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States waiting on Congress for extra Medicaid funds, COBRA subsidies could be gone for good
A Senate effort to extend federal help to states struggling with swelling Medicaid rolls hit a road...
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...
Doctors divided on how new healthcare law will affect them
Physicians’ reactions to President Obama’s healthcare legislation are complicated and varied, and depend...
Web Exclusive: Medicare Payment Panel Likely to Remain in Final Reform Bill
While it may have dual names in the healthcare reform debate—such as the Independent Payment Advisory Board or...
Senate Reform Bill Would Expand RAC Program
The Senate health reform bill would broaden the current RAC program to cover Medicare Part C and D as well as the...
Automatic cuts could help push past a health hurdle
President Obama's new call to impose automatic spending cuts if the healthcare overhaul adds "one dime" to...
Web Exclusive: Obama Healthcare Reform Called a 'Shell Game'
The announcement this week that the nation's hospitals will sacrifice about $155 billion in Medicare and Medicaid...
Web Exclusive: Obama vs. McCain: Readers Weigh In
I received more e-mail from readers about my recent column covering the Obama and McCain healthcare reform plans than...
Bailout provides more mental health coverage
More than one-third of all Americans will soon receive better insurance coverage for mental health treatments because...
Governors of both parties oppose Medicaid rules
Governors of both parties have strongly objected to new federal Medicaid regulations that they said would shift...

Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
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...