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By Michael Ricciardelli
In Hospitals
Apr 18th, 2010
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[Ed. note: We received the following response via email from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee to Kate Greenwood’s post, “Study Demonstrates Link Between Physician Surgicenter Ownership and Volume of Surgeries.”  In the interest of fairness, it appears below without  comment.] The Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee Responds to...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Hospitals
May 23rd, 2009
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According to Inside ARM, an accounts receivable management online magazine, the Senate Finance Committee is presently contemplating imposing strictures upon nonprofit hospitals regarding when those hospitals may outsource the collection of unpaid bills and, presumably, the definition of “bad debt” as it relates to “community benefit.” Inside ARM...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Uncategorized
May 21st, 2009
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Yesterday we took a look at Health Insurance CEO pay, and noted that Mr. Ronald Williams of Aetna made $467,309.85 per week in 2008, while Ms. Braly of Wellpoint was left to make ends meet on $189,311.76 per week, and Mr. Hemsley of United Health was forced to manage on  $62,327.73 per week (though one […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Proposed Legislation
May 19th, 2009
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I’ve never done this before (except perhaps to introduce Ezra Klein’s new site), but I came across a really good Health Law feed on Twitter from Mintz Levin Health Sciences Practice. Good enough that you can now find it in the “Resources” section of this Blog. I was particularly taken by the report on the […]...
By Conrad Dillon
In Fraud & Abuse
Apr 24th, 2009
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A report released Tuesday by the HHS Office of Inspector General identifies South Florida as “a high risk area for fraudulent billings to Medicare” by suppliers of durable medical equipment. According to the report, South Florida accounts for 17% of Medicare’s total spending on inhalation drugs, but is home to only 2% of the nation’s […]...