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by STEVEN ANDREWS | 07/30/2015

A variety of physician gripes over the coming diagnostic code implementation are deftly dismantled by coding experts from AHIMA and AAPC.


by SHANNON FIRTH, MEDPAGE TODAY | 07/30/2015

Sen. Ron Wyden (D- OR), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, identifies four areas in which Medicare could be a leader in clinical care, while Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, says the focus should be on efficiencies. From MedPage Today.


by JOHN COMMINS | 07/29/2015

Key drivers for spending growth include an improving economy, an aging population, spiraling drug costs, and coverage expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


by JOHN CASTELLUCCIO | 07/29/2015

Just-released audits on Medicare risk adjustments by HHS and the Department of Justice in 2008 show significant problems with billing-related risk score calculations that were used for beneficiaries of plans operated by Aetna Health, Independence Blue Cross of Pennsylvania, and Care Plus, a division of Humana.


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