Jul 13th, 2012
Where are the health care jobs now, and where will they be in the future? Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce just completed a study that indicates the states with the largest number of health care job openings are California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Ohio. Here is some detail: California Number of ...
Apr 15th, 2011
To cut back rising fraud and abuse in the federal health insurance program for the poor, disabled, and elderly, several states are looking at using biometric tools to better identify Medicaid patients. New York, Texas, and Georgia are either considering laws or piloting programs using the new technology. According to lawmakers, the technology would catch duplicate prescription requests and medical ...
Dec 31st, 2009
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Dec. 15, 2009 expansion of Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations to Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge. “Along with teams already operating in Miami, Los Angeles, Houston and Detroit,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, “these Strike Force operations will allow us to concentrate our agents and resources ...
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2009
To promote health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Dec. 9 several states that will receive federal matching funds for planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). States Receive Funding for ...
In Coding
Nov 16th, 2009
At a time when Medicare is saying no to consultation codes, a Northeast insurer is saying yes to reimbursement claims from network physicians for Web-based consultations. N.E. Insurer to Reimburse Physicians for Web-based Consults was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...