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Iwould like to see biographies on each of the regional directors (“New HHS regional directors named,” ModernHealthcare.com, April 7). I hope they have a wide range of experience and knowledge, such as understanding basic claims payment to correct coding, which includes Current Procedural Terminology, ICD-9 and soon to be ICD-10 revenue codes, as well as understanding physicians and health plans and not just running a hospital system. Part of our problem is we continue to pick people who do not have an all-around knowledge of the total healthcare delivery system in America.
Donna Baker-Miller Healthcare consultant
Phoenix who are oftentimes certified public accountants with their own professional obligations) to prosecution, fines and potentially jail time.
It is unfortunate that Neil McLaughlin (“Condemned to repeat it,” Editorial, April 19, p. 22) characterized executives of public companies, who by and large dispatch their duties with utmost care, as having some ulterior motive with these accounting charges and even smiling while their companies recognize these charges.
It is even more unfortunate that McLaughlin must extend his opinion to the compensation these executives earn for the roles and responsibilities they serve. Suggesting that they have any motivation beyond integrity and ethical leadership is unfortunate and is sensational and irresponsible journalism.
Breht Feigh Executive vice president, chief financial officer American Dental Partners