Do you suffer from fears that you don’t quite understand? Do you sometimes feel hesitation when you’ve been invited to a party? Or maybe feel everything closing in on you when you think about things such as flying or bugs?

specific phobia fear of death
fear of death

If so, you probably suffer from some kind of phobia. Phobias are psychological disorders based on what are considered irrational fears. Often, people are scared of something they’ve never encountered. Sometimes, it’s a fear of something they’ve seen or experienced that drives them to shivers. Either way, phobias can make your life unpleasant.
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I set out trying to do an article on how long hospital and physicians billing offices should retain their records. Once I got into it, I realized it could turn into a major project. It turns out each state gets to determine the length of time medical and billing records are expected to be kept. I learned that state regulations for the retention of billing records range anywhere from 6 to 20 years.

The easiest time period to quote is the recommendation for records pertaining to federal programs; 10 years. It is assumed that this is the safest period of time to cover almost any event that you may ever have to worry about.
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Medical fraud and abuse costs both the government and insurance companies billions of dollars each year. Some fraud and abuse is unintentional, but in other cases, it’s intentional and known to be criminal. When that happens, fines and lawsuits are filed, and sometimes, someone goes to jail.

fraud and abuse

Almost daily there’s a news story somewhere about a health care facility or a physician that’s committed one or both of these acts. They may not get caught immediately, but eventually the truth comes out and everyone gets caught. Let’s take a look at some of what’s being done that’s basically illegal as it pertains to health care revenue cycle.
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The fact is we all get depressed from time to time. Those whose depression is more severe might need counseling and treatment. Some people who have panic attacks on a consistent basis might be diagnosed as having panic disorder. The treatments for both of these range from relaxation techniques and therapy to medication. Medications can […]

More and more smokers are deciding it’s time to stop smoking, either because the price of cigarettes is going up or for health reasons. Many of them take time to learn about some of the cessation techniques available, see their doctors, or join groups geared towards helping smokers stop doing it. Almost every smoker has […]