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Red Flag Ruling a Victory for Physicians, AMA Says
The American Medical Association is applauding a federal appeals court's ruling that physicians who bill patients after...
Web Exclusive: $3.2B Lawsuit Targets Medicare Underpayments
A class action suit filed by seven California counties and physicians aims to force the Department of Health and Human...
5 Hospital Finance Questions to Ask Right Now
Late December is the time of year when we look at ahead with anticipation at what the future holds. With only days...
Inpatient or outpatient? The battle to control costs
  One of the biggest challenges in healthcare is controlling costs. A primary way to accomplish that is...
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...
Providers Receive First RAC Medical Record Documentation Requests
Requests for medical records are already arriving in hospital mailboxes following the approval of the first set of...
Moody's Warns Healthcare Reform Could Harm Hospital Credit Ratings
Cuts in Medicare reimbursements that are likely to be part of any healthcare reform legislation could adversely impact...
RAC Preparations Well Under Way Despite Budget Issues
Budgets are tight, but it seems that many healthcare providers are aware that setting aside resources to prepare for...
CMS Updates RAC Audit Timeline: Complex Reviews Still Months Away
CMS anticipates Recovery Audit Contractor automated reviews will begin in late June and July and certain types of...
AHA: Hospitals in Critical Condition
Many of the nation’s hospitals are in critical condition with most complaining of declining financial health...

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...