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. Almost daily there’s a news story somewhere about […]

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 […]

Medical billing in general is pretty easy stuff. These days, most bills go out automatically, priced and coded. Where problems occur is when the coding is off; it either delays bills going out or it causes insurance companies to reject them, which affects cash collection. TheeErin via Compfight Incorrect coding crosses many borders. It could […]

Do you believe hospital prices are too high? What about fees from physician offices? HA! Designs – Artbyheather via Compfight If so, you’re not alone. Everyone has had to deal with a hospital or physician bill at some point in their life, whether for themselves or family members. Most people talk about how the cost […]