The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission identifies in its June report seven areas it believes are in need of policy change in order to "provide sufficient payment for efficient providers." >>>
As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>
While joining an ACO can be the right decision for some physicians practices, the cost savings under this model are still being tested. Some doctors are banding together as independent physician associations, which improves their ability to practice independently, but still nets them better insurer reimbursement rates. >>>
The new president of the American Medical Association, Robert Wah, MD, says he is "beyond frustrated" that the sustainable growth rate formula has not yet been repealed, and says finding a way to pay for it is the job of Congress. >>>
California safety-net hospitals are already operating on a tight budget, and a program to reduce federal subsidies could result in those hospitals facing a $1.5 billion shortfall by 2019. >>>
Consumers cast a long shadow over this year's America's Health Insurance Plans Institute annual conference, with speaker after speaker advising insurers how to come to grips with the retail revolution in the healthcare industry. >>>
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