13 Jul Possible CMS Billing Rules Overhaul

Multiple sources reported yesterday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed overhauling Medicare billing standards that have been in place since the 90’s.  Anyone who is a physician, coder, works with coding staff, or is otherwise affected by, and versed in the...

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29 Jun 4th of July as Told by ICD-10

With the 4th of July holiday coming up next week, it’s likely that people will be taking an extended weekend to celebrate. In honor of this, we decided to reach into our vault and recycle one of our best-read blogs: Our take on the worst...

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25 May Quest Diagnostics and United Health Group Partnership

Late Thursday, Quest Diagnostics and United Health Group announced that they are forming a strategic partnership effective January 1, 2019.  The partnership will mean Quest will now be an in-network lab for all United Health Group members.  United also extended their existing agreement with LabCorp,...

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18 May Customized Reports Analyzing State Health Data

We’ve come across another excellent tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) that we are excited to share with our readers.  This tool allows you to customize the data you’re interested in analyzing, including the ability to compare multiple different states on the same metrics. ...

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11 May Why are Healthcare Prices So High?

On Wednesday, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center on Healthcare held a forum focused on healthcare prices. Data shows that prices for healthcare in the United States are far steeper than prices in other countries. Unfortunately, there is not a parallel relationship between our...

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04 May New Primary Care Payment Model Under Discussion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that they’re working on a new Direct Primary Care payment model with price transparency, predictability, and affordability with Medicare members in mind. Beyond ease of use for members, the intention is also to reduce...

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