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In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
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: Berwick's First Reimbursement Challenge
New CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, has not yet been on the job a month, and he’s already finding himself...
Texas doctors threaten to drop Medicaid, fear cuts
  Doctors in the Dallas area and across Texas are threatening to opt out of Medicaid because of payment cuts...
White House again postpones doc cuts under Medicare
Doctors treating Medicare patients will not be hit with a steep pay cut June 15, as previously scheduled, the Obama...
Web Exclusive: CMS Needs to Improve Improper Medicare Payment Recovery, Says GAO
The General Accounting Office issued a report Thursday criticizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
CMS announces payment, policy changes for physician services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced final changes to policies and payment rates for services...
Imaging providers brace for more reimbursement pain in 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the proposed 2010 rules for the Medicare Physician Fee...
Medicare Payment Changes Could Prompt Hospital Closings, Layoffs
New Jersey hospitals could lose $97 million in federal funds next year and more than $500 million over the next five...

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...