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Consolidation, prior authorization drive improper Medicare payments to historic low
November 20, 2021 - 8:34 am

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services at one point paid providers who accidentally amputated the wrong patient leg. Now, thanks to improper payment regulations, clinicians who excise healthy limbs can’t bill regulators for their service.

Source: Modern Healthcare

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/payment/medicare-payments-reach-historic-low-consolidation-prior-authorization

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What we can learn from the 1918 Flu Pandemic as the Omicron variant spreads
What we can learn from the 1918 Flu Pandemic as the Omicron variant spreads

Historically, most pandemics end within 2 to 3 years as the virus mutates into a less virulent pathogen and the population builds up immunity. This is what happened to the influenza strain behind the 1918 flu pandemic.

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