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2009 ALERTS

 

   
 December 30

Medical Billing Code Monopoly Explains AMA’s Support for Health Plan, Critics Say; GAO; Side-by-Side comparison of House and Senate Health Bills; read more…

 December 23

2010 CPT Coding Update; Health Care Bill: The Real Money Question; Doctor Pay Cut Postponed until March 1; read more…

 December 16

ASIPP Webinar Survey; The battle over health care; Leasing market for medical offices hits downtown; read more…

 December 9

Noridian removes non-coverage policy of Lumbar Facets; Abstract session deadline; NCCI Adjusts ruling; read more…

 December 2

Changes to 2009 CPT for IPM Physicians; Two Ways the Bill Will Pay for Healthcare Reform; County Takes Next Step in Bid to Curb Pain Clinics; read more….

 Nobember 25

Noridian Facet Joint Issues and Misinformation; PR Update; House Passes Major Medicare Payment Reform – Is It Good for Us?; read more…

 November 18 Commentary: Congressional Spenders Ignore Deeping Government Waste; HHS Emplys New Tougher Standards in Calculation of Improper Medicare Payment Rates for 2009; ASIPP Adds Resident/Fellow Board Members; read more…
 November 11

Pay-for-Performance Participation Can Be Pricey; Doctors Spending More time Now with Patients; CMS Publishes Final 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule; read more…

 November 4

ABIPP to offer Part II Examination; House Democrats Clear the Way for Healthcare Vote; FTC to Delay Enforcement of Red Flags Rule until June; read more…

 October 28

Tricare Denying Coverage of Facet Nerve Blocks and RFD; ASIPP Guidelines Accepted to NGC; Seniors Squeezed as Doctors Shun Medicare; read more…

 October 21

Democrats push to reverse Medicare payment cuts to doctors; Small providers may not have to deal with red flags rule; Physician groups back Medicare payment reform bill: read more…

 October 14

Healthcare reform bill clears final senate panel; Medicaid drug fraud targeted by government watchdog group; how the modern patient drives up health costs; read more…

 October 7

Fourth Quarter CCI Updates Released; Book Released by ASIPP Members; Facet Joint Interventional Techniques Survey; read more…

 September 30

Senators reject pair of public option proposals; Some state push to ban mandate on insurance; Challenges to medical liability caps go before Georgia, Maryland high courts; read more…

 Setember 23

RAC Audits to Begin in Regions C & D; Insurers Expect to Pay Out 10% More for Medical Care; read more…

 September 16

Healthcare Proposal Mandates Coverage, Drops Public Option; ASIPP Members Can Weigh in on IPM Topics for Radio Listeners; States Targeting Medicaid Physician Pay; read more…

 September 9

ASIPP Member Stephen Lester, Family Killed in Plane Crash; ABIPP Part II to be offered April 25, 2010; read more...

 September 2

Documentation for Dummies; Healthcare Bill - Continue to Write Congress and White House; read more…

 August 26

Medicare pay-for-service by non-physicians comes under scrutiny; Swine Flu Could Infect Half of U.S.; read more…

 August 19

Stop Extinction of Facet Joint Interventions in Noridian States; Lack of Medicare Appointee Puzzles Congress; Fight Looms over Medicare Advantage; read more…

ugust 12

Florida Medicaid clients dropped in computer failure; RAC audits begin in South Carolina; read more…

 August 5

Landmark Massachusetts Health Reform Showing Cracks in Access and Coverage; Florida Medicaid Clients Dropped in Computer Failure; Read more…

 July 29

Senators Close to Health Accord; Florida Appeals Court Halts some California Medicaid Pay Cuts; Read more…

 July 22

Budget Blow for Health Plan; AMA Ranks Payers’ Claims Processes; Patient Portion of Fees Often a Mystery; Read more…

 July 15 Regina Benjamin Picked as Surgeon General; CMS Announces 2010 Proposed Fee Schedules read more…
 July 8

Medicare Program Payment Policy Updates; ASC, HOPD Payment Rates; Third Quarter CCI Updates; read more…

 July 1

Lack of Training for Health Care Professionals Increase Drug Addiction; Medicare Fraud Strike Force Makes 53 Arrests; read more…

 June 24 Gov. Signs Florida Legislation Aimed to Halt Abuses of Pain Pills; Obama proposes Law Requiring Congress to Find Health Spending Offsets; read more…
 June 17

ASIPP Officially Gains Seat in AMA House of Delegates; Obama Pitches Health Care Reform to MDs; read more…

 June 10

RACs self assessment and aggressive appeals are key; Democrats nearing consensus on health plan; read more…

 June 3

Disaster averted for quarterly NCCI edits; NASPER progress; RAC program to be in place by Jan. 1; read more…

 May 27

CCI Second quarter updates; Antitrust law a hurdle to healthcare overhaul; read more…

 May 20

New Democrat Coalition proposes independent panel to oversee comparative effectiveness research; SAMHSA seeks public comment on Issues related to the implementation of the NASPER; read more…

 May 13

Physicians get delay in FTC enforcement of identity theft rules; Medicine scores legal victories in scope of practice; read more…

 May 6

RACs free to make call on medical necessity rules; EMR adoption higher in states with fewer privacy rules; Medicare Advantage comes under more scrutiny; read more…

 April 29

Sebulius Confirmed by Senate; FL Senate Approves Prescription Drug Tracking System; Helping Search Engines Find You More Quickly; read more…

 April 22

Senate Finance Committee Approves Sebelius Nomination; Doctors face risk of harsh penalties form new Medicare enrollment rules; read more…

 April 15

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds injunction in CRNA scope of practice; HHS nominee Sebelius awaits senate vote; read more…

 April 14 SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS INJUNCTION IN CRNA SCOPE OF PRACTICE 
 April 8

Florida clinics multiply, drug overdoes climb; Pain doctor made to prove care was proper; read more…

 April 1

A world of hurt: Exams of injured workers fuel mutual mistrust; Drug related deaths: Legal drugs are problem too; read more…

 March 25

Medical journal deries public airing of conflicts; Doctors increasingly close doors to drug reps, while pharma cuts ranks; read more…

  March 18

Team Effort in the House to Overhaul Health Care; No job, no bill: Physicians tell how they help longtime patients struggling during recession; read more…

  March 12

Doctor admits pain studies were frauds; Scope of practice expansions fuel legal battles; Doctors fight back against denial by algorithm; read more…

  March 4

Kansas Governor Accepts Offer as Health Secretary; CMS Issues Change Request; read more…

  February 24

 

Obama calls for healthcare reform; Humana questions adequacy of 2010 preliminary rates; State, feds disagree on use of opioid; read more…

  February 18

Analysis: Stimulus Law Spends on Healthcare Today to Save for Tomorrow; Spine Pain Treatment Attracts Scrutiny of OIG; read more…

  February 11

HHS candidate draws fire; SCHIP expanded – Specialty hospitals survive; Insurers share doctors’ financial pain; read more…

  February 4

Daschle withdraws as HHS nominee; Call for Abstracts; Medicare payment fix weighed; read more…

 January 21

UnitedHealth paying $350 million to settle suit on out-of-network medical services; Medicare pay must be fixed, says Daschle; read more…

 January 14 First quarter CCI Updates; Medicare funding cuts unresolved by new administration; read more...
 January 7

Deadline for AMA Physician Practice Survey extended; Economy: Medicare rules hit surgery centers; read more…

   
   

 

 


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