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Our Articles page contains links to articles written by or in cooperation with PACE members.  If the article is available online, the link will direct you to full article on the publisher’s website.  For articles not available online, please email us at info@pacehcc.com with the article title, and we will reply with the full text of the article if allowed by the publication.

Physician Advisor Program Metrics. by Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA, ACHE, ACPA. June 2017. Published on ACPA’s Website. Reprinted with Permission.

Hospital Settles FCA Allegations Over Surgery; Feds: MD Scared Patients Into OR. Report on Medicare Compliance. October 19, 2015.  Reprinted with Permission.

Dedicated Observation Units Gain Ground Amid Concerns over Compliance, Revenue. Report on Medicare Compliance. June 8, 2015.  Reprinted with Permission.

2015 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Work Plan: Parts C and D Under the Scope by Patricia Hildebrand, MSN and Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA (Nov 2014)

CEO-Physician Advisor Evolution: Barriers and Opportunities by Elizabeth Lamkin (May 2014)

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Make Utilization Management A Key Component of Your Strategic Plan by Elizabeth Lamkin (March 2014)

The New CMS Rules May Bring Clarification to All Appeal Levels, but Stay Focused on the Big Picture by Elizabeth Lamkin (December 2013)

HIPAA HITECH Final Rule Compliance Starts Monday by Elizabeth Lamkin (September 2013)

Are the Administrative Law Judges Under Siege? By Elizabeth Lamkin (August 2013)

Care Management: The First Line of Defence for Your Bottom Line
 by Elizabeth Lamkin (July 2013)

Systems Approach Key to Improving Physician Billing Documentation 
by Elizabeth Lamkin (March 2013)

Using Post-Acute Services to Improve Efficiency in the Acute Care Setting by Elizabeth Lamkin  (November 2012)

Estimated RAC Risk: Doing the Math 
by Amanda Berglund (September 2012)

CMS and Contractor Audit Survival Calls for a Strong Offensive Team by Elizabeth Lamkin and Greg Calosso (August 2012)

Hope in a One Page Letter: Congress to the GAO by Greg Calosso (July 2012)

Keeping Track of Your RAC Activity: Let Nothing Fall Through the Cracks by Amanda Berglund (June 2012)

Don’t Let HIPAA Audits Take You By Surprise: It’s Not Just the Office For Civil Rights by Elizabeth Lamkin and Lisa Thompson (May 2012)

What Happens When RACs Don’t Hold Up Their End of the Deal? by Amanda Berglund (April 2012)

Need a Silver Bullet? Try Adding a Physician Advisor by Elizabeth Lamkin and Greg Calosso (March 2012)

HIPAA Compliance Audits: Your Newest Risk for Providers? by Elizabeth Lamkin and Greg Calosso (February 2012)

Crew Resource Management: Improving Patient Safety by Dave Robinson (February 2012)

Medicaid RAC Effective January 1, 2011 by Elizabeth Lamkin (December 2011)

More Complex Reviews Expected from the RACs by Elizabeth Lamkin (October 2011)

The RAC Tsunami on the Horizon by Elizabeth Lamkin (September 2011)

Understanding and Managing the Posted RAC Issues by Amanda Berglund (August 2011)