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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: Solutions for the Challenges of Medicare Bad Debt Reimbursement
Reimbursement issues concerning Medicare Bad Debt (MBD) continue to present significant challenges for providers...

Medicare Boot Camp - Long-Term Care Version
Topics covered during this intensive, four-day course include Medicare coverage, billing, coding and payment for long...
Book: CMS Publication 100-4 Chapter 10: CMS Home Health Billing Manual
This handy manual, updated to reflect 2010 changes, is a great resource for finding answers quickly and easily when...
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...