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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...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
GOP governors want leeway to cut Medicaid rolls
Republican governors are pressing the Obama administration to make it easier for states to cut Medicaid enrollment...
Critics get a say as MN governor opts in on health law
In an extraordinary Capitol ceremony where opponents and supporters were invited to speak, Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday...
NC could save millions on inmates’ care
    The state could save an estimated $11.5 million a year by requiring that hospitals and other...
CA legislature advances healthcare reform
    California lawmakers advanced several bills Tuesday that would help the state implement national...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
New health plan for the uninsured launches in IL
A new health insurance option for people with pre-existing conditions and without medical coverage launches in Illinois...
For the homeless, federal changes promise better access to healthcare
Beginning in 2014, Medicaid greatly expands under the new healthcare law to include adults without children, who...
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...

Book: Stark Law, 2nd edition: A user's guide to achieving compliance
This updated version of HCPro's Stark Law best seller, first published in 2005—and now co-authored by former CMS...
Book: Medical Staff Leadership Fundamentals Package
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Webcast: MedicareFind Demonstration - January, 2011
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Book: The Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws
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