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Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 18
September 21, 2007
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Table of Contents
1.) The Healthcare Group at Zurich US
Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company.For more information please visit:
PharMerica has more than 20 years of experience providing quality pharmacy products and services and consulting to the long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living and sub-acute care industries.For more information please visit:
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Plexis Healthcare Systems
Plexis Healthcare Systems- Developer of PLEXIS Claims Manager and PLEXIS Medical Manager; designed to meet the claims processing and case management needs of organizations managing healthcare contracts. Plexis streamlines the administrative processes associated with claims through the use of the latest technology including EDI and real-time (WEB-Based) remote access to the database.For more information please visit:
2.) Cash-handling in the Healthcare Industry – the Unseen Risk
A large number of all healthcare transactions taking place today are paid for with cash. Surprisingly a large number of healthcare organizations have not deployed any kind of cash handling system. Best practices to automate cash-handling tasks can be found in the retail industry. Technology used by retailers represents the best first line of defense against cash-handling ineffiencies and risk exposure for the healthcare industry.Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
3.) Automated Claims Can Reduce Costs And Speed Reimbursement
By the year 2015, 75 percent of adults will be overweight and 41 percent will be obese, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition.
Obese and overweight Americans has increased at an average rate of 3-8 percent across different sociodemographic groups over the past thirty years. Minority and low socioeconomic status groups are disproportionately affected, such as non-Hispanic black women and children, Mexican-American women and children, low socioeconomic status black men and women and children, Native-Americans and Pacific Islanders.To read this story in its entirety click here:
4.) Auditing Health Care Billing Practices
Auditing and monitoring techniques are one of the seven keys to an effective compliance program, according to the HHS Inspector General. And your billing practices — one of your organization’s most complex, big-dollar operations — are likely to be your compliance program’s Achilles’ heel, since billing errors have been the basis for most of the multi-million-dollar settlements paid by hospitals and other health care organizations recently. The Guide to Auditing Health Care Billing Practices helps you avoid problems in many of the most troublesome areas of Medicare billing — including medical necessity, upcoding, billing for services not rendered, and more.For more information, please visit:
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5.) Recommended Reading: Medicare Incident - To Billing
This how-to book, an everyday, easy-to-use resource for clinic staff, will answer the physician question of "Under Medicare incident-to rules, will we get paid for services provided by auxiliary personnel?"For more information, please visit:
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