June 6, 2020

Crazy, Cleaning, and Calamine Lotion

By Rose Dunn
It’s kind of crazy right now, with the pandemic’s ups and downs, stores opening and closing, employment in certain sectors in the toilet while other sectors are booming, and unrest in some parts of the U.S. and the world. Yet there is a bright sun shining today. The birds are…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Julia Brodt is the wife of John K. Hall, MD, a member of the RACmonitor Editorial Board and guest panelist on Monitor Mondays. I am a scientist, teacher, wife, daughter, mother, friend, and an American. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio – home to Cincinnati Reds baseball, large…
June 5, 2020

A Slow Return to Normalcy

By Connor Gatehouse
EDITOR’S NOTE: Connor Gatehouse is the 17-year-old son of Susan Gatehouse, founder and CEO of Axea Solutions, a member of the ICD10monitor editorial board, and a popular panelist on Talk Ten Tuesdays. The coronavirus has affected me and many other teenagers in various ways. At first, it seemed we would…
June 5, 2020

Coping in a COVID World

By Belle Bleichner
I am Belle Bleichner. My quirky aunt, Taylor, is the Product Manager at MedLearn Publishing (I miss you!). I’m 16 years old, and I’m finishing up my sophomore year at Hopkins High School in Minnesota. I am passionate about video games and animals, and I’m a child at heart. The…
June 5, 2020

Life as a Quaranteen

By Delaney Grider
EDITOR’S NOTE: Delaney Grider is a 14-year-old incoming freshman at Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana. She enjoys politics, reading, speech team, music, show choir, and theater. In her free time, she volunteers at church and around her community. She plays three instruments, was the president of her honor society,…
June 5, 2020

A Stoppage in Play

By Luke Phillips
EDITOR’S NOTE: Luke Phillips, at 13, is the oldest of seven children staying home in Liberty Hill, Texas, during the pandemic. A young leader, the seventh-grader often helps look after his siblings, and even coaches his younger brothers and sisters in their sports. A soccer goalie who is currently moving through the…
Will citizens trade their privacy for the convenience of automated contact tracing? We made our escape from the COVID-19 lockdown in New York City, sneaking out at the crack of dawn. Hoping to evade detection, we wore our face masks, sat low in the seats, and kept looking straight ahead…
June 4, 2020

RAC and MAC Audits Restarting: The New Normal

By Knicole C. Emanuel Esq.
There is indication that RAC and MAC audits will be ramping up again in the very near future. While COVID-19 is not going anywhere, we are all adapting to a new normal. Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) and Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) audits will soon ramp up again. The courts shut…