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Passive Cost Containment

Passive Cost Containment

In recent years hospitals have seen a change in their records requests from payers. These requests have become more cryptic in defining “why” they need the record.  For example, many letters will mention HHS and CMS reporting as the reason for the letter when in fact...

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Consolidating your Facilities Audit Losses

In my recent article “your audit losses begin in medical records” I discussed the role of the release of information officer in the dramatic impact that they can have upon audit losses. In this series we want to more deeply delve into how to consolidate your audit...

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Eliminating Audit Denials

Eliminating Audit Denials

Your Audit Losses – Step One Of all the sites I’ve ever consulted for there is always the same pattern and posture with auditing. Some are better than others but all have divided the audit losses into generally three categories. 1. Business Office Denials 2....

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Aetna Response To Argument CMS Rule 2202.6

Many of you are familiar with Aetna’s denial based on CMS rule 2202.6. Here”s a recent response Medlinks provided to one of our clients. ABC Hospital Health System bills according to CMS guidelines and rules with no delineation between payers, either government or...

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Medica Once in a Lifetime Policy

Once in a Lifetime Procedures Summary This policy limits the frequency of reimbursement for certain identified procedures to once in the patient’s lifetime. Once in a Lifetime Procedures, by the nature of their description, can be performed only once in a patient’s...

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