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Nov 18th, 2008
Comments Off on PHR Choice Pilot Companies Selected
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has named four personal health record (PHR) companies to participate in the Medicare PHR Choice Pilot, according to a Nov. 12 press release. The pilot will be conducted in Arizona and Utah, and is slated to begin early 2009. The four PHR companies are: Google Health, HealthTrio, ...
Nov 17th, 2008
Comments Off on Red Flag Rule Enforcement Buys More Time for Providers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will suspend enforcement of the new Red Flags Rule until May 1, 2009. This gives financial institutions and creditors (as well as medical practices) additional time to implement written identity theft prevention programs. The Enforcement Policy Statement release does not affect other federal agencies’ enforcement of the original Nov. 1 ...
Nov 5th, 2008
Comments Off on FCA Ruling Reiterates the Importance of Compliance
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling re-affirms liability under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) regardless of whether the person causing the submission of false claims to the government financially benefitted from their actions. The ruling denied a petition requesting the review of an appeal’s court decision to allow a Qui Tam suit against state ...
Oct 17th, 2008
Comments Off on National Advisory Board Applications Due
Through December 1, we will be accepting applications for 2009-2011 National Advisory Board Members. The role of the National Advisory Board (NAB) is to advise the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) leadership on coding issues and questions, and enthusiastically promote and support the mission of AAPC and the coding profession. The NAB works with ...
Oct 7th, 2008
Comments Off on Build a Solid Billing Infrastructure
Fine tuning the coding, billing, and collections processes is essential. Even well seasoned coders and billers may not know the nuances of coding and billing every service to different payers with different plans. To help you set rules and standards and effectively communicate to staff for a working billing infrastructure, check out UVA Health’s Physicians ...