The PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) reforms that were passed almost two years ago have been contested in court almost from the moment President Obama finished signing the bill.
If you can’t find the right part-time or full-time employees, maybe you’re not looking in the right places. One of the great things about business today is that a portion of your workforce an be anywhere. Your best employees may not live in your town, your state or your time zone.
If you do the professional fee (pro-fee) coding or billing for surgeries, you know that the rules surrounding the Global Surgical Package (GSP) are many and can be complex. CMS just published a new fact sheet on the GSP and it’s a great recap for coders and billers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) is announcing that it will not initiate enforcement action for an additional three (3) months, through June 30, 2012, against any covered entity that is required to comply with the updated transactions standards adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA): ASC X12 Version 5010 and NCPDP Versions D.0 and 3.0.
I recently had an experience at my doctor’s office where I had a problem with my account.
Actually, I had been questioning why I hadn’t gotten a refund for 2 months but was told both times I was in the office by the receptionist that she would “send a message to the biller to correct this.”
When I arrived at the doctor’s office this time, I asked about the $50 credit that I was owed and was told by the receptionist she would again “send a message to the biller.”
I lost my cool!
Call it an Advisory Board, a Focus Group, a Patient Board or Patient Council. Whatever you choose to call the group of patients you meet with regularly, you need to have a group of patients you meet with regularly.
Why start an Advisory Board?
Recently I was talking to one of my clients about self-improvement. I asked him, How many people get up in the morning and think about how they could be better today than they were the day before? He answered, Not enough. Later as I considered his answer, I agreed that many do indeed live lives that lack direction and purpose, just getting by day to day, trying to survive their challenges.