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Archive for February, 2013

Career and PRN Opportunities with Amblitel

Added 02.13.13

Amblitel is continuing to grow and this growth has led to our need for more employees. Amblitel is currently looking for full and part time employees. Specifically: • Experienced PRN Certified Surgical Coders • Experienced PRN Surgical Biller • Experienced FT Surgical Biller • Experienced CBO Client Manager If you are interested and qualified please contact us. Only qualified candidates need respond. Please send resumes to... more...

BREAKING: Judge OKs Deferred Prosecution in WakeMed Case

Added 02.08.13

A federal judge is allowing North Carolina's WakeMed Health and Hospitals to take an unusual deal to avoid a criminal trial because the risk of closing down a Raleigh, N.C., hospital is too perilous for patients and workers. The not-for-profit WakeMed corporation was charged in December with one count of making materially false statements in order to increase Medicare reimbursements—an unprecedented criminal charge for a community hospital, according to prosecutors and numerous legal experts. Hospital officials admitted in court records that staff members in the Wake Heart Center on the system's Raleigh campus routinely ignored or even fabricated physician orders, and as a result billed Medicare for inpatient care when cardiac patients didn't stay overnight in the hospital. Read the rest of this... more...

South Dakota Introduces Legislation to Give Patients Greater Out-of-Network Choice

Added 02.08.13

South Dakota has introduced legislation that would give patients a greater choice in selecting providers outside their insurance network, according to a press release from Surgical Management Professionals. HB1142, called 'An Act to Promote Patient Choice in Selecting Health Care Providers,' allows patients to use physicians and other providers who meet their insurance company's standards, requirements and terms without paying higher deductibles and co-payments. "This is a great advance for patients across South Dakota," said Keri Talcott, speaking for the People for Patient Choice committee. " Read the rest of this article from Becker's ASC Review at: more...

Health Insurers Target Out-of-Network Surgery Centers, Alleging Inflated Bills

Added 02.08.13

Some insurers have begun to challenge out-of-network bills from outpatient surgery centers, while physicians and surgery centers say the criticism is unjustified, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Last year, insurance giant Aetna sued several ASCs in Northern California for allegedly overbilling the insurer more than $20 million. The payor has pursued similar actions against providers in New Jersey and Texas, and UnitedHealthcare has filed similar suits in California. Read the rest of this article from Becker's ASC Review and find a link to an LA Times Report at: more...

Obama Renominates Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

Added 02.08.13

President Obama on Thursday renominated Marilyn Tavenner to one of the top healthcare posts in the administration. It's the second time Obama has nominated Tavenner to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid and most of the implementation of President Obama's signature healthcare law. Read more from Healthwatch at: more...