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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...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
House Vote Delays SGR Cuts
With just a day to spare, the House of Representatives has avoided a Medicare meltdown by approving a one-month delay...
Web Exclusive: 10% of Family Docs Mull Shuttering Over Medicare Cuts
More than one in 10 family physicians may close their offices if Medicare slashes payments next year, according to an...
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...
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...
CBO: Public health option would save $68B through 2020
Creating a public option that all Americans could choose would save $68 billion through 2020, according to a new...
Web Exclusive: Senate Gives Doc Fix Six Month Reprieve, But 21% Cuts Go Into Effect Today
The U.S. Senate reached an 11th hour deal today and unanimously agreed to extend a $6.4 billion temporary "doc...
Providers Push Back on Plan to Extend Medicaid Managed Care
The call by Florida's private health insurance plans to expand Medicaid managed care while eliminating fee-for-service...
House Postpones Medicare Payment Cut Until March
Looking to wrap up a variety of end-of-session items Wednesday, the House of Representatives incorporated into its $636...

Webcast: 2013 Outpatient Wound Care Coding
Join HCPro for a 90-minute webcast with step-by-step strategies and tips to reduce denials along with advice to improve...
Audio Conference: Charging for Ancillary Bedside Procedures and Supplies in 2013
Our experts explain what CMS actually says about charging for services in addition to the room rate and provide...
Audio Conference: 3-Day Payment Window:
Ease the burden of the CMS updates. Let our experts interpret and guide you through the new guidance in this live...
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...