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Aug 11, 2014, 09:15 ET
Medical Necessity: Not Knowing Coverage and Fraud Can Prove Costly (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Medical Necessity: Not Knowing Coverage and Fraud Can Prove Costly

There is a thin line between not knowing coverage and fraud. In a recent settlement, the Community Health Systems, Inc has to pay $97million to...

Jul 09, 2014, 06:00 ET
GMO Labeling — ” What Are We Eating? (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

GMO Labeling-- What Are We Eating?

In the United States, 85 % of corn, 91% of soybeans and 88% of cotton are genetically engineered. Plus, 75% of processed foods on supermarket...

Jun 09, 2014, 07:35 ET
Independent Practice vs Hospital Affiliation/Foundations (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Hospital Merger Mania - Should Physicians Merge With Others?

In the last 20 years, the healthcare organizations in the United States have experienced seismic shifts from the advent of managed care to the...

May 19, 2014, 16:59 ET
Proposed Gainful Employment Rule: Boon or Bane? (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Proposed Gainful Employment Rule: Boon or Bane?

On March 14, 2014 when Obama Administration announced the new "gainful employment" rule, affected postsecondary schools and consumer rights groups...

May 19, 2014, 06:00 ET
New CMS's Condition of Participation (CoPs) Regulation and its Compliance Implications.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

New CMS's Condition of Participation (CoPs) Regulation and its Compliance Implications

The new CoPs regulation is expected to reform various Medicare regulations that are unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on healthcare...

May 13, 2014, 08:10 ET
E-learning in Healthcare is expected to grow by 45.1%.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

E-learning in Healthcare is expected to grow by 45.1%

The high growth rate in e-learning market is an indication of the popularity of the growing demand of online learning in healthcare. Whether...

Apr 22, 2014, 06:00 ET
Avoid Denials in Face-to-Face Encounter with Correct Documentation (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Avoid Denials in Face-to-Face Encounter with Correct Documentation

There has been a massive increase in the number of denials in the home health claims in the recent times. Insufficient documentation error is the...

Apr 14, 2014, 06:00 ET
Curb the Growing Cases of Food Fraud with a Multi-Disciplinary Approach.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Curb the Growing Cases of Food Fraud with a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Food fraud is a growing concern in the United States. With increase in international incidences like melamine-adulterated infant formula in China...

Apr 07, 2014, 07:00 ET
Observation Service Is Back In Spot Light!.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Observation Service Is Back In Spot Light!

The use of observation is often misunderstood, especially the difference between observation services and inpatient admission. The Key Indicator...

Mar 31, 2014, 07:30 ET
ICD-10 Dilemma - House Passes the Bill aimed at delaying ICD-10.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

ICD-10 Dilemma - House Passes the Bill aimed at delaying ICD-10

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS for another year. The bill, which mainly...

Mar 24, 2014, 07:00 ET
Nursing Homes`Prep up Your Quality Measures to Get That Five-Star Quality Rating!.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Nursing Homes-- Prep up Your Quality Measures to Get That Five-Star Quality Rating!

            CMS created Five-Star Quality Rating System with the aim to help patients, their families,...

Mar 17, 2014, 08:00 ET
HIPAA breach that set the compliance ball rolling.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

HIPAA breach that set the compliance ball rolling

Nearly 1,000 patients of the five-hospital Riverside Health System in southeast Virginia got a notification stating that they were being informed...

Mar 10, 2014, 06:00 ET
Post-Acute Care: Negating The Constant Challenges.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Post-Acute Care: Negating The Constant Challenges

Considering the ever-expanding life span of Americans, quality and compliance in post-acute care services are becoming fundamental for post-acute...

Mar 03, 2014, 06:35 ET
ICD-10 Training: Get Status Check Of Where You Stand.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

ICD-10 Training: Get Status Check Of Where You Stand

Want to determine whether your ICD-10 systems will be ready when the new diagnosis coding system takes effect? You can test out your ICD-10 coding...

Feb 24, 2014, 06:00 ET
HIPAA Privacy And Security Requirements.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

HIPAA Privacy And Security Requirements For Patient Communication Via Text Messages and E-Mails

The Cooperative of American Physicians fervently discourages texting of electronic protected health information (e-PHI) by healthcare providers,...

Feb 18, 2014, 18:00 ET
2014 OIG Work Plan.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

2014 OIG Work Plan is Out: Providers' Brace Up Your Compliance Program NOW!

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) just released its work plan for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The...

Feb 10, 2014, 07:35 ET
Healthcare Compliance and Social Media.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

Healthcare Compliance and Social Media Know-how for Effective Social Media Governance

Given the rapid changes in the communication landscape brought about by social media, Healthcare organizations are increasingly using social media...

Feb 03, 2014, 06:00 ET
Specialty-Specific ICD-10 Training.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

ICD 10: Will The Procrastinating Physicians Derail The Implementation, Probably Not

The American Medical Association (AMA) is providing free educational resources to help medical practices cope up with this transition, but...

Jan 27, 2014, 08:30 ET
FDA-Related Considerations for Quality Agreements.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

FDA, Now Your Guiding Light With Its Quality Agreement

May 28, 2013, witnessed the long-awaited FDA's attention to contract manufacturing arrangements for drugs, with its draft guidance that comprises...

Jan 21, 2014, 06:00 ET
HIPAA Compliance at AudioEducator.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Audio Educator)

HIPAA Breaches will Increase in 2014

Irrespective of the new federal HIPAA Omnibus Rule which holds covered entities responsible for protecting patients' health information, some...