advocates to speak out on the negative impact Medicare cuts are having on vulnerable seniors and the state's economy DULUTH, Minn., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the Duluth home health community took part in a press conference with special guest Congressional candidate Stewart Mills to raise awareness about the unprecedented 14 percent cut to Medicare home health funding that went into effect on January 1 as part of the...

2014-03-12 23:31:41

Pharmacy compounding is shaping up to be a hot spot this year. The March 10 issue of Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Report on Medicare Compliance offers a full overview of the issue and its ramifications on hospitals and physicians. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Pharmacy compounding — the mixing of two or more ingredients to tailor a drug to a specific patient’s needs — is shaping up to be a hot spot this year, as Medicare and FDA watchdogs turn up the heat on...

2014-03-05 20:21:15

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-03-03 23:24:29

BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue integrity services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Denver Health of Denver, CO has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue integrity services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Denver Health of Denver, CO has selected the company...

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