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Medicare Payment Changes Could Prompt Hospital Closings, Layoffs
New Jersey hospitals could lose $97 million in federal funds next year and more than $500 million over the next five...
Medicare battle looms as costs keep climbing
Democratic lawmakers in Congress are girding for a major battle over Medicare in 2009 that could result in substantial...
How changes in Medicare affect patients
The major goal of the new Medicare law was to block a scheduled cut in fees paid to doctors, but there’s also...
Medicare auditors recover $700 million in overpayments
Auditors have recovered nearly $700 million in Medicare overpayments to hospitals and other medical providers in a...
With nudge by Kennedy, Medicare bill passes
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy returned to the Capitol to help the Senate pass legislation that would rescind a...
Senate Democrats attack Republicans on Medicare
Democrats assailed Republican senators for voting against a major Medicare bill and said the Republicans should be held...
Private health plans targeted in Medicare bill
U.S. health insurers are targeted for billions in cuts in legislation that lawmakers will begin debating. Payments to...
Hospitals to get $666 million from Medicare settlement
The federal government has reached a $666 million settlement with 667 hospitals that had sued for back payments...
Proposed Bush budget cuts would hit hospitals hard, administrators say
The federal government is proposing cuts to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, so now hospital organizations are...
A Bungled Budget
Don’t let the wails of disapproval fool you; healthcare groups were not caught off guard by President...

Audio Conference: Proactively Defend Against Recovery Auditor Prepayment Reviews
Recovery Auditor prepayment reviews are the latest wrinkle to be thrown at providers. This audio conference will help...
Continuing Education: Level of Care Determinations for 2014: Las Vegas, NV
Attend the half-day seminar, Outpatient, Observation or Inpatient? Continuing to Walk the Tightrope of Regulatory...
Continuing Education: OPPS and IPPS Reimbursement Fundamentals: Las Vegas, NV
Attend OPPS and IPPS Reimbursement Fundamentals, a half-day seminar on October 2nd in Las Vegas. Learn how CMS...
Webcast: Value-Based Purchasing and Documentation Improvement
If your CDI program has not incorporated value-based purchasing (VBP) measures into its review efforts, now is the time...
Audio Conference: 2014 IPPS Final Rule Explained
The sheer volume of new payment and quality information, along with new patient status proposals that will be in the...
Audio Conference: Recovery Auditor Update: Changes to the Appeals Process and Payment Reviews
In this 90-minute audio conference, experts Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, and Ralph Wuebker, MD, MBA, provide an...
Newsletter: Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor
Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor tells you exactly what you must know and do to successfully negotiate...