Monthly Archives: October 2011

KLAS: “Almost half of the former NightHawk customers are looking for other options.”

According to a new report on the teleradiology market from the health-care research company KLAS, many former NightHawk customers are considering to discontinue the service. Virtual Radiologic (Vrad) purchased NightHawk Radiologic and created the country’s largest teleradiology company. Everyone is … Continue reading

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REMINDER: ADVANCED IMAGING SUPPLIERS TO BE ACCREDITED BY JAN 1 2012

Under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA), all Medicare suppliers of the technical component of advanced imaging services have until by January 1, 2012 to become accredited by an accreditation organization designated by the Secretary of Health … Continue reading

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DRAMATIC RISE IN HEALTHCARE FRAUD PROSECUTIONS

For the last couple of years I have been telling my physician and provider clients that they should expect to see a dramatic rise in healthcare health fraud investigations and prosecutions. According to a recent article published by USA Today citing statistics released by … Continue reading

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MEDICARE STING LARGEST IN THE HISTORY

Federal health care fraud enforcement authorities announced last week that they successfully carried out another major national health care fraud sting which they say is the largest of its kind. According to a Press Release by the Department of Justice, efforts by … Continue reading

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FUTURE MAY NOT BE BRIGHT FOR PHYSICIANS

According to a recent study published in the September issue of Health Affairs, one of the key drivers behind the skyrocketing healthcare costs in the United States is the amount of fees payable to the physicians. According to an article … Continue reading

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