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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...
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...
NY attorney general probes healthcare credit card practices
The state Attorney General's office has issued subpoenas to 10 healthcare providers statewide, including two with...
Blue Cross of MA agrees to reduce rate increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the state’s largest health insurer, has agreed to reduce a dramatic rate...
Humana, University of Louisville feud costs patients
--> Thousands of Humana customers should expect to pay more to visit University of Louisville doctors starting...
Three Common Reasons Why Some Insurers Don't Pay Fast Enough
Health insurers are paying physicians 5% faster and denying 9% fewer medical claims than last year, but some payers...
Consolidation of insurers a concern for medical providers
Talk of potential mergers in the medical insurance industry has doctors and hospitals worried about health plans having...
Magazine: The Big Keep Getting Bigger
Two cases in the Northeast show the trend toward consolidation and for-profit conversion is far from over.

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...