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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...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Why Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending Matters
Medicare spending per capita varies almost threefold between the lowest and highest spending regions in the nation...
Web Exclusive: Slashing Medicare Reimbursements Curbs Treatment Overuse
Cuts in Medicare reimbursements for services that have mixed applications can reduce unnecessary use without reducing...
Emergency room complaint source of Bristol hospital’s Medicare notice
An investigation stemming from complaints about the handling of a belligerent emergency room patient by a Bristol...
Web Exclusive: The Beginning of Bundling
The roughly $9 billion that CMS spends on dialysis treatments each year is relatively insignificant when compared to...
A timeline for implementing healthcare reform
On March 23, President Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping reform of the U.S. healthcare system. The law, as...
Care transition coaches enable improved performance
Improving clinical performance requires smooth care transitions from inpatient to post-acute settings. Patients are...
Web Exclusive: Little-Known Medicare Pay Code Change Will Hurt Specialists
While the theatrics of the reform debate hold the nation in suspense, another dramatic policy change has crept into...
Juggling Act
Many community and rural hospitals rely heavily on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, so I doubt that any of you were...

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...
Audio Conference: PEPPER for Critical Access Hospitals: Identify Your Audit Risk
During this 90-mintue audio conference, our speakers will explain PEPPER and tell you how to use your report to...
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...