Monthly Archives: July 2014

NEMT president Linda Allard named AHDI Advocate of the Year

We try not to brag too much on our blog but this time we can’t help it. Last week, our president, Linda Allard, won the prestigious Advocate of the Year award by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the … Continue reading

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HIPAA help – because paper still exists

At the end of June, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that there was an $800,000 settlement in a medical records dumping case. When I read the article I was totally flabbergasted. Boxes of patients’ records were left … Continue reading

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Study shows most expensive healthcare cities

In case you missed it, Castlight Health recently released a study showing wild disparities in the cost of common medical procedures. Depending on what city you live in, the same in-network MRI could cost $536 (Los Angeles) or $3,410 (San … Continue reading

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The $10 million spam fine

On July 1, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) took effect. As a result, businesses can be fined up to $10 million Canadian and individuals can be fined up to $1 million Canadian for sending unsolicited emails (spam). Additional measures are scheduled … Continue reading

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