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Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
Hospitals say more insured patients can’t pay
It's no surprise that the struggling economy has made it harder for hospitals to collect money from patients who have...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Health pilot eyes a new approach to reimbursement
Pay-for-performance may be coming to New Hampshire’s healthcare industry. Under a five-year pilot program...
Insurers push plans that limit choices of doctors
As the Obama administration begins to enact the new national health care law, the country’s biggest insurers are...
More patients turning to advocates to help navigate the billing system
With health costs rising for many patients across the nation, experts say a growing number are turning to billing...
21% of Americans scramble to pay medical, drug bills
Millions of Americans struggled last year to pay for healthcare or medications, the largest poll ever conducted by...
Doctors seek fees at time of service
An increasing number of physicians are asking for the patient's share of that day's medical fees, including any...
Largest chain of clinics serving needy families in Chicago increases fees for uninsured patients
As thousands of people are losing jobs and medical coverage, the largest chain of medical clinics serving needy...
Rising costs of care and failing economy drive more Americans into medical debt
A deepening recession that is demolishing jobs and family finances has led more Americans to struggle to pay their...

Medicare Boot Camp - Long-Term Care Version
Topics covered during this intensive, four-day course include Medicare coverage, billing, coding and payment for long...
Book: The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers
This book focuses on methods to forge a partnership between healthcare providers and managed care payers. It contains...
Book: The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition
Since our last edition, there have been significant changes to the rules and regulations surrounding documentation in...
Book: Healthcare Price, Cost & Utilization Benchmarks, Volume VI
Whether you are a healthcare provider or a managed care organization, up-to-date benchmarks are critical to successful...
Book: CMS Publication 100-4 Chapter 10: CMS Home Health Billing Manual
This handy manual, updated to reflect 2010 changes, is a great resource for finding answers quickly and easily when...