The Future is Now

By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

A speaker recently warned us that the technology changes we’ve seen in the last 20 years would be nothing like what we’d see in the next five, and boy did his words ring true!

OIG Approves Proposed Free Pre-Authorization Services Arrangement

By Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq.

June 2010–Recently the OIG approved a program to provide free pre-authorization services to patients and referring physicians. The OIG’s position is likely to be received favorably by imaging providers trying to bridge the tension between advancing their business prospects in an increasingly competitive landscape, while abiding by the AKS.