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AMA, UnitedHealthcare team up on billing codes that address social determinants of health

UnitedHealthcare and the American Medical Association have entered into a new collaboration that will better identify and address social determinants of health with the goal of improving access to care and patient outcomes, the groups announced on Tuesday. Building on work initiated by UnitedHealthcare, the two organizations are working together to standardize how data is… Read More »

Quality is more than documentation designed to meet billing and data metrics

Austin Cannon | Policy | February 1, 2019 As I walk into the well-upholstered elevator lobby of the hospital and make my way toward the stairs for another night of covering the ICU, I am again inundated with plaques, advertisements and a six-foot-tall cardboard cutout depicting an executive in a suit reminding us that this… Read More »

Slight increase in GP bulk billing rate

More Australians are visiting their doctor for free, according to Australian government statistics, which show a slight increase in the country’s GP bulk billing rate. The GP bulk billing rate rose by 0.2 per cent for the September quarter, bringing the overall rate to 86.1 per cent, health minister Greg Hunt said on Friday. Mr… Read More »