States continue to sign up for the Medicaid exp ansion , but those that are embroiled in legislative fights over the expansion fear even a one-year delay could mean they'll lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to cover low-income residents, according to an arti cle in Politico.
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman says that although the GOP senators who called for a "reboot" of the Meaningful Use incentive program make some valid points, their conclusions are "incorrect."
In the fourth government crackdown on Parkland Memorial Hospital recently, the troubled Dallas hospital has agreed to pay a $1.4 million settlement over Medicare and Medicaid fraud allegations.
The latest Congressional Budget Office score of the economic effects of healthcare programs indicates that using prior authorization schemes in the Medicare program won't produce any savings.
A majority of hospital CIOs recently polled by healthsystemCIO.com called the Meaningful Use program flawed and agreed with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' proposal earlier this month to extend Stage 2 by one year.
Heeding healthcare industry calls for payment reform, Govs. John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Bill Haslam of Tennessee will lead the new Health Care Sustainability Task Force to help governors innovate their Medicaid programs and achieve low-cost, high-quality healthcare.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles owes Medicare more than $2.24 million in overpayments made during a three-and-a-half period, according to an Office of Inspector General report.
While a torndao headed right for Moore (Okla.) Medical Center, wiping out the Norman Regional Health System facility, no patients or staff suffered injuries, according to a hospital update last night.
Hospitals are raising objections to a proposed rule that would allow them to rebill the Medicare program for Part B claims that had been denied by auditors based on the setting where the care was rendered.
A new law in Oklahoma, based on guidelines promulgated by the National Right to Life Committee, could complicate already costly end-of-life issues for hospitals.