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Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
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...
Stage 2 meaningful use to show ’deference’ to panel proposals
The rule that details the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use will "look a lot like" the measures that the...
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...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
The fix is in: Elderly demand care for sports-related injuries
Used to be, orthopedic specialists would rarely see an octogenarian with a sports injury, let alone one who was...

Webcast: ADL Coding and the Impact on Your Facility's Reimbursement
Don’t let improper ADL coding put your facility at risk of significant revenue loss. Join HCPro on Tuesday, June 19, at...
Webcast: Outpatient CDI: A Proactive Approach to Denials Management
During this live 90-minute audio conference, our expert speakers will explain the benefits of outpatient CDI reviews...