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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...
2 million Medicare beneficiaries aren't getting discounted drugs
More than 2 million Medicare beneficiaries have failed to sign up for a program that could save them thousands of...
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...
Emergency room complaint source of Bristol hospital’s Medicare notice
An investigation stemming from complaints about the handling of a belligerent emergency room patient by a Bristol...
FMA shuts doors, braces for fight
The Florida Medical Association, undergoing an apparent identity crisis, is gathering in Orlando for a debate on...
Doctor acquitted in healthcare fraud case
A former Vietnam War combat surgeon has been acquitted of healthcare fraud charges in what his lawyer said was a case...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Florida doctors to consider splitting ties with AMA over healthcare reform
The Florida Medical Association is scheduled to consider the issue at its annual meeting next month. The House of...
Mental health, rehab services on new frontier of Medicare fraud
As the feds squeeze tighter, South Florida's Medicare schemers have scurried into new territory to loot hundreds of...
Texas doctors withdraw endorsement of Senator
The Texas Medical Association, the main political arm of physicians in the state, withdrew its endorsement of U.S. Sen...
Webcast: 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...
Webcast: 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...
Audio Conference: Utilization Review and the Proper Use of Condition Code 44 and W2