Apr 8th, 2019
We’ve all heard of opioid addicts who make up aches and pains, fake injuries, or hurt themselves in hopes of being prescribed Vicodin, Percocet, etc. As the opioid crisis’ grows, so do its boundaries, with family pets becoming its next victims. For example, opioid addicted owners will sometimes hurt their pets to get a veterinary ...
Jan 8th, 2019
Civica Rx announced that 12 new health systems representing 250 hospitals nationwide have joined the not-for-profit generic drug company as founding members. That brings the number of hospitals that have joined the project designed to make generic drugs more accessible and less expensive to 750. Civica Rx to Solve Supply, Cost Problems Spotty supply and ...
In CMS
Nov 14th, 2018
Another opioid pill mill gets busted by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. A “pain management clinic” in Hialeah, Florida, owned by David Bosch and Tania Sanchez, which operated under the name East Medical Office Inc., unlawfully distributed thousands of pills of oxycodone, during the period of April 2017-May 2018. It was a cash-only clinic, which remained ...
In Billing
Sep 6th, 2018
Medical coders and billers will see a new name in their drug claims soon thanks to the effort of three health foundations and seven groups of facilities seeking to end generic drug shortages and lower cost. Facilities Assuring Supply Called Civica Rx, the new, nonprofit drug company will start with 14 widely used hospital drugs in short ...
Promote coding specificity and improved quality of care. It’s extremely important to teach patients the difference between true allergic reactions to drugs and anticipated adverse effects to drugs because treatment decisions could be affected. When patients are able to accurately describe their symptoms, physicians are better equipped to improve health outcomes and generate quality data ...