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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...
Debt Commission Falters In Vote
The proposal by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform called for physician pay cuts that would...
Web Exclusive: Major Cuts in Provider Pay Recommended by White House Commission
Some of the biggest federal cuts are proposed for the healthcare sector, in part to pay for the repeal of the...
Web Exclusive: Payers Pave Way to Provider EHRs
Physicians facing down a 2015 federal deadline for upgrading to electronic health record systems are finding that many...
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...
Teaching Hospitals Prep for FICA Rebates
Teaching hospitals are trying to regain FICA taxes that they and residents paid from 1995 until April 1, 2005. For...
House passes plan to stop Medicare cuts to doctors
The House has approved a six-month plan to prevent a steep cut in doctors' fees paid by Medicare, agreeing to a...
Senate acts to block doctors' Medicare payment cut
U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached agreement to postpone by six months scheduled cuts in Medicare...
Senate Again Fails to Approve Fix to 21% Cut; Payment Reductions to Begin
Physicians hoping to see a postponement at last of a 21% cut in Medicare and TRICARE reimbursements faced...

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...