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Prediction: Health Care Administration Jobs Will Increase With Obamacare

There is a healthy amount of management going on in health care. Treating illness is just one component, albeit the main reason for the existence of the medical and health services managers. Those who fill these positions run a doctor’s office or manage large departments in big health care facilities. According to the U.S.  Department Read more

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You Have a Good Chance of Winning Your Medicare Appeals

Medicare recovery audit contractors (RAC) receive a contingency fee of 9% – 12.5% of any overpayment they find but must return that money when a determination is overturned on appeal. Physicians and hospitals have a record of success when appealing RAC overpayment decisions, according to an analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Read more

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How to Reduce Your Practice’s Banking Fees

Have you checked lately how much banking fees you are being charged? The amount you pay per month for various banking services most likely is not large, but in this economy, it may be worth looking at. Amounts charged by the banks vary based on various situations, for example, the size of the practice and Read more

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Who Do You Normally Hang Out With?

I heard someone say that pilots keep their eyes on 4 things while up in the air – Lift, Thrust, Weight, and Drag. Like the four forces on a plane, people around you exert similar forces. Lift – These people brighten your day, make you feel better about yourself, and leave you with a spring in Read more

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NEW! HIPAA Changes – Are You Compliant?

On January 17, 2013, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued the long-anticipated final omnibus amendments to the Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Enforcement Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These amendments became effective as of March 26, 2013, and compliance with applicable Read more

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Avoid a 2% Penalty for Not Using eRx

To avoid a 2% penalty on all Medicare Part B claims in 2014, physicians must by June 30, 2013, report e-prescribing activity using measure code G8553 with at least 10 fee-for-service claims between January 1 and June 30, 2013. This is true even for physicians who are already reporting through an electronic health record (EHR) system. Read more

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