Tag: Industry Sources

Industry Responds to Study Said to Demonstrate Link Between Physician Surgicenter Ownership and Volume of Surgeries

Filed in Hospitals by on April 18, 2010 0 Comments
Industry Responds to Study Said to Demonstrate Link Between Physician Surgicenter Ownership and Volume of Surgeries
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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 Study Published in Health Affairs Industry […]

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Grassley and Baucus Seek to Further Define the Difference Between Charity Care and Bad Debt for Nonprofit Hospitals. As a Matter of Collections Timing?

Filed in Hospitals by on May 23, 2009 3 Comments
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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 states that “The proposal is meant to […]

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Medical Expense for a Family of Four Rises

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 21, 2009 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Mintz Levin: False Claims Act Amendments Gain Traction

Filed in Proposed Legislation by on May 19, 2009 0 Comments
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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 […]

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HHS OIG Report Finds “High Risk” of Medicare Fraud in South Florida

Filed in Fraud & Abuse, Medicare by on April 24, 2009 3 Comments
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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 […]

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