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CMS BREAKING NEWS ALERT!

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a 1 year grace period for ICD-10 implementation. The October 1, 2015 launch date...
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Modifier -59: Misused and Misunderstood

The continued abuse of modifier -59 (Distinct Procedural Service) is on the active radar of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). And to make matters...
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Office Based Surgery is Now at a Critical Juncture

March 4, 2015 Dear Doctors, Many of you may have read that the Appellate Division of the New York State Courts recently decided that...
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Senate Passes Medicare “Doc Fix” Bill, 64-35

“Fire drill” and “Medicare migraine” were terms used to describe the annual Sustainable Growth Rate debate in the Senate considerations on  Monday, March 31,...
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Action Alert

The U.S. Senate today passed HR 3402, the House bill Varian reported on last week.  The legislation provides a one-year “doc fix” just hours...
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Ray of Hope

Cancer patients depend on an invisible beam and the Suffolk graduates who guide it. By Amy Crawford // Photographs by Adam Detour Deep beneath...
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LCA, ACR and STS Make Strong Case for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

  The Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons led myriad medical, research and patient...
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Medicare Physician Payment Down to the Wire

The House of Representatives took action last Friday in a vote of 238-181 to eliminate the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replace it with...
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New Regulations for 2014 in the State of New York Impact Hospital Radiation Oncology Departments

Surprise!  Some little known stipulations managed to slip into the New York State Public Health Law regulations which will have a significant impact on many radiation...
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Overwhelmed? Overworked? Under Staffed?

With a rapidly changing healthcare system, you can’t afford to fall behind!  R.A.I. can help your business stay ahead of the curve. With over...