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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...
AMA Urges House to Pass 'Doc Fix' Extension
The American Medical Association is praising the U.S. Senate's bipartisan vote Wednesday to delay by one year 25...
Why Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending Matters
Medicare spending per capita varies almost threefold between the lowest and highest spending regions in the nation...
Slashing Medicare Reimbursements Curbs Treatment Overuse
Cuts in Medicare reimbursements for services that have mixed applications can reduce unnecessary use without reducing...
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...
Medicare Payments Face Another 6.1% Cut Under SGR
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal includes a provision that could mean an additional...
House passes plan to stop Medicare cuts to doctors
The House has approved a six-month plan to prevent a steep cut in doctors' fees paid by Medicare, agreeing to a...
House Okays Doc Fix, Bill Sent to White House for Signature
After several days of waiting and seeing what would happen with the Senate's jobs bill, the House decided in a lopsided...
'Doc Fix' Vote Contains Unwelcome News for Hospitals
After weeks of debate, the Senate finally agreed in a unanimous voice vote Friday to postpone a 21% decrease in...
Senate acts to block doctors' Medicare payment cut
U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached agreement to postpone by six months scheduled cuts in Medicare...
ADL Coding and the Impact on Your Facility's Reimbursement
Don’t let improper ADL coding put your facility at risk of significant revenue loss. Join HCPro on Tuesday, June 19, at...
Outpatient CDI: A Proactive Approach to Denials Management
During this live 90-minute audio conference, our expert speakers will explain the benefits of outpatient CDI reviews...
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