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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...
Congress Passes 'Doc Fix' Bill; Obama Calls for Permanent Fix
The U.S. House on Thursday afternoon voted 409-2 to delay by one year the nearly $20 billion in Medicare...
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...
E-medical records: More ’meaningful use’
The push toward electronic medical records has garnered a lot of attention lately as the federal rules roll out for...
Web Exclusive: AHA Protests CMS 2.9% Final Inpatient Rule Cuts
The American Hospital Association is strongly protesting the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service's newly...
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...
Medicare doctors guess at paychecks amid reimbursement questions
April 1 marks the day that Medicare?s 21% reimbursement pay cuts were to go into effect, and Congress left for its...
Web Exclusive: CMS Announces Payment Rate Cuts for Skilled Nursing Facilities
CMS announced adjustments to fiscal year 2010 payment rates Friday that the agency said will help "better reflect...
Web Exclusive: CMS' IPPS Final Rule Includes 2.1% Increase
Though many hospitals had feared a 1.9% reduction in payment for 2010, they will actually see a 2.1% increase...
CMS springs few surprises in 2010 OP and ASC proposed payments
Early July rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid included proposed calendar year 2010 payments for...

Audio Conference: Proactively Defend Against Recovery Auditor Prepayment Reviews
Recovery Auditor prepayment reviews are the latest wrinkle to be thrown at providers. This audio conference will help...
Continuing Education: Level of Care Determinations for 2014: Las Vegas, NV
Attend the half-day seminar, Outpatient, Observation or Inpatient? Continuing to Walk the Tightrope of Regulatory...
Continuing Education: OPPS and IPPS Reimbursement Fundamentals: Las Vegas, NV
Attend OPPS and IPPS Reimbursement Fundamentals, a half-day seminar on October 2nd in Las Vegas. Learn how CMS...
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...
Audio Conference: 2014 IPPS Final Rule Explained
The sheer volume of new payment and quality information, along with new patient status proposals that will be in the...
Audio Conference: Recovery Auditor Update: Changes to the Appeals Process and Payment Reviews
In this 90-minute audio conference, experts Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, and Ralph Wuebker, MD, MBA, provide an...
Newsletter: Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor
Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor tells you exactly what you must know and do to successfully negotiate...