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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...
Berwick Announces CMS Final VBP Rules
Donald  Berwick, MD, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, has presented the final set...
Essay: To curb repeat hospital stays, pay doctors
In this essay published online by the New York Times, cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar, MD, contends that unless...
Web Exclusive: 10 Critical Actions to Minimize RAC Recoupment
After CMS announced the Recovery Audit Contractor expansion, most healthcare financial seminars have had sessions on...
Web Exclusive: Weather the Crisis With Creative Cost Control
While many hospitals have long operated with slim margins and careful expense management, today's worldwide financial...
Web Exclusive: Good Thing Hospitals Are Closing
This is what happens in a recession: We, as a country, retreat from our profligate ways and find new discipline that...
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...
Dollars to doughnuts diagnosis
In this opinion piece published in the Los Angeles Times, internist Albert Fuchs says the only way a doctor can do a...
Magazine: Letters to the Editor
I read your article, "Shifting the Payment Stream" (May 2007), and Dr. Anderson's comments are true but unrelated to...

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...