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In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
Opinion: Why Google Health really failed: It's about the money
As reported on TechCrunch, Google shut down its medical records and health data platform. Since then, there's been a...
HHS Unveils Medical Loss Ratio Regulations
Medical loss ratio regulations issued Monday will require health insurers in 2011 to spend between 80% - 85% of...
EHR, Operating Cost Hikes Challenge Practice Managers
Rising operating costs, managing finances amid Medicare reimbursement shifts, and installing electronic health records...
Doctors face fiscal squeeze for treatment
As pills and capsules improve life for some cancer patients, they are sapping the finances of many cancer doctors. For...
Magazine: Model for Success
Running a medical group has never been more complex. But many practices have found ways to not only survive—but...
Orange County, CA, supervisors wrangle over doctors’ funding
Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors Chairman John Moorlach sought to withhold nearly $54,000 in funding from the...
Paying doctors to ignore patients
This New York Times op-ed offers an analysis of the flaws in our current fee-for-service reimbursement system by...
Specialty Interests
Just when the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee advised Congress to find a way to increase payments to PCPs, their...
Dispute puts some Humana patients in a bind
When a doctors’ organization and Louisville, KY-based insurere Humana Inc. could not agree on a new contract...

Audio Conference: Proactively Defend Against Recovery Auditor Prepayment Reviews
Recovery Auditor prepayment reviews are the latest wrinkle to be thrown at providers. This audio conference will help...
Continuing Education: Level of Care Determinations for 2014: Las Vegas, NV
Attend the half-day seminar, Outpatient, Observation or Inpatient? Continuing to Walk the Tightrope of Regulatory...
Continuing Education: OPPS and IPPS Reimbursement Fundamentals: Las Vegas, NV
Attend OPPS and IPPS Reimbursement Fundamentals, a half-day seminar on October 2nd in Las Vegas. Learn how CMS...
Webcast: Value-Based Purchasing and Documentation Improvement
If your CDI program has not incorporated value-based purchasing (VBP) measures into its review efforts, now is the time...
Audio Conference: 2014 IPPS Final Rule Explained
The sheer volume of new payment and quality information, along with new patient status proposals that will be in the...
Audio Conference: Recovery Auditor Update: Changes to the Appeals Process and Payment Reviews
In this 90-minute audio conference, experts Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, and Ralph Wuebker, MD, MBA, provide an...
Newsletter: Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor
Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor tells you exactly what you must know and do to successfully negotiate...