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What’s Hot And What’s Not: 2014 Analytics In Review

By 2014, Frank Cohen, Regulatory Compliance
What’s Hot And What’s Not: 2014 Analytics In Review By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence As originally published by Racmonitor.com By most accounts, 2014 was a tumultuous year for healthcare providers. The administrative law judges (ALJs) suspended the scheduling of hearings while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended Recovery...
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Tax Extender Update

By 2014, Accounting, DM Newsflashes
NEWSFLASH: Tax Extender Update By Blake King, CPA, MAcc, CVA | December 19, 2014 As has become the trend over the last few years, Congress waited until the last minute to extend tax provisions for 2014. On December 16, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA) was passed and is expected to be signed...
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Drug Testing Reimbursement Delays Possible for 2014

By 2014, DM Newsflashes
Drug Testing Reimbursement Delays Possible for 2014 By Kevin Townsend, CMPE, CPC, CPMA | December 16, 2014 The American Medical Association (AMA) created 63 new codes describing a series of tests for the presence of various drugs. The codes include both presumptive tests and definitive tests. They are intended to replace the existing CPT codes and...
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NLRB and Employee Handbooks

By 2014, HR Alerts, Human Resources
HR Alert: NLRB and Employee Handbooks By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR | November 12, 2014 On Thursday, June 26, 2014, hundreds of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions were thrown into legal limbo by a Supreme Court ruling stating that President Obama overstepped his authority by naming three members to the panel while the Senate was on...
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The 68-Percent Settlement Offer: Why Some Did And Did Not Accept

By 2014, Frank Cohen
The 68-Percent Settlement Offer: Why Some Did And Did Not Accept By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence As originally published by Racmonitor.com In reading over the recent “CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Settlement Agreement Offers” published by RACmonitor.com, I was actually surprised that more folks weren’t opting for the 68-percent...
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Maintaining OSHA Compliance and Employee Safety in Radiology

By 2014, OSHA / HIPAA / CLIA, Practice Management Tips
Maintaining OSHA Compliance and Employee Safety in Radiology Ionizing radiation sources may be found in a wide range of occupational settings, including medical and dental practices. These radiation sources can pose a considerable health risk to staff members if proper precautions are not taken. When it comes to x-ray and other equipment that emits radiation,...
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The Five Most Common but Fatal Incident-to Mistakes

By 2014, Coding and Auditing, Practice Management Tips, Practice Profits
The Five Most Common but Fatal Incident-to Mistakes Incident-to and split/shared services allow practices that employ non-physician providers (NPP) such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners to multiply revenue and patient satisfaction - but only if you can follow the complex set of billing rules. Here are five common mistakes that cause financial problems for...
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ACA Employer Reporting of Health Coverage

By 2014, HR Alerts, Human Resources
HR Alert: ACA Employer Reporting of Health Coverage By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR | October 27, 2014 Delayed until 2015 (just right around the corner!) Who is covered? Employers with 50 or more employees (including full-time equivalent employees, or FTEs), also referred to as Applicable Large Employer Member (ALE Member). Employers with self-insured health plans The shared responsibility...
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