Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Medicare provider payments expected to face problems if Supreme Court strikes down

The Obama administration has indicated to the courts that the president’s health care overhaul would have major inadvertent consequences for Medicare’s payment systems, which takes care of 100 million monthly claims from hospitals and other providers. In papers filed with … Continue reading

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Medicare Penalty drives Hospital Infection Prevention Efforts

The 2008 decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop additional reimbursement to hospitals for certain healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has led to improved focus on infection prevention and changes in practice by front-line staff, according to … Continue reading

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