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DOJ investigating MA Plans

News article by / April 6, 2017 /

Author: Peter Bechtel, President/CEO WellTrackONE Corporation, April 6, 2017 An article was recently published in FierceHealthCare1 with the title line: DOJ joins second Medicare Advantage fraud lawsuit against UnitedHealth over risk adjustment practices The gist...

Aftermath

News article by / March 27, 2017 /

It’s now Saturday morning, March 25th, 2017.  Yesterday, the replacement for the Affordable Care Act was pulled off the table and both Democrats and Republicans walked away from the painful contention created over the last...

Intro Who among us has known someone who has experienced, perhaps even died from Alzheimer’s Disease?  It’s a terrible disease. Not only does it wreck the afflicted patients’ lives but also those in the care...

June 1, 2016 To whom it may concern: It is widely known that there are some external vendor organizations who are acting to perform Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) for Medicare patients WITHOUT the knowledge or...

Advance Care Planning and the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit On December 22nd, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released MLN Matters document MM9271[1]. The document explains how Advance Care Planning (ACP) can...

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is the perfect opportunity for a patient to discuss various aspects of their life with a medical professional. This preventative service, offered free each year to Medicare beneficiaries, allows the...

For the second time in 2 years, the Supreme Court of the United States has defended the Affordable Care Act.  It’s time to move on.  The ACA was designed, in part, to help transition the...

CMS now offers a variety of preventative services including the Annual Wellness Visit and as this service grows in popularity, it is important that your healthcare organization is in compliance with Medicare’s guidelines. Do not...

When it comes to wellness, patients are sometimes confused about the “value” of the Annual Wellness Visit.  When we attempt to schedule these patients, we sometimes hear them grumble about the wellness visit being “non-essential”...

Chronic Care Management + Wellness Program Why would we steal a line from Star Trek to describe our new Chronic Care Management + Wellness program? Because we believe that this unique and powerful system gives...