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5 Secrets to ACO Success
Transparency and these five core competencies are 'must haves' for accountable care organizations that wish to achieve...
Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Opinion: HSAs lucrative for insurers, costly for consumers
In its ongoing attempt to weaken a key provision of the healthcare reform law -- the one that requires insurers to...
The New IT Landscape For Health Insurers
Periodically, a dramatic change in an industry enables chief information officers to step up and play a decisive role...
Prognosis guarded for Medicare and Social Security
Medicare and Social Security - the foundation of a secure retirement - are facing strains from an aging population and...
Physicians 1, DM 0
Many believe a recently implemented Physician Group Practice demonstration project could be the future of quality care...
CMS: We Pay Dead People
As much as $90 million was paid to fraudulent billers who used dead doctors' ID numbers between 2000 and 2007, adding...
Magazine: Loose Lips
"I understand that this is not a fix. This is a Band-Aid. But it's a good Band-Aid." -Mark Thomas
The boomers are coming but don't panic yet
The good people in the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services take great pains every...

Webcast: 2013 Outpatient Wound Care Coding
Join HCPro for a 90-minute webcast with step-by-step strategies and tips to reduce denials along with advice to improve...
Audio Conference: Charging for Ancillary Bedside Procedures and Supplies in 2013
Our experts explain what CMS actually says about charging for services in addition to the room rate and provide...
Audio Conference: 3-Day Payment Window:
Ease the burden of the CMS updates. Let our experts interpret and guide you through the new guidance in this live...
Audio Conference: 2014 OPPS Final Rule-Learn What Sweeping Changes CMS Finalized
Expert speakers Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, return for this popular program. They will review the...