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Hospital reimbursement varies widely in Rhode Island

A new study by Rhode Island state officials has concluded that commercial payments to hospitals in the state vary widely. According to the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner,

Physicians clinging unhappily to Medicare

At one point, it was beginning to look like the Medicare program was losing traction with doctors. In fact, in the summer of 2008 the Texas Medical Association released a survey concluding that only

Changes in Medicare oxygen-supplier rules drive some providers to close

Starting January 1, new Medicare rules intended to cut waste and fraud in payments to medical equipment suppliers go into effect. When faced with these rules--along with another kicking off last

Bill would let Medicare delay payments when fraud, waste suspected

Right now, Medicare is in the business of paying claims whether it likes them or not. In fact, as current federal law is written, CMS must pay Medicare claims promptly even if officials think fraud

MGMA 2009: Facing down the reform question mark

This year at MGMA, practice managers and physicians are coming together at a very tense time--a time when, in theory, Congress may be fixing to stand the industry on its head. Medical groups are

MGMA 2009: Facing down the reform question mark

This year at MGMA, practice managers and physicians are coming together at a very tense time--a time when, in theory, Congress may be fixing to stand the industry on its head. Medical groups are

Medical device firms may be tapped to cut $15B to $25B in costs

With hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry already agreeing to accept considerable financial cutbacks in Medicare reimbursement to help reform go forward, it now seems to be the medical device

Hospital groups seek to use reform to regulate physician-owned hospitals

It's no secret that there's no love lost between traditionally-structured hospitals and physician-owned facilities. After all, traditional hospitals claim that the physician-owned players cherry-pick

Homecare group offers its own anti-fraud bill

Hoping to stave off proposed Medicare reimbursement cuts to homecare equipment providers, the American Association for Homecare has developed its own anti-fraud legislation that it plans to present

Federal bill would link Medicare hospital pay to quality

Now here's a bill that would scare me a bit if I were a hospital administrator--even if it was inevitable (and it is) that such a measure would be written. Sens. Max Baucus (D-MT) and Chuck Grassley