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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...
Web Exclusive: Salary Hikes for Healthcare Workers Expected to Lag Other Industries
 Healthcare workers can expect an average base salary increase of 2.6% in 2011. That's slightly below increases of...
Coupons for patients, but higher bills for insurers
With drug prices rising and many people out of work, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly helping patients with...
5 Hospital Finance Questions to Ask Right Now
Late December is the time of year when we look at ahead with anticipation at what the future holds. With only days...
Anthem uses Indiana nonprofit's data to inform, crosscheck care
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana is planning to increase reimbursement to doctors by as much as 10% next...
Commentary: The pitfalls of linking doctors’ pay to performance
In this opinion piece for the New York Times, Sandeep Jauhar, MD, says that on the surface pay for performance seems...
Tennessee managed-care company sees benefits of pay-for-performance
HealthSpring Inc., a Nashville-based managed-care company, is claiming initial success with its pilot programs that pay...
California doctors get $10 million bump in bonus payments
Pay-for-performance bonus payments from health plans to California medical groups totaled $65 million for 2007, $10...

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...