Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

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...
Web Exclusive: Are Your Business Associates Accountable for HIPAA Compliance?
HITECH intends to beef up HIPAA compliance among business associates that handle personal health information. But is...
Web Exclusive: ACO-Bound? Consider the Financials First
In addition to the obvious costs of information technology, accountable care organizations require continuing...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
Florida's war on pain clinics sidetracked
  Over the past two years, Florida lawmakers have waged war on storefront pain clinics, passing a...
HHS Unveils Medical Loss Ratio Regulations
Medical loss ratio regulations issued Monday will require health insurers in 2011 to spend between 80% - 85% of...
Web Exclusive: Health Insurers Win Some, Lose Some with MLR Rules
The Department of Health and Human Services and the nation's health insurers are in the thick of what is turning out...
Web Exclusive: Lower Deductibles Linked to Increases in Preventive Screenings
Providing first-dollar coverage for primary preventive screenings appears to increase utilization of screenings...
Web Exclusive: Medical Necessity RAC Strategies
All four of the Recovery Audit Contractors are now actively reviewing claims for medical necessity validation. A RAC...
Web Exclusive: Healthcare Reform Provisions Begin
New rules take effect Thursday, which means providers may start seeing more patients—including those with...

Book: Complete Guide to Lab Safety, 3rd Ed.
The third edition of this popular resource makes training and compliance easier by consolidating regulations from all...
Book: Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals
With more than 300 pages, this manual provides worksheets, job descriptions, policies, forms, and other helpful tools...
Certified Coder Boot Camp Online
Using a combination of online lecture, interactive course work, coding exercises, and instructor conference calls, this...
Audio Conference: Improve Discharge Planning
New rules and regulations put additional pressures on the discharge planning process. Discharge planners must continue...
Book: The RAC Toolkit for Hospitals and Health Systems
The RAC Toolkit for Hospitals and Health Systems: Manage Responses and Avoid Claims Under the Permanent Program is your...
Audio Conference: Delivering Inpatient Notifications
During this 90-minute audio conference, our speakers use a fictional case to show you how to appropriately deliver each...
Book: Infection Control During Construction Manual, Third Edition
This updated resource by expert Wayne Hansen, PE, REA, CEM, along with contributions from 10 other experts, helps you...
Book: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Homecare
Medicare is not concerned with outcomes specific to therapy, nursing, or social work. Since payments are based on the...
Newsletter: Medical Environment Update - Electronic and Print, 1 year
A subscription to Medical Environment Update pays for itself by saving you time sorting through complex regulations and...
Newsletter: Medical Environment Update - Electronic, 1 year
A subscription to Medical Environment Update pays for itself by saving you time sorting through complex regulations and...