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Hospitals send bill if patients win suits
Slip and fall in a New York prison, or suffer abuse by its guards, and inmates can keep whatever they win in court. But...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
Hospitals say more insured patients can’t pay
It's no surprise that the struggling economy has made it harder for hospitals to collect money from patients who have...
NY attorney general probes healthcare credit card practices
The state Attorney General's office has issued subpoenas to 10 healthcare providers statewide, including two with...
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...
Health law augurs transfer of funds from old to young
Across the country, dozens of private insurers that run Medicare Advantage plans are preparing to pare dental, vision...
Mediators see a catch in Texas law on negotiating health bills
A new Texas law allows patients to see a mediator for unexpected hospital bills. These mediators are negotiators acting...
More hospitals using personal data to assess patients’ ability to pay
A growing number of hospitals are mining patients’ personal financial information to figure out how likely they...
Magazine: Armchair Finance
That'll Be $49 Million, Please: Everyone knows that hospital treatment can be expensive, but this is ridiculous.
Magazine: Five-Minute Consult
In 2003, inefficiences at 632-licensed-bed Oakwood left some patients lingering in triage for as long as six hours.

Medicare Boot Camp - Long-Term Care Version
Topics covered during this intensive, four-day course include Medicare coverage, billing, coding and payment for long...
Book: The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers
This book focuses on methods to forge a partnership between healthcare providers and managed care payers. It contains...
Book: The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition
Since our last edition, there have been significant changes to the rules and regulations surrounding documentation in...
Book: Healthcare Price, Cost & Utilization Benchmarks, Volume VI
Whether you are a healthcare provider or a managed care organization, up-to-date benchmarks are critical to successful...
Book: CMS Publication 100-4 Chapter 10: CMS Home Health Billing Manual
This handy manual, updated to reflect 2010 changes, is a great resource for finding answers quickly and easily when...