Federal health investigators say they are launching 112 new investigations as part of their 2013 work plan, including 25 projects that examine Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment policies to hospitals. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has once again corrected more improper payments than in the previous quarter, this time to the tune of $701.3 million. >>>
Under a program outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, community-based organizations stand to receive federal funds to do in outpatient settings certain tasks that hospitals don't and can't—to help patients self-manage their care for 30 days post-discharge. >>>
Though preliminary results indicate health information exchanges can help healthcare organizations save money, there's still reluctance by some to share data. To realize the cost benefits, healthcare leaders must make a clinical and financial leap of faith and work with their competitors. >>>
Under diagnosis-related group 312, providers in Ohio and Kentucky could potentially have their records requested by Medicare recovery audit contractors for a complex medical review. The CIGNA Government Services error rate for DRG 312 is 80 percent. >>>
Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO George Halvorson discusses his plans to step down in December 2013 from his dual role as chief of the nation's largest nonprofit health plan and head of a health system with 37 hospitals and 600 medical offices. >>>
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