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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...
Berwick Announces CMS Final VBP Rules
Donald  Berwick, MD, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, has presented the final set...
Coupons for patients, but higher bills for insurers
With drug prices rising and many people out of work, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly helping patients with...
Twin Cities’ Children’s Hospital plans up to 250 job cuts
Children's Hospital says it plans to eliminate 200 to 250 jobs by mid-November, citing a drop in patients, an increase...
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...
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...
Health pilot eyes a new approach to reimbursement
Pay-for-performance may be coming to New Hampshire’s healthcare industry. Under a five-year pilot program...
Web Exclusive: Why the New Public Option is Better for Physicians
Physicians may have dodged a bullet with the House of Representatives' passage of healthcare reform legislation on...
Web Exclusive: Obama vs. McCain: Readers Weigh In
I received more e-mail from readers about my recent column covering the Obama and McCain healthcare reform plans than...

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...