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"… aluation and Management” codes to bill for emergency room and outpatient physician charges and other fees. In past years, Medicare has for the most part paid …"

"… the Boulder City hospital hired Emcare Inc., which provided emergency room physicians and took over coding duties as part of its contract.Sellers alleged in he …"

"… o perform certain coding tasks.”Emcare supplies emergency room and other physician staff to more than 500 hospitals across the country. The Dallas-based comp …"

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"… lifornia’s 41st District cost $220,000;An ad opposing Democrat  and physician Ami Bera in California’s 7th District cost $490,000;An ad opposing Democ …"

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"… ows the consequences — to real people — of those perverse incentives.A physician friend of mine, who recently retired as a top medical officer in the Army, …"

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"… a rush of media coverage, but little lasting reform.Locatell, a California physician, helped expose medical billing consultants who made a living teaching doct …"

"… ing has bewildered many doctors. Dr. Stephen Levinson, a coding expert and physician, notes that doctors aren’t taught much in medical school about how to co …"

"… e billing codes and find new methods for paying doctors.Cohen, who advises physicians on proper coding, said “nebulous” coding guidelines assure “there …"

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"… 2009 and 2010 show John Templeton Jr. was the primary backer.Templeton, a physician by trade, is the eldest son of wealthy investor and philanthropist John Te …"

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"… , depending on which code is chosen for any given case. It comes on top of physician charges. The system dates back to a change in federal law requiring hospi …"

"… d hospitals to file claims using a set of codes developed and licensed for physician billing by the American Medical Association — so-called Current Procedur …"

"… ack of specific hospital codes, or guidelines for how hospitals should use physician codes, has left the system open to broad interpretation by hospitals. “ …"

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"… onically-enabled healthcare fraud.” Dr. Donald W. Simborg, a California physician who co-chaired that panel, said its findings were dismissed out of fear th …"

"… according to the report. “Our report was totally ignored for fear of a physician backlash,” said Simborg. The report saw print under the bland title “R …"

"… now and we aren’t touching it,” said Simborg. Dr. Robert Kolodner, a physician who headed the federal push for electronic medical records in 2007, acknow …"

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"… in Duluth, Minn., according to a press release.“Radical Ideas” opposes physician David Gill, a Democrat, in Illinois’ 13th District. Gill faces Republica …"

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"… d Gill in Illinois. Nolan faces Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack, and Gill, a physician, faces Republican Rodney Davis, a congressional aide.For up-to-date news o …"

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"… cost taxpayers an estimated $6.6 billion over the decade. More than 7,500 physicians billed the two top paying codes for three out of four office visits in 20 …"

"… to bill correctly and medical groups say the vast majority of America’s physicians follow the complex coding rules as best they can. Medicare pays for more …"

"… tors working in hospital emergency departments and nursing homes to family physicians and specialists seeing patients in their offices. Government officials a …"

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"… s from naming individual doctors who received payment for the claims. Some physicians subsequently contacted by the Center agreed to discuss their billing prac …"

"… g analysis, the Center and Palantir used a subset of the data submitted by physicians, hospitals and clinics from 1999 to 2008, the last year available at the …"

"… ergency department visits.In addition to the nationwide trends, hospitals, physicians, and counties with especially high rates of billing for the most expensiv …"

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"… ough or whether it will be watered down," said Dr. Robert Cohen, a Chicago physician and leading expert on black lung.Black lung, or coal workers' pneumoconios …"

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"… ary care doctors: an average of 48 days for an internist and 36 days for a physician of family medicine. More than half of primary care doctors were no longer …"

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"… nergy Commission calculation crafted by an industrial hygienist and a physician in the back of a taxi in 1949. For the last 12 years, an effort to update …"

"… rnational Agency for Research on Cancer.“Shameful,” Dr. Cecile Rose, a physician with National Jewish Health in Denver who treats silicosis victims, said o …"

"… re limit] is protective of health.”Not true, says Dr. Kathleen Kreiss, a physician with the NIOSH Division of Respiratory Disease Studies. The new limit OSHA …"

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"… ght, however.For instance, Medicare paid almost $108 million to some 1,669 physicians who billed the highest possible code for almost all of their visits in 20 …"

"… al Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it had identified 5,000 physicians across the country who have “consistently billed for high level” code …"

"… so many doctors.“We did not determine whether the E/M claims from these physicians were inappropriate,” the report said. It said that later evaluations …"

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"… own as a Gingrich’s most generous supporter. Adelson’s wife, Miriam, a physician, even wrote a $5 million check to the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our F …"

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"… ent businesses and, to the alarm of many consumer advocates, hospitals and physician groups. They are doing this because they have failed miserably at exp …"

"… , that invisible hand went to work. But it proved to be so ham-fisted that physicians and patients soon rebelled. As it turned out, people didn’t like being …"

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"…  Texas started using pentobarbital last year, and did not consult a physician in the process. The decision was made by officials within the correctional …"

"… he FDA, but once pharmaceuticals are approved for any purpose, it is up to physicians to determine to whom and for what reasons they will prescribe them, said …"

"… alleviate Reye’s syndrome, a disease of the brain and liver, though some physicians have prescribed it for that purpose. It is also not FDA-approved for …"

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"… donations were made last month by Adelson and wife Miriam, an Israeli-born physician with dual citizenship. Another $1 million was donated in December to the s …"

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"… ave targeted are those most easily spooked — certain business owners and physicians, especially specialists who thrive in the current system.Last Wednesday, …"

"… a few days earlier in Rutland, this one for health care providers, several physicians were, wittingly or not, using some of the same industry talking points I …"

"… ut of their own pocket for care. Ironically, this skin doctor joined other physician specialists in arguing that health care costs would never stabilize until …"

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"… me, Adelson, who is worth an estimated $21.5 billion, and his Israeli born physician wife Miriam attended a mega donor conference sponsored by the billionaire …"

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"… ng “would cripple our defense program,” and he rejected it.Ron Paul, a physician, claimed medicine “worked rather well” in the early 1960s. That was be …"

"… er areas of the country.”Also, the average wait time for family medicine physicians was down to 36 days on average in 2011, but the wait time for internal me …"

"… own to 36 days on average in 2011, but the wait time for internal medicine physicians was up to 48 days. It’s hard to draw firm conclusions on the law’s im …"

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"… t Century, nobody should die of kidney disease,” said Ramon Trabanino, a physician from El Salvador who has studied the epidemic for a decade. The surge of …"

"… repeats. Then, two or three years later, the patient has [CKD].” While physicians mull labels and diagnoses, the mystery persists: Why does this particular …"

"… d are not causal factors for CKD.” Signs of trouble In 2000, Salvadoran physician Trabanino noticed large numbers of young and middle-aged men coming into h …"

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"… on is disputing claims by two Republican senators that Michael Jackson’s physician mistakenly remained eligible to bill Medicare long after being convicted f …"

"… Conrad Murray,  and at least 34 other convicted felons and unlicensed physicians remain listed as legitimate physicians on the health plan’s provider da …"

"… her convicted felons and unlicensed physicians remain listed as legitimate physicians on the health plan’s provider database. Murray was convicted of involun …"

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"… dicare beneficiaries will be placed at risk.” …"

"… administrator on Tuesday, Murray and other convicted felons and unlicensed physicians are still listed as legitimate physicians on the health plan’s provider …"

"… convicted felons and unlicensed physicians are still listed as legitimate physicians on the health plan’s provider database, pointing to a serious vulnerabi …"

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"… lleague Clarence James Gamble that she believed the project needed a black physician and black minister to gain the trust of the community:Sanger, 1939: T …"

"… ere even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America …"

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"… sts associated with going digital. Systems can cost as much as $45,000 per physician, with annual operating, licensing and maintenance costs ranging from $3,00 …"

"… an inexcusable waste of taxpayer dollars. It makes no sense for HHS to pay physicians for systems they already have.” Coburn criticized the HITECH Act in his …"

"… o patient care and less time taking care of patients.”Dr. David Kibbe, a physician and senior adviser for the American Academy of Family physicians said that …"

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"… ent — even though podiatrists make up only about 1.5 percent of Medicare physicians and practitioners.Those numbers are no accident, according to Dr. James C …"

"… ported spending at least $45,000 to ensure “HIT Incentives for non-MD/DO physicians” and other issues in the first quarter of 2009 — podiatrists were ult …"

"… ,500 of the roughly 1,022,900 Medicare participating and non-participating physicians and practitioners — only about 1.5 percent.iWatch News attempted to rea …"

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"… huge role, too. Screening can generate enormous profits — especially for physicians who own testing or treatment equipment. Studies show that doctors who own …"

"… essional hearing that Medicare’s directors needed to “strongly caution physicians to avoid routine screening.” It was hard to get the message heard, with …"

"… “With patient revenue being down as much as 30 percent in some specialty physician groups, a partnership  ... can bring tremendous value to you.”Zero, …"

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