Posted and filed under Business.

What Happens When the World is Your Office

Many people imagine remote workers sitting around the house in their pajamas, sipping coffee and checking emails. While that may be somewhat true (for those still in their pajamas), a new survey has found that employees who work from home are more productive and reliable than many of their in-office colleagues. The survey, which was…

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Posted and filed under FWA, Medical Record Auditing.

The Great Divide: Federal vs. Commercial Health Plan Reviews

Commercial Health Plans The act of tailoring medical record audit procedures to the needs of a particular health plan is not a novel concept. Different commercial healthcare payers maintain requirements unique to their served populations, and audits are consistently slightly augmented in order to focus on E/M, specific and proper modifier usage, and other various…

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Posted and filed under Coding, FWA, Medical Record Auditing.

How Much Are Your Policies Costing You?

A medical record audit can reveal over-payments for up-coding, incorrect numbers of units billed, and the abuse of modifiers – just to list a few. Given the popularity of such indiscretions, what is being done after the money is recovered? Do you intend on data mining again in six months, hoping that the provider will…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Cybersecurity.

How Incident Response Plans Can Save Your Bottom Line

In June Advize Health’s very own Joshua McElroy participated in a panel hosted at WellCare in Tampa, FL. Joshua was in the company of three other subject matter experts from Schellman & Company, Bright House Networks, and Kroll who all spoke on the topic of “Incident Response Plan: From a Reactive to Proactive Approach”. The…

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Mindfulness at Work

This article, written by an Advize Health team member and Yoga enthusiast is the second installment in a series that will help you answer the question: What Is YogAuditing? If practicing mindfulness is proven to increase your productivity, your emotional intelligence and improve your clarity and ability to cope with stress, why wouldn’t you want…

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Katie the Comfort Dog Spreads Joy in Orlando

Katie Comfort Dog is one of many golden retrievers that are specifically trained to interact with people who have been exposed to a host of traumatic situations. Katie is employed through the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry program, a program implemented and executed by members of the church who are responsible for handling…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Fraud, Healthcare.

Healthcare’s Data Vulnerability Problem

A study conducted by three universities has revealed a fatal flaw in the healthcare industry’s cyber security operations – lack of cohesion between cyber security protocol and the proper execution of such procedures. Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to data breaches because cyber security efforts are perceived as an interruption of clinical workflow, rather than as…

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Cybersecurity: Are You Helping the Hackers?

Last year, Houston-based software and security company Netiq released a Cyberthreat Defense Report that published alarming statistics on the apparent vulnerabilities in Healthcare IT. Data breaches, compromised patient information, medical identity theft, and gaping holes in Cloud infrastructure are among the top contenders for worst offenses. Now, a year later, the statistics are rising, and…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare.

AMA Encourages Medical Schools to Teach Telemedicine

At the forefront of patient-centered medical technology, telemedicine has been gaining traction for quite some time, but its emergence as the future of patient care is only now crystallizing. In an industry as transformative as healthcare it is difficult to create a consistent curriculum that is also congruent with the times – which may be…

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