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Monday, June 8, 2009

Announcing the Reimbursement Wiki


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One of the nightmares of medical problems is financial. You - and your medical team - struggle to figure out how to be reimbursed for medical care. The figures add up over time and BIG debts develop.

Here's some good news for American citizens: One of my LinkedIn colleagues (LinkedIn is a sort of Facebook for business professionals) has created a partial solution for the problem:

Announcing the
Reimbursement Wiki

I am announcing the public availability of my Reimbursement Wiki. I have compiled links to coding, coverage, and payment information, as well as information such as the following:

- Medicare (URLs for rules, topics such as surgeries, compounding, CED, MS-DRGs, DME, inpatient list, laboratory and diagnostic testing, etc.)

- Managed Care (URLs for medical/coverage policy sites at various payers, technology assessment organizations, literature on coverage decision making, etc.)

- Medicaid (URLs for CPT/HCPCS code lookup by state for payment info, state fee schedules, drug product data, etc.)

- Payment (URLs for Medicare payment basics, top 200 CPT/HCPCS codes, top 100 lab procedures, literature on drug pricing, etc.)

There is plenty more -
basically reimbursement
and health resources
I have collected in one place
for reference purposes.

The Reimbursement Wiki is an ongoing project of mine, and I add material based on topics of current work, so not all topics are represented equally. Nevertheless, I find it an invaluable resource, and I hope you do, too.

Access to the Reimbursement Wiki is free. The only requirement is to open an account. E-mail me your username so I can send you an invitation.

My E-address is
Or you can contact me via LinkedIn.

OK, class, you now have a terrific tool for being able to better afford expensive medical care. Do your homework. Ask compassionate, detail-oriented friends/family help you to recover monies you deserve according to US law.

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To your success,

Yojeved Golani
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