Medical Present Value Inc. (MPV), a provider of financial tools and services to manage payer contracts and audit reimbursement, has signed a contract with MSO Inc. (Glen Rock, N.J.), a provider of practice management services for medical groups.
Under the terms of the agreement, MPV contends it will enable two Denver-based MSO clients, Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates and Western Cardiology Associates, to better define the terms of their payer contracts, verify reimbursement and improve cash flow.
MPV's Phynance application maintains a database of client-specific contract terms, fee schedules and payment policies to ensure claim pricing is accurate, says the company.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.