National Medical News

Exchange Rate | Health Exchange, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Insurance Reform, The Advisory Board Company, Rob Lazerow, David Lumbert
Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.

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CINDY SANDERS

Minimizing Embezzlement | Jeff Holt, PNC Financial Services Group, PNC Healthcare Business Banking,Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Lake-Sumter Medical Society, Dr. Jason Boardman, Dr. Hugh V. Nguyen, Florida Medical Association, Dr. Alan Harmon, Marquet Report on Embezzlement, healthcare embezzlement, medical practice embezzlement.
Minimizing Embezzlement

PNC’s Jeff Holt shares red flags, security measures to plug internal theft opportunities

When Jeff Holt begins talking to groups about healthcare embezzlement, he immediately gets everyone’s attention with these opening remarks:

“Look to your left and right.

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LYNNE JETER

Grade: Needs Improvement | NPAP, National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth, Fitness, Physical Activity, Childhood Obesity, Russell Pate, Scott Crouter, Screen Time, PE, Active Transportation
Grade: Needs Improvement

Report card highlights deficits in children’s physical activity

Remember when P.E. was the ‘easy A’ in school? Evidently that’s no longer true.

The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth highlights just how far the country has fallen off the honor roll when it comes to getting our school-aged kids to move and play.

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CINDY SANDERS

Capitalizing on the ICD-10 Conversion Delay | Jennifer O’Brien, ICD-10.
Capitalizing on the ICD-10 Conversion Delay

Practice management consultant provides tips for easier transition

Healthcare providers collectively exhaled when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the adoption of ICD-10 would be delayed a year, after Congress adopted the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.

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LYNNE JETER

Incorporating the New Telemedicine Model Policy | Medical Risk Institute, MRI, Mike Sacopulos, Federation of State Medical Boards, Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine.
Incorporating the New Telemedicine Model Policy

Federation of State Medical Boards releases long-awaited model policy

In mid-spring, the Federation of State Medical Boards released a long-awaited model policy that provides the group’s first guidance on telemedicine since the early 2000s. 

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LYNNE JETER