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Up & Comers nomination deadline is Monday
By Modern Healthcare | August 01, 2014
The nomination deadline is approaching for Modern Healthcare's 28th annual Up & Comers recognition program. The program is sponsored by Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive search firm.
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By Modern Physician | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Bundled payment attracts providers—but will they sign?
By Melanie Evans | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The fast-rising number of healthcare providers joining a trial run of bundled Medicare payments signals widespread thirst to explore risk-based reimbursement models, but the success of the initiative will depend on how many take the leap.
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CMS moving forward with pay changes for rehab despite opposition
By Paul Demko | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite opposition from hospitals, the CMS is moving forward with a proposal to further restrict when Medicare will pay for inpatient rehabilitation services. But those changes won't be implemented until Oct. 1, 2015, according to a final rule issued by the agency on Thursday.
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CMS maintains pay boosts for psychiatric, skilled nursing, rehab providers
By Bob Herman | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Final Medicare payment increases to inpatient psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities in fiscal 2015 are nearly identical to what the CMS proposed this past May, according to rules released Thursday.
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DaVita again lowers earnings projections for HealthCare Partners despite Q2 improvement
By Beth Kutscher | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
DaVita Healthcare Partners said it expects its kidney care division to perform better than anticipated this year, but dampened expectations for its HCP multispecialty medical groups.
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U.S. raises travel alert to 3 countries plagued with Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the nation's alert level for travel to three west African countries where an Ebola virus outbreak has killed more than 700.
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It's a date: HHS final rule sets ICD-10 switch for Oct. 1, 2015
By Joseph Conn | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In a final rule issued Thursday afternoon, HHS formally set an Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date for conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, incorporating the absolute minimum delay imposed by Congress when it ordered HHS to roll back the conversion date previously set for Oct. 1, 2014.
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