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Medicare does not give out DNA kits

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Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal information…in exchange for DNA testing kits. The callers might say the test is a free way to get early diagnoses for diseases like cancer, or just that it’s a free test, so why not take it? But the truth is, Medicare does not market DNA testing kits to the general public.
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Mystery shop ’til you drop? Not so fast

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Who wouldn’t love getting paid to shop and dine at cool places and then review them? Whether you’re a student looking for a summer job or someone wanting to start a side or full-time business, mystery shopping sounds like an exciting option. But while some mystery shopping opportunities are legitimate, many are scams that rob you, not pay you.
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Gratitude: The Team that Tested

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - NCQA is fortunate. We know it. So, many people and organizations assist us in our mission to improve the quality of American health care. That spirit of volunteerism and collaboration—teamwork—strengthens everything we do to improve health outcomes. It would be impossible to make the strides we’ve made and to conquer new challenges ahead without each […]Gratitude: The Team that TestedMatt Brock
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Let’s Talk Business: The Milliman Report

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Research shows that NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition supports improved quality, reduced costs and a better patient experience. That sounds good, but what about the business impact? How can your practice calculate its return on investment? Milliman developed a white paper to help address the question, “What are the operational and financial considerations for […]Let’s Talk Business: The Milliman ReportJazmyne Carter
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FTC shuts down student loan debt relief scheme

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It’s a staggering number. More than 42 million Americans owe a total of nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. It’s no wonder people look for help. But not all help is legit. Scammers are targeting borrowers with student loan debt relief schemes that can actually make things worse.
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Outlet shopping: The deal is in the details

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For many of us, it just wouldn’t be a summer beach vacation without shopping at the local outlet mall. Over the years, we’ve picked up a few tips for outlet shopping.
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - What comes to mind when you hear National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month takes place every July. Agencies and organizations like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Alliance on Mental Illness highlight the unique issues that minorities face related to mental health. Many minority […]Multicultural Health Care and Mental Health: Considerations for CliniciansJazmyne Carter
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Safe and Judicious. Those are the watch words in that title. Yes, doctors sometimes prescribe antipsychotic medicines for kids. But because kids are so vulnerable, we want to make sure they are getting the treatment they need, when they need it and only when they need it.  So, we’ve made some changes to our measures […]Measure Updates: Safe and Judicious Use of Antipsychotics in Children and AdolescentsSarah Scholle, Dr.PH, Vice President of Research & Analysis, NCQA
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Compliance Considerations for Third Parties

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Compliance Considerations for Third Parties
Healthcare organizations often find themselves working with third party companies and consultants to accomplish all of their goals. The third parties that your organization contracts with may not be HIPAA covered entities, but that does not mean that ensuring their compliance with healthcare rules and regulations should fall by the wayside. How can you ensure that they are following all of the appropriate healthcare compliance guidelines?
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Who’s pretending to be the government now?

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You’ve gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that you pay them with a gift card or by wiring money, you know. It’s a scam. Even if caller ID tells you otherwise – that’s not the government calling.
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