Hospitals In States That Have Opted Out of Medicaid Expansion Stand To Face Increasing Financials Pressures With Charity Care DSH Hospitals In States That Have Opted Out of Medicaid Expansion Stand To Face Increasing Financials Pressures With Charity Care DSH

This was issued by the analysts of Moody’s and it really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure t...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

GSA Database May Have Leaked Contractor Banking and Other Proprietary Data-SQL Injection Bugs Still Commonly Found on Government Web Applications GSA Database May Have Leaked Contractor Banking and Other Proprietary Data-SQL Injection Bugs Still Commonly Found on Government Web Applications

How long has SQL injection bugs in computer code been around…a long time and there’s still tons of h...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Robert Wood Hospital Sends Patient To Collections For a Bill That Insurance Had Already Paid-3 Year Consumer Battle -Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 57 Robert Wood Hospital Sends Patient To Collections For a Bill That Insurance Had Already Paid-3 Year Consumer Battle -Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 57

There’s thousands of stories like this out there with data complexities today to where when a mistak...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Medical Device Keeps Donor Liver Alive Longer Before Transplant–No Ice Required New Medical Device Keeps Donor Liver Alive Longer Before Transplant–No Ice Required

The device could also increase the number of available livers and is under going clinical trials in ...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Medicaid Pay Raise Delayed for Doctors But Will Be Retroactive to January 1–It’s the Complex IT Infrastructure & Formulas Again… Medicaid Pay Raise Delayed for Doctors But Will Be Retroactive to January 1–It’s the Complex IT Infrastructure & Formulas Again…

You can read through the article and like anything else out there today it needs an IT infrastructur...

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Pacific Health Corporation Hospital Chain Fined $7 Million for Bouncing Employee Payroll Checks And Not Sending Payroll Deductions To Insurance Companies Pacific Health Corporation Hospital Chain Fined $7 Million for Bouncing Employee Payroll Checks And Not Sending Payroll Deductions To Insurance Companies

If you remember back Pacific Health Corporation was involved in the medical billing scam with using ...

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Friday, March 15, 2013

IRS Facing Lawsuit Over HIPAA Violations Considered a Data Breach of Ten Million Records With Unauthorized Seizure IRS Facing Lawsuit Over HIPAA Violations Considered a Data Breach of Ten Million Records With Unauthorized Seizure

The class action lawsuit does not name the individual company and called it “the John Doe Company” w...

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Friday, March 15, 2013

New York Downtown Hospital Fires all Residents As Part of New Affiliation With New York Presbyterian New York Downtown Hospital Fires all Residents As Part of New Affiliation With New York Presbyterian

Back in January New York Presbyterian agreed to take over the hospital which included debt settlemen...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

IRS Software Algorithms Delay Thousands of Tax Refunds Relative to Education Credits–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 55 IRS Software Algorithms Delay Thousands of Tax Refunds Relative to Education Credits–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 55

Here’s the next chapter and this one looks like it affects quite a few people so for those who don’t...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

California and Vermont Force Insurers to Bid for Healthcare Representation With Insurance Exchanges, How Many Will Bid and Where? California and Vermont Force Insurers to Bid for Healthcare Representation With Insurance Exchanges, How Many Will Bid and Where?

The reason for this question has already been stated by United Healthcare with a news article that c...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bono Speaks About Inequality–Enter the “Factovist” a Look at Reality–The Good and The Bad News With Transparency and Data Sets Bono Speaks About Inequality–Enter the “Factovist” a Look at Reality–The Good and The Bad News With Transparency and Data Sets

Turing the pyramid upside down is the key, putting the people on top instead of the other way around...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

VA Claims System Still Has a Large Back Log- Software development and Implementation Working to Correct But All Things Take Even More Time Today With Complexities VA Claims System Still Has a Large Back Log- Software development and Implementation Working to Correct But All Things Take Even More Time Today With Complexities

We all talk highly of the VA VistA medical records system and it is good as many other commercial sy...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Orthopedic Surgeon in Orange County Using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Therapy Where Possible To Avoid Surgeries Orthopedic Surgeon in Orange County Using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Therapy Where Possible To Avoid Surgeries

The doctor is one of a few that are using the process to speed the healing of injuries.  The treatme...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Doctor in Brazil Used Silicone Fingers To Fool Biometric Sign In At Hospital-Signing in 6 Ghost Workers Doctor in Brazil Used Silicone Fingers To Fool Biometric Sign In At Hospital-Signing in 6 Ghost Workers

Where there’s a will there’s a way and who would have thought of this, but someone did.  The doctor ...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Augmented Reality With Using Kinect and a Tablet to See Inside Your Skull (Video) Augmented Reality With Using Kinect and a Tablet to See Inside Your Skull (Video)

This is wild and was done in the Microsoft UK research office.  They are using actual MRI scans and ...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against UnitedHealthGroup and Their Various Subsidiaries There Of Relative to Mental Health Claim Denials & Violation of Parity Laws Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against UnitedHealthGroup and Their Various Subsidiaries There Of Relative to Mental Health Claim Denials & Violation of Parity Laws

This is interesting as the law firm was one that worked on the Ingenix settlement a $350 million dol...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Scooter Store Lays Off 1800 Employees Scooter Store Lays Off 1800 Employees

Just a few weeks ago the company was raided by federal officials suspecting Medicare fraud.  1800 pe...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Man Has 75% of His Skull Replaced and Implanted–Replication Done with FDA Approved 3-D Printing Process From OPM Man Has 75% of His Skull Replaced and Implanted–Replication Done with FDA Approved 3-D Printing Process From OPM

This is a great use for 3-D printing a model can be built with customized specifications.  One might...

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Friday, March 08, 2013

GAO States CMS Overpaid Medicare Advantage Plans During the Years of 2010 to 1012–Flawed Risk Assessment Calculation Errors GAO States CMS Overpaid Medicare Advantage Plans During the Years of 2010 to 1012–Flawed Risk Assessment Calculation Errors

Here we go again with math and audits and to be fair this is very complex today and we go back to sw...

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Stem Cell Procedure Repairs Knees and Joint Damage Versus Joint Replacement Stem Cell Procedure Repairs Knees and Joint Damage Versus Joint Replacement

This is pretty neat versus going through surgery if one is a candidate for this type of procedures. ...

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Blue Shield and Aetna Raising Premiums by Double Digits in California Over State Objections…Business Model Algorithms Determines the Increases Blue Shield and Aetna Raising Premiums by Double Digits in California Over State Objections…Business Model Algorithms Determines the Increases

I just wrote this other post on how insurance companies are paying for data, consumer spending data ...

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

InrtaCare Behavioral Health System in Texas Chooses OpenVistA Electronic Medical Record System from Medsphere InrtaCare Behavioral Health System in Texas Chooses OpenVistA Electronic Medical Record System from Medsphere

You may or may not be aware of Medsphere but they have been around for a while and offer a commercia...

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
 
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