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2014-04-24 16:29:37

Advocates Urge Legislators to Pass "Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act" BOSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO Advocates will provide lists of hospitals with money stored in offshore accounts and will urge legislators to demand transparency in hospital finances by passing The Hospital Profit Transparency &...

2014-04-24 12:29:59

PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Health, the leader in EHR software for outpatient specialty care, is pleased to announce that the Net Health Specialty Care Registry is qualified as a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting tool by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Net Health Specialty Care Registry is a software based collection and reporting tool that compiles and processes data from electronic health records (EHR) to enable...

2014-04-23 23:15:16

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging physicians, or healthcare professionals to call them immediately at 866-714-6466, if they have substantial proof of Medicare bill upcoding, because of a recent development involving the Justice Department, and a major healthcare organization allegedly involved in upcoding. The rewards for well documented proof of this type of wrongdoing can be extremely lucrative for the whistleblower, provided the overbilling is in the hundreds of thousands of...

2014-04-23 23:01:34

Teague Campbell Partner Daniel Hayes a Keynote Speaker at NBI’s Medicare Seminar Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Teague Campbell is pleased to announce partner Daniel Hayes, a member of the firm’s Asheville office, will be the keynote speaker at National Business Institute’s seminar “Medicare Set-Asides in Workers’ Compensation” on Monday, August 11, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Daniel has been a regular speaker at NBI’s Medicare Seminars in the past in...

2014-04-23 23:00:51

Louis J. Cohen, Whistle Blower Counsel, Announces that Amedisys Agrees to Pay $150 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Cases Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys) has agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to settle claims for violating the false claims act and anti-kickback laws through “improper financial relationships and false billing” according to Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The...

2014-04-23 23:00:41

Leading Home Care Software Company partners with a leading Home Care Agency for next gen software solution. Perrysburg, OH (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 MEDsys Software Solutions, an industry leader in software solutions for the Home Care Industry announced the execution of an agreement to provide IntelliChoice Home Care of Winterville, NC its software solution. This includes VinCENT’s Skilled Private Duty Software with Point of Care and VinCENT Electronic Visit Verification. IntelliChoice...

2014-04-23 16:31:12

PHILADELPHIA and BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice and several whistleblowers have reached an agreement with Louisiana based home healthcare provider Amedisys, Inc. ("Amedisys") to resolve civil fraud liabilities under the Federal False Claims Act ("FCA") for $150 million. In addition to paying a $150 million civil settlement, Amedisys will be bound by a Corporate Integrity Agreement ("CIA") with the Office of Inspector General of the...

2014-04-23 16:29:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm, announces the results of its 2013 Wage Index Improvement Strategy Services (WIISS) for Oregon hospitals in the Portland, Salem, and Corvallis Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA). HFS's findings resulted in an $18.0 million benefit for hospitals in these areas, exceeding the estimated benefit by $13.0 million. HFS generated a $15.6 million benefit for Portland, Eugene, and Medford...

2014-04-22 20:22:12

Fact Check Shows Misinformation Prominent in AB 1952 Health Committee Discussion SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today released a Fact Check to correct inaccurate claims made by proponents of Assembly Bill 1952, a measure that would impose a 5 percent mandate for charity care on most not-for-profit hospitals. The bill would create a one-size-fits-all charity care requirement across diverse communities in...

2014-04-21 23:08:57

For months, The Center for Health Affairs and its contracted wage index experts from the Reimbursement Alliance Group have been working with the region’s hospitals on a project to maximize wage index; preliminary results suggest these efforts have truly paid off. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Reimbursement Forum members were presented with the preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2015 wage index results at their March 20 meeting where they learned that Northeast Ohio hospitals can...