CMS Needs Vendor With Sufficient Algorithmic Processes to Provide Consumer Data for New Insurance Exchanges To Verify Qualifications & Check Your Wages And Other Information Desired CMS Needs Vendor With Sufficient Algorithmic Processes to Provide Consumer Data for New Insurance Exchanges To Verify Qualifications & Check Your Wages And Other Information Desired

I guess we kind of knew this would be coming.  The social security death index is one item that can ...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Amgen Acquires deCODE Genetics for $400 Million in Cash Amgen Acquires deCODE Genetics for $400 Million in Cash

Here’s a company that’s getting a second life as back in 2009 the Iceland facility was looking at ba...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Kaiser Permanente To Hire 500 Employees In Colorado At New Facility–530 Being Laid Off In California Kaiser Permanente To Hire 500 Employees In Colorado At New Facility–530 Being Laid Off In California

Maybe some of the folks getting laid off will have a chance to move?  I say this as it was just a fe...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

4Medica Electronic Medical Records Company Signs Agreement With MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecord) To License Health IT Patents 4Medica Electronic Medical Records Company Signs Agreement With MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecord) To License Health IT Patents

Recently in the news it was announced 4medica EHR systems will be collaborating with MyMedicalRecord...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Florida Healthcare Center Victims of Russian Hackers Holding Patient Medical Records Ransom for $4000 Florida Healthcare Center Victims of Russian Hackers Holding Patient Medical Records Ransom for $4000

Four thousand seems like a pretty low ransom demand the value they have put on the medical records. ...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Prostate Cancer Now Detectable by Targeted Biopsy, Potentially Ending 25-year Era of Blind Biopsy Prostate Cancer Now Detectable by Targeted Biopsy, Potentially Ending 25-year Era of Blind Biopsy

Nobody likes having a biopsy and now with using technology to actually be able to see where the tiss...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

SAS Adds Optum (UnitedHealthcare) Fraud Prevention Algorithms That Includes Social Network Data Mining Analytics To Their Fraud Prevention Framework Software SAS Adds Optum (UnitedHealthcare) Fraud Prevention Algorithms That Includes Social Network Data Mining Analytics To Their Fraud Prevention Framework Software

Basically there are new parameters to search for fraud detection with medical claims.  To cut throug...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

35,000 Toxic Ducks Arrive at Los Angeles Harbor–Are These Plastic Ducks Really That Bad–Don’t Eat One 35,000 Toxic Ducks Arrive at Los Angeles Harbor–Are These Plastic Ducks Really That Bad–Don’t Eat One

This is an interesting take on the seizure of the plastic ducks and this was a scientist that wrote ...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Five Patients At Cedar Sinai Infected By Surgeon During Heart Procedures–Surgical and Medical Glove Standards Could be Next As We Learn… Five Patients At Cedar Sinai Infected By Surgeon During Heart Procedures–Surgical and Medical Glove Standards Could be Next As We Learn…

Here’s a very different hospital acquired infection story and this has to with the surgical gloves w...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Drink Beer–Healthier Than Running Says This Conglomerate of Studies–Spun to the Maximum to Give You a Good Laugh–Ask Your Cardiologist Drink Beer–Healthier Than Running Says This Conglomerate of Studies–Spun to the Maximum to Give You a Good Laugh–Ask Your Cardiologist

I keep talking about studies and figuring out the difference between the good stuff and the exag...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Jon Stewart, A Nice “Intelligent” Interchange With The “Other New Jersey” Boss–Governor Christie, Insurance Exchanges and More… Jon Stewart, A Nice “Intelligent” Interchange With The “Other New Jersey” Boss–Governor Christie, Insurance Exchanges and More…

As we all have read the pregnancy in the UK ended up sadly with the nurse from the hospital committi...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

IBM With Machine Learning at Blue Cross Pilot Program With Machine Assessing Authorizations and Next Level Is Using Predictive Analytics To Find Best Care Providers And Lower Reimbursements Rates IBM With Machine Learning at Blue Cross Pilot Program With Machine Assessing Authorizations and Next Level Is Using Predictive Analytics To Find Best Care Providers And Lower Reimbursements Rates

Here’s yet one more example of pay for performance too and this will in time put doctors in a spot t...

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Friday, December 07, 2012

One More Court Case Settles for $120 Million With Aetna For Around To 13 to 15 Years of Short Paying Doctors Using Defunct United Healthcare (Ingenix) Data Base for Out of Network Reimbursements One More Court Case Settles for $120 Million With Aetna For Around To 13 to 15 Years of Short Paying Doctors Using Defunct United Healthcare (Ingenix) Data Base for Out of Network Reimbursements

Back in 2009 I made the post below about the “tentacles” out there that relate back to the 15 year t...

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Friday, December 07, 2012
 
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