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The Dallas Morning News reports Norma Longley testified Monday that she balked at changing billing codes for Renaissance Hospital Terrell patients.
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2 hrs ago | InformationWeek
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
4 hrs ago | The American Journal of Managed Care
Haiden A. Huskamp, PhD; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Jesse B. Dalton, MA; Michael E. Chernew, PhD; and Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans and standalone prescription drug plans face different incentives for plan design resulting from the scope of covered benefits .
7 hrs ago | Medical News Today
A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39 percent among Medicare patients.
7 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times
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I don't do politics. Common sense dictates that if you want to keep a friend you don't discuss two topics with them: Religion and Politics.
Mobile based Infirmary Health System Inc., two IHS-affiliated clinics and Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. agreed to pay the United States $24.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by paying or receiving financial inducements in connection with claims to the Medicare program, according to the U.S. Justice ... (more)
Securing Access Via Excellence Medicare Home Health Act introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives.
For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America , the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home.
Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health.
Beginning in January, most of Presbyterian Health Plan's 435,000 members will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones.
Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner released a letter to a Virgin Islands official releasing U.S. territories from insurance requirements mandated by the 2010 health care overhaul law.
In 2011, Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, and Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon, backed an ambitious Medicare reform proposal , which bore a close resemblance to a proposal first introduced by the health economists Robert F. Coulam, Roger Feldman, and Bryan E. Dowd.
Changes to a hospice drug rule will reduce the types of medications that require prior authorization.
River Hospital emergency department patients soon will experience a decrease in wait time and an increase in available medical providers, effective Aug. 12. That is because River Hospital, 4 Fuller St., recently announced it has entered into an agreement with the Emergency Medicine Medical Service Group of Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, to ... (more)
The agreement between Caring Connection Home Health Care and the Secretary of Health and Human Services was terminated on May 2, 2014 in accordance with the provisions of the Social Security Act.
It seems that everywhere you look "value-based purchasing" is hailed as the savior of U.S. health care.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 06:57 am
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