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CMS Revises Policy on Billing Part B for Inpatient Claim Denials

CMS Revises Policy on Billing Part B for Inpatient Claim Denials

In a ruling published March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially revised the current policy on Part B billing, following the denial of a Part A inpatient hospital claim on the basis that inpatient admission wasn’t reasonable and necessary. Since the National Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program started in 2010, […]

An Update on the 340B Drug Discount Program

An Update on the 340B Drug Discount Program

It has been a year of change for health care providers eligible to participate in the 340B drug discount program. All hospital providers have completed a recertification process, and many have been selected for on-site program audits by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Ongoing issues remain with this program; here are a few […]

Obama Riles His Own Party With Social Security Offer – NPR (blog)

Obama Riles His Own Party With Social Security Offer – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Few things indicate a president no longer needs to worry about re-election more than his willingness to ignite an intraparty firestorm. President Obama’s decision to include in the […]

Letters: Disability insurance and depression – Los Angeles Times

Letters: Disability insurance and depression – Los Angeles Times

Re “Disability: the new welfare?,” Opinion, April 2 Jonah Goldberg is correct that the increase in Social Security disability beneficiaries deserves scrutiny, but he shows a misunderstanding of how the program works. It is relatively challenging for a claimant to qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration does not simply accept certification from a physician, […]

How Much Insurance Does Your Small Business Need? – Huffington Post

How Much Insurance Does Your Small Business Need? – Huffington Post

What initiates the need for business insurance? If you are in business, you need insurance. The question is – what kind of policy is appropriate? And this is true even if you are a home-based business. If you are consulting or providing expert advice, you may need to purchase errors and omission insurance. A landlord […]

Regulators probing alleged mortgage insurance kickback scheme – Los Angeles Times

Regulators probing alleged mortgage insurance kickback scheme – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are conducting an extensive investigation into an alleged mortgage insurance kickback scheme that pushed up costs for home buyers dating from the mid-1990s. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in disclosing its first action Thursday, said the investigation revolves around a scheme in which banks and other lenders required private mortgage insurers […]

Five Groups That Really do Need Life Insurance – Fox Business

Five Groups That Really do Need Life Insurance – Fox Business

Don’t need life insurance? Think again If you have ever said “I do” or welcomed a bundle of joy into the world, chances are you have considered purchasing a life insurance policy. Married couples and parents are among the best candidates for coverage. But if you are single or childless, don’t automatically assume you don’t […]

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