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States waiting on Congress for extra Medicaid funds, COBRA subsidies could be gone for good
A Senate effort to extend federal help to states struggling with swelling Medicaid rolls hit a road...
E-medical records: More ’meaningful use’
The push toward electronic medical records has garnered a lot of attention lately as the federal rules roll out for...
White House again postpones doc cuts under Medicare
Doctors treating Medicare patients will not be hit with a steep pay cut June 15, as previously scheduled, the Obama...
Medicare Payment Changes Could Prompt Hospital Closings, Layoffs
New Jersey hospitals could lose $97 million in federal funds next year and more than $500 million over the next five...
CMS releases 2009 OPPS final rule
Less restrictive conditions for coverage for ambulatory surgery centers, new composite APCs, and revised definitions...
National Provider Identifier requirement swells claim denials
A provision of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requiring healthcare providers to submit a...
Feds try to cut costs of hospital errors
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed adding dangerous blood clots in the leg and eight other...
CMS spares cardiac CTA reimbursement cuts
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it has decided not to issue a national coverage...
Medicare offers overhaul of hospital reimbursing
A new proposal from Medicare would change the way it reimburses hospitals.
CMS Outlines Value-Based Program
CMS this week outlined its long-awaited value-based purchasing program proposal that would reduce diagnostic-related...

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...