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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...
Web Exclusive: Payers Pave Way to Provider EHRs
Physicians facing down a 2015 federal deadline for upgrading to electronic health record systems are finding that many...
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...
Web Exclusive: AHA Leaders Told Help Is Coming for EHRs, Doc Fix Payments
While healthcare reform legislation may be just a month old, attendees of the American Hospital Association's annual...
From Medicare, a push against paper
Starting in January, doctors who e-prescribe can get bonus pay from Medicare, but persuading U.S. doctors to ditch...
SSA moves ahead on automated medical records retrieval
The Social Security Administration wants to develop a prototype of a system that would automatically pull information...
CMS offers 5.1% payment increases
Physicians and other eligible professionals who adopt and use qualified electronic prescribing systems to transmit...
Face to Face
Within the span of a few days, I was delighted to address two groups that are often thought to be on opposite sides of...
Insurer urges computerized prescriptions at Massachusetts hospitals
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has announced that it will require all the state’s hospitals to fully...

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...