Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) What the CMS’ ICD-10 truce with docs means for the Oct. 1 crunch. Modern Healthcare, July 8, 2015.

While the October deadline remains unchanged, CMS has made various concessions regarding ICD-10 codes.

2) End-of-Life Talk Proposed as New Medicare Benefit. The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2015.

The government is proposing to pay providers for talking to Medicare beneficiaries about end-of-life care to save costs and improve patient care.

3) Oak Park doctor found guilty of health care fraud. Crain’s, July 7, 2015.

Timothy Whiteus, M.D. was found guilty for using an unlicensed podiatrist and billing for his services.

4) Non-profit startup launches free ICD-10 conversion tools. Healthcare IT News, July 8, 2015.

ICD-10 boldly claims that its free software walks providers through ICD-10 conversion in four simple steps.

5) Not-for-profit hospital’s tax exemption case could signal trouble for others. Modern Healthcare, July 8, 2015.

Many not-for-profit hospitals could potentially lose their tax exemption if they become subject to the reasoning that cost a New Jersey facility its tax exemption, when it was found to operate like a for-profit business.

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