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2012 Legislative Day
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Sponsored by AAHAM, this event brings you face-to-face with the decision-makers in Washington who will determine the outcome of our industry's top legislative priorities. Due to the nature of this event and to allow sufficient time to set up legislative appointments, attendance is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to send in your registration form and payment today. The registration deadline is March 9. More



AMA: 5010 deadline extended, but threat remains
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CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services has announced a 90-day period of "enforcement discretion" for compliance with the new 5010 HIPAA transaction standards, but leading professional organizations say that is not enough. Expressing serious concerns about the ability of physician practices and payers to make the conversion to the 5010 electronic transaction standards and ICD-10 in time, both MGMA and the AMA are calling for change. More

AAHAM webinar: How To Improve Motor Vehicle Accident & Workers Compensation Reimbursement
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Topic: How To Improve Motor Vehicle Accident & Workers Compensation Reimbursement
When: March 7, 1:30 - 3 p.m. EST
Speakers: Bruce Nelson and Claudine Nesheiwat from Claim Assist
Program Focus: This intermediate level session will focus on proven tactics to collect on Motor Vehicle and Workers Compensation. An emphasis will be front end actions to take as well as the impact of applicable state and/or federal laws.
Registration Info: Payment must be received on or before Feb. 22. You will receive your confirmation and handouts via email by Feb. 29.
You may download the full description and printable registration form at www.aaham.org.


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The imminent industry-association war over ICD-10
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Is there a civil war already underway between healthcare industry associations? And why hasn't the federal government properly assessed if ICD-10 is even sustainable for all but the largest providers? Just as the seceding South Carolinians firing on the Union ship Star of the West became recognized as the first shot in the Civil War, the American Medical Association's delegates voting to vigorously oppose ICD-10 may one day been seen as the salvo that set a conflict over coding sets in motion. More

Don't give up on dead claims
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Denials can wreck your revenue stream, but physician practices often give up on payment too soon, says Richard J. Quadrino, JD, founding partner with the law firm of Quadrino Schwartz in New York City. Many of your dead claims are payable if you know the law, he says. More



MGMA tells HHS that HIPAA 5010 is 'choking cash flow'
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The Medical Group Management Association has urged the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to take immediate action to help alleviate payment disruptions that have occurred due to the transition to HIPAA 5010. More

Monitoring the success of your ED practice: 9 key metrics to generate revenue
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The emergency department is a vital part of every hospital's financial success, as the open door to an increasing number of admissions. Successful EDs closely monitor several key areas that impact a department's revenue and efficiency; nine of the most important of these areas are presented here. More



Rite Aid clinics place new twist on 'doc-in-a-box'
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When patients walk into a NowClinic at any one of nine Detroit-area Rite Aid pharmacies, they can choose among multiple physicians to see about what's ailing them. Not see in person. See on a computer monitor. What's going on at these Rite Aids is a merger of multiple trends focused on providing more convenience to patients than, presumably, a physician's office can deliver. Neither telemedicine nor retail clinics are new — but combining them is. More

Critics say hospitals cherry pick best-paying patients
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A growing number of hospitals are using their patients' health and financial records to help pitch their most lucrative services, such as cancer, heart and orthopedic care. As part of these direct mail campaigns, they are also buying detailed information about local residents compiled by consumer marketing firms — everything from age, income and marital status to shopping habits and whether they have children or pets at home. More

Save the date: 2012 ANI
The 2012 ANI will be held Oct. 17-19, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla.


10 most outlandish kinds of ICD-10 codes
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Although the debate over the delay of ICD-10 has been heated, if there's one thing both sides can agree on, it's the sometimes-hilarious specificity of some of the new ICD-10 codes. Here is a collection of 10 of the most outlandish types of ICD-10 codes. More

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