Monitor Mondays Podcasts

Jill Holland, the mayor of the rural town of McKenzie, Tenn., population 5,300, is seeking the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in an unfolding drama pitting the town’s most high-profile physician against Medicare.
 

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The topics of hospice and palliative care are generating hundreds of thousands of Google searches each month. So it’s little wonder that reports by Michael Salvatore, MD and Ronald Hirsch, MD in the RACmonitor News are gaining traction with readers. 
 

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For the very latest news on the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), be sure to listen to the next edition of Monitor Mondays, when legislative analyst Emily Evans, managing director of healthcare policy for Hedgeye, will return to the broadcast with an update on auditing underway in the nation’s hospitals. 
 

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Bryan Merrick, MD, a physician at the Tennessee-based McKenzie Medical Center who has been practicing medicine for more than three decades, had his Medicare billing privileges pulled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) due to what he describes as simple clerical errors. Discussing the case during the next edition of Monitor Mondays will be former Tennessee State Senator Roy Herron, an attorney, who says this is “the worst and most egregious abuse of an individual by government that I have seen in over a quarter-century of dealing with the government.”

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Telemedicine is one of the nation’s hot healthcare topics of late, and it’s the lead story during the next edition of Monitor Mondays.
 

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