AMA Has Online Assistance and Forms For Filing Claims For UnitedHealthCare/Ingenix AMA Has Online Assistance and Forms For Filing Claims For UnitedHealthCare/Ingenix

You may already be familiar with the law suit and finally tools are here to help out.  I briefly loo...

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Southern California Hospitals To Begin Offering Lump Sum Fees for Hip and Knee Replacements Southern California Hospitals To Begin Offering Lump Sum Fees for Hip and Knee Replacements

The trial program is slated to begin in August of this year.  Charges for the procedures are all ov...

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Can Algorithms Find the Best Intelligence Analysts? – Not Until Biases and Memory Lapses Are Overcome And That May Be A Long Time Coming And That Goes for Health Insurance Analytics Too Can Algorithms Find the Best Intelligence Analysts? – Not Until Biases and Memory Lapses Are Overcome And That May Be A Long Time Coming And That Goes for Health Insurance Analytics Too

In the race for data analysis, it still seems that even with aggregating and taking the best of the ...

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

AARP and Walgreens Sending Out a Fleet of Buses to Offer Free Screenings AARP and Walgreens Sending Out a Fleet of Buses to Offer Free Screenings

Walgreens is really on the move with getting into the screening mode here and collecting healthcare ...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Obesity Drug Swells Up in Your Stomach To Make You Feel Full – Passes First Trial Obesity Drug Swells Up in Your Stomach To Make You Feel Full – Passes First Trial

With the war on obesity, we have another option in the works.  This is interesting as you can see i...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Clinical Trial Experience for the Patient – Good, Bad Or Do You Feel Like a Lab Rat The Clinical Trial Experience for the Patient – Good, Bad Or Do You Feel Like a Lab Rat

How does it feel to be in a trial?  This video touches on some of the good and bad and the communica...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross Holding Off Again With Implementing Premium Increase Algorithm – TBA On How Long Anthem Blue Cross Holding Off Again With Implementing Premium Increase Algorithm – TBA On How Long

A little over a week ago the increases in premiums were still on and now it appears there has been a...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Class Action Lawsuit Against Safeco Car Insurance Continues – Alleged Use of Ingenix Payment Algorithms for Shorting Claim Payments With Medical Expenses Related to Car Accidents Class Action Lawsuit Against Safeco Car Insurance Continues – Alleged Use of Ingenix Payment Algorithms for Shorting Claim Payments With Medical Expenses Related to Car Accidents

This is similar to the recent case where in New York the algorithms resulted in underpayments to pat...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

If You have Problems Paying for Your Healthcare “You Could Bring A Chicken To the Doctor” (Video) If You have Problems Paying for Your Healthcare “You Could Bring A Chicken To the Doctor” (Video)

Rachel Maddow captures some GOP member suggesting how patients can pay for their healthcare, “get a boatload of Lipitor for a chicken”, I do...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

SEC Staffers Spent A Lot of Time Watching Pornography on Government Computers – Why We Need Data Auditing Algorithms that Run 24/7 SEC Staffers Spent A Lot of Time Watching Pornography on Government Computers – Why We Need Data Auditing Algorithms that Run 24/7

I wonder if these are the same folks who also spend time on peer to peer networks too, which is mild by comparison and the House and Senat...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Medtronic to Recall External Defibrillators Medtronic to Recall External Defibrillators

The FDA has stated it is a Class 1, the most serious type.  To repair the devices the company will b...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Office Ally EHR Web Based Software A Simple and Easy Format And Opportunity to Get Paid for E-Visits Office Ally EHR Web Based Software A Simple and Easy Format And Opportunity to Get Paid for E-Visits

Office Ally has updated their information with some images of how their EHR appears for use.  With a...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

FDA Publishes Information on How to Identify Recalls – Why Not Scan That Stent With A Cell Phone and Make It Easy for the Public and Manufacturers To Keep Up, Notify And Automate Compliance FDA Publishes Information on How to Identify Recalls – Why Not Scan That Stent With A Cell Phone and Make It Easy for the Public and Manufacturers To Keep Up, Notify And Automate Compliance

This is a very lengthy section that goes over recalls put out by the FDA.  It entails many procedure...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Discussion Continues Relating to Mexico Healthcare Tourism – San Diego More Discussion Continues Relating to Mexico Healthcare Tourism – San Diego

This is an item certainly worth paying attention too as Mexico is vying to attract some of the reven...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Merck Loses Patent Protection Battle with Zetia Cholesterol Drug – Intellectual Property Cases Continue Merck Loses Patent Protection Battle with Zetia Cholesterol Drug – Intellectual Property Cases Continue

The legal battles continue in court over drug patents and the big question today as to what is in a ...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

FDA Gives 510K Clearance for a 30-year Knee Replacement From Smith and Nephew FDA Gives 510K Clearance for a 30-year Knee Replacement From Smith and Nephew

How long is my knee or hip going to last, everyone wants to know that answer and couple years ago wr...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
 
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