Monitor Mondays Podcasts

Earlier this year, embattled physician Bryan Merrick, 65, the medical director for the Tennessee-based McKenzie Medical Center, had his Medicare billing privileges pulled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) due to what he describes as simple clerical errors.
 

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A recently unsealed federal whistleblower lawsuit alleges that 69 Indiana hospitals engaged in a pattern of overcharging patients for their electronic medical records (EMRs). The lawsuit was filed as an alleged violation of the federal False Claims Act.
 

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Dr. Anna Konopka, an 83-year-old internist practicing in New London, N.H., a town of 4,000 residents, hopes to regain her medical license after it was revoked by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. Without a computer, the Board contends that she can’t access the state’s mandatory drug monitoring program.
 

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How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Senior healthcare analyst Frank Cohen, director of analytics and business intelligence for DoctorsManagement, will get to the heart of that old question when he reveals the results of his most recent survey on coder productivity during the next edition of Monitor Mondays.
 

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