Healthcare

  • New Certification Allows Firm to Assist Hospitals Better
    2017-10-19

    New Certification Allows Firm to Assist Hospitals Better

    Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is now able to offer hospitals an in-house Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) to address their audit and reimbursement issues. With this new certification, the firm can offer a service that is unique to the legal community and will benefit hospitals by streamlining the auditing process and protecting the results under the attorney/client privilege.

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  • Attorneys Present Legal Issues at Healthcare Workshop
    2017-09-08

    Attorneys Present Legal Issues at Healthcare Workshop

    The Arkansas Health Information Management Association hosted a half-day workshop focused on legal issues in the industry. Attorneys Lynda Johnson and Tonya Gierke presented at the event.

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  • News Alert: Beware the ZPIC Audit
    2017-07-24

    News Alert: Beware the ZPIC Audit

    While the Federal Government has many contracted auditors to assist in identifying overpayments to health care providers, by far the most dangerous of these auditors, from the health care provider’s perspective, is the ZPIC.

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  • New Criteria For Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services
    2017-07-05

    New Criteria For Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services

    New reporting requirements for healthcare providers are scheduled to go into effect in January 2018 as a result of the mandate in Section 218(b) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). PAMA requires CMS to establish a program to promote ordering physicians to consult “appropriate use criteria” (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging tests for Medicare beneficiaries.

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