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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...
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...
Web Exclusive: As GOP Readies Attack on Healthcare Reforms, HHS Touts Benefits
The Affordable Care Act lowers prescription drug costs, extends the life of the Medicare trust by 12 years, and helps...
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...
Top spine surgeons reap royalties, medicare bounty
Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky., may not be a household name nationally. But five senior spine surgeons have helped...
Web Exclusive: Medicare Advantage Demo to Use Financial Incentives to Boost Quality
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says it will update its five-star plan ratings in 2011, and use the...

Book: Finance, Budgeting & Quantitative Analysis
Finance, Budgeting & Quantitative Analysis: A Primer for Nursing Home Administrators is a comprehensive guide designed...
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...