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Kevin S. Little
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In making a decision to pursue medicine and healthcare as a livelihood, it is likely that most physicians today did not contemplate the extent to which legally binding contracts would govern and impact their professional lives. Few other careers carry the…

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Of the 2.5 million people who die in the U.S. in a year about 75% of those are 65 and older. As such, Medicare is the largest insurer of the cost of medical treatment during the last year of life, according to an article by the Henry J. Kaiser Family…

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In the past two decades, a growing number of physicians in private practice dissatisfied with reimbursement rates, paperwork and other aspects of the federal Medicare program have opted out of the program.   According to an article by William Buczko…

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DOJ Concludes Medicare Billing Investigation and Issues Press Release: Medicare Billing Company Will Pay $500,000 to Settle False Claims Allegations

This week the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), through the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Richard S. Hartunian, announced a settlement with Medical Reimbursement Systems, Inc. (MRI) of DOJ’s allegations that MRI…

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High on the list of trends in the healthcare industry in 2016 is the advancement of technology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and medical conditions. According to a recent online article in Healthcare Finance, thirty-two percent of consumers in…

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule earlier this week, which created prior authorization rules applicable to particular durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). The impetus for the…

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Daniel Suarez, 24, was sentenced earlier this month to nine years in prison following his guilty plea to healthcare fraud and abuse charges. According to the Miami Herald, Suarez, a pharmacy technician, was involved in a family ring of Medicare fraud that…

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released an informative policy position paper that assesses how “concierge” and similar direct pay health care arrangements between doctors and patients impact patient care. Our Georgia business and…

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Open Enrollment Season for federal and state exchanges offering insurance coverage in the “Health Insurance Marketplace” for 2016 began this month, and will run through January 31, 2016. During this period, individuals may newly enroll with, renew or…

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The United States Department of Health & Human Resources (HHS) is promoting what it styles as “affordability and choice” in the Health Insurance Marketplace used by US consumers to buy health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Tomorrow,…
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