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On October 23, 2014 Vanessa Best, CEO of Precision Healthcare Consultants, was selected and joined the elite group of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business in Long Island. The gala was held at the legendary Crest Hollow Country Club.

The Steering committee for Long Island Business News' 15th Annual Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business program  selected Vanessa Best as a member of the 2014 class of Long Island's Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business, which recognizes the significant contributions of women professionals to the region's economy and to the communities in which we do business.

On December 2nd 2014, Thirty (30) NYC area entrepreneurs celebrated the completion of a four month program as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business initiative. Vanessa Best of Precision Healthcare Consultants was not only among the graduates but also selected as Alumni Scholar to speak at the graduation.

Vanessa Best, President of Precision HealthCare Consultants was selected to participate in Cohort XII, of the 10,000 Small Business Initiative at LaGuardia Community College. This program is funded by Goldman Sachs and The Goldman Sachs Foundation.

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS– July 15, 2014 –Precision HealthCare Consultants, a full-service healthcare practice management company and medical billing software retailer, has become an affiliate of Libman Education to provide clients with online, self-paced medical coding training courses.

Nassau County Practice Management Company, Precision HealthCare Consultants, Receives Certification from NYS Department of Economic Development and Acknowledged by Nassau County Deputy -Office of Minority Affairs at Installation Ceremony for Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce.

Yesterday, March 31, 2014, the US Senate voted to approve  H.R. 4302  

the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. This bill creates a temporary  12 month “fix” to the Medicare Sustainable Growth rate (SGR)    The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) was created in 1997 by Congress. It is a system that determines the amount of money that will be budgeted for Medicare payments based on a projected growth of the economy. Within a few years, however the costs for healthcare far outweighed the economic projected growth. The result? A huge deficit in funding for Medicare reimbursements.

The new 1500 form or “CMS 1500” or to many the “HCFA 1500” has received an update and is officially designated as “version 02/12”.

In the summer of 2013, the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) announced the approval of the new “version 02/12 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form that accommodates the reporting needs for ICD-10 that will be implemented October 1, 2014.  The NUCC is an organization chaired by American Medical Association (AMA) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a critical partner.

The Five Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered about the New 1500 Claim Form:

Local Doctors, Chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners, Office Managers, Family HealthCare Center Supervisors from NYIT and Billing Services came to Plainview, Long Island to learn about ICD-10, Affordable Care Act,, Billing Resources and Alerts from our HealthCare Attorney about being compliant.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 9, 2013 - BALDWIN, N.Y. -- ICD-10 will impact every doctor, office manager, biller, coder and front desk staff.

Our session on December 3rd, 2013, in Plainview, Long Island NY, led by certifed AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador Trainer Vanessa Best, CCS-P, CPC, CHTS-IM, was packed with coding tips and all went away with a free ICD-10 CM/PCS Coding tool! "Just learning that the diagnosis codes for Sprained & Strained Ankles go from "4" in ICD-9 to "72" in ICD-10, is enough for me to know I need to learn more!" exclaimed, one of the medical billers at the session. "We've already begun plans to roll out specialty training for some of our doctors in the same specialty that want to benefit from group training session" asserts Ms. Best.  Read Full Press Release.

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The business of HealthCare is changing and healthcare specialists are needed to assist Doctors navigate the many new regulations. Vanessa Best of Precision HealthCare was honored by Nassau County Legislators on her commitment to community.

There is now a new Notice of Privacy Practices that all healthcare entities must use in order to be compliant with the March 2013 HIPAA Omnibus rule. The federal government has published its long awaited final regulations implementing the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act,” enacted as part of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (ARRA).

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