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Health Diagnostic nears settlement on doc payments

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Health Diagnostic Laboratory is nearing completion of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department related to an investigation into the lab’s payments to doctors for blood tests. The settlement agreement will include a denial of any wrongdoing by HDL, the laboratory, based in Richmond, Va., said in a statement. “We wish to make it clear that HDL Inc. has worked cooperatively with the Department of Justice since the inception…

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FDA approves first biosimilar product : Zarxio

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For Immediate Release March 6, 2015 Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), the first biosimilar product approved in the United States. Biological products are generally derived from a living organism. They can come from many sources, including humans, animals, microorganisms or yeast. A biosimilar product is a biological product that is approved based on a showing that it is highly similar to an already-approved biological…

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Chemotherapy Coding Audit: We pay cash for drugs!

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The concept of a chemotherapy coding audit is very simple and profitable for you.  Follow this business scenario: While an Oncologist specializes in cancer treatment, they are using their medical knowledge and expertise to attract resources to come through the office (i.e. patients who have insurance/ability to pay).  We all kno that just because the money is on the table, doesn’t mean it will make it into your pocket.  Ask…

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Top 8 Medical Billing Mistakes

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It’s the first of the month and inevitably you sit down to the drama of reviewing the financials for the previous month.  Do you handle your medical billing services in house, or do you use a third-party billing company? Either way, the cash flow is lower than it should be and you wonder: “Are mistakes being made somewhere? This can’t be right…” Every medical office has been in this situation at…

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“Auditors are using score sheets that are illegal,” says Marty Neltner

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Please continue reading the article below published in the March 2012 edition of MGMA’s Connexion: If you suspect you have seen these forms, keep reading:  Due to the significant way these forms impact the healthcare industry, it is imperative that if you know or suspect that these audit forms have been used in your practice that you contact us right away. Not sure what they look like? Click below to download…

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