Half or Better of the Accountable Act Call Center Jobs Will Be Part Time With No Benefits in Contra Costa County, California Half or Better of the Accountable Act Call Center Jobs Will Be Part Time With No Benefits in Contra Costa County, California

This pertains to one of the call centers and ironically these people get no benefits and might just have to fork out and pay for insurance t...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

UnitedHealthcare Expands Their Cheap Hearings Aids Subsidiary With Marketing To Add More Profits To the Corporate Bottom Line and Sell More Devices And Policies –Subsidiary Watch UnitedHealthcare Expands Their Cheap Hearings Aids Subsidiary With Marketing To Add More Profits To the Corporate Bottom Line and Sell More Devices And Policies –Subsidiary Watch

If you read here often enough then you know United has more subsidiaries than Carter has pills as the old saying goes.  I do these posts so ...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Doctor Gets Prison Sentence For His Medical CPT Coding Interpretations, Even Though Jury Found Him Innocent–Under Charged Himself Doctor Gets Prison Sentence For His Medical CPT Coding Interpretations, Even Though Jury Found Him Innocent–Under Charged Himself

This is an interesting story and probably won’t be the last and you can read all of it from the link at the bottom here.  It’s a bit complex...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

UnitedHealthcare Making Bigger ACO Payments in the Future? Guess They Would Be When Either Attaining Ownership or 51% Controlling Interest in 130 Surgical Center Physicians With Beach Surgical Holdings, Another Subsidiary UnitedHealthcare Making Bigger ACO Payments in the Future? Guess They Would Be When Either Attaining Ownership or 51% Controlling Interest in 130 Surgical Center Physicians With Beach Surgical Holdings, Another Subsidiary

When I look at the news of late of course payments would grow and represent a larger dollar amount as United and their “Tiered” subsidiar...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TSA Joins the MoneyBall Scene,  Collecting Your Personal Data For a Price With Express Scanning Services, But They Can Continue to Smell My Stinking Feet…Guess NSA Won’t Share TSA Joins the MoneyBall Scene, Collecting Your Personal Data For a Price With Express Scanning Services, But They Can Continue to Smell My Stinking Feet…Guess NSA Won’t Share

Oh is everyone not trying to figure out how to make a buck!  It’s not bad enough that we have a data selling epidemic in place with raising ...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

States Reviewing Selling De-Identified Medical Record Procedures–The Data Selling Epidemic States Reviewing Selling De-Identified Medical Record Procedures–The Data Selling Epidemic

This is a good article that they are now reviewing what they are selling which does NOT fall under HIPAA .  Recently data analytics and re-m...

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Who’s Going To Verify Income With Insurance Exchanges, HHS Gives Contract to Equifax To Do So and CMS Says the IRS Will Do It Via the Hub, But When..Contingencies Maybe? Who’s Going To Verify Income With Insurance Exchanges, HHS Gives Contract to Equifax To Do So and CMS Says the IRS Will Do It Via the Hub, But When..Contingencies Maybe?

I have tweeted this a couple of times but when you read news about both it does make one wonder…who’s going to do the verification work.  I ...

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Small Business California Insurance Exchange Option Went From a Choice of One to a Choice of Zero as WellPoint Pulls Out–Stay Tuned As More Develops Small Business California Insurance Exchange Option Went From a Choice of One to a Choice of Zero as WellPoint Pulls Out–Stay Tuned As More Develops

Nationally Blue Cross/Blue Shield was the one national choice that was to be available on all exchanges but it seems we have a change of pl...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Health Insurance Company, Medical Mutual of Ohio Pulls Out of South Carolina, United Healthcare Picks Up the Insured Policy Holders Health Insurance Company, Medical Mutual of Ohio Pulls Out of South Carolina, United Healthcare Picks Up the Insured Policy Holders

Well United scores once again with more business and they won’t have to go to court and sue anyone this time.  In 2007 the Medical Mutual p...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Community Health Systems Gets Hit With Another DOJ Subpoena Amidst 57% Drop in Income–Still A Suitor For HMA? Community Health Systems Gets Hit With Another DOJ Subpoena Amidst 57% Drop in Income–Still A Suitor For HMA?

Just a few days ago it was out in the news at Bloomberg that Community Health System was a potential suitor for buying up Community Health S...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Senate Finance Committee Hearings on EHR Incentives Make a “Huge” Case for Restoring the Office of Technology Assessment for Congress–They Need a Bigger Brain Senate Finance Committee Hearings on EHR Incentives Make a “Huge” Case for Restoring the Office of Technology Assessment for Congress–They Need a Bigger Brain

I had a little time to listen in and watch the video and again all I can say is we go way back to square one again, same questions , same ev...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hospital Denied Access to Electronic Medical Records Over Billing Dispute With Vendor Hospital Denied Access to Electronic Medical Records Over Billing Dispute With Vendor

Since 2008 the hospital has paid $3,083,607.64 and the system has never been fully functional and the hospital claims it was not HIPAA compl...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

United Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against the City of Birmingham Disputing Contract Award To Blue Cross United Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against the City of Birmingham Disputing Contract Award To Blue Cross

This is not the first time the company has filed a lawsuit as the most publicized was the Tri-Care contract in which the company sued the De...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One Pioneer ACO Saved Money Using Software From AMA Subsidiary Who Provides Software From a United Healthcare Subsidiary One Pioneer ACO Saved Money Using Software From AMA Subsidiary Who Provides Software From a United Healthcare Subsidiary

It’s what I keep saying, the actions takes place with subsidiaries today in healthcare and lot with insurers.  United popped in and bought H...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Privacy Report, License Plate Data for Profit–Privacy Exploitations, The Next Frontier? The Privacy Report, License Plate Data for Profit–Privacy Exploitations, The Next Frontier?

First off, I have no problem with police agencies using monitors in their cars as this is what it was designed for but what we have here is ...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

VA Launches CareGiver Pilot Program, Giving 1000 iPads to Families of Veterans–IT Infrastructure Innovation Work In Progress VA Launches CareGiver Pilot Program, Giving 1000 iPads to Families of Veterans–IT Infrastructure Innovation Work In Progress

This looks interesting and is obviously developed to provide better care and of course information.  The big question with using a pilot is ...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 
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