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Price Gouging in the ER: Patients Often Overcharged

Emergency departments across the United States charge adult patients 340% more than what Medicare pays for services, but minorities and the uninsured receive the biggest bills, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that on average emergency departments charge anywhere from 1.0-12.6 […]

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Navigating ICD-10: Tips For Hospitals and Coders

More than one year after the ICD-10 go-live on Oct. 1, 2015, CMS has ended the ICD-10 claims auditing and quality reporting leniency period. Guidelines now require providers to code to reflect clinical documentation in as much specificity as possible. Therefore, hospital and health system leaders must ensure both new and experienced coders are prepared […]

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