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Underinsured and desperate for Healthcare -the need for Navigators

April 28, 2016, by Taylor Spence, Administration

Navigating The System

It seems the health care system is organized in a way that expects patients to be advocates for themselves and to know the right questions to ask of the right people. This way of conducting the business of medicine limits the flow of vital information, especially to patients with...
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emergency room priority
emergency room priority
A helping hand
A helping hand

Insurance Companies try to prevent Unneccessary back surgery

April 24, 2016, by Taylor Spence, Administration

A surge in spinal fusion procedures has brought mounting scrutiny on providers. Now payers appear poised to crack down on needless procedures by applying coverage pressure on physicians. Annual US spine fusion surgeries have skyrocketed over the last decade, rising from about 260,000 in 2002 to about 460,000 in 2011,...
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surgery money
surgery money
unnecessary spine fusion
unnecessary spine fusion

Baby Boomers in mental health crisis mode

April 20, 2016, by Adapted for HC-MP

A considerable number of baby boomers will probably find it hard to access treatment and diagnoses for mental health issues and substance abuse problems unless a major overhaul is undertaken, according to a new report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  The report is titled "The Mental Health and Substance...
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neglected care
neglected care
Unable to manage the stress
Unable to manage the stress

Health system integration and antitrust laws on collision course

April 18, 2016, by Duane Morris LLP and Philip H. Lebowitz

Health systems attempting to fulfill the mandate of integrating hospitals and physicians may find themselves accused of going too far. Although the Affordable Care Act, shared savings, gainsharing and other alternative payment methodologies have made integration of physicians, hospitals and other providers an operational goal, success in reaching that goal...
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silence
silence
Under oath
Under oath

Fraud a $3.3 Billion in Settlements and Judgments in FY 2014

April 14, 2016, by Laurence Freedman, Carrie Roll

On March 19, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued their annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program report highlighting that the HCFAC Program obtained $3.3 billion in health care fraud judgments and settlements in FY 2014. Of this amount,...
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Investigative care costs
Investigative care costs
Leading costs for self gain
Leading costs for self gain

Hospital Price-Gouging Driving Up Healthcare Costs

April 09, 2016, by Daniel Cook

For-profit facilities mostly to blame for market failure, say researchers.

Some of the nation's hospitals are marking up the cost of care by as much as 1,000% of what Medicare allows, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs. Why? Because they can.

"There is no justification for these outrageous rates,...
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MRI revenue stream
MRI revenue stream
Drugs and Meds
Drugs and Meds
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