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new tool ismart monitor: claims’ payment info transparency!

  new tool ismart monitor:  claims’ payment info transparency!     to keep control of the situation the claims need to be monitored regularly and on time. wch provides this opportunity to clients vi...

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attention managed care network providers!

attention managed care network providers!   do not lose your participation with the major new york state payers health first, fidelis care, metroplus etc.                                            ...

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12 steps to better billing compliance

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do not wait until the last minute!

  do not wait until the last minute!    march 31st is the last day eligible professional may report mips measures and avoid 4% negative payment adjustments in 2019!    merit based incentive paymen...

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effective 4/1/2018, universal billing codes for home care and adult day health care services will be required!

  effective 4/1/2018, universal billing codes for home care and adult day health care services will be required!      the new york state public health law has been amended to require universal sta...

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emblemhealth payment reductions on medicare claims!

emblemhealth payment reductions on medicare claims!   in 2013, the centers for medicare & medicaid services (cms) reduced premium payments to health plans, providers and suppliers by two percent as...

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is your application still pending in ny state medicaid? what will happen to your hmo plans enrollment and claims?

is your application still pending in ny state medicaid? what will happen to your hmo plans enrollment and claims?   since january 1st, 2018 a new regulation requires all medicaid managed care and c...

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ten reasons why wch is being chosen by health сare providers!

newsletters and weekly meetings with clients. wch trains practice staff! 9. flexibility and automation.  we provide at least 7 options how the providers may transfer the superbills for processing. we ...

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new hipaa guidance clarifies sharing information related to mental health

  new hipaa guidance clarifies sharing information related to mental health    in the guidance, were addressed some of the more frequently asked questions about when it is appropriate under the pri...

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attention medicare physical therapists (pt), occupational therapists (ot), speech and language pathologists (slp)

  attention medicare physical therapists (pt), occupational therapists (ot),  speech and language pathologists (slp)   cms is committed to implementing the medicare program in accordance with all a...

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get higher contracts rates!

get higher contracts rates!   credentialing is a very complex process. sometimes it takes so long and goes so difficult that providers just agree on whatever health insurance plan offers. once a p...

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ismart ehr successfully certified to 2015 edition!

ismart ehr successfully certified to 2015 edition!   wch company is progressing and developing day by day. we are proud of the achievements of the whole company, each department, and each individua...

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preauthorization hell, wch can help!

preauthorization hell, wch can help!   we understand the complications of obtaining preapprovals from certain services from payers. why do you think insurance companies make their rules more strin...

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medicare deductible, coinsurance, premium rates and therapy cap values for calendar year 2018

medicare deductible, coinsurance, premium rates and therapy cap values for calendar year 2018    background beneficiaries who use covered part a services may be subject to deductible and coinsuran...

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mips reporting countdown: act now to avoid penalties

mips reporting countdown: act now to avoid penalties   merit based incentive payment system (mips) eligible providers who fail to collect and report a minimum amount of 2017 performance data by ma...

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wch removed physician from the omig exclusion list

wch removed physician from the omig exclusion list   the office of the medicaid inspector general (omig) is an independent entity established within the new york state department of health. its maj...

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wch introduces credentialing live link

  wch introduces credentialing live link considering the amount of ongoing processes in wch credentialing department, it became crucial for us to inform our clients regarding their enrollment status...

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wch invests into staff training to keep your practice secure

  wch invests into staff training to keep your practice secure   wch professionals are all geared towards making your practice secure and superb. wch management invests heavily into the staff educa...

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wch organized webinar on nys requirements – medicaid update

wch organized webinar on nys requirements – medicaid update   recently, it has been announced that all medicaid managed care providers must be enrolled with state medicaid programs no later than ja...

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new york state workers’ compensation board: new registration requirement

  new york state workers’ compensation board: new registration requirement   recently, health care providers have started receiving letters from the new york state workers’ compensation board. work...

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the merit-based incentive payment system (mips) updates for 2018 have been released

  the merit-based incentive payment system (mips) updates for 2018 have been released   patients over paperwork  cms has recently launched the “patients over paperwork” initiative, a cross-cutting...

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the secret behind your practice high reimbursement

newsletters and weekly meetings with clients. to sum it all up – wch strives to provide clarity, comfort and security for every client. join our facebook page for daily updates. sign up for up for mon...

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automation of processes in wch

automation of processes in wch   oxford university study has predicted that about 47% of all jobs and services will be automated by 2033. we are not going to be left out of this automation movement...

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we are much more than just a billing company

newsletter, which is available to deliver the latest news, important updates, reminders, and other information that can be helpful for medical providers.   wch – we can help isn’t just our name, it is...

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attention managed care network providers! new york state now requires all healthcare providers to enroll with medicaid.

  attention managed care network providers! new york state now requires all healthcare providers to enroll with medicaid.   effective january 1, 2018, federal law requires that all medicaid managed...

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important reminder for physicians who bill certification and recertification of home health services to medicare

  important reminder for physicians who bill certification and recertification of home health services to medicare   physician’s services involved in physician certification (and recertification) o...

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wch i-smart is getting smarter

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wch recognized and cancelled an incorrect overpayment request

  wch recognized and cancelled an incorrect overpayment request   many providers, when receive overpayment notices from commercial insurance payers, start investigating the reasons, digging into the...

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new prior authorization program effective 10/1/2017 at fidelis care

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single screen ehr template for multiple specialties: wch ismart does it all!

single screen ehr template for multiple specialties: wch ismart does it all!   wch made a multi-specialty provider’s vision a reality by developing an ehr template that allows a doctor treating mul...

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after hours visits earn additional income make sure you’re billing accordingly

after hours visits earn additional income make sure you’re billing accordingly   providers who treat patients after office hours, on holidays and on weekends may be eligible for additional reimburs...

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switching billing companies: the risks of falling for an intro promotion

switching billing companies: the risks of falling for an intro promotion   by wch chief operating officer olga khabinskay  every day, medical offices field calls about saving money on all kinds of ...

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prolonged services without face-to-face contact now separately payable

prolonged services without face-to-face contact now separately payable   beginning january 1, 2017, prolonged services without face-to-face contact are now separately payable under the medicare phys...

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2017 quality payment program hardship exception now available

2017 quality payment program hardship exception now available   the quality payment program hardship exception application for the 2017 merit-based incentive payment system (mips) transition year i...

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one click: checking patient eligibility with wch ismart just got smarter

one click: checking patient eligibility with wch ismart just got smarter the wch ismart ehr just got smarter. a new feature lets providers connect to any insurer to verify patient eligibility insta...

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mips reporting countdown: act now to avoid penalties

mips reporting countdown: act now to avoid penalties   by nargiza nurlybaeva, wch billing group supervisor   it's been six months since the mips (merit based incentive pay system) program began. do...

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wch trains practice staff and nearly doubles reimbursements

wch trains practice staff and nearly doubles reimbursements   when a dermatology clinic came to wch with too many zeros on their eobs (explanation of benefits), wch account representative alla kein...

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increase in documentation submitted without a valid provider signature affects payments

increase in documentation submitted without a valid provider signature affects payments   national government services (ngs) is reporting an increase in documentation submitted without valid provid...

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all providers must revalidate medicare enrollment information under affordable care act criteria every five years; wch can help with provider enrollment revalidation – cycle 2

all providers must revalidate medicare enrollment information under affordable care act criteria every five years; wch can help with provider enrollment revalidation – cycle 2   in order to maintai...

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evaluation and management: correct coding crucial for compliance

evaluation and management: correct coding crucial for compliance   in a study report about how “improper payments for evaluation and management services cost medicare billions in 2010,” the office...

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modernized national plan and provider enumeration system more responsive and secure

modernized national plan and provider enumeration system more responsive and secure   the centers for medicare & medicaid services (cms) has modernized the national plan and provider enumeration sy...

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wch advocates for healthcare billing reform

wch advocates for healthcare billing reform wch advocated for medical billing reform in d.c.wch met with and educated legislators about a critical lack of oversight in the healthcare billing industry ...

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wch reinstates and recovers claims for clients disenrolled from uhc in error

wch reinstates and recovers claims for clients disenrolled from uhc in error when two podiatrists were terminated from united healthcare (uhc) without reason, wch account representative and medical bi...

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profitable news for providers

news for providers wch cares about its clients and recognizes the importance of letting you know about insurance updates that can positively impact revenue:two major new york area payers, united healt...

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new medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million americans

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introducing wch revenue text

introducing wch revenue text  it’s 5 pm. do you want to know how your revenue is? wch is introducing a new live account update service that sends texts to providers with billing flow summaries as ofte...

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credentialing: what they didn't teach you in med school

credentialing:what they didn't teach you in med schoolby olga khabinskay, wch chief operating officer wch helps post-residency graduates navigate the business of medicine, select where to practice and...

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how do i know what insurance companies i am credentialed with?

how do i know what insurance companies i am credentialed with? question:hi jennifer,i am leaving employment at a place where i was an in-network provider for certain insurances, but i'm not exactly su...

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can you recommend a device or service that can type patient visits into ehr?

can you recommend a device or service that can type patient visits into ehr? answer provided by olga khabinskay, wch chief operating officer there are many medical transcription products available tod...

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wch clears surgeon’s record, reinstates insurances

wch clears surgeon’s record, reinstates insurances credentialing specialist maria obodetc joined wch in december 2016 in the midst of two big cases, and by april, she was celebrating two major victori...

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meet account representative and biller timur miftahutdinov

meet account representative and biller timur miftahutdinov wch account representative and biller timur miftahutdinov is quick, accurate and responsive. “i don’t like to postpone anything i can accompl...

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upcoming request for medicaid provider documentation under the payment error rate measurement (perm) program

upcoming request for medicaid provider documentation under the payment error rate measurement (perm) program effective july 1, 2017, the centers for medicare & medicaid services (cms), in partnership ...

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medicare part c reimbursement reminder

  medicare part c reimbursement reminder  retroactive to july 1, 2016, medicaid will no longer reimburse the full medicare part c copay or coinsurance amount.pursuant to 2016 changes to social service...

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free online opioid prescriber training program available which meets the mandatory prescriber opioid education requirements in new york state

  free online opioid prescriber training program available which meets the mandatory prescriber opioid education requirements in new york state prescribers licensed under title eight of the education ...

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electronic prescribing update- new blanket waiver for exceptional circumstances approved

  electronic prescribing update - new blanket waiver for exceptional circumstances approved the commissioner of health has approved a new blanket waiver with respect to the electronic prescribing requ...

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tiptoe into technology with wch’s e-superbill: it’s quick, easy, and efficient

  tiptoe into technology with wch’s e-superbill: it’s quick, easy, and efficient       healthcare providers tired of creating endless amounts of pap...

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committed to continuing education

news, attending webinars, and sharing her knowledge and expertise with specialty providers and insurance representatives. in march, she earned her certified medical reimbursement specialist (cmrs) cer...

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do your billing processes need a second opinion?

do your billing processes need a second opinion? introducing wch internal billing audit services how confident are you in the accuracy and compliance of your billing processes and your staff's ability...

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how long do i have to keep patient records and do i have to maintain the entire record?

newsletter, oftentimes in a medical malpractice action, insurance carriers will require original records. this issue has not been revisited recently and should be updated with the availability of scan...

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thinking about starting a practice...

thinking about starting a practice... question:hi jennifer, i am thinking about starting a practice.  can you give me something to think about to get me started?thanks, dr. p answer provided by jennif...

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who is qualified to e-prescribe?

who is qualified to e-prescribe? question:hello jennifer,do you know anything about the rules about who is qualified to do the e‐prescribing through our emr system? i heard something that said any e‐p...

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aapc recognizes wch accomplishments

 aapc recognizes wch accomplishments ...

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meet it department manager ilya mirolyubov

news emails and other industry resources.as for the healthcare aspect of his job, he enjoys developing and supporting hipaa-compliant applications for wch’s patient management billing operating system...

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medicare ehr incentive program hardship exception application due july 1

medicare ehr incentive program hardship exception application due july 1 eligible professionals (ep) who are not meaningful users of certified electronic health record (ehr) technology under the medic...

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2017 eligible professionals transitioning to mips may submit hardship form by october 1

  2017 eligible professionals transitioning to mips may submit hardship form by october 1 an eligible professional who has never successfully attested to meaningful use under the ehr incentive program...

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new cognitive assessment code likely to become permanent in 2018

new cognitive assessment code likely to become permanent in 2018 in january 2017, the centers for medicare & medicaid services (cms) approved payment for a new g-code, g0505, which describes assessmen...

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all providers must revalidate enrollment with state medicaid agencies every five years to ensure payment of claims

  all providers must revalidate enrollment with state medicaid agencies every five years to ensure payment of claims the new york state department of health has determined that many providers are at r...

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oct. 1 changes make smoking cessation easier — but watch out for denial traps

news.      the codes you’ve been using for symptomatic patients — 99406 (smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes) and 99407 (smoking a...

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wch alliance

news•advocate on behalf of the client with major companies•efficient technology platform: ehr and practice managementwch alliance will be an accountable care organization (aco). simply put, we are a c...

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why i love ­working in wch (interview with maria chechina)

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your hands are full, let us handle medication management

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important news for our clients: we updated our billing service agreement, find out what has changed.

dear clients, updates to the wch medical billing agreement have been sent to clients in july 2014. the medical billing service contract has been updated with some administrative changes that we believ...

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be protected, hire wch billing service

newsletters, emails, constant industry updates and news from our partners. with wch medical billing service you benefit. in wch, clients work with our certified and trained medical billing staff that ...

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tips for successful medical billing

news letters on a regular basis.  putting in place quality assurance measures to ensure accuracy of claims submitted protects the practice and helps avoid future insurance disputes, refunds or audi...

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improvements in the credentialing department

news with you. thank you for your continued support and trust in wch. please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions you may have...

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your practice deserves only the best!

news and updates.in this issue we present to you the key factors that led to our success in medical billing over the years. we are often asked how we set ourselves apart from our competition and how w...

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wch interview with healthcare it news

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important news for wch clients!

news for wch clients!dear providers and office managers,wch is always dedicated to improve the quality of our performance. we are focused on enforcing and continuing strong education, our staff consis...

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what an amazing end to a great year

news. on monday december 2, 2013 wch received meaningful use certification for ismart ehr that was created by wch programmers and with the support of the doctors.  this certification designates this s...

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the first and only aapc certified cpb in brooklyn, new york.

news with our provider network”, says olga khabinskay coo of wch service bureau, “this is one of the many achievements of our company, i am extremely proud of zukhra’s capabilities as a billing profes...

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we have reached 2550 readers!

news as well as healthcare industry updates. our wch buzz and wch corner sections feature company goals, plans, accomplishments and milestones.  our credentialing news and healthcare news sections inc...

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tips for successful, timely provider credentialing

news is  there are ways to save time, aggravation, and rejection during the process. but first, it’s important to know  the purpose of credentialing.why get credentialed?credentialing involves obtaini...

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wch event in the news!

for the first time ever, wch service bureau’s chief operation officer, olga khabinskay, made a tv appearance! on monday october 7th olga appeared on a tv talk show, open,  promoting the upcoming wch c...

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tips for successful, timely provider credentialing

news is there are ways to save time, aggravation, and rejection during the process. but first, it’s important to know the purpose of credentialing.why get credentialed?credentialing involves obtaining...

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congratulations olga!

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wch times summer 2013

newsletter 2013 edition.http://wchsb.com/content/bulletins/wch%20times%20summer%202013.pdfmain in this issue: wch introduces new brand wch appoints olga as coo wch now offering e-superbill ...

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yahoo news picked up article about wch

news picked up article about wch. you can see full release here news.yahoo.com/wch-bureau-honors-professional-medical-billing-staff-national-071626243.htm...

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6 new g-codes provide revenue opportunities for physicians in 2013

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medicare adds modifiers 24, 57 to correct coding initiative bypass list

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new dme face-to-face requirement adds more documentation, time to e/m visits

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physician fee schedule: payment modifier applies only to large groups in 2015

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cardiology, ophthalmology, group practices suffer blow from newest mppr cuts

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wch october bulletin

dear clients and office managers,october bulletin is available at wch free publications  included in this edition: wch referral program read wch publications and get ceu know the rules about ...

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major therapy reimbursment changes starting october 1st, 2012!

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kaiser pays cash when members lose weight

news."weight loss is as effective as mammograms or colon cancer screenings or blood pressure control when you speak about the amount of dollars you spend for the life years you gain from the program,"...

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aetna buys popular mobile app itriage maker for aco

news.aetna also plans to enhance itriage with new features. "we are layering on additional tools and capabilities so that [itriage users] can get an accurate estimate of what the costs will be," saund...

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doc groups blast $320b medicare, medicaid cuts in 2013

news now."today's budget is bad news for our nation's seniors and most vulnerable citizens," american hospital association (aha) president and ceo rich umbdenstock said in a statement yesterday. "it o...

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wch is glad to introduce you our new service “physician marketing”

newsletter and bulletin.    online marketing: registration on the top search engines; facebook, twitter, youtube -company profile setup, incl. site integration and blog posts; professional website des...

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cdc: one-in-two americans will have mental health issue

news - 9/8/2011 a report from the cdc says that about 25% of americans experienced mental illness in the past year, and experts project that about half will suffer a form of...

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