Hospital in Stoughton Massachusetts Puts Hospital Admissions on Hold – 21 Days Until Corrections are Made Hospital in Stoughton Massachusetts Puts Hospital Admissions on Hold – 21 Days Until Corrections are Made

New England Sinai Hospital has closed it’s doors to new patients at the suggestion of the state insp...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Health Insurance Company Ran an “HIV” Algorithm To Cancel Consumer’s Policy –An Automatic Fraud Investigation Revealing “False Positives” Or “Unhealthy Patients” Health Insurance Company Ran an “HIV” Algorithm To Cancel Consumer’s Policy –An Automatic Fraud Investigation Revealing “False Positives” Or “Unhealthy Patients”

Earlier this week I participated on a blog talk radio show discussing this exact matter and interest...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Mapping ICD Codes to SNOMED A Daunting Project – Men Who Smoked While Pregnant Mapping ICD Codes to SNOMED A Daunting Project – Men Who Smoked While Pregnant

All medical offices and hospitals are familiar with the current ICD 9 Codes used for diagnosing pati...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Medicare Fraud – Criminals Do a Better Job With Filing Claims And Coding Than Providers Medicare Fraud – Criminals Do a Better Job With Filing Claims And Coding Than Providers

We hear a lot about Medicare fraud and how much is fraudulently billed.  I talk a lot about technolo...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Non-Profit Hospitals Can Be Taxed if They are Not Providing Enough Charity Care to At Least Meet the Tax Benefit Given Non-Profit Hospitals Can Be Taxed if They are Not Providing Enough Charity Care to At Least Meet the Tax Benefit Given

This decision was made by the Illinois Supreme Court that yes the hospital system can pay taxes if t...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Health Insurer and Hospital Disputes on the Rise – 50% of the Hospitals in the US Are in the Red – This Might Have Something To Do With The Root Of the Problem Health Insurer and Hospital Disputes on the Rise – 50% of the Hospitals in the US Are in the Red – This Might Have Something To Do With The Root Of the Problem

The second part of this title might have a lot to do with what is happening with hospitals playing h...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Esteem Implanted Hearing Aid From Envoy Gets Approval from the FDA – 1st Device of It’s Kind Esteem Implanted Hearing Aid From Envoy Gets Approval from the FDA – 1st Device of It’s Kind

This is very nice, no more having the “hearing aide” visible and it is implemented behind the ear.  ...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Arizona Becomes the First State to Drop Children’s Health Insurance Program and Roll Back Medicaid Coverage for Adults – 310,000 People To Be Dropped Arizona Becomes the First State to Drop Children’s Health Insurance Program and Roll Back Medicaid Coverage for Adults – 310,000 People To Be Dropped

This is pretty scary and when you look at the fact that the town can still fund pro football and hig...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

New York City Small Business Owners Blasted with Hikes With Insurance Premiums – Some States Creating Laws to Make It Illegal to Require Residents to Buy Health Insurance from Companies Sold on the Market New York City Small Business Owners Blasted with Hikes With Insurance Premiums – Some States Creating Laws to Make It Illegal to Require Residents to Buy Health Insurance from Companies Sold on the Market

Healthcare is on everyone’s mind this week to see what we end up coming up with out of the “blender”...

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

1 Out of Every 4 Residents in California Now Lacks Health Insurance – We Need True Reform and Not Band Aids 1 Out of Every 4 Residents in California Now Lacks Health Insurance – We Need True Reform and Not Band Aids

The numbers are growing rapidly while we still wait around and discuss and talk about healthcare ref...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stem Cell Research in the US – Focus on UCI Irvine With First FDA Approved Treatment for Spinal Cord Damage Stem Cell Research in the US – Focus on UCI Irvine With First FDA Approved Treatment for Spinal Cord Damage

The video speaks of where stem cell research is currently in the US and revisits the big breakthroug...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Think Tank Suggested that NHS should Tank More Than 30,000 Hospital Beds Think Tank Suggested that NHS should Tank More Than 30,000 Hospital Beds

The number of beds has been decreasing over the years and the think tank believes this should be do...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Health Clouds Forming in California – State HIE (Health Information Exchange) ONC Grant Health Clouds Forming in California – State HIE (Health Information Exchange) ONC Grant

Hard hat area:   The state project is aligned with the federal NHIN standards.  Last month 15 organi...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Microsoft and New York City Launch Virtual Senior Center -  Using Windows 7 and Touch Screen Computers to Connect Homebound Seniors to the Outside World Microsoft and New York City Launch Virtual Senior Center - Using Windows 7 and Touch Screen Computers to Connect Homebound Seniors to the Outside World

This is just an overall “nice” story.  I know as I have a mother who is a senior and the computer is...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We Need to Fix Wall Street To Help Stop Some Of the Heart Attacks – American College of Cardiology Study We Need to Fix Wall Street To Help Stop Some Of the Heart Attacks – American College of Cardiology Study

By fixing the corrupt algorithms running Wall Street, it will stand to help healthcare, so the 2 go ...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
 
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