The Impact of Balance Billing on Emergency Services

The September 2016, PACEP (Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians) newsletter provides an interesting perspective on balance billing and how this practice negatively impacts emergency service providers and their patients. Under EMTALA emergency care is required to be given but insurance … Continued

ACO’s Are Failing to Qualify for Medicare Bonuses

In a press release from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), less than one third of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) qualified for bonuses based on the 2015 performance year. Although quality improvement was seen in comparing the 2014 and … Continued

Pathologists – Watch Out For Your Comparative Billing Reports

Pathologists are beginning to receive letters from eGlobalTech with their Comparative Billing Reports  – CBR201610: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Special Stains. eGlobalTech and Palmetto (a Western Medicare contractor) were originally working on this effort, but it has apparently expanded to the (Novitas) … Continued