GAO Tells CMS Pre-Pay Editing/Auditing on Claims Should Be Greater As Processes Not Catching Enough–Time To Start Cranking Out Some Additional Code and Algorithms For the IT Infrastructure GAO Tells CMS Pre-Pay Editing/Auditing on Claims Should Be Greater As Processes Not Catching Enough–Time To Start Cranking Out Some Additional Code and Algorithms For the IT Infrastructure

When you read this the GAO identifies 3 different areas to where the processes for the edits have we...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

“Smart Stethoscope” Keeps Track of Kidney Stones With No Radiation With Shock Wave Lithotripsy “Smart Stethoscope” Keeps Track of Kidney Stones With No Radiation With Shock Wave Lithotripsy

This look very cool and it’s small and compact.  Shock wave lithotripsy is a procedure for breaking ...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Judge in the OC Reading Too Much On the Internet-Used Jim Akin Rape Analogy During a Court Case –Mental Illness In Politics & Government Perhaps More Prevalent Than We Realize? Judge in the OC Reading Too Much On the Internet-Used Jim Akin Rape Analogy During a Court Case –Mental Illness In Politics & Government Perhaps More Prevalent Than We Realize?

Ok here we go again as we are back to the 50 Shades of Rape.   This guy was way out there on a court...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Philanthropist David Geffen Gives Record $100 Million Dollar to Create Scholarship Fund to Expand Opportunities for UCLA Medical Students–Video Philanthropist David Geffen Gives Record $100 Million Dollar to Create Scholarship Fund to Expand Opportunities for UCLA Medical Students–Video

What a game changer this is with medical students being able to get a scholarship and have the educa...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

MRI Video Shows Twins Fighting in the Womb MRI Video Shows Twins Fighting in the Womb

This gives new meaning to coming out with your fists up:)  Wonder how Mom feels during all of this?  BD Unfortunately your browser d...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Practice Fusion Spends Time with Dr. Oz With Supplying the Medical Records Used For the 15 Minute Physical–To Be Featured on the Dr. Oz Television Show Practice Fusion Spends Time with Dr. Oz With Supplying the Medical Records Used For the 15 Minute Physical–To Be Featured on the Dr. Oz Television Show

This was a pretty neat function and once upon a time I was on a conference call with Dr. Oz when he ...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Why Do We Like Governor Christie? He Represents the “Anti-Dupe” Reality Versus The Media Generated Duping That Cripples Society Today, “He’s Killing Them Softly With Logic With His Song” Why Do We Like Governor Christie? He Represents the “Anti-Dupe” Reality Versus The Media Generated Duping That Cripples Society Today, “He’s Killing Them Softly With Logic With His Song”

Ok this is my blog and my opinion here.  If you read what I write pretty much everything is all publ...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

HealthTrio Files Suit Against Aetna Over PHR and HIT Technology Patent Violations HealthTrio Files Suit Against Aetna Over PHR and HIT Technology Patent Violations

We have another case of patent infringement regarding personal health records and without having any...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

One Big Giant Rubber Duck Floating Down the River–Rewards for Britons to Submit Fun Ideas to Help People, This is My Kind of Duck! One Big Giant Rubber Duck Floating Down the River–Rewards for Britons to Submit Fun Ideas to Help People, This is My Kind of Duck!

Ok so you’re not having fun, well this big duck will come get you:)  Being this is the Medical Quack I can’t pass up a good Duck story when ...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Things are Even Tough Over At WebMD–Laying off 250 Employees to Save $45 Million–Web Algorithms Will Need To Do More With Fewer Humans… Things are Even Tough Over At WebMD–Laying off 250 Employees to Save $45 Million–Web Algorithms Will Need To Do More With Fewer Humans…

I say the algorithms will have to work a little harder in jest but it is true with any company almos...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Steward Health Care System Withdraws From Buying Mercy Health System in Maine–It’s the Numbers.. Steward Health Care System Withdraws From Buying Mercy Health System in Maine–It’s the Numbers..

We have both sides with different stories and Steward said the numbers were worse than they were lea...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LSU Medical Centers In Louisiana To be Leased to Private Hospital Operators To Keep Them Going As the State Makes Budget Cuts.. LSU Medical Centers In Louisiana To be Leased to Private Hospital Operators To Keep Them Going As the State Makes Budget Cuts..

This is interesting in the fact that the money from the leases will help get federal matching dolla...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FDA Gives Prostate Drug Zytiga Approval to Use Before Chemotherapy Begins FDA Gives Prostate Drug Zytiga Approval to Use Before Chemotherapy Begins

In other prostate cancer news UCLA had a good announcement this week combining ultrasound with MRI c...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Sad State of the Damaged VA Hospital in New York And Other Nationwide Problems That We Can’t Seem to Fix The Sad State of the Damaged VA Hospital in New York And Other Nationwide Problems That We Can’t Seem to Fix

This is good coverage of what happened at the big New York VA hospital during storm Sandy. They lost...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Media and Press Releases In Healthcare That Go Nowhere–Marketing to Sell You Analytics With Using Fear and Misplaced Guilt Overtones As a Theme Media and Press Releases In Healthcare That Go Nowhere–Marketing to Sell You Analytics With Using Fear and Misplaced Guilt Overtones As a Theme

If you read here often enough then you know my tone here is to cut through some of the “stuff” we se...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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
 
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