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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...
Data show debt in charity care for NY hospitals
The five acute care hospitals in Monroe County, NY performed charity care and absorbed bad debt at a rate that ranges...
Guilty Pleas Entered in $200M Medicare Fraud Case
Two South Florida healthcare companies have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to a Medicare fraud...
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: $3.2B Lawsuit Targets Medicare Underpayments
A class action suit filed by seven California counties and physicians aims to force the Department of Health and Human...

Audio Conference: Facility vs. professional coding challenges
During this 90-minute audio conference, Kimberly Anderwood Hoy, JD, CPC, and Peggy Blue, MPH, CPC, CCS-P, will explain...
Webcast: Enhance Marketability with an Improved Five-Star Rating
Since its implementation, the five star rating system for nursing homes has been challenging facilities to improve...
Book: The Medicare Billing Manual for Long-Term Care
The Medicare Billing Manual for Long-Term Care provides easy-to-understand guidance to help long-term care facilities...
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...