The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1. >>>
The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee. >>>
A federal proposal to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline for one year buys providers time, but "the process itself is flawed," says a policy advisor with the Medical Group Management Association. >>>
For-profit hospital operators would face diminished credit positions, higher costs, and slimmer profit margins if the healthcare reform law is struck down, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>
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