Kraft Healthcare Leads Cuban Trade Mission
Scott Mertie, CHFP, CMPE
Local Execs Study National Health System
Cuba had been on Scott Mertie’s bucket list for years. When he finally had a chance to visit this past January as part of a person-to-person cultural exchange, the president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC soon recognized it should be on the bucket list of other healthcare executives, as well.
|Tennessee Facing Litigation Over Medicaid Practices|
Delays in TennCare Determinations at Heart of Lawsuit
Tennessee became one of the first states in the nation to face litigation over its Medicaid practices in the post-reform era when three advocacy groups filed suit on behalf of clients they say have waited far beyond the legal limit for a determination of TennCare eligibility.
|TennCare Responds to Criticism, Lawsuit & Looks to the Future|
Between a much-publicized letter of reprimand from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in June and a lawsuit filed in July, the Bureau of TennCare has been on the receiving end of criticism from a number of parties across the state and further afield.
|The Devil’s in the Details|
Local Exec Addresses Medicare Radiology Mandates on National Stage
Sheila Sferrella, CRA, MAS, a senior vice president with Franklin-based Regents Health Resources, tackled proposed Medicare mandates impacting diagnostic imaging for delegates at last month’s American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
|Full Spectrum Endoscopy a Game Changer|
Advances in screening technology are making colonoscopy more accurate and efficient than ever before. In July, Franklin Surgery Center became one of the first sites in Tennessee to adopt the FUSE® Full Spectrum Endoscopy®.