Ruth Miller, CEO of Easi Therapy & Diagnostic Services
Steele Smith, CEO of C3 Patients Int. & Founder of Idrasil
Melinna is a visionary and a leader in promoting the acceptance of alternative healthcare into this country. Because of her personal experience with mainstream American medicine, she became aware of the need and demand for alternative healthcare modalities and has advocated for them to government and commercial policy makers and payers. It is because the efforts of her, and others with a similar vision, that the healthcare industry has started to accept and reimburse these services.
Mark Shishida, Senior Advisor at Cognosante
“The Healthcare & Empowerment Policy Committee of the National Foundation for Women Legislators has identified a cost-effective solution to rising healthcare costs in the ABC coding system. ABC codes process electronic insurance claims and payments from non-MD/DO health professionals. ABC codes were designed to work with existing claims filing systems and do not impact standards in place for electronic claims filing and payment processing. ABC codes have been successfully tested in over 2 million claim transactions at a cost benefit of 50%.”
Robin Read, CEO, National Foundation for Women Legislators
Ionela O. Hubbard
“ABC codes will provide healthcare practitioners in academic and clinical centers with the only such tool available for us to track efficacy of the care we provide. Used as a supplement to the required medical codes, ABC codes will enhance access to appropriate third party payment.”
Ionela O. Hubbard, LAc, MAOM, QME, Assistant Professor Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
Christine Carson Filipovich
“ABC codes allow advanced practice nurses to achieve the same benefits available to our physician colleagues:
- Reductions in paperwork burdens;
- Reductions in the cost of processing healthcare claims;
- Access to claims data that will point to effective nursing care;
- Increased access to managed care provider networks. ”
Christine Carson Filipovich, MSN, RN, CEO, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
“The ABC codes include over 800 nursing interventions from two existing ANA recognized nursing terminologies, western and oriental nutraceuticals, homeopathic remedies, and other interventions also not included within CPT and HCPCS II. A rules engine tracks laws regulating legal use of ABC coded interventions for each profession in each state.”
Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, Former President of the American Nursing Association
Brian M. Berman
“The existing medical coding does not adequately represent the services delivered by the vast majority of licensed health care practitioners (2.7 million nurses, 150,000 nurse practitioners and all of the complementary medicine providers), therefore accurate actuarial data cannot be generated to sort out what works from what does not. ABC codes have been successfully piloted in several of the state Medicaid programs and demonstrated real healthcare costs savings.”
Brian M. Berman, M.D., Director of the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
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