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Jackson CFO says foot-dragging has cost system $30 million
Jackson Health System has lost about $30 million in possible benefits this fiscal year because of delays in getting...
Benchmarking for Beleaguered Budgets
After the quick cuts, finance leaders looking for deeper savings have found success with benchmarking.
Should Feds Remove Small Practices from Red Flags Compliance?
An author on Red Flags Rule compliance says that eliminating small practices from complying with the FTC's identity...
RAC Provisions Putting CMS, Providers at Odds
In response to feedback from the RACs, providers, suppliers, and their associations, CMS recently expanded its fiscal...
Four Ways to Untangle RAC's Medically Unlikely Edits
Connolly Healthcare and CGI recently added Medically Unlikely Edits for outpatient hospital claims to its CMS-approved...
Five Steps to Appeal RAC Denials Successfully
Appealing RAC denials is certainly a complex process, but providers can take certain steps to increase their success...
RAC Begins Complex DRG Validation Audits
Connolly Healthcare has announced the first issues approved for complex RAC review, so providers in several RAC Region...
RAC Preparations Well Under Way Despite Budget Issues
Budgets are tight, but it seems that many healthcare providers are aware that setting aside resources to prepare for...
AHA: Hospitals' Profits Plunge in 2008
The nation's 5,010 nonfederal community hospitals saw profits fall to $17 billion in recession-wracked 2008, thanks in...
RAC vs. CERT Audits: Do You Know the Difference?
The Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Hospital Payment Monitoring Program is one of the ways CMS is trying to improve...
The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
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