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Safeguard Your EHR

If healthcare was a chemical solution, and relevant technologies were solutes – the mixture would quickly become a fragmented clump of, well…various technologies. The healthcare market is over-saturated with technology designed to “fix” the present problems plaguing the ecosystem. Of course, in a paradoxical twist of fate, these solutions come with a new set of…

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Pennsylvania Examines Breadth of Peer Review Protection Act

On December 13, 2012, a newborn was delivered via C-section by a physician at the Scranton Quincy Hospital Company LLC. Despite the surgical means of delivery, the child suffered an acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury (P91.60) that ultimately resulted in permanent disability. The parents of the child decided to take legal action against the obstetrician…

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The Power of Mindfulness at Work

Chances are, you’re no stranger to the term “mindfulness”. In the past few years, mindfulness has snowballed from a seed of change into a full-fledged and fortified pillar of wellness. Mindfulness is defined as, “a mental state achieved by focusing on one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts,…

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Advize Owner and CIO Elope, Universe Jealous

Join Advize Health Managing Director, Jeanmarie Loria, and CIO, Erik Consorsha, at NHCAA’s ATC in Orlando this year as the couple celebrates their recent choice to elope. In January the couple escaped to secretly tie the knot. According to an article in the New York Times: “An extravagant elopement might strike some as a contradiction….

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We Don’t Want 12 Angry Men, We Need 12 Mighty Women

On February 27, President Trump tweeted and posted an image that unintentionally brought to light a very real, very problematic aspect of the healthcare industry. The photo depicts 12 men, plus President Trump in the oval office. These men are what Trump describes as “CEOs of leading U.S. health insurance companies” – and while this…

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A Day with the Women’s Collective Giving Network

March has been officially designated as Women’s History Month since 1987. For the past 30 years, it has been dedicated to highlighting the contributions that women have made in history and contemporary society. As an organization that celebrates women in business every month of the year, Advize was thrilled to be invited to the 6th…

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How to Deliver Quality Litigation Support Services

If you were an attendee at last month’s webinar on arbitration and litigation support for medical coders and auditors, you’re aware of the fact that legal support is a growing need in the healthcare industry. It may come as no surprise given the alarming numbers associated with Medicare fraud in the United States, that more…

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Upcoding vs. Downcoding

Physicians and their billing/coding staff have an established history with, and an acute awareness of upcoding and overpayments. In fact, unless they’re operating within a fraudulent billing scheme, they’re avoiding the practice of upcoding all together. Upcoding is arguably the most common red flag in both audit selections and audit results, making it a serious…

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Diary of a HIMSS Newbie

A little over a week ago, I was afforded the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of attending the annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. This industry-leading conference is the largest of its kind, bringing together over 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from all over the world. Highlighted by world-class keynote speakers, educational programs, workshops, and an…

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Showcasing Young Talent at HIMSS17

Orlando may be best known for mouse ears, talented orcas, and rollercoasters – but the bustling city is so much more. Forbes ranked Orlando among the top 3 cities for young professionals, based on considerations involving active job boards, work-life balance, compensation, and career advancement. This is no surprise to many, as the second largest…

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