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Web Exclusive: Understanding MLR Waiver Requests
For the most part, the basis for requesting -- and being granted -- an MLR waiver falls into a single category: fear...
Web Exclusive: Rural Hospitals Fight to Block $16B in Federal Cuts
As political power players in Washington continue to bicker and wrangle over the country's debt ceiling crisis, rural...
Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
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...
Some MA hospitals back price curbs
Support is building among some Massachusetts hospitals for temporary government limits on healthcare prices, a...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
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...
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...
Electronic surveillance is key to HAI investigation
Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to...