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HP snags $200M Medicare claims contract
Palo Alto, CA-based HP Enterprise Services has been awarded a $200 million contract for Medicare Part B claims...
Blue Cross of MA agrees to reduce rate increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the state’s largest health insurer, has agreed to reduce a dramatic rate...
MD hospital patients to pay hundreds more for stays
Maryland patients will pay hundreds of dollars more for hospital stays under price hikes made final Wednesday by the...
Could streamlining medical billing save $7 billion a year?
A study by a team from Massachusetts General Hospital and its physicians organization examined the time and costs...
Magazine: Healthcare Suffers, Too
The healthcare sector has managed to avoid much of the impact of past financial downturns. But not this time.
Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare trims earnings outlook for entire year
Kindred Healthcare, a Louisville, KY-based hospital operator and healthcare services company, has lowered its outlook...
Universal Health CEO: Not seeing big economic effects yet
Hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. isn’t taking a serious hit from the current economic crisis...
Florida-based Pediatrix Medical Group shares slide
Shares of Florida-based healthcare services company Pediatrix Medical Group continued sliding on fallout from its move...
Cape Cod Healthcare to cut 169 positions
Cape Cod Healthcare will cut 169 jobs, or nearly 4% of its workforce, as part of a sweeping financial makeover intended...
West Penn bond rating takes a hit
Fitch Ratings has downgraded West Penn Allegheny Health Systems’ bond rating and Standard & Poor’s...
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...
Audio Conference: Utilization Review and the Proper Use of Condition Code 44 and W2