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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Stage 2 meaningful use to show ’deference’ to panel proposals
The rule that details the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use will "look a lot like" the measures that the...
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...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Blue Shield CA relents on proposed rate increase
Blue Shield of California has abandoned a push to raise health care premiums starting May 1 for individual and family...
Pay for Performance Doesn't Deliver, Study Concludes
Data shows that P4P does not offer any benefit to patients with hypertension, despite the enormous administrative costs...
OIG: Medicare Advantage Prepayments Cost CMS Millions
The Office of Inspector General recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shift away from making...
Auto Insurers Pledge Tighter Scrutiny of Hospitals' Cost-shifting
A new report by a casualty insurance industry think tank says hospitals are cost-shifting billions of dollars in...
Escalating Medicare and Medicaid Auditing on the Horizon
It's no longer just RAC, MAC, CERT, and ZPIC audits looking to ensure the accuracy of Medicare payments. Providers are...
New Medicaid RAC Program
The new Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program will be effective January 1, 2012. Government auditors have...
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