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The Sentinel: August 2019

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Details Matter - Take the Time to Do It Right

Closed Claim Review  |  Stephanie Deupree, JD, BSN

The Taylor1 family had a history of prostate cancer throughout the last couple of generations of their family tree. When Moses Taylor, age 63, received his prostate cancer diagnosis, he finally convinced his brother Malachi, age 59, and his son Martin, age 42, to see the local family medicine physician for a ...

The False Claims Act

Risk Topics  |  Wendy Longmire, JD

The False Claims Act (FCA) is a federal law which imposes liability on any person or entity who knowingly presents false or fraudulent claims for payments to the United States government or the Armed Forces of the United States; knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made a false record or statement to get a ...

Patients Want More Out of the Data You Collect About Them

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Patients are seeking to interface the data you collect about them in your practice with their mobile health tracking device – a Fitbit, Apple Watch, or the like. If your practice is fielding these patient requests, you may be questioning your liability related to this information transfer. On April 18, ...

2020 Proposals for Medicare Released

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

The federal government recently issued important Medicare proposals for 2020. While you can certainly take a deep dive into the 1,704-page document if time permits, we compiled this article to highlight key proposals that may impact you. The Quality Payment Program – in which many physicians participat...

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