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3 Healthcare Conferences You Should Be Attending

As a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Advize understands the paradoxical relationship between budgetary limitations and the importance of conference attendance. Many conferences come with a steeply-priced ticket, but they offer invaluable opportunities for networking and client acquisition. The more clients your firm acquires, the more conferences you’re able to attend. But the question remains,…

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Breathe Deep: Aromatherapy for Health

Looking for a way to de-stress from the holidays and the pressure of your New Year’s resolutions? Aromatherapy may be the perfect, natural solution. Aromatherapy uses the essential oils taken from plants, which are then distilled, making a highly concentrated oil that can be inhaled or applied topically to the skin. There is an endless…

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Posted and filed under Fraud, Healthcare.

Are Your Eyes Deceiving You?

Are you being used by your doctor? Do you ever go to your optometrist for a routine eye exam and unknowingly leave with a medical condition? Were you asked for your medical insurance card at your visit? Why is that? Routine eye exams are covered by your vision plan. Most people go for an eye…

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OCR Cracking Down on HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has a primary goal of protecting the confidentiality and security of healthcare in formation, and has established standards for electronic data interchange (EDI). HIPAA is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary this year, after its enactment on August 21, 1996. HIPAA was groundbreaking at the time, with standards in…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare, Technology.

EHR Systems – Are They More Trouble Than They’re Worth?

The sharing of information is one of the most important actions facilitated within the medical field. Electronic Health Records (EHR) were designed to make the task of sharing and receiving patient information more efficient. The Health Information Technology of Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), was created in 2009 to implement EHR and other innovative…

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Listen Up, Doc. These MACRAnyms Can Make You Money in 2017.

If you’re in the healthcare industry – you’ve heard about MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act, Medicare’s two-track payment system for physicians and healthcare providers will be implemented on January 1st, 2017. Understanding the new system and rules that comes along with MACRA’s implementation is vital for the success of physicians and hospitals….

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The Future of Healthcare Embraces Telemedicine

The future of healthcare is changing rapidly, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an aging baby boomer population, and a predicted shortage of primary care providers, especially in remote and rural areas. As a result of the increased demand for healthcare delivery, especially in populations with limited mobility and access to quality care – telemedicine…

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Teaching Physician Guidelines

Billing and documentation guidelines are not the same in all 50 states. A statement such as, “I saw and evaluated the patient. I agree with the resident’s documentation,” may be acceptable in some states, but in other states, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) would consider this to be a generic attestation, and require the teaching…

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Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016

Last week the Managing Director of Advize Health, Jeanmarie Loria, was among those who attended the Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016. Widely regarded as the World’s Most Influential Healthcare Event, the 5th Annual Summit was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The overarching theme of this year’s summit was “Solving Healthcare’s Biggest…

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Payers Push for Stronger Prescription Cost Control

Over the years, healthcare costs have continued to skyrocket for consumers and providers alike. It is a well-known fact that the United States spends considerably more on healthcare costs than any other country in the world.  In fact, the United States spends 50 percent more than the next-highest spender-which is about $9,086 per U.S. citizen….

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