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Transparency and Fees
August 15th, 2017 - Christine Taxin
More than any other industry, healthcare is almost notorious for its lack of price transparency. While patients generally know how much their copay will be and certainly how much their final bill turns out to be, few hospitals and practices publish the actual costs of their services prior to those ...
United HealthCare Ending Consultation Reimbursements: Effective October 1st, 2017
August 15th, 2017 - NAMAS
While Medicare discontinued payment allowance for consultation services (ranges 99241-99245 and 99251-99255) in January 2010, many commercial carriers have continued to cover these services. United Healthcare is now joining Medicare's opinion on consultation services. In the June 2017 edition of the United HealthCare Bulletin, United Healthcare has announced that effective October ...
Collect More Cash from Patients
August 11th, 2017 - Christine Taxin
One of the easiest things a practice can do to increase collections makes it easier for patients to pay by whatever method they have available at the time of the visit, says Christine Taxin Adjunct Professor at NYU Dental School and Owner of Links2Success.biz.
Cybersecurity - Are you sure you are secure?
August 4th, 2017 - Wyn Staheli
An article by Medical Economics highlights the June report of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. Their report confirmed once again that healthcare providers are not adequately addressing cybersecurity as part of the compliance programs. The threat of hackers is very real and providers need to ensure that they have taken ...
Proposed Telehealth Changes for 2018
August 4th, 2017 - Wyn Staheli
Medicare has proposed making some changes to policies regarding telehealth services. They are adding some new codes to their covered list of telehealth services and propose eliminating the requirement to use the GT modifier. Since many payers adopt similar policies, watch for further announcements...
Veterans Choice Program
August 4th, 2017 - Wyn Staheli
In 2017, President Trump signed into law changes to the Veteran's Choice program, which allows veterans to seek care from a civilian (privately contracted) healthcare provider, closer to home, when obtaining care through the VA has become burdensome to the veteran or requires the veteran to wait too long for an appointment.
Case Law Update: Just Because HIPAA Does Not Provide a Private Right of Action, Doesn't Mean that Other Avenues Exist
August 4th, 2017 - NAMAS
Simply stated, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not provide a private cause of action[1]. And, prior to the 2009 passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)[2] and the more robust chain of liability (e.g. covered entities, business associates and ...



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