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In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
Opinion: Why Google Health really failed: It's about the money
As reported on TechCrunch, Google shut down its medical records and health data platform. Since then, there's been a...
Berwick Announces CMS Final VBP Rules
Donald  Berwick, MD, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, has presented the final set...
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...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
Hospitals say more insured patients can’t pay
It's no surprise that the struggling economy has made it harder for hospitals to collect money from patients who have...
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: Payment Cut: If It's Truly That Bad, Hospitals Should Drop Government
If their lobbying group is truly representative of its membership, hospitals are very unhappy with a hospital inpatient...
Web Exclusive: AHA: Burden of Undercompensated Care Continues To Climb
Medicare and Medicaid underpayments to the nation's hospitals relative to the cost of care rose more than eight-fold...

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...