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Off Road Touring in Boston with Dr. Marcinko

How Doctors Get Paid

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CMP™

[Publisher-in-Chief]

Just before the Christmas Holidays, I flew up to Boston at the invitation of a pharmaceutical company to lead a managerial workshop entitled: “How Doctors Get Paid” [Treatment is only the beginning in the Changing Billing and Medical Reimbursement Climate].

Our goal was to inform drug representatives, and their regional managers, what value added information physician offices might expect from the pharmaceutical industry of the future.  

Topics of Discussion

The two hour interactive workshop included team projects, flip chart exercises, a mock role-playing session and the customary [hopefully energetic] ppt presentation. Other topics of discussion included:  

  • Health insurance payment evolution
  • Collapse of Medicare
  • Rise of managed care
  • Medical records documentation
  • ICD-9 and 10, HCPCS, DRGs and CPT® coding
  • ABNs, super-bills and HCFA 150 forms
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  • Healthcare fraud, abuse and related policies
  • Capitation, HSAs, concierge medicine and RACs
  • Futuristic health 2.0 payment mechanisms, and more.

Assessment

Rest assured; these folks were a very knowledgeable and aggressive group; not like your father’s “detail men” of yore! They seek to … talk the talk, and walk the walk, of the Health 2.0 era.

Many thanks again to Helen, and Jon D, for the invite.

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1. Unions pressure Democrats on health insurance tax
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2. Is there a doctor in the corporation? Maybe soon
Reuters, December 9, 2009

3. Sebelius Statement on Benefits of Health Insurance Reform for Businesses
HHS Press Release, December 3, 2009

4. Majority of employers would reduce health benefits to avoid proposed excise tax
Mercer Press Release, December 3, 2009

5. U.S. unemployed face higher healthcare premiums
Reuters, December 2, 2009

6. Public support for health-care reform is high, but some CFOs take a different view
CFO.com, December 1, 2009

7. Survey: Growing worker stress seen in benefits use
Associated Press via Google, November 30, 2009

8. Employers Play Dr. Mom to Limit Swine Flu Impact
Associated Press via Google, November 30, 2009

9. Health Care Savings Could Start in the Cafeteria
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10. Ford, GM Face $2.5 Billion First VEBA Bill
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11. Plan credits healthy habits – Employer cuts costs by allowing workers to ‘earn’ lower rates
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12. Health Care: GE Gets Radical
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Defining “Provider” for Medicare Incentive Payments?

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HR 1 of ARRA states:

“The term ‘health care provider’ includes a hospital, skilled nursing facility, nursing facility, home health entity or other long term care facility, health care clinic, community mental health center (as defined in section 1913(b)(1)), renal dialysis facility, blood center, ambulatory surgical center described in section 1833(i) of the Social Security Act, emergency medical services provider, Federally qualified health center, group practice, a pharmacist, a pharmacy, a laboratory, a physician (as defined in section 1861(r) of the Social Security Act), a practitioner (as described in section 1842(b)(18)(C) of the Social Security Act).”

For Ambulatory Surgery Center’s

HR 1 of ARRA includes ASCs in the definition of “provider” (see above), but the CMS seems to indicate otherwise CMS’s site.

For Pharmacists

HR 1 of ARRA includes pharmacists and pharmacies as “providers.” New information on phamacists’ eligibility for IT loans was recently announced – see the Healthcare IT News coverage on this.

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What was missed; please advise?

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Risk Aversion and Investment Alternatives

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Some physicians and financial planners prefer to use a specific approach in determining these difficult-to-determine areas, in lieu of one of several psychological tests that are currently available.

Examples of this specific approach follow.

Investment Temperament

Which statement best describes your investment temperament? Please indicate by ranking the items below from 1 to 4, with 1 being the most descriptive and 4 being the least descriptive. Also, please indicate the extent of your risk aversion by indicating what percentage of your assets you would feel comfortable investing in each category (for example, 50% in the first category, 25% in the second, etc.).

 

Numerical   Percentage  
ranking   allocation  
* I prefer only the safest of investments.
* I am interested only in “blue-chip” investments.
* An occasional risk is worth the effort for above-average potential reward.
* I’m willing to put everything on the line if the potential reward is large enough.

Listed below are various forms of investments. Please indicate your familiarity with each.

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Description High   Low
Certificates of deposit 5 4 3 2 1
Treasury bills 5 4 3 2 1
Other short-term fixed income 5 4 3 2 1
Stocks 5 4 3 2 1
U.S. government bonds 5 4 3 2 1
Corporate bonds 5 4 3 2 1
Municipal bonds 5 4 3 2 1
Mutual funds 5 4 3 2 1
Real estate—direct ownership 5 4 3 2 1
Real estate—limited partnerships 5 4 3 2 1
Oil and gas 5 4 3 2 1
Collectibles 5 4 3 2 1
Precious metals 5 4 3 2 1
Insurance products 5 4 3 2 1

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Any other thoughts on behavioral finance topics, like this?

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Back in the day, I did some trauma training at Martin Army Hospital in Columbus, GA. This 250-bed facility is the center for medical services at Fort Benning. Opened in 1958, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive community hospitals in the Army. The hospital is recognized as one of the best in the nation for quality of care as certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and service to the community by the Army and TRADOC Communities of Excellence Evaluations.

MEDDAC

Fort Benning’s MEDDAC, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Command, furnishes medical care to an eligible patient population in excess of 72,000 beneficiaries. Since the establishment of Fort Benning in 1918, medical services have always been available. In the early days, medical care was dispensed from tents, temporary wooden buildings, and leased space in the Columbus Hospital. In 1924, services were moved into what is now the National Infantry Museum, and in 1958 Martin Army Community Hospital was opened.

Martin Army Hospital 

Martin Army Community Hospital is named in honor of the late Major General Joseph I. Martin, Medical Corps. The hospital was opened in 1958 at a cost of slightly over $6 million. As the demand for outpatient health care grew, a 59,000 square foot ambulatory care wing was added in 1975 at a cost of $3.8 million.

To support the purchase of modern medical equipment and to ensure the compliance with the JCAHO standards, an extensive electromechanical upgrade project was completed in 1980. This was my era. The latest major construction occurred in 1990 when the Emergency Room underwent renovation at a cost of $835,000. The ER now contains the latest technology available to preserve life, and can provide these services more efficiently than in the past.

Professional Training Programs

In addition to its medical mission, the MEDDAC has an extensive professional teaching and training mission, and in 1972 established the Army’s first Family Practice Residency Program. This 3-year program maintains approximately 30 residents who provide medical services throughout the hospital.

Other specialty training programs include the clinical portion of the Army’s Physician Assistant Program, a residency in Health Care Administration, Podiatric Surgery internship, training in several enlisted specialties, and numerous clinical rotations or externships conducted in cooperation with local colleges and universities. Located near the Infantry Museum is the Army Substance Abuse Program, Exceptional Family Member Program, and the Early Intervention Program. In addition to these facilities, the MEDDAC operates four Family Practice Clinics, five on-post Troop Medical Clinics (TMCs), a Reception Station, and two satellite TMCs in support of Ranger School training in Georgia and Florida.

A New York Times Re-Post

As so, it is with some degree of pride that we reprint this story from the NYTs.

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DOCTOR AND PATIENT

By Paulinwe W. Chen; MD

One morning as a medical student on the surgery service, I learned about a patient who had been hemorrhaging on the operating table the night before. The intern who had assisted during the operation took great pains to describe every detail of the failed efforts of several senior surgeons and the final, ultimately lifesaving, maneuvers of the department chairman. “He came in and just got control of the bleeding,” the intern concluded, waving his hands as if the chairman’s work had involved magic.

Assessment

“How did he manage that?” one of my classmates asked. “He’s one of the best,” the intern answered matter-of-factly. “He was a surgeon in Vietnam.” 

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The very essence of healthcare is to make a difference for good. At its core, this is an industry focused on making life better for people. That simplicity of mission establishes a shared grounding for the millions who work daily to deliver the best healthcare they can.

Assessment

So, here is the annual Media HealthLeaders survey which offers profiles of some of those who are doing just that. Who did they miss, please advise us?

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Will eMRs Raise the Legal Standard of Care and Increase Malpractice Risk?

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We first postulated on this topic in our print book “Insurance Planning and Risk Management for Physicians and their Advisors.” Additional posts and comments are contained within this ME-P.

And now, Robert J. Mintz, JD wonders if medical provider liability increases with eHRs, even if the quality of care is vastly improved?

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The DB[k] Pension Plan

A New Combination Plan

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Did you know that The Pension Protection Act of 2006 will provide for a new kind of hybrid pension plan for employers with 500 or fewer employees?

What it is – How it works

According to PensionRights.org, until now, employee contributions to traditional pension plans have not been tax deferred. For that reason, few pension plans require or permit employee contributions. Instead, many employers supplement their pension plans with separate 401(k) plans which permit employees to defer taxes on their contributions.

The DB/K Plan

The new “DB/K plan” will combine a traditional defined benefit pension plan with a 401(k) savings plan. The plan will provide a low employer-paid guaranteed lifetime monthly retirement benefit that could be supplemented by voluntary tax deferred contributions by employees. The minimum pension benefit, payable to employees who work 3 or more years for the employer, will be equal to the lesser of 1 percent of average pay during the last five years of work multiplied by the number of years of service with the employer, or 20 percent of the average pay in the employee’s consecutive highest 5 years of earnings.

Assessment

The 401(k) component of the plan requires the employer to match at least 50% of an employee’s contributions up to 4% of the employee’s salary. The provision will take effect in 2010.

Read Section 903 of The Pension Protection Act of 2006 Public Law 109-280

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How a Few Private Health Insurers Are on the Way to Controlling Health Care

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The healthcare public option is dead, killed by a handful of senators from small states who are mostly bought off by Big Insurance and Big Pharma -or- intimidated by these industries’ deep pockets and power to run political ads against them.

Assessment

Some might say it’s no great loss at this point because the Senate bill Harry Reid came up with contained a public option available only to 4 million people, which would have been far too small to exert any competitive pressure on private insurers anyway.

Link: http://robertreich.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-few-private-health-insurers-are-on.html

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Prominent Politician Views on Health Information Technology

A Guest Thought-Leader Op-Ed Piece

Ann Miller; RN, MHA [Executive-Director]  

By Alberto Borges; MD

In this review, ME-P thought-leader and colleague, Al Borges MD dissects and presents the political views of HIT by several prominent politicians.  WHY?

He believes that only a handful of politicians are questioning whether the cost of HIT will actually improve healthcare as promised, which can end up in wasted taxpayer money, and worse, become a slow-moving HIT blunder which puts patient lives at risk. Even President Obama’s staff quietly admits that these statements are unproven.

Assessment

For example, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and the current health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research stated last year that:

“Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change.”

Link: Politician Views of HIT [updated November 2009]

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Important Financial Documents for Physicians

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By Staff Reporters

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Document Status   Location
 
Will, original      
 
Will, copy      
 
Living Will      
 
Power of Attorney      
 
Birth Certificate      
 
Marriage Certificate      
 
Antenuptial Agreements      
 
Postnuptial Agreements      
 
Divorce Decrees      
 
Separation Agreement      
 
Social Security Card      
 
Income Tax Records      
 
Life Insurance Policies      
 
Other Insurance Policies      
 
Stocks and Bonds      
 
Notes Receivable      
 
Mortgages Receivable      
 
Deeds      
 
Leases      
 
Bank and Financial  
Records      
 
Business Agreements      
 
Trust Instruments      

Assessment

What did we miss, please advise?

 

 

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Vote on Healthcare Reform

A ME-P Healthcare Reform Opinion Poll

By Ann Miller; RN, MHA

[Executive-Director]

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the public has soured on President Barack H. Obama’s health care reform plan.

In fact, former Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean MD told Vermont National Public Radio:

“This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. And, honestly, the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill and go back to the House … You have the vast majority of Americans want the choices, they want real choices. They don’t have them in this bill. This is not health care reform and it’s not close to health care reform.” 

Now, as an informed ME-P reader, do you think healthcare reform overhaul is a good idea?

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Ten Questions on Section 127 Plans for College Funding

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Physician-Parents and the Cost of Education

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IRS Section 127 plans are used to pay and deduct college costs. These plans allow your practice to pay up to $5,250 of college expenses per year, but do not require your child to recognize the tuition payment as income. The following questions and answers relate to the IRS Section 127 Educational Assistance Plan which became effective on July 1, 2002

1. What benefits are provided under the Section 127 Plan?

The Section 127 Plan is intended to provide favorable tax benefits only. The Plan will exclude from taxation graduate-level courses provided to eligibles up to a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year. Section 127 plans provide relief from taxation for those eligibles whose graduate-level educational benefits are not covered under other Code provisions.

2. Who will benefit under the Plan?

Employees enrolled in graduate-level courses under the Reduced Fee Enrollment Policy that are not job-related will benefit from the Plan.  The value of such courses will not be taxed, up to the $5,250 annual limit.  Employees enrolled in non-job-related graduate courses taken for professional development at another educational institution are also covered by the Plan and will not be taxed on the value of those courses, subject to the annual limit.

3. What kinds of graduate courses are covered under the Plan?

The Plan covers graduate-level courses of a kind normally taken by an individual leading to a law, business, medical, or other advanced academic or professional degree. Covered courses do not include courses or other education involving sports, games, or hobbies. Courses covered by the Plan may be taken at another educational institution.

4. Are any undergraduate courses covered under the Plan?

No.  Undergraduate courses are excluded from taxation under IRC section 117.

5. Why are job-related courses not covered under the Plan?

Job-related courses are already exempt from taxation under IRC section 162. Thus, only courses taken for professional development that are not directly related to an employee’s current position are covered by the Plan.

6. What is the definition of a job-related course?

A job-related course is a course taken by an employee either to maintain or improve skills required in the employee’s current job; or to meet the express requirements of the employer; or the requirements of law or regulations, imposed as a condition to retaining the employee’s salary, status, or employment.

7. Are Section 127 educational benefits reportable on the Form W-2?

No. The instructions for Form W-2 provide that payments qualifying under a Section 127 educational assistance program are not reportable in box 1 as wages.  Only waivers or reimbursements (for non-job-related graduate courses) in excess of the $5,250 annual exclusion limit would be reported on the Form W-2 as taxable compensation, subject to withholding. Accordingly, such excess amounts should be paid through a payroll system.

8. What are the requirements for a Section 127 Plan?

Section 127 requires that an employer prepare a separate written plan for the exclusive benefit of its employees to provide such employees with educational assistance. In addition, eligible employees must be provided reasonable notification of the availability and terms of the plan; and the plan must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.  Section 127 does not require the educational assistance program to be funded.

9. May benefits be provided on a retroactive basis?

No. Section 127 requires that employees be provided with reasonable notice about the benefits available under the plan.  If benefits are provided before the plan is in effect, employees have not been provided with the requisite notice.

10. Are there any IRS information reporting requirements related to 127 Plans?

No. The IRS has indefinitely suspended the reporting of data related to the administration of a Section 127 Plan (IRS Notice 2002-24).

Assessment

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To properly use a Section 127 plan, physicians must adhere to several rules: the student must be 21 years old; the student cannot be a tax dependent of the physician; the student must be an employee of the medical practice; and the plan cannot discriminate against employees not related to the physician.

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To Par or Not to Par? [The Critical Question for 2010]

About the Medicare HIT 1115 Project

By Ann Miller; RN, MHA

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At least one iconoclastic physician, ME-P thought-leader Al Borges MD, has asked that all doctors unite and participate in this year’s Medicare “HIT 1115 Project”; now in-process.

The November 15, 2009 Project

November 15, 2009 began the 6-week time period during which all medical providers can switch Medicare participation. If all physicians become “non-participating” or simply “opt-out,” then lawmakers and their lobbyists may take notice that doctors are fed-up with government intrusion into physician affairs!

Assessment

More: http://www.hcplive.com/technology/blogs/The_HIT_Realist/1269/HIT_1115_project

Cast Your Ballot – Send a Messsage

After reading the above op-ed piece, and a month into the project, please cast your VOTE:

About Dr. Borges

Alberto Borges, MD, is in private practice and is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.

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Should Specialists Staff Medical Homes, etc?

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Are they Even Needed?

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In an op-ed piece originally published in HCPLive.com, by Alan Berkenwald MD, the approaching fire storm over the “patient-centered medical home” model reminds us of the destructive powers seen with some early restrictive HMO models.

Enter – Exit – ReEnter the Gatekeepers

Once seemingly destined to revolutionize organized medicine, and empower patients and primary care physicians, the HMO model of “gatekeepers” nearly destroyed it.

Assessment

And so, can we learn from past failures with this new medical home model? Or, are they even needed?

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Barriers to Free Market Competition in Healthcare Delivery

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Why Supply and Demand Doesn’t Work in Medicine

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA

[Publisher-in-Chief]

Much has been written here, and elsewhere, about free market competition in healthcare; especially in light of the current national political debates. Yet, these markets are not free.

Like Evolution – Healthcare Competition is Only a Theory

Perfectly competitive healthcare markets are not free; they exist only in economic theory as a useful comparative artifice. In reality, industries and markets have varying constraints on competition. The healthcare industry has often been characterized as unique with its many significant barriers to free market competition, such as market controls on price and quality.

According to colleague Robert James Cimasi, of Health Capital Consultants LLC, in St. Louis MO; there are three main reasons for these barriers in healthcare:

Competitive Healthcare Barriers 

  1. The nature of healthcare creates an unpredictable, urgent, and “infinite” level of demand.
  2. The ubiquitous involvement of insurance companies, private and governmental, as intermediary organizations in the purchase of healthcare interferes with consumer motivations and consequently their choice of providers and services.
  3. The difficulties in measuring healthcare quality and beneficial outcomes (both of quantifying and qualifying them) and the lack of information on the relative costs of healthcare providers and services also inhibit consumer selection, further removing incentives to providers to increase quality and lower costs. 


Barriers to Healthcare Competition               

Included among the many other barriers to competition in healthcare delivery are the following:

  • Patients don’t purchase services directly from providers;
  • Patients don’t compare prices between providers;
  • The government is the largest purchaser of healthcare;
  • Private purchasers often lack market power;
  • Patients, purchasers and providers lack information;
  • Occupational licensing;
  • Many providers have monopoly or near-monopoly power (yet antitrust laws prevent some potentially beneficial integration);
  • Providers are rewarded for increasing costs;
  • Capital investments are overly subsidized (It should be noted that Stigler argues that an industry will not use its power to collect money from the government unless the list of beneficiaries can be limited, due to the fact the amount of subsidies will be divided among a growing number of rivals.*
  • Certificate of Need (CON), regulation, and licensing laws are an entry barrier to competing and substitute providers and services; and
  • Exit barriers protect low-quality providers.

Assessment

Of course, the supply side is also flagrantly encouraged by excessive medical testing, procedural interventions and surgery; mostly excused by malpractice phobia as a well as the personal financial interests of involved stakeholders.

References

Stigler, George J. “The Theory of Economic Regulation.” The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science. Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1971): 5.

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Get an iMBA Inc Second Opinion

Integrating Medical Practice Management with Personal Financial Planning

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Second opinions are sometimes necessary in medicine because a misdiagnosis can have significant consequences.

Thru-put and Follow-up

The same is true for your medical practice and personal financial planning goals. Another perspective may help determine if your portfolio is properly aligned, or your practice efficiently designed to achieve your goals with complete thru-put and follow-up. 

Assessment

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Appreciating Home Owner’s Title Insurance

Matters Covered and Not Covered by Title Insurance

By Staff Reporters

During the current housing market implosion it is prudent to understand that home owner’s title insurance enables the buyer of real property to take clear title of the purchased property. That means there are no outstanding liens in existence and no one has a prior claim to said property.

Covered Items

In general, items that are covered by title insurance can be determined solely from review of the property records and court records:

  • Judgments
  • Liens (Except to the extent that they have superiority, i.e., once recorded, they gain a priority ahead of things recorded prior to the lien, for example, mechanic’s liens.)
  • Deeds of trust, mortgages, and real estate contracts
  • Easements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Rights granted in real property by divorce degree (right to half proceeds of sale of property)
  • Mineral rights reserved by prior owner or granted to a third party
  • Recorded leases
  • Latecomer’s agreements
  • Recorded no-contest agreements (agreement not to contest future imposition of taxes or assessments, usually for things like traffic, water, and sewer mitigation)
  • Deeds transferring ownership of any interests in the property
  • Whether the property has access to a public road
  • Taxes and recorded assessments
  • Condemnation actions filed with the court or property records.

Not-Covered Items

Generally, items that are not covered by title insurance cannot be determined by reviewing the property records and court records:

  • Zoning laws, restrictions on the use of property
  • Building codes, setbacks, lot coverage, construction standards
  • Wetlands regulations
  • Storm water drainage permits
  • Flood plain, location of property in relation to flood plain
  • Unrecorded leases
  • Use permits
  • Hazardous materials, environmental contaminants
  • Subdivision regulations
  • Shoreline Management Act
  • State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
  • Persons claiming an interest in the property, through adverse possession (both ownership of the property and easement rights)
  • Compliance of the property with recorded restrictive covenants.

Additional Extended Coverage Policy Items

Coverage extends beyond basic coverage. This covers items that show up during an inspection of the property:

  • Additional matters include those that the title company can determine from either an inspection of the property or a review of a survey showing all improvements to the property and the location of all easements.
  • Mechanic’s liens filed after the date of the policy, but that take priority prior to the date of the policy
  • Encroachments (the buildings on the property that overlap the property lines or buildings on adjacent property that overlap onto the client’s property)
  • Persons claiming an interest in the property through adverse possession (both ownership of the property and easement rights).

Additional Matters Covered by Endorsement

  • Compliance with subdivision laws (Guarantees that the property constitutes one or more legal lots)
  • Zoning laws.

Assessment

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Take the ICD-10 Survey Poll

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By Ann Miller; RN, MHA

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The Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS] recently released the final rule for implementing the ICD-10 [International Classification of Diseases] CM [Clinical Modification] and ICD10-PCS [Procedure Coding System] insurance coding initiatives.

Shifting Deadlnes

The compliance deadline was shifted from October 1, 2011; as proposed in the original rule; to October 1, 2013.  And so, how prepared are you for the transition to ICD-10?

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Understanding Medical Billing Methodologies

The Cash Conversion Cycle

[By Staff Reporters]

Most patients and financial advisors don’t have a clue about how doctor’s get paid in our current system; but it’s not by magic. Yet, a number of different steps occur during the processing of a medical claim that can be seen in a flow chart. Each step in the process can be mapped out and each is subject to claim payment-or-claim rejection. A payment time line for a typical FFS or PPO can also be subjected to a number of variables, depending on different factors including staff competency, time, outside vendors, information management, management decisions in general, or regulatory requirements. The total transit times may take weeks for electronic claims or up to two-years for some paper based claims.

First Make the Diagnosis

• ICD-9 alpha numeric code for disease classes, not billing.

• HHS offers ICD-9 [CM] for MDs and facilities.

• WHO-1900, updated every 3-10 years, e-ICD-10 [2013].

• Diagnostic Statistical Manual Mental Disorders, 4th Edition [DSM-IV].

Then Select the Current Procedure Terminology® Code

Medical, surgical and diagnostic task & service billing code numbers [5-digit] of AMA used by payers:

• Thousands updated annually

• Secretive with registered mark ®

• Office Visits: [brief, inter, extended, etc]

• # 99214 physical exam

• # 90658 H1N1 flu shot

• # 12002 one-inch laceration suture

• CDT® and HCPCS codes, too!

Document the Visit in Patient Progress Notes

Subjective:

“I was gardening and noticed my wrist was swollen and itched like crazy”

Objective:

A 4 inch linear red rash with circular oozing papules and swollen skin is present. Patient is wearing a small tennis bracelet which was tight.

Assessment:

Rule out rues dermatitidis versus nickel allergy.

Plan:

Soap soaks, with OTC calamine lotion with Rx oral diphenhydramine or [benadryl].

Submit the “Super Bill”

Not a “big bill” or expensive medical invoice; just an invoice

• Official standard billing form used by doctors submitting MC/MD claims.

• Also used by some private insurers and managed care plans.

• Contains patient demographics, diagnostic codes, CPT®, HCPC codes, etc.

• Generic billing form, like the generic HCFA 1500 claim form.

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Physicians Seeking Financial Support from Hospitals

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Results of a New Survey

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Since domestic economic conditions began to deteriorate in September 2008, the number of doctors seeking financial support from hospitals has increased, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association. 

Study Results

  • Overall: 70%
  • Physicians Seeking Increased Pay for On-Call or other Services Provided to Hospital: 79%
  • Physicians Seeking Hospital Employment: 74%
  • Physicians Seeking to Sell Their Practice: 36%
  • Physicians Seeking to Partner on Equipment Purchases: 26%
  • Other: 13%

Source: American Hospital Association. The Economic Crisis: Ongoing Monitoring of Impact on Hospitals: Results from an AHA Rapid Response Survey, August/September 2009. www.aha.org

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Understanding the Cost of Not-for-Profit Hospital Capital

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A “Must-Know” Economic Concept for Not-for-Profit Hospital Executives

Hospital[By Calvin W. Wiese; MBA, CPA]

It is critical to understand and to measure the total cost of capital for any hospital or healthcare organization. Lack of understanding and appreciation of the total cost of capital is widespread, particularly among not-for-profit hospital executives.

The capital structure includes long-term debt and equity; total capital is the sum of these two. Each of these components has cost associated with it. For the long-term debt portion, this cost is explicit: it is the interest rate plus associated costs of placement and servicing.

Equity Cost

For the equity portion, the cost is not explicit and is widely misunderstood. In many cases, hospital capital structures include significant amounts of equity that has accumulated over many years of favorable operations. Too many physician executives wrongly attribute zero cost to the equity portion of their capital structure. Although it is correct that generally accepted accounting principles continue to assign a zero cost to equity, there is opportunity cost associated with equity that needs to be considered. This cost is the opportunity available to utilize that capital in alternative ways.

Equity Greater than Cost of Debt

In general, the cost attributed to equity is the return expected by the equity markets on hospital equity. This can be observed by evaluating the equity prices of hospital companies whose equity is traded on public stock exchanges. Usually the equity prices will imply cost of equity in the range of 10% to 14%; or lower recently. Almost always, the cost of equity implied by hospital equity prices traded on public stock exchanges will substantially exceed the cost of long-term debt.

Thus, while many hospital executives will view the cost of equity to be substantially less than the cost of debt (i.e., to be zero), in nearly all cases, the appropriate cost of equity will be substantially greater than the cost of debt.

The Weighted Average Cost of Capital

Hospitals need to measure their weighted average cost of capital (WACC). WACC is the cost of long-term debt multiplied by the ratio of long-term debt to total capital plus the cost of equity multiplied by the ratio of equity to total capital (where total capital is the sum of long-term debt and equity).

Assessment

WACC is then used as the basis for capital charges associated with all capital investments. Capital investments should be expected to generate positive returns after applying this capital charge based on the WACC. Capital investments that don’t generate returns exceeding the WACC consume enterprise value; those that generate returns exceeding WACC increase enterprise value. Hospital executives need to be rewarded for increasing enterprise value.

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Kathleen Sebelius Please Pay Attention to Dr. Darrell Pruitt

Deferred Investment [An Incentive to Access]

By D. Kellus Pruitt; DDS

On Friday, the editor of the Chicago Dental Society’s [CDS] blog “Open Wide” posted a progressive, brief article titled, “State of Illinois offers incentive for dentists to treat Medicaid patients” (no byline).

http://chicagodentalsociety.blogspot.com/2009/12/state-of-illinois-offers-incentive-for.html

CDS says that last week, Governor Pat Quinn signed a law which allows Illinois dentists who treat Medicaid patients to accept payment deposited into a tax deferred investment portfolio instead of the traditional delayed, unpredictable payments that offer no tax advantages – only headaches.

Illinois Governor Quinn is a vast improvement over his predecessor. What was his name? He’s gone on to become a TV personality …. Oh yeah. Blagojevich!

I don’t know about you, but for me, Quinn’s incentive to access could offer not only more relief for those who cannot afford dental care in Texas, but it could also be a more or less painless way for dentists to fund IRAs – rather than having to do it at the last minute like I’ll do in a few months – just like every year. Instead of having an IRA hanging over my head, all I would have to do is donate my skills to help a few more people every now and then. That’s noble, charitable duty, friends – even with the Quinn incentive.

I especially respect current Medicaid dentists who work for nothing at all on the more profitable days.

To HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Pay attention. You only think you run the show.

The nations’ dentists you need aren’t being paid what they deserve, yet they put up with expensive and threatening CMS bureaucracy and struggle on – simply because they wish to ease suffering everyone else chooses to ignore.

Medicare dentists are American heroes to be sure. But let me warn you, Ms. Sebelius, they will turn on you hard and cold if you try to push them around. It’s time that you welcome real dentists to the bargaining table instead of ambitious ADA-approved stakeholders. You need us more than we need you, Ms. Sebelius. Forget the ADA. That is a foundation on which we can build … or not.

And this is for my stunned dentist colleagues in Texas who cross the street to ignore grandiose special bastards like me. Most of you detest the messy stuff I drag around, but nevertheless can’t stop watching from a safe distance. Rather than get your own hands messy, most of you simply pay the TDA to quietly and ineffectively hide or delay huge approaching problems. So what’s the trade-off? To remain “In the Loop,” you must obediently take up your differences with leadership in the approved, professional manner through designated ADA representatives. And. that’s so cute.

Now that you read about Quinn’s incentive, don’t you also hope that a TDA committee has already approved a draft of a deferred investment proposal to be offered to state lawmakers as soon as possible? After all, similar plans are already being tried in not only Illinois, but in four other states as well: Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Hope as we may, nimrods, I fear those in Austin who should be paying attention to legislative opportunities such as this only heard about Quinn’s incentive to access law a minute or so ago at best.

Of Face Book Accounts

Both the TDA and the ADA desperately need functional Facebook accounts like Chicago Dental Society’s. By the way, it is the CDS which will be hosting their annual mid-winter dental conference in Chicago – reliably a tremendous meeting. This year it is Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27, 2010 in the McCormick Place West Building.

http://www.cds.org/mwm_2010/

The TDA’s Facebook Wall is pristine white and graffiti-ready, and the spray paint is free to any artist who walks by. Not unexpectedly, it’s a mess. Nobody is joining, and whoever is in charge of managing the site is busy deleting unacceptable comments from a jerk who has no respect for anyone. (It’s not me). The TDA Facebook is in trouble, and it has been suggested that it should be shut down. It is indeed an embarrassment.

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Here’s something we’ll all laugh about later: The one dentist in Texas who could have sent the rogue artist on down the road (me), was kicked off for badmouthing BCBSTX and the NPI number as well as 13 other listed allegations, including posting pornography. I’ll let the TDA Director of Membership explain that and the other allegations if you are curious. I was not provided access to the evidence on which the sudden and uncontestable revocation of my TDA benefit was based. But there’s still hope because a friend of mine resented the way I was treated and complained to the TDA using the approved channels. That was 2 months ago. I wonder how well that one is progressing from the Austin City dump.

The ADA Facebook is no better. Over 1600 fans have piled up at the door waiting for the ADA’s grand opening, yet nothing is happening. What do you think is going on there?

If you’ve missed hearing from me for the last 2 weeks and have an inquisitive mind, I’ve been pursuing answers for such questions about ADA and TDA transparency on Twitter. They call me Proots.

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Investors File Resolutions with Health Companies

Seeking Compensation Transparency

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Thirty investors just filed shareholder resolutions involving 21 health companies asking them to publicly disclose the total compensation packages of their top executives.

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The investors are faith-based institutional shareholders who belong to the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

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BEWARE: Top Ten Mistakes Financial Advisors Make

Understanding the “Cobbler’s Children are Barefoot” – Syndrome

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Here is an article by Philip Palaveev recently published in a financial services trade industry magazine.

“Before helping others, put your own oxygen mask first.”

That’s what they say on airplanes when instructing passengers on what to do in an emergency. It makes a lot of sense: If you can’t breathe, you can’t help others.

Personal Issues

Unfortunately, an alarming number of financial advisors suffer from personal financial “issues” that can interfere with their ability to help their clients. Personal financial problems can indeed cloud advisors’ judgment and can prevent FAs from making much needed investments in the practice.

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Assessment

According to ME-P Publisher-in-Chief Dr. David E. Marcinko, MBA, a former certified financial planner and financial advisor himself;

“Far too many so-called “Financial Advisors” have no formal business management education and precious little real financial training from sources other than their Broker-Dealers or wire-houses; so this report comes as no surprise. The vast majority of stock-brokers are product sales men and women, period.  So – always beware – dear medical colleagues and all readers.”

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The ME-P is Now “On-Call”

Leveraging Us for Mutual Advantage

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Now, for the first time, you can leverage the ME-P social network to engage our members and subscribers. Because over 150,000 readers already use the ME-P, you can reach the right experts faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.

ME-P Empowerment

The ME-P enables you to start private discussions with any group of medical professionals, or financial advisors, you wish. You can then:

Test messaging and strategies in real-time.
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Only the ME-P gives you instant access to an active community of practicing financial advisors, consultants and medical professionals already discussing your products and services. The ME-P panels allow you to use new social media tools to gain real-world insights into the diagnostics, devices, financial products or drugs that matter most to you.

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Understanding the Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control Program

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A Joint Project Between the OIG and DOJ

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By Patricia Trites; MPA, CHBC, CPC

The Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) program is a joint project between the Office of Inspector General [OIG] and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Functions

The primary functions are to coordinate federal, state, and local enforcement in controlling healthcare fraud, and to conduct investigations relating to delivery and payment of healthcare services, and oversee Medicare and Medicaid exclusions, civil money penalties, and the anti-kickback law. The program is also designed to provide opinions, alerts, and a means for reporting and disclosing final adverse actions against healthcare providers.

HIPAA Policies

HIPAA established the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account within the Medicare Part A Trust Fund and funds DOJ and DHHS activities for operation of the HCFAC. In addition to federal appropriations, the fund receives a portion of funds collected from healthcare fraud and abuse penalties and fines. HIPAA also authorizes funds from general revenues for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to combat healthcare fraud and abuse.

Assessment

Anti-fraud and abuse provisions were also included in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the Deficit Reduction Act [DRA] of 2005, and annotated and

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The “Real Facts” about eMRs with .ppt Presentation

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Ann Miller; RN, MHA [Executive Director]

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In this colorful MSFT PowerPoint presentation, ME-P thought-leader and colleague, Al Borges MD dispels a plethora of eMR myths. He discusses the true cost of eMR implementation, and presents his views on the dark side of the eMR certification process.

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He concludes with an opinion on insider C-eMR politics in the USA.

Link: The Real Facts about eMRs [last updated April 2009].

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A Healthcare Reform Budget Deficit Opinion Poll

Deficit Neutral, or Not [You Decide]

By Ann Miller; RN, MHA

[Executive Director]

President Barack H. Obama just promised not to sign any health reform legislation that increases the federal deficit. This promise recognizes the rising public concern about a fiscal trend that, if left unchecked, could leave us with $19 Trillion Dollars in federal debt within a decade.

Of course, without the pledge, given the current dismal economic climate, health reform would be dead-in-the-water.  

QUESTION: And so, is healthcare reform really deficit neutral?

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About the Scribbos Secure Communication Platform

What it is – How it works

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Scribbos is a secure business communications solution that enables clients to easily and quickly send confidential messages or large files to colleagues, business partners or outsourced service providers.

Scribbos uses an intuitive email-like interface that provides secure communications whether sending a confidential message, or a file with sensitive or proprietary information. Additionally, as most financial and covered healthcare entities must comply with federal and industry regulations, Scribbos helps maintain compliance with all mandates whether corporate, federal or industry-specific [Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, etc].

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3. The insurance vertical enables providers to encrypt policy information, payments, enrollments and claims information, etc.

4. The professional vertical is ideal for healthcare attorneys.

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So give www.scribbos.com a click today, and tell us what you think?

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Events Planner: December 2009

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“Keeping track of important health economics and financial industry meetings, conferences and summits”

Welcome to this issue of the Medical Executive-Post and our Events-Planner. It contains the latest information on conferences, news, and relevant resources in healthcare finance, economics, research and development, business management, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician/entity reimbursement!  Watch for a new Events-Planner each month.

First, a little about us! The Medical Executive-Post is still a relative newcomer. But today, we have almost 25,000 visitors and readers each month from all over the country, in addition to our growing subscriber base. We have been a successful collaborative effort, thanks to your contributions.  As a result, we are adding new resources daily.  And, we hope the website continues to provide the best place to go for journals, books, conferences, educational resources, tools, and other things you need to establish the value your healthcare consulting and financial advisory intervention. And so, enjoy the Medical Executive-Post and our monthly Events-Planner with our compliments. 

A Look Ahead this Month

December 1: Print Edition Healthcare Journalism: If you would like to “step-up-your-game” and be considered as a peer-reviewed contributor to the third print edition of: The Business of Medical Practice [Health 2.0 Profit Maximizing Techniques for Savvy Doctors]; contact Ann at: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com. There are several chapter topics still available. Now, the important dates:

Dec 1: Investment Advisors Association Workshop, Los Angeles, CA

Dec 3: Equity research and Valuation, CFA Institute NY, NY

Dec 6: IMCA Practice Management Conference, INCA, Park City, UT

Dec 7: HFMA Fall Seminar, Chicago, ILL.

Dec 8: CBI Pharmaceutical Conference, Philadelphia, PA

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