Nursing homes add $1.5B to Medicare costs through alleged upcoding; Hospitals can check out their value-based purchasing performance;

> Hospitals aren't the only providers facing upcoding allegations. Hundreds of nursing homes overcharge Medicare every year for skilled services, adding an extra $1.5 billion in annual costs through alleged upcoding, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> With a new state immigration law, limiting renewed license renewals, 600 nurses alone have fallen through the cracks in Georgia, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the Actual Percentage Payment Summary Report for the fiscal year 2013 Value-Based Purchasing Program on My QualityNet, according to AHA News Now. Hospitals can see their total performance score and value-based incentive payment adjustment for the program's first year. News Brief

> Hoboken (N.J.) University Medical Center, which evacuated patients before Sandy, fully reopened its emergency room, according to The Jersey Journal. Meanwhile, NYU Langone Medical Center remains closed. Article

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