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May 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 11

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In this information age, patients have come to rely more and more on quality measures available online from nationally recognized organizations such as Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). For many years, quality...
"When considering the move towards Electronic Medical Records (EMR) there are several factors that must be thought out" says Humberto Comellas, President & CEO of ulltium consulting, Inc. Consider the initial strategies for introducing change to a...
With PNC's acquisition of National City last December, healthcare providers will benefit from a more robust and stable financial partner for their healthcare banking needs. "We're very excited about our combination with National City and expanding in the...
Consider this my coming-out confession; I am seriously involved with my iPhone. I know what you’re thinking — it drops calls, the screen takes an occasional nap, etc., but I still wouldn’t trade it for all the other PDAs around. Although I spend hours...
For those familiar with Joey Fischer, the story is well known. It was the mid-70s, and Fischer was well on his way to a successful career photographing record album covers for rock and roll bands, Elton John and Neal Diamond among them. (His record album...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced recently that it will resume implementation of the permanent Recovery Audit Contractor ("RAC") program, a program aimed at detecting and correcting improper payments in the Medicare...
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), referred to as the Economic Stimulus package, took effect on February 27th, 2009. The Act includes a 65% premium subsidy for up to 9 months of COBRA continuation coverage for qualified...
There are few things more frustrating in an office setting than slow-moving data or frequent computer crashes. And while many people are quick to blame phone lines or software programs, the fact is, there could be another reason why things aren’t working...
In the world of managed care, it is important to do everything you can to cover all the bases in the patient registration process. There are countless forms to complete; consent forms, authorization forms, assignment of benefit forms, and HIPAA forms to...
Do you remember the movie, "The Right Stuff?" This 1983 movie depicted how a situation is in need of being handled and if all the circumstances match properly: (that is; right people come together at the right time to tackle a specific matter), the...
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