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Berwick Announces CMS Final VBP Rules
Donald  Berwick, MD, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, has presented the final set...
Congress Passes 'Doc Fix' Bill; Obama Calls for Permanent Fix
The U.S. House on Thursday afternoon voted 409-2 to delay by one year the nearly $20 billion in Medicare...
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...
Web Exclusive: AHA Protests CMS 2.9% Final Inpatient Rule Cuts
The American Hospital Association is strongly protesting the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service's newly...
Web Exclusive: Senate Gives Doc Fix Six Month Reprieve, But 21% Cuts Go Into Effect Today
The U.S. Senate reached an 11th hour deal today and unanimously agreed to extend a $6.4 billion temporary "doc...
Web Exclusive: CMS Proposes Cutting Inpatient Payments by 0.1%
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued on Monday a hospital inpatient and long-term care prospective...
Medicare doctors guess at paychecks amid reimbursement questions
April 1 marks the day that Medicare?s 21% reimbursement pay cuts were to go into effect, and Congress left for its...
Web Exclusive: CMS Announces Payment Rate Cuts for Skilled Nursing Facilities
CMS announced adjustments to fiscal year 2010 payment rates Friday that the agency said will help "better reflect...
Web Exclusive: CMS' IPPS Final Rule Includes 2.1% Increase
Though many hospitals had feared a 1.9% reduction in payment for 2010, they will actually see a 2.1% increase...

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...