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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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2014-04-17 16:26:48

OAKLAND, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's Medicare health plan website, kp.org/medicare, received top marks again from HealthMetrix Research Inc. for offering Medicare consumers an easy, positive and high-value experience. The independent research firm announced its list of "Outstanding Medicare Advantage Plan Websites" for 2014 MedicareWebWatch certification, and Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plan site was also recognized as one of the top six benchmark sites...

2014-04-17 16:26:46

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Quirk and Quirk Healthcare donated over 800 hours of customization work to the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center's new Electronic Health Records system that launched on Monday, April 7, 2014. The customization work will allow the care management piece, essential to the services provided by CDTC, to be relevant with the new system. "We are very fortunate to have found a company that goes above and beyond when it...

2014-04-16 23:16:50

The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are encouraging employees of companies offering hospice services to call us at 866-714-6466, if they possess proof of Medicare fraud in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, because the reward potential is so significant. There was a recent settlement involving a company providing hospice services that we think will result in a significant whistleblower reward, and we think this should be of interest to anyone working in the hospice...

2014-04-16 23:12:51

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Kay Green has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Kay Green has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Ms. Green is a nationally recognized Medicaid expert with over 30 years of experience working within state and...

2014-04-16 23:02:27

New White Paper by TMG Health outlines best practices for meeting the challenge of managing CMS requirements for collateral, letters and notifications. King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 It is a significant challenge for Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Plans to manage CMS-required collateral, letters and notifications in-house, according to a new white paper by TMG Health. A partnership with a third party administrator can relieve the internal burden and provide...

2014-04-16 12:31:08

Installed Base of Home Care Patient Monitoring Devices Will More than Triple by 2022, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the United States patient monitoring device market will expand modestly through 2022, benefiting from a number of changes implemented as a result of the Affordable Care Act. More specifically, changing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursement...

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...

2014-04-16 08:32:35

Partnership to Offer Exclusive CMS-Sponsored Bundling Payment Program CLEVELAND, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) is partnering with Remedy Partners, Inc. (Remedy) to provide Skilled Nursing Facilities the opportunity to participate in an exclusive value-based program. The purpose of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program is to allow customers and partners to share in the cost savings derived from...

2014-04-16 08:30:38

Love of Medicine and Patients is Skin Deep for Some Physician Specialties NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released its annual Medscape Physician Compensation Report for 2014, which provides an in-depth look at how compensation influences physician career considerations and practice. Medscape surveyed 24,000 physicians across 25 specialties about issues related to compensation and found significant...