Medicare update summer 2009 – Probability of audits increases

Intense scrutiny for billing and coding errors of Medicare claims begins this summer as the controversial Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program is in place. According to an article in ModernHealthcare.com posted May 4, 2009, after piloting the RAC program in several states, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) believes it will cut down on […]

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  • A Day in Judge Mary Morgan’s Adult Behavioral Health Court

    Case conference The Law Library on the second floor of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice was flooded with natural light coming in through the three large windows that face east. From my chair, there was a clear view of the mammoth “Yahoo!” billboard alongside highway 80. The steady swoosh of traffic managed to seep in […]

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  • Working with trauma in Israel: Lessons for America

    We know that we will soon have waves of returning war veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and witness their adjustment coming home and with their family members. We know that there will be massive psychological wounds to these soldiers and those around them. Clinical psychology came of age after World War II to help returning […]

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