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Medical Record Retention

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I am often asked how long a practice must maintain medical records. The answer depends on the type of provider you are and your risk tolerance. Providers should generally consider the following in establishing their record retention policies: 1. Patient care. The primary consideration should be patient care. Some practices (e.g., oncology) may want to …

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False Claims Act: Do You Really Have Just 60 Days to Repay?

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One of your employees informs you of a potential overpayment from Medicare. Do you really only have 60 days from that point to determine if it is indeed an overpayment and repay it? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires that a person who receives an overpayment of Medicare or Medicaid funds …

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Four Ways Medicare and Medicaid Have Changed the Health Care Industry

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It’s a bizarre program that is absolutely essential to American healthcare. That is the opinion of Theodore Marmor, professor of public policy at Yale and author of the book, The Politics of Medicare. Whether you agree with him or not, it is difficult to deny the influence of Medicare and Medicaid on the health care …

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Affordable Care Act Reporting Penalties Significantly Increased

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On June 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act (the Act) into law. In addition to containing several revenue offsets, the Act significantly increased penalties for incorrect information returns, including those required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may impose penalties for both failing to file …

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How Does the King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?

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The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a key victory, upholding the tax credits that allow many low-income Americans to purchase health care insurance in states where the federal government is running the insurance marketplace. These tax credits, available to Americans with household incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty line, operate as a …

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