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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...
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...
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...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Web Exclusive: CMS Proposes PPC Medicaid Payment Reductions
Provider-preventable conditions would receive a payment reduction under Medicaid, similar to the treatment of...
Web Exclusive: Berwick Pushes for Quality
In his first public speech as head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, MD, made...
Hispanic Democrats want healthcare fix
A group of Democratic lawmakers wants to use the immigration reform debate to fix one of the most hotly contested...

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...
Continuing Education: Solutions to Top Joint Commission and CMS Challenges: Homestead, FL
The Greeley Company presents an intensive day-and-a-half seminar, Solutions to Top Joint Commission and CMS Challenges...
Book: Discharge Planning Guide: Tools for Compliance, Third Edition
Turn to the third edition of a case management classic, Discharge Planning Guide: Tools for Compliance, for practical...
Webcast: Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations: Practical Strategies for Nursing Facilities
The improvement of quality of care is essential to the reduction in rehospitalizations among nursing home residents. In...
Audio Conference: Observation Services 2013: Establishing Key Performance Indicators
Deborah Hale helps you evaluate the appropriateness of level of care decision making for observation use and establish...
Audio Conference: Inpatient Versus Observation: Apply the 2-Midnight Rule
This session covers the substantial changes CMS has made to the definition of inpatient status and the way hospitals...
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...