State and federal insurance premium rate reviews have resulted in the denial, withdrawal or modification of widespread health insurance rate increases in the individual and small group markets, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced. >>>
Public comments on a proposed rule to set the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2013 provide insight into the complicated fee structure and focus on care coordination, misvalued codes, multiple procedure payment reductions, telehealth services, and scope of practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists. >>>
Many hospitals, physicians, and physician groups believe that every day spent under observation should count toward the three-day minimum stay required for post-acute care coverage under Medicare, public comments show. >>>
In honor of National Health IT Week, here are 10 predictions for healthcare IT over the next 12 months—none of them involving Meaningful Use or ICD-10. >>>
As worrisome as the final deadlines for use of ICD-10 codes are, it's time to stop the foot dragging. Now, the question is, how. A simple, clean cutover from earlier coding systems to ICD-10 may not be possible. >>>
Nearly 70% of healthcare leaders anticipate the number of employed physicians to grow by more than 5% over next three years. Learn how healthcare leaders are ensuring alignment as the shift from independent to employed physicians accelerates. This original research and analysis, produced with support from MedSynergies, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Vanguard Health Chicago.
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