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Kentucky sales tax changes: Your questions answered

Kentucky's new sales tax laws: FAQ If an organization holds a special fundraising event, is the entire ticket price subject to sales tax, even if a portion of the ticket price is considered a charitable [...]

Healthcare: Mitigate Your Risk for Potential Opioid Fraud

The OIG recently announced that the 2018 National Health Care Fraud Takedown was the largest in history, focused on opioid diversion and abuse. Organizations which prescribe, dispense, or otherwise maintain investments in opioid or opioid containing [...]

June 29th, 2018|Healthcare|

Many Medicaid Recipients Must Now Work to Receive Coverage

As of January 12, 2018, Kentucky became the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive coverage. This new provision is effective beginning in July 2018. The [...]

January 28th, 2018|Healthcare|

Swing Bed Reimbursement Cuts at Critical Access Hospitals Proposed Again

The House’s latest Medicare extenders bill, proposed by Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, would extend several Medicare payment provisions sought by rural hospitals. Medicare payment programs such as the Medicare [...]

December 11th, 2017|Healthcare|

Identifying Revenue Leaks Within the Medical Practice

In an era where reimbursement is shifting towards quality care and patient outcomes, it is necessary for medical practice executives to take a fresh look at their business processes to ensure potential collections are [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Healthcare|

2018 ICD-10-CM Code Changes Effective October 1, 2017

There are 360 new, 226 revised, and 142 deleted ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes finalized for fiscal 2018 taking effect October 1, 2017. Here are highlights of the coding changes in chapter order. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic [...]

October 12th, 2017|Healthcare|

Cultural Transformation: A Top Down Approach in Healthcare

By Justin Harris The culture of an organization is the by-product of every single employee’s daily routine. Research states that to develop a culture, whether it be positive or negative, takes at least five years. [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Healthcare|

Dean Dorton Named 4th Best Place to Work in Kentucky

Last night, the annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony was held at the Lexington Convention Center, where the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management announced this [...]

Dean Dorton Acquires Metro Medical Solutions, LLC

Dean Dorton has expanded its healthcare services in Kentucky by acquiring Metro Medical Solutions, LLC, a long-standing physician billing and credentialing company located in Louisville, KY. The merger was effective April 1, 2017. The new [...]

April 10th, 2017|Healthcare|

ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines and Changes

Attention all coders, especially in the dermatology, cardiology, and OBGYN fields. Please see the following 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline and Coding Changes: 1. Guideline I.B.19 was added after the initial publication of the 2017 ICD-10-CM:Code [...]

February 15th, 2017|Healthcare|