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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...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
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...
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...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
Medicare fraud nets 20-year prison sentence for Miami physician
A Miami-Dade doctor convicted of pocketing more than $1 million for writing phony prescriptions for unnecessary HIV...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Opinion: HSAs lucrative for insurers, costly for consumers
In its ongoing attempt to weaken a key provision of the healthcare reform law -- the one that requires insurers to...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...

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Audio Conference: Charging for Ancillary Bedside Procedures and Supplies in 2013
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Audio Conference: 3-Day Payment Window:
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Audio Conference: 2014 OPPS Final Rule-Learn What Sweeping Changes CMS Finalized
Expert speakers Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, return for this popular program. They will review the...