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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...
The New IT Landscape For Health Insurers
Periodically, a dramatic change in an industry enables chief information officers to step up and play a decisive role...
Web Exclusive: Mr. President, Use the Scalpel
By cutting payments to special needs plans, the president is in effect decimating programs that could ultimately be the...
Web Exclusive: Twelve Rounds with Medicare Advantage
Foes have pummeled Medicare Advantage over the past year with sharp lefts and dizzying rights. The latest blow came not...
Web Exclusive: How Post-acute Care Can Improve Hospital Financial Performance
Although the current economic environment is negatively impacting the entire healthcare industry, many health systems...
Web Exclusive: Hey, Health Insurers: You're Missing Out
Health insurers lose 3% of its group members annually because they aren't retaining members who retire or lose group...
Web Exclusive: Three Takeaways from the MHS Project—So Far
CMS' second interim report on the Medicare Health Support project provided reasons why CMS ended the project last year...
Web Exclusive: Government Solution to Health Reform Offered
A public insurance option would compete with private insurers as a way to provide a level playing field to protect...
Three Things Different About Stark’s HIT Bill
House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chair Pete Stark recently introduced a bill designed to encourage nationwide...
Markets and Medicare
The most serious domestic policy problem this country faces is the rising costs of Medicare, says John C. Goodman...

Audio Conference: Condition code 44: Best Practices for a Compliant Process
Get advice on creating a process to identify the need for Condition Code 44 and communicating with other departments...