One of the most challenging issues for human resource (HR) managers is how best to align company policies regarding appearance, grooming, and hygiene with business necessity, safety, legal compliance, and reasonable accommodation.
In every state, some version of new insurance plans offered through health exchanges was unveiled at the beginning of the year…well, partially unveiled.
In the more than 25 years during my tenure as a nurse, I have had the opportunity to interview, hire, and manage hundreds of nurses. During this process, I have been instrumental in encouraging nurses to move toward oncology care management; this is something of which I am proud.
FDA Updates for March 2014
The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with melanoma for inclusion in several investigations. Each trial description includes the NLM Identifier to use as reference with Clinical Trials.gov.
A physician is now required to be a skilled clinician, a marketing guru, an entrepreneur, an accountant, and a legal savant, given the level of financial hurdles and oversight that are required to run a successful practice today. With the advent of digital media marketing, a physician must also now add “web designer” to his or her skill set.
According to the Medical Group Management Association, only 35% of providers appeal denied claims. Often, we think of denials as issues of medical necessity, but denials often occur for a variety of reasons: incorrect information, correct information but in the wrong format, missed filing deadlines, or information sent to the wrong payer altogether.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a rule that would bring significant changes to the Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage programs. Of all the changes proposed, oncology care providers and members of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) are particularly concerned about the proposal to eliminate at least 2 of the 6 protected classes of drugs.
The following sections will assist healthcare professionals and payers by providing appropriate coding and billing information associated with the treatment of multiple myeloma. Associated ICD-10-CM codes, which are slated to go into effect October 1, 2014, have also been included.
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