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​​​​​​​Targeted Probe and Educate is a new initiative at Medicare Administrative Contractors to review clinical documentation and prevent improper payments.  Healthcare auditors play a major role throughout these types of review processes.  Stay knowledgeable as a healthcare auditor by maintaining your auditor training and certification!
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Compliance Programs Require Maintaining Your Coding Skills!
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Guidances for the health care industry states that organizations should be auditing, monitoring, and continually educating individuals responsible for appropriate documentation and coding. ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes were recently updated, along with the Official Coding Guidelines. Are your skills current?
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What’s up with the National Do Not Call Registry?

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Is your number one of the more than 229 million phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry? Then you might be interested in the FTC’s just-released National Do Not Call Registry Data Book, which gives an overview of the Registry and complaints the FTC received at donotcall.gov from November 2016 through October 2017.
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Understanding the Crisis of Elder Abuse and Mitigating Risk
The abuse of elderly residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities is a topic that is not only gaining more public awareness, but is also being addressed as a priority by government officials. Health care compliance officers play a key role in mitigating the risk of abuse and neglect by ensuring that their facility is acting in accordance with health care compliance regulations.
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‘Tis the season for stopping robocalls

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Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like unwanted calls interrupting your day. Maybe you’ve gotten one — you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person. Internet-powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal sales robocalls from anywhere in the world. Fortunately, you have some options to block robocalls and other unwanted calls. Some are free and others cost money.
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Don’t give to a charity imposter

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When you give to a charity, you’re giving because you care and want to help — and you want to be sure your money actually gets to those you’re trying to help. But scammers who pretend to be a charity try to get to your wallet. So consider these tips before you give.
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Tips for Training ICD-10-CM

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Tips for Training ICD-10-CM
Preparation is one of the most important things you should do before training others in ICD-10. For some helpful recommendations about preparing your training strategy, consider formal training with the option to certify as an ICD-10-CM Trainer.
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Fraud alert, freeze or lock after Equifax? FAQs

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After the Equifax breach, some people are considering placing a fraud alert on their credit file. Others will freeze or lock their credit files to help prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in their name. Here are some FAQs to help you decide what’s best for you.       
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The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14, 2018 in Moscow. Soccer’s rising stars like Argentina’s Paulo Dybala, France’s Kylian Mbappé, and Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus will join World Cup veterans Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suárez, Isco, Toni Kroos, Neymar, and Lionel Messi to vie for the coveted World Cup trophy. If you’re looking to buy World Cup tickets, here’s what you need to know about buying official match tickets and avoiding a fake ticket scam.
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DNA test kits: Consider the privacy implications

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Companies are advertising at-home DNA test kits that promise intriguing insights into your past (“Where did my forebears come from?”) – and your future (“Do I have the genetic markers for certain medical conditions?”). If you’re thinking about buying a kit for yourself or a family member, the FTC has advice about protecting the privacy of the sensitive information that DNA tests reveal.
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