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U.N. Panel Challenges Market

LONDON The world cannot rely solely on free markets to deliver medicines needed by billions of people in poor countries, so governments should commit to a legally binding convention to coordinate and fund research and development. That’s the conclusion of a major United Nations report, which is bound to stir fierce debate between supporters of the current market-based system of drug development and those favoring a greater role for the state. The high-level panel was set up last year by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to find solutions...

Who Are Medical Billers And What Do They Do?

The title medical billing specialist can mean many things to many different people, and the responsibilities can vary form position to position. For example: in the office that I work for we have several different departments including a cash department, a data entry department, a coding department, computer operations, and customer services. Every department is responsible for different jobs, yet all of our employees are known as medical management professionals, medical billing specialists, or physician service coordinators. The job of a...

Shopping For Health Software

Robert Cameron wasn’t much of a technology buff, but the orthopedic surgeon knew he wanted to get rid of all the paper in his nine-physician practice in Pensacola, Fla. So he bought an electronic medical records system from a California-based company called Acermed. Cameron’s group spent more than $400,000 on the software, but the system still never fully worked and even confused patients’ scheduled visits, according to a lawsuit the doctors filed against the technology company in 2006. Acermed filed for bankruptcy in...

Setting And Growing A Medical Billing Business

The one business that seems to be thriving in the times of recession is the electronic medical billing business. Well, why? There is compendious pack of health care plans that impose a heavy bit of paper work upon the doctors and their staffs. Believe it or not the amount of documentation generated in a single day by an average physician is staggering! And surveys have inferred, even when a full time staff was employed the errors in such documentation have increased. Such errors lead to pretty long delay in payments. If you could offer some...

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Medical Care Expense

Each EOB is specific to the provider and the service they rendered. The format varies widely between insurance companies, but at a minimum an EOB should indicate the: provider, service date, actual billed amount, network discount, allowed amount, insurance portion, patient responsibility and deductible amount. I’ll discuss each of these terms. It is important to remember that an EOB is NOT a bill. Usually, almost all EOBs state “THIS IS NOT A BILL” in big bold letters, to minimize confusion. Every EOB you contains information...

Types Of Biological Macromolecules

Genevieve Jackson has written for “10th Life” and “Double A Beauty” since 2005. She is an entrepreneur with experience in risk management. She also engages in motivational speaking for entrepreneurs. Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A woman is looking through a microscope. When small organic molecules bind together, they form larger molecules called biological macromolecules. Biological macromolecules fall into four categories:...

When Should Cancer Treatment Wait?

Imagine for a moment that you have a tiny but worrisome lung nodule or, say, a growing bulge in a crucial blood vessel. You have no choice but to continue with normal life: going to work, running errands, paying taxes, negotiating with your kids over screen time. But you’re always living, at least to some degree, under the looming shadow of a medical question mark. Judy Refuerzo ventured further along that uncertain journey this summer, walking the full length of the Camino de Santiago some 500 miles and 38 days across the Pyrenees into...
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