BLOG

Thought Leadership from the FHAS Team 

13 April

Healthcare Appeals: A View from the Bench (Part I)

By Keith Saunders Every appeal represents a failure. If this seems like a harsh and jaded view of healthcare reimbursement, consider that I have served…

read more
29 March

The Multi-Faceted Challenge of “Right-To-Try”

By Keith Saunders Terminal illness is arguably the hardest challenge in healthcare for patients, families, healthcare providers, insurers, and regulatory bodies alike. Each party has…

read more
22 March

Beyond Uber and Postmates: How Your Organization Can Benefit From Gig Economy Principles

By Keith Saunders The concept of the gig economy is reflective of the paradigm-shifting changes which are affecting the overall economy.  The forces of connectivity,…

read more
12 March

Why Accreditation Makes a Difference

By Janice Bohan Many organizations struggle with deciding whether or not to invest time and money into pursuing certification of their quality management system. Will…

read more
02 February

5 Ways to Tackle an Appeals Backlog

by Jim Bobeck Government and commercial backlogs may occur quickly and without warning. A sudden spike of appeals can arise due to a seemingly innocuous…

read more
10 January

Meltdown and Spectre

by Andrew Witchger The Issue While it might sound like the James Bond franchise just released a new movie, Meltdown and Spectre are the names…

read more
05 January

ERISA External Reviews: Statutory Mandate for Legal Experts in Coverage Determinations

By Jim Bobeck As a law, ERISA is a complicated hodgepodge of many provisions regulating pension, health plans, and patient protections. Tucked away in paragraph (d)(2)(iii)(B)(1)…

read more
20 December

Keep Calm and Carry On: Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not Going to Take Your Job

By Andrew Witchger   “Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse” “More than 70% of US fears robots taking over our lives, survey…

read more
17 November

Medicaid: Serving All

By Lauren Bremer When it was first created in 1965, Medicaid was intended to insure low income individuals. Since then, it has grown vastly, now…

read more
10 November

5 Signs That You’re Not Truly Using Agile Methodology

By Andrew Witchger The daily stand ups are longer than 15 minutes. The idea of a daily stand up is for each team member to…

read more
01 November

6 Thought Leaders You Should Already be Following on LinkedIn

By Lauren Bremer LinkedIn has become the place for healthcare professionals to network and stay current in thought leadership. To get started, here are six…

read more
27 October

Staff Up or Contract Out?: The Government Agency Dilemma

By Jim Bobeck For any state agency facing new work or spikes in existing work volumes, a critical question must be asked: Do we staff…

read more
20 October

5 Reasons Why You Need an IRO Even If You Aren’t Under a CIA

By Jim Bobeck   Build the ark before it rains, not after. Many companies wait for litigation to hit their door before retaining external IRO…

read more
29 September

Back to Basics: Medicare vs. Medicaid

By Julia Saunders “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are…

read more
19 September

Involving Attorneys in your Physician Peer Review: A Wise Investment

By Nicole Bednarek and Jim Bobeck Why would an IRO bring an attorney into the peer review mix? The reason is pretty simple: Physicians write…

read more
15 August

IROs and Healthcare Fraud Investigations: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

By Jim Bobeck The scrutiny grows Think federal OIG investigations won’t affect your healthcare company? Think again. Google any variation of OIG investigations, Medicare settlements,…

read more
03 August

When Malware Met Healthcare

By Lori Bolesta, System/Network Coordinator Recent newspaper headlines have featured countless stories about malware attacks hitting organizations from all business sectors on a global scale.…

read more
21 July

Is a single payer system the answer to U.S. health care cost woes?

By Paula Bergstrasser Proposed changes to federal health care legislation have sparked a national debate about the rising costs of health care. Recent headlines prompt…

read more
14 July

The Legal IRO Review—a great tool often overlooked

By Jim Bobeck Most beneficiaries come in contact with an IRO (Independent Review Organization) through their health insurance plan or TPA (third party administrator). A…

read more
05 July

The mistake as the great learning tool

By Jim Bobeck If you work in healthcare reimbursement long enough, you’ll notice a major theme. There are a lot of mistakes—missing documentation, lack of…

read more

 

Opinions expressed on the FHAS blog are the sole opinions of the author, and do not represent the opinions of FHAS as a whole, nor any of the clients served by FHAS.