Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
Feb 12th, 2019
A Seattle company looks to make primary care as easy as buying something off of Amazon.com. 98point6 is a Seattle start-up brain child of Rob Schwietzer who scaled Amazon Prime from thousands to millions and CEO Robbie Cape from Microsoft.  98point6 ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Feb 1st, 2019
The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling regarding out-of-network payments by UnitedHealthcare (UHC). How Ruling Got Started UHC has a policy of offsetting payments for patients in a different plan when they are trying to...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Jan 25th, 2019
There are big changes on the horizon for the Medicare Part D prescription drug model, and they’re going to affect medical coders. The current reimbursement system and payment model for Part D creates incentives for plans to push patients to the ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In ICD-10
Jan 23rd, 2019
Mandy Roth of Healthcare Leaders asked readers what they expected in the immediate future (2019) in virtual care, and if any trends can be predicted. As a result, three key issues stood out: Growth in virtual care will be spurred on by changes in reim...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In CMS
Jan 21st, 2019
 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued new guidance  for healthcare organizations to manage cyberattacks.  This is the end result of the 2015 Cybersecurity Act to align the healthcare security practices. Cybersecurity Guidance ...