Archive for October, 2008

Uh-Oh! Medicare Collection Agency to Seek Money Back.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The lawfirm of Kern, Augustine, Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C., who have represented the Westchester Medical Society sent us this Medicare Finance Alert It appears that Medicare has launched a national program utilizing outside collection agencies to get money back from hospitals and physicians. The program will use sophisticated computer analysis and chart reviews, and hopes to bring in vast amounts of money. An attempt to look at the website of the company responsible for New York, brought up a Google alert that the website may damage your computer, along with some scam reports about the company’s practices. In their pilot program, 70% of appeals of their decisions were denied. Fasten your seatbelts, here we go!


MIT Scientific Paper Contest: All entries win $500 or a certificate of participation!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

NYSPA is sponsoring a contest for papers under 5000 words. Write up a case report or a literature review or something else of an academic nature. Winner will present at the Spring NYSPA meeting and receive your award and plaque. See full contest information.

– JS

Welcome to PSW’s new blog

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

In order to make our website more lively, I’ve changed the format to a blog. Please feel free to make a comment on the posts. This new format will permit a more interactive relationship with our members and we hope you will take advantage of it. What do you think?  Please comment by clicking the blue link below.

-Jeffery Smith