New Web-Based Service Helps Hospitals Reduce the Risk of Medicare Overpayments, Rejected Claims and Other Billing Problems
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - July 24, 2008 - Washington, DC

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), publisher of industry-leading health compliance information, and Strategic Management Systems, Inc. (SMSInc.), a top national health care compliance consulting firm, are pleased to announce the launch of High-Risk Areas in Medicare Billing: Compliance and Auditing Tools for Hospitals and Health Systems.

This powerful new Web-based subscription service is designed to help hospitals and health systems avoid potentially enormous overpayments, delayed payments, rejected claims and other high-risk billing issues. For more information, or to demo this exciting Web service, go to www.MedicareRiskAreas.com.

This user-friendly Web site is packed with valuable tools that can be downloaded, adapted and incorporated into a hospital’s compliance programs. It identifies — and provides practical tools to help hospitals with the most serious Medicare billing risks they face, in these and numerous other areas:

  • Observation and admissions
  • Length-of-stay issues
  • Present-on-admission indicators
  • Medical necessity and documentation
  • Drugs, biologicals and medical devices
  • Transfers and discharges
  • Medicare secondary payer

In addition to the comprehensive Web site, subscribers to High-Risk Areas in Medicare Billing also receive e-mail alerts when major news breaks and a monthly Current Developments newsletter — also archived on the Web site — that tracks CMS transmittals, related payer alerts and other government fraud alerts.

Go to www.MedicareRiskAreas.com for a demo of this powerful new compliance tool.

About the Authors

High-Risk Areas in Medicare Billing is written by Strategic Management Systems, Inc. (SMSInc), one of the nation’s most experienced health care compliance consulting firms, and managed by Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), which has been publishing news and strategies for hospital compliance officers for more than 15 years, led by Nina Youngstrom’s award-winning weekly Report on Medicare Compliance.

CONTACT: Francie Fernald Managing Editor Atlantic Information Services 1100 17th St., NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 202-775-9008 ext. 3055 ffernald@aispub.com

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