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Berwick Announces CMS Final VBP Rules
Donald Berwick, MD, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, has presented the final set...
Web Exclusive: Pay for Performance Doesn't Deliver, Study Concludes
Data shows that P4P does not offer any benefit to patients with hypertension, despite the enormous administrative costs...
Web Exclusive: Salary Hikes for Healthcare Workers Expected to Lag Other Industries
Healthcare workers can expect an average base salary increase of 2.6% in 2011. That's slightly below increases of...
Web Exclusive: Medicare Pays Non-Radiologists More than Radiologists for MRI, CT
Medicare payments for non-invasive diagnostic imaging scans are higher to non-radiologists than to radiologists...
Web Exclusive: SGR Fix Gets Cool Industry Reception
The controversial sustainable growth rate formula that is slated to ultimately cut physician payments by 25...
Web Exclusive: It's Good to Be in Healthcare
Despite all the ululating about shrinking reimbursements and the impact of federal healthcare reform, and any of a...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
New payment models redefine health system performance
An estimated 45% of the U.S. population (and 83% of those over age 65) have one or more chronic conditions, and there...
Web Exclusive: Core Measures: Get Used to It
A company that crunched numbers to rank hospital care by outcomes, process measures, and patient satisfaction data says...
Web Exclusive: Value Indexing: Mayo Wants to Reform Healthcare Quality
When it comes to quality healthcare, is it possible to put an actual value on it when paying for it?
Book: The Compliance Officer's Handbook, 2nd Edition
This revised edition is packed with even more practical tools, case studies, tips and tools, sample audits, and sample...
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...
Continuing Education: 7th Annual ACDIS conference
The 2014 Seventh Annual ACDIS Conference will feature a diverse range of sessions on the latest trends and cutting-edge...