In Billing
Apr 12th, 2018
The Mayo Clinic recently gave 400 medical transcriptionists the option of a “voluntary separation package” or pursue another job, according to the Rochester, Minn. Post-Bulletin. A new electronic health record (EHR) system is forcing the cuts. The healthcare system, which has facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, and other states employs the transcriptionists in several ...
In Billing
Apr 5th, 2018
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) did a study of physical therapy claims and documentation for Medicare patients and issued a report this month in March. Their findings are of great concern for the PT and rehabilitation specialty. The OIG reviewed claims from 2013 and found that 61 percent of the Medicare claims for outpatient PT services ...
Manage your business associates to ensure HIPAA compliance. Most healthcare providers rely on an array of vendors, subcontractors, and partners in their pursuit to treat and care for patients. How you manage those relationships, and how your business associates safeguard the patient information you send them, can affect not only patient privacy, but also the ...
In Audit
Mar 14th, 2018
Although electronic health records (EHRs) weren’t originally designed with litigation in mind, it’s good to know how you can make them more usable as testimony in your defense. Consider how your EHR information will influence litigation and how it will be produced if sequestered. Differences of EHRs and Paper Charts in Litigation The way EHR ...
In Audit
Mar 7th, 2018
A federal jury found a 78-year-old Biloxi, Mississippi physician guilty for his role in a $3 million pharmacy fraud scheme, which included military healthcare funds. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) press release on March 5, the 78-year-old physician, Albert Diaz, was convicted of: One count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud; Four counts of distributing ...