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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...
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...
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: Medicare Advantage Enrollment to Rise, Premium Costs Dip
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans, which provide services to about a quarter of the nation's Medicare...
New HHS Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Accepting Applications
The Department of Health and Human Services' new Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) began...

Book: The HIM Director's Handbook, Second Ed.
This second edition is an updated version of the earlier best seller and details everything you need to know to direct...
Book: The Long-Term Care Legal Desk Reference, Second Edition
This best-selling book, now in it’s second edition provides explanations and instructions for virtually every legal...
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...
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...