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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...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
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...
Data show debt in charity care for NY hospitals
The five acute care hospitals in Monroe County, NY performed charity care and absorbed bad debt at a rate that ranges...
Medicare Could Save $7.6B by Raising Eligibility Age to 67
While the government would benefit, out-of-pocket costs for 65- and 66-year-olds would go up by $5.6 billion and...
Web Exclusive: Berwick Pushes for Quality
In his first public speech as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, MD, made...
Web Exclusive: HHS Urges Children's Medicaid, CHIP Coverage
Efforts are needed to increase the number of children enrolled for insurance coverage, through Medicaid or the...

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...
Newsletter: Briefings on The Joint Commission - 1 Year Electronic
Briefings on The Joint Commission will help you with all of your accreditation and survey preparation needs. Every...
Newsletter: Briefings on The Joint Commission - 1 Year Print and Electronic
Briefings on The Joint Commission will help you with all of your accreditation and survey preparation needs. Every...
Newsletter: Briefings on The Joint Commission - 2 Year Electronic
Briefings on The Joint Commission will help you with all of your accreditation and survey preparation needs. Every...
Newsletter: Briefings on The Joint Commission - 2 Year Print and Electronic
Briefings on The Joint Commission will help you with all of your accreditation and survey preparation needs. Every...