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?? Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) to pay??
357,000 backlogged appeals awaiting determination in the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has caused Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), ranking member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, to voice his concern. In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on March 18,2014, he implicated the RAC's and the "Two Midnight Policy" as the "immediate cause" of the backlog and proposed several administrative solutions.
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Posted in: | Tags: Clinical documentation Improvement , Medicare , DENIALS AND APPEALS , physicians , health care compliance , ADMINISTRATORS , RECOVERY AUDIT CONTRACTORS , health care reform | Comments (0) | View Count: (14749)
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Healthcare will survive October 1, 2014!

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Healthcare will survive October 1, 2014!
Most industry leaders have been working diligently to execute ICD-10 implementation plans – getting through training, tying up loose ends, preparing for testing & successfully avoiding the evident potholes. Will we be prepared??
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Posted in: | Tags: Clinical documentation Improvement , Coding , ICD-10 , HIT , health care reform , health care compliance | Comments (0) | View Count: (524)
Model Notices of Privacy Practices for Health Care Providers and Health Plans Released
The Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have collaborated to develop model Notices of Privacy Practices for health care providers and health plans to use to communicate with their patients and plan members. The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a fundamental right to be informed of the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with respect to their personal hea...
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Posted in: | Tags: HIPPA , Privacy , Compliance , EHR , Electronic Health Record , HIT , Health Information Technology | Comments (0) | View Count: (2174)
CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION STRATEGY; TAMING THE TEMPEST
And Glinda the Good Witch of the North a beautiful young woman with long, rich red hair and blue eyes, wearing a pure white glistening gown replete with sparkling jewels in her crown and magic wand in hand says in a sweet, reassuring voice… “Turn around, close your eyes, tap your heels together three times and think to yourself……There’s no place like pre- health care reform, There’s no place like pre- health care reform, There’s no place like pre- health care reform.”
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Posted in: | Tags: physicians , nurses , health care reform , case managers , physician documentation , hospital , health care , HIMs , utilization review , revenue cycle professionals , Medicare , compliance , coders , ICD-10 , administration | Comments (0) | View Count: (2996)
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Welcome to the AIHCD blog!

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Welcome to the AIHCD blog!
Welcome to the AIHCD blog! ICD-10 is just around the corner and will bring the most dramatic change to health care since the advent of Medicare in the 60's. Share your knowledge, questions, opinions, fears, experience and anything else you desire to help equip the health care community to cope with ICD-10. This Blog is for Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Coders, Revenue Cycle professionals, Administrators, Residents and everyone else who will be impacted by ICD-10. Your voice needs to be h...
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Posted in: | Tags: physician , nurses , clinical documentation , compliance , health care , ICD-10 , coders , administration , coders , HIMs , doctor , Medicare , hospital , physician documentation , case managers , utilization review , revenue cycle professionals | Comments (0) | View Count: (2167)
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