Medicare timely filing; Bank-qualified bonds;

> Medicare claims with dates of service on or after January 1, 2010, that are submitted more than one calendar year beyond the date of service will be denied thanks to a provision in the health reform law, explains  MLN Matters article MM6960 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Article

> The American Hospital Association in Chicago has joined 12 other organizations calling on Congress to make permanent a temporary financing option called bank-qualified bonds, reports AHA News Now. Article

> More Medicare and Medicaid program cuts could be recommended by President Obama's new National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, reports the American Medical News. Article

And Finally... The bottom of the food chain is up to fighting weight. Article