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Are you a HIPAA entity? The “Privacy Law” is probably not what you think.

Are you a HIPAA entity?
The “Privacy Law” is probably not what you think.

If you have heard the acronym HIPAA thrown around a lot lately, you are probably thinking, “Do I really know what HIPAA means?”. So many are throwing that term around in the falsehood that their legal or privacy rights are being violated in some way as more and more companies are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations.
Kickbacks, False Claims and Billing for a Suspended Doctor

Kickbacks, False Claims and Billing for a Suspended Doctor

In an update from the Doctors Management Compliance Guy Blog, Sean Weiss discusses the $37.5 million pay to settle allegations of kickback billing for a suspended physician and false claims. Weiss believes that this is a failing of the Department of Justice due to the connection of this bad-actor physician and the Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Interim Final Rule for Surprise Billing

Interim Final Rule for Surprise Billing

NSCHBC member Amanda Waesch walks readers through the newly issued interim final rule which safeguard patients against unforeseen medical bills arising from out-of-network care as part of the implementation of the new bipartisan No Surprises Act. Waesch also details what this rule means for patients, providers, specific health plans, and the rule’s requirements related to surprise billing.
Leadership in Healthcare: Identifying leaders within your staff and fostering growth

Leadership in Healthcare: Identifying leaders within your staff and fostering growth

In this NSCHBC original article, our expert thought leaders discuss the current state of healthcare leadership, and how practice management can hire potential leaders and train staff to foster their growth as an investment into their healthcare business.
OIG Advisory Opinion on Spinal Implants

OIG Advisory Opinion on Spinal Implants

In this latest Doctors Management update, Sean Weiss discusses the new Advisory Opinion on spinal implants provided by OIG, or the Office of Inspector General. Here, Sean details the proposal where spinal implant manufacturers would offer a reduced price to hospitals under specific conditions, and if the proposal constitutes grounds for the imposition of sanctions.
It’s time to add NPPs to your Practice: How to make them cost effective and profitable – Part 1

It’s time to add NPPs to your Practice: How to make them cost effective and profitable – Part 1

Adding Non-Physician Providers (NPP’s) such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can substantially increase a primary care, specialty and/or surgical practice’s profitability and access by improving patient care and providing additional availability for appointments and practice hours in order to reduce fixed costs per provider and increase profitability for the physician owner.
HHS/OIG Exclusion List Violations

HHS/OIG Exclusion List Violations

In the latest Compliance Guy blog post, Sean Weiss discusses the OIG exclusion list, or the Inspector General's List of individuals and entities excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and all other Federal health care programs, and how healthcare organizations are responsible for verifying their potential employees’ ability to hold employment and vetting any vendors.
Telehealth: A Rapid Trend or a Sustainable Future? What Telemedical Barriers Practices Face and How They Can Manage Them

Telehealth: A Rapid Trend or a Sustainable Future? What Telemedical Barriers Practices Face and How They Can Manage Them

Join NSCHBC members and healthcare consultants Adam Middleton, Amanda Waesch, Terry Fletcher, Maxine Lewis, and Kathy Moghadas as they discuss the rise of Telehealth usage in the field of healthcare, as well as the roadblocks and barriers that providers are facing against its lasting sustainability in their service mix.
Medicare’s Accelerated and Advanced Payment (AAP) loan repayment has started as of March 30th, 2021

Medicare’s Accelerated and Advanced Payment (AAP) loan repayment has started as of March 30th, 2021

In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded the Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program (AAP) due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, in an effort to increase cash flow to providers. CMS pushed out over $34 billion dollars in these loans.
Bill of Health: Take charge of patient-friendly debt collection

Bill of Health: Take charge of patient-friendly debt collection

In his latest article for CMA Today, Mark Harris interviews NSCHBC president David J. Zetter for his thoughts on how medical practices should update their approach to both financially motivated patient interactions and billing in order to avoid or reduce the need to pursue out-of-pocket charges for services already rendered.
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