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Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud and costs

 (USAToday.com)


Medical practices around the country have been having nightmares dealing with health plans on the insurance exchanges created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey by the Medical Group Management Association. Read More...

FBI Warns Healthcare Sector Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

(Reuters.com)


The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cyber-security systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans' personal medical records and health insurance data.  Read More...

Medical practices having difficulty dealing with exchange plans

 (ModernHealthcare.com)


Medical practices around the country have been having nightmares dealing with health plans on the insurance exchanges created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey by the Medical Group Management Association. Read More...

Amedisys Must Pay $150 Million Settlement for Medicare Overbilling

(ModernHealthcare.com)


Amedisys, one of the largest home health and hospice companies in the U.S., has finalized a $150 million settlement to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare for nursing and therapy services.  Read More...

Senate Passes 'Doc Fix' Bill With One Year ICD-10 Delay

(iHealthBeat.org)


The Senate voted 64-35 to pass a House-approved measure (HR 4302) that would delay a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare physician reimbursement rates and push the ICD-10 compliance deadline to 2015, Modern Healthcare reports (Hollander, Modern Healthcare, 3/31). Read More...

Think Only Coders Will Be Affected By ICD-10?  Think Again

 

ICD-10 Will Affect Many Aspects of Your Practice.  If you think it's just about coding, you're in for a surprise.