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2014-08-27 08:24:40

List highlights successful Medicare and commercial payer ACO's MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce Heritage California ACO has been named by Becker's Hospital Review in their 2014 top "100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know" list. The list, selected by Becker's editorial team, highlights successful Medicare and commercial payer ACO's for inclusion based on the number of...

2014-08-26 23:14:37

Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is applauding a new Los Angeles Times article published on July 28, 2014, in which reporter Michael Hiltzik calls upon Congress to take urgent action to shore up the shrinking Disability Trust Fund, which is used to pay Social Security Disability benefits to qualifying American workers and their dependents. San Antontio, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Heard & Smith, a national disability...

2014-08-26 16:27:54

Pioneer in PQRS reporting introduces new multi-facility health system subscription ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcentive, the pioneer and leader in pay-for-performance and quality reporting for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), announced today its PQRS application is now available, one of the earliest full-service enterprise reporting solutions released to market this year. The solution is updated and fully compliant with the 2014 federal government registry...

2014-08-25 16:27:37

CMS tells DME MACs to only review necessity of repair, not original equipment WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the way it deals with medical equipment repairs. In response to complaints from patients across the nation, CMS has admitted that patients are having trouble getting equipment repaired and has released new guidance on supplier documentation for durable medical equipment, prosthetics,...

2014-08-25 08:27:49

441 PT Industry Leaders Demonstrate Varying Levels of Preparedness as New Medicare and Commercial Payer Regulations Disrupt Outpatient Rehabilitation Industry PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced the results of their Medicare compliance risk survey of therapy practice owners and managers. 441 physical therapy practice owners and managers responded to a five question, brand neutral...

2014-08-24 23:00:11

Medicare and Medicaid will likely cut reimbursement rates for robot-assisted surgeries that do not demonstrate high rates of cost effectiveness, thus hampering industry revenue growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Robotic Surgery Equipment Manufacturing industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Since the FDA approved Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci in 2000, the Robotic Surgery Equipment...

2014-08-22 23:06:33

Dr. Thomas Jones and John Cotton want people to take the bull by the horns and take charge of their health. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 If you are an American over 50 years old, it is important to understand what is going on when it comes to health-care policies and doctor-patient relations so you can aggressively demand the best care. That's the message Dr. Thomas Jones and John Cotton in their new book, Aging Aggressively. Once you know the ins and outs, you’ll feel more...

2014-08-21 23:12:12

Report from peer60 suggests compliance with state laws may be at risk in efforts to engage patients. AMERICAN FORK, Utah (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Only 20 percent of healthcare providers currently meet a key patient engagement requirement of the Affordable Care Act according to a new report. Over 200 healthcare leaders participated in the report by responding to a request from Smart Data pioneer peer60. Participants reported many solutions used to engage patients may lead providers to...

2014-08-21 08:28:59

Company Reported a 3.214% Annual Three-Year Growth Rate - Ranked 17th Among Top Health Companies RESTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- hCentive, the leader in ACA health insurance exchange technology, announced today it placed 117(th) on the influential 2014 Inc. 500, an annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. In addition, hCentive also ranks as the #7 company in Virginia and #17 in Top Health Companies. hCentive offers a range of technology...

2014-08-20 23:11:08

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging medical doctors, or healthcare professionals, to call them at 866-714-6466, if they possess significant proof a hospital or healthcare facility is upcoding their Medicare bills as a way to unjustly obtain higher payments from the government. The Center believes upcoding Medicare bills is a multi-billion dollar nationwide problem, which has been newly highlighted in a recent Justice Department court filing....


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