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How to Be RAC-Ready in 2011
In this Q&A, HCPro's director of Medicare and Compliance, Kimberly Anderwood Hoy,  discusses Recovery Audit...
AMA Urges House to Pass 'Doc Fix' Extension
The American Medical Association is praising the U.S. Senate's bipartisan vote Wednesday to delay by one year 25...
Why Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending Matters
Medicare spending per capita varies almost threefold between the lowest and highest spending regions in the nation...
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...
Medicare Payments Face Another 6.1% Cut Under SGR
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal includes a provision that could mean an additional...
Web Exclusive: Physicians Step Up Protests Against Medicare Cuts
Despite the Senate pushing back a possible 21% physician Medicare reimbursement cut until October 1, physicians...
Medicare Payment Changes Could Prompt Hospital Closings, Layoffs
New Jersey hospitals could lose $97 million in federal funds next year and more than $500 million over the next five...
Web Exclusive: CMS Proposes $390 Million in Medicare Nursing Home Cuts
CMS has proposed cutting 2010 payment rates for Medicare skilled nursing facilities by $390 million, or 1.2%, to...
From Medicare, a push against paper
Starting in January, doctors who e-prescribe can get bonus pay from Medicare, but persuading U.S. doctors to ditch...
Medicare wants limits for weight loss surgery
Medicare has announced it does not plan to cover weight-loss surgery in diabetic patients who are not dangerously...

Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
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...