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Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals

Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals

More than 700 hospitals will see their total Medicare payments docked by 1% in fiscal 2015 as part of the first year of a federal penalty program aimed at reducing preventable harm and improving patient safety.

Recovery audit lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 19, 2014

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits. The American Hospital Association said in a statement that it disagrees with the court's decision and expects to file an appeal.


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MHInsights-How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

MHInsights-How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest-growing physician specialty—hospital medicine—to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency.


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Sometimes, it's good to be Blue (Cross Blue Shield)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield's clout in Washington was in evidence last week as Congress passed a massive spending bill to keep the government operating into next year. One of the last pages of the bill also included a line about the “modification of treatment of certain health...

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