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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...
Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
Medicare fraud nets 20-year prison sentence for Miami physician
A Miami-Dade doctor convicted of pocketing more than $1 million for writing phony prescriptions for unnecessary HIV...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
McKinsey stands by contested health insurance survey
Under fire from Democrats in Congress, consulting firm McKinsey & Co. today released its methodology for a...
Analysis illustrates big gap between Medicare taxes and benefits
An updated financial analysis shows that the amount workers have paid does not come close to covering the full value...
Web Exclusive: Berwick Pushes for Quality
In his first public speech as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, MD, made...
CMS: 2011 Medicare Prescription Premiums Stable
Based on bids that were submitted by plan sponsors, the average 2011 Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D...
Web Exclusive: Reactions to Berwick's CMS Appointment
Yesterday, President Obama used a recess appointment to install Institute for Healthcare Improvement President and CEO...
Web Exclusive: Solutions for the Challenges of Medicare Bad Debt Reimbursement
Reimbursement issues concerning Medicare Bad Debt (MBD) continue to present significant challenges for providers...

Newsletter: Briefings on The Joint Commission
Briefings on The Joint Commission will help you with all of your accreditation and survey preparation needs. Every...
Book: The CMS Survey Coordinator's Handbook
There is no reason to struggle with CMS requirements. HCPro has teamed up with former contracted CMS surveyor Jeff...
Webcast: MedicareFind Demonstration - January, 2011
Attend this FREE Webcast demonstration and learn what makes the MedicareFind™ regulatory database the best way to FIND...
Book: Quality Indicator Survey Manual
Reprint of the government’s official Quality Indicator Survey Manual helps you prepare for a QIS without having to...
Audio Conference: Medicare Part B Rebilling Final Rule and Inpatient Hospital Status
Find out what you need to know about inpatient admission status, as well as new inpatient Medicare Part B rebilling...
Audio Conference: Provider-Based Clinics and Departments
Hospitals are increasingly using provider-based departments. The rules are already confusing and CMS is proposing...
Book: MDS 3.0 RAI User's Manual
The best-selling MDS 3.0 RAI User's Manual includes CMS' most recent updates, effective October 1. Don't pay more than...