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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
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...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
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...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
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...
HCA 2Q up 3.9% on higher revenue, fewer bad-debt provisions
HCA Inc.'s second-quarter profit grew 3.9% as the hospital chain reported higher revenue and fewer bad-debt provisions...
Care transition coaches enable improved performance
Improving clinical performance requires smooth care transitions from inpatient to post-acute settings. Patients are...

Webcast: Presenting Data to Leadership: What Your Board Needs to Know
During this 90-minute program, expert consultant Ken Rohde will explain what your quality and safety data really means...
Audio Conference: Beyond the MS-DRG: Capture SOI and ROM through Documentation Improvement Efforts
During this 90-minute audio conference, a 3M representative and a former ACDIS advisory board member explain MS- DRG...
Webcast: Taking Peer Review From Punitive to Positive:
Medical staff members often view peer review as punitive and ineffective and dismiss the program as too much effort...
Webcast: Improve Physician Profiles Through SOI/ROM Documentation Capture
During this webcast our experts demonstrate how documentation improvement reviews targeting SOI/ROM measures can help...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Anne Roberts and Carol S. Cairns discuss the common problem areas for assessing the competency of locum tenens...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Our experts guide you through determining whether your organization is adequately assessing the competency of APPs and...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Examine the challenges of assessing the competency of practitioners in ambulatory settings, selective practice, and...