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Celebrating National Medical Coder Day

May 23rd  is  National Medical Coder Day to celebrate YOU and your unrelenting dedication to the field and endless hard work.  From educating providers to helping keep protected health information safe and secure — YOU are a compliance warrior!  YOU are an essential front line worker! Do you feel like you aren’t treated as such? We’re…

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5 Common COVID-19 Fraud Schemes

Relaxed Doesn’t Mean Right …and it certainly doesn’t imply safe. First, we are seeing it with Cybersecurity. Then, we will see more leniency with HIPAA and FWA around the practices and procedures that are occurring. We have seen unprecedented allowances in the past two months. CMS is relaxing the rules, telehealth is being set up to work…

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Healthcare Heroes: Industry Disrupters

A pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe. The healthcare system is layered in bureaucracy that stagnates progress and stonewalls idealism. Sometimes, it seems like the fight is futile…but it’s not. What healthcare needs is a disrupter (or disruptor, depending on your preference), and lucky for us, there are already several making waves in the…

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Make a Difference: Put Your Money Where Your Conference Is

That’s exactly what Advize Health vowed to do in last week’s newsletter. The coronavirus pandemic has rattled industries across the world. With social isolation as the primary effort the population can make to flatten the curve, so to speak, conferences such as HIMSS2020 were cancelled, or postponed. This got us thinking about cost. The cost…

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The Cure For Conferenceitis

Even if you’ve never heard of Conferenceitis, chances are that you’ve experienced it. Conferenceitis is characterized by fatigue, irritability, blistered feet, and an acute dependence on hand sanitizer – all caused by one common denominator: conference attendance. You might love conferences, but you know what we’re talking about. The travel, the business attire, the obligation…

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Take Your Next Meeting to These Orlando Destinations

Next week, the Orange County Convention center will be loud and bustling for HIMSS20. It’s no surprise, considering 40,000 people will be attending the enormous conference, which just so happen to be the place to be for HIT. HIMSS20 will undoubtedly prove to be at the center of some incredible thought leadership and innovation –…

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Program Integrity Perspectives

The LA Times recently featured a story on a New England labor union that kept medical bills in check. “Everyone says we can’t do anything about costs, or we just have to get patients to put more ‘skin in the game,’” said John Brouder, a longtime health benefits consultant who worked with [the union] Local 26 to develop…

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New Year. New Decade. Same Old Healthcare Story.

A message from our Managing Director, Jeanmarie Loria. Good afternoon friends, and Happy New Year. I wish you and your loved ones all the best this year and decade. When I was a kid, my New Year’s tradition was to watch the Twilight Zone with my family. Now, that tradition has evolved into me watching…

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Fraud Spotlight: Prevention Through Medicare Literacy

Retired OIG Special Agent and Advize’s Director of Litigation & FWA Support will be stepping in each week to examine current fraud trends from the lens of an investigator. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. With the New Year will come an increase in Medicare premiums for those…

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Advize Health Obtains WBENC Certification

Advize Health is proud to announce that the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has approved our application to join their exclusive network of women-owned business enterprises. WBENC is largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. The organization believes in diversity and its ability…

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