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Nurse practitioners (NP) will have to wait to gain independence in patient care following Gov. D
Primary care physicians (PCP) are more likely to recommend a career as a nurse practitioner (NP)
Nurse practitioners (NP) in New York can diagnose conditions and prescribe medications as long a
The greater use of nurse practitioners (NP) in response to physician shortages has seen the total
FEBRUARY 24, 2020
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts last week signed LB 107, giving nurse practitioners (NP) the abil
Nurse practitioners (NP) in New York will be able to operate more independently of physicians und
Nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) were originally envisioned to provide pri
Starting this week, nurse practitioners (NP) in Kentucky who have completed a four-year collabor
Nurse practitioners (NP) in Texas have long fought against state regulations that link them fina
Lawmakers in a half-dozen states are considering bills that would expand the scope of practice fo
A psychiatric hospital in Boston is under fire from government investigators after a patie
JUNE 25, 2014
This week’s featured news items cover medical staff bylaws, employed physicians, hospital-
Hospital Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to hospital billing r
Slightly less than half of nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) responding to
On January 1, a Minnesota state law took effect allowing nurse practitioners (NP) to practice in
Two bipartisan bills introduced in the U.S. Senate aim to reduce the physician shortage. The firs
JUNE 16, 2017
Q: How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay that
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., part o
Rep. Jim Benacci (R-OH) has reintroduced the bill that is aimed at eliminating the three-d
JANUARY 23, 2015
There is no language specifically stating an NP or PA cannot give orders. Rather, the rules requi
A bill to reauthorize funding for GME at children’s hospitals has reached the U.S. House of
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
The California state legislature is debating a bill calling for violence prevention plans
APRIL 22, 2014
A bill linking skilled nursing facilities' Medicare payments to hospital readmissions pass
MARCH 28, 2014
  Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facilit
Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facility Medicare reimbu
OCTOBER 7, 2015
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OCTOBER 21, 2015
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OCTOBER 21, 2015
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NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
The number of patients requiring observation services will likely increase for many hospitals as
Hospital Billing From A to Z  
  A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state off
JULY 25, 2014
Workplace violence continues to be an issue in hospitals across the country; the Massachusetts Nu
APRIL 13, 2017
A bill to ban abortions through the use of telemedicine in Iowa is now off of the table fo
With out-of-network bills becoming a bigger problem, some states are passing laws that make it mo
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Nurse practitioners (NP) seeking to practice with no restrictions should look for work in the Pa
 A new study suggests that care provided by nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant
OIG posts Medicare Compliance Review of Saint Luke's Hospital On Augus
Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and serv
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a compr
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
  There is no mention of postponing the implementation of ICD-10 in spending bills
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Q: Has CMS released further guidance on billing lab tests under the OPPS for separate paymen
Common SNF billing struggles Written by Lisa McIntire and Jul
  Billing for the flu vaccine
OCTOBER 5, 2018
For calendar years (CYs) 2012 and 2013, Medicare overpaid Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha mo
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's note
JANUARY 1, 2015
A bill introduced in Congress last month aims to change how Medicare-funded GME training position
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Need another reason to avoid billing denials by ensuring proper documentation? A new study in the
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&
APRIL 11, 2014
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&rsquo
APRIL 11, 2014
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
A bill to streamline the physician reentry process, introduced last month by U.S. Rep. John Sarb
Since its introduction in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting, consolidated billing (CB) h
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Hospitals are experiencing more outpatients in their units. Even for inpatients, hospitals freque
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's n
DECEMBER 1, 2014
  The administrator's role in the billing process
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Fortify billing systems with strong communication
JANUARY 8, 2016
  Developing strategic areas in consolidated billing
  QAPI: What is the billing department's role?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 22, 2016
  Avoiding Medicare fraudulent billing
JANUARY 27, 2017
  FAQs: Consolidated billing for SNFs
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 1, 2017
  Implications of consolidated billing under PDPM
OCTOBER 12, 2018
Q: We are having a lot of issues in moving laboratory testing to a 14X bill type w
Data used to gauge and rank the safety of hospitals are woefully inaccurate, according to Johns
Four lawsuits were recently filed against UC Health, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Cent
JUNE 18, 2015
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, you may b
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, you may b
Safety-net hospitals are unfairly penalized by CMS’ Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
AUGUST 18, 2015
In FY 2014, the OIG is setting out to review some aspects of billing and payments that were not i
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Fifteen surgeons and 17 hospitals are accused of conspiring with a company that distributed fake
JULY 23, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with 32 hospitals in 15 states to resolve
DECEMBER 31, 2015
With Senate Bill (SB) 1148 now in effect in Oklahoma, the state has become a testing ground for t
By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
Common consolidated billing issues facing SNFs Consolidated
A bipartisan bill intended to streamline administrative processes, cut costs, and boost patient o
“We don't do a good job to show that the services residents provide, that are getting bille
JULY 24, 2015
  Hospitals in underserved areas may receive assistance funding additional trainin
AUGUST 1, 2014
A bill that would have allowed outpatient joint replacement surgery in the state of Wyoming didn
  Some nurse practitioners (NP) in Kentucky have more flexibility to prescribe rou
JULY 17, 2014
It’s been almost five months after CMS publicly released its hospital star ratings system a
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
  SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 14, 2014
  New emphasis on provider collaboration in consolidated billing
  Consolidated billing: A new emphasis on provider collaboration
AUGUST 28, 2015
  Best Practices for Ongoing Consolidated Billing Compliance
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Navigating Special Billing Cases: Leaves of Absence
OCTOBER 30, 2015
  New whitepape available: Physician Certification and Recertification: Permission to Bill
APRIL 29, 2016
  Medicare billing: A common compliance risk area
APRIL 15, 2016
  Top five SNF Part A billing issues
AUGUST 12, 2016
  What is the SNFs liability for practitioner billing errors?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  Consolidated billing questions? We have your answers!
JANUARY 6, 2017
  Evaluating MDS Data Quality Will Improve Billing Accuracy
MARCH 24, 2017
  We are now offering a 2-day SNF billing bootcamp!
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  New billing resources have been added!
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  Special requirements for billing urology supplies & updated DMEPOS fee schedule
DECEMBER 21, 2018
  Case study: Consolidated billing, major category I
DECEMBER 7, 2018
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, yo
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
The American Hospital Association calls CMS’ proposed 2% reduction in outpatient payments &
Services furnished in a provider-based department are generally billed in two or more claims&mdas
A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators aims to increase home health access for low-inc
On July 27, CMS publicly released its hospital star ratings system on its Hospital Compare websit
AUGUST 2, 2016
The House Education and Labor Committee recently voted out a bill that would direct the Occupatio
JUNE 19, 2019
A pair of lawmakers in Massachusetts co-sponsored a bill that would increase penalties for attack
JULY 24, 2019
Q:  How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay
Do you have a Medicare patient who has been on observation status in your hospital for more than
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
By July 1, 2015, California will be the first state to require hospitals to implement a physician
JULY 1, 2015
Medicare Compliance Review of Saint Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield for 2011 and 2012
Medicare Compliance Review of Saint Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield for 2011 and 2012
Medicare Compliance Review of Saint Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield for 2011 and 2012
Taking the mystery out of consolidated billing In the Balanc
DECEMBER 1, 2014
CMS made incorrect payments to hospitals for established patient clinic visits estimated a
JANUARY 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
Nurse practitioners (NP) can improve outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and expand patient access
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
The hospital system Dignity Health recently agreed to pay the government $37 million to se
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
The American Hospital Association (AHA) said a U.S. House of Representatives proposal to bundle p
On Aug. 25, CMS published Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 3853, updating billing, payment
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida was overpaid $2.6 million over two years, according to an
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to billin
DECEMBER 15, 2015
OIG continues to eye Part A billing, hospitalizations of SNF residents in 2015
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
  Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
  Safeguard revenue against partner billing flubs: The five-step invoice verification process
AUGUST 21, 2015
  What you need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Bill introduced to add dental, hearing, and vision services under Medicare coverage
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
  What SNFs need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Have you heard? We have added a SNF Billing Boot Camp!
  Flu season is here: Make sure you are billing accurately for flu vaccinations
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Provider-based clinics and departments are increasingly common at hospitals, but the rules for pr
Medicare Boot Camp—Hospital Version prepares you to better manage your revenu
  Hospitals have long struggled under complicated guidelines for coding injection
JANUARY 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act was introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2015. U
JANUARY 23, 2015
Q: I work in ambulance billing. I know that under Original Medicare, many non-emergen
MARCH 27, 2015
  By Steven Andrews   The bill from Congress calling
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, introduced a new bill related to ICD-10 into the House of R
MAY 20, 2015
JUSTCODING
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DECEMBER 17, 2014
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE whit
JANUARY 9, 2015
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE 
JANUARY 16, 2015
This month, CMS plans to add a new “five-star” hospital rating system to its
APRIL 19, 2016
For calendar years (CYs) 2010 and 2011, Medicare paid hospitals $711 million for claims that incl
CMS extended the deadline for hospitals and EPs to attest 2015 meaningful use data to
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Law would mandate improved signage and security at hospital entrance by Megan H
APRIL 26, 2020
Law would mandate improved signage and security at hospital entrance by Megan H
APRIL 19, 2020
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing pr
MARCH 18, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
A majority of patients don’t understand the charges and information on their medical bills,
The Ohio House recently passed a bill aiming to authorize eligible physician assistants to write
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to b
HCPro is seeking feedback on your rural health clinic billing and compliance training needs. Plea
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 29, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 22, 2016
Home health care billing is a complicated task—to make sure you receive all the pay
Change allows hospices to bill directly for preventive vaccines CMS has issued
A U.S. Senator has introduced a new bill to lift the funding cap on residency positions.
JUNE 13, 2014
Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR;
Joint Commission also suspending surveys of hurricane affect hospitals temporarily
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
Here we go again. On May 4, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a new bill that could potentially c
Congress is getting involved in the ICD-10 transition again with a new bill introduced into the H
Under the proposed rule hospitals would have to make their 'real, negotiated prices known to pat
AUGUST 1, 2019
The emergency department is at the forefront of hospitals’ access and quality. Dynamic heal
MAY 9, 2011
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 1, 2014
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination
AUGUST 1, 2014
By John Palmer California hospitals already dealing with the effects of
JUNE 7, 2020
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 15, 2016
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
When the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program was announced in April 2011, it was billed by CMS
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
BY A.J. PLUNKETT (APLUNKETT@H3.GROUP) Hospitals may find themselves in t
DECEMBER 1, 2018
The Arkansas House of Representatives last week rejected a bill that would allow telemedicine com
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NOVEMBER 13, 2015
A bill that allows CMS to expedite physicians’ applications for a meaningful use hardship e
DECEMBER 29, 2015
A bill that would reform mental healthcare in the United States, and potentially address a nation
JULY 7, 2016
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
A new bill introduced in the Nebraska legislature proposes offering up to $120,000 in loan
JANUARY 16, 2015
Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the Independent Payment
HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
With the ICD-10 implementation deadline up in the air, hospitals have a bit of extra time
Hospitals may find themselves directly in the line of fire as CMS ramps up its oversight of The J
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Hospitals may find themselves directly in the line of fire as CMS ramps up its oversight of The J
DECEMBER 1, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill to make it easier for rural patients to u
How would we bill the following scenario? On Monday, a nurse assesses the patient’s
For hospice billing, is there a higher reimbursement for social worker visits in a SNF se
Conducting pre-billing audits can be challenging, but when done correctly, it can save organizati
Long-Term Living reports that a bill that aims to establish national occupational stand
JANUARY 8, 2016
To address the shortage of physicians in Missouri, a recently passed bill would ease the qualific
JUNE 9, 2017
A new House bill seeks to eliminate the use of behavioral assumptions when determining payment ra
The Long-Term Care Billing Webcast is a 90-minute webcast where expert 
APRIL 25, 2014
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Earlier this month, bipartisan members of the House introduced a bill to expand teleheath
CMS releases 2016 proposed hospital OPPS rule On July 1, CMS released CM
How do we bill for osteoporosis drugs? The home health consolidated bil
The emergency department (ED) case manager has a number of critical functions in any hospital. Du
Even though Promise Hospital of Ascension, a 54-bed transitional care hospital located in Gonzale
by John Palmer Hospitals are under pressure to watch the bottom line and
OCTOBER 1, 2019
Assess all patient care areas in behavioral health units and psychiatric hospitals for possible l
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
A woman was found wandering outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a hospital gown and socks.
Legislative bills filed in the Washington Senate and House this week seek to remove a prov
JANUARY 23, 2015
A bill that aims to create a federal commission focuses on prevention and treatment of complex di
  When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Oct
MAY 14, 2014
JUSTCODING
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Hospital antibiotic stew
FEBRUARY 16, 2020
Hospitals seeking accreditation have more options than ever. The Joint Commission, DNV, and AAHH
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
When outpatient hospitals and physicians switch to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes October 1, 20
We had another ICD-10 scare last week when Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a new bill that coul
Q: I am a coder in a hospital outpatient setting. Our physicians document drug use in s
JULY 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
Every year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves responsible for a surprise medical bill fro
APRIL 3, 2014
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
Q: I have a question about billing infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for sur
Yes. It’s kind of complex the way billing is going to work. If the clinician conducts a SOC
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
CMS updates billing instructions for TMVR On April 24, CMS rescinded and replaced Trans
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
By the time James King, a former physician living in Billings, Montana, filed his taxes, his ide
Okon Umana, MD, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that fraudulently billed Medic
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
This week’s updates include the SNF Consolidated Billing update and a special edition M
A bill that would establish around-the-clock registered nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Me
AUGUST 7, 2014
Last Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to permanently repeal Medicar
A bipartisan bill introduced to Congress April 20 would
How should our agency handle patient changes in condition from a billing per
The Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP Panel) summer meeting
  Are hospitals considering the best setting for discharge?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
  Hospital Readmission Rates: Progressive Reductions
October 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment System (OPPS)
October 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment System (OPPS) On
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS released a c
A single sentence added to a House of Representatives bill that went unremarked-upon during a bri
Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
AUGUST 1, 2015
The OIG has taken aim at improper home health Medicare billing in its 2017 Work Plan, which is ba
On January 12, 2017, lawmakers introduced a bill that lifts restrictions which previously prohibi
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Researchers at Stanford University found that hospital-employed physicians were much more likely
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: We are trying to verify whether we should bill for two units of the CPT® code wh
APRIL 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have presented a draft bill calling for post-acute ca
MARCH 21, 2014
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
JUSTCODING
If a recently introduced House bill becomes law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
by Joan Usher It’s essential that agencies work to make their billing depa
The Joint Commission has revised its policy for inclusion of physician practices in hospital and
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
In recent years, hospitals have increasingly focused on creating clinical documentation improveme
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
The CMS will make data on eight hospital-acquired conditions available on its website, a year aft
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
  49 states have reduced avoidable hospital readmission rates
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
  Eight ways to improve the transition process between hospitals and SNFs
  Health Systems, Hospitals and Post-Acute Providers: Making Integration Work
MARCH 31, 2017
  Improvements in preventable hospitalizations and promising trends for nursing home quality
  SNFs Seek Relief from Three-Day Hospital Stay Requirement
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
  Two CMS programs benefitting small rural hospitals have been extended through th
JUNE 19, 2014
After coming in second last year, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston was ranked best
JULY 23, 2015
Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon has signed a bill that creates a new class of medical license in that st
  Legislators in Washington recently passed a bill that removed a restriction givi
MARCH 27, 2015
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
With more droughts and heat waves expected in upcoming years, it’s time for hospitals a
Starting in October, 2,592 hospitals will receive lower payments for Medicare patients due to pen
AUGUST 6, 2015
How is your hospital looking when it comes to Healthgrades quality ratings? Healt
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Police are investigating a February 10 incident during which a man walked into Baptist Hospital i
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
A gas leak at a South Florida hospital led to an evacuation and road closure May 5, according to
MAY 7, 2015
Medicare patients at major teaching hospitals have better 30-day mortality rates for 15 common me
JUNE 2, 2017
April 2014 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)
In an age where violence is becoming the norm in public places, hospital administrators are makin
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Hiring at hospitals across the nation saw a .24% jump in April. This means that some 10,000 more
 A report from a hospital safety watchdog group says that despite growing pressure to reduce
JULY 23, 2015
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS
A break room scuffle over a gun at a Dayton, Ohio veteran’s hospital led to the shoo
MAY 8, 2014
Federal regulators are reversing course and will resume publicly releasing data on hospital mista
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
One quarter of the hospitals around the country have been left out of some of the biggest shifts
A study released by nonprofit organization Kaiser Health looked at hospitals across the country a
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Hospitals with the worst rates of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and patient injuries will lo
JUNE 24, 2014
A report released this week by the American Hospital Association (AHA) finds that hospital
MARCH 5, 2015
This week, the Leapfrog Group, a non-profit group that collects and reports data on hospital safe
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
To pay for an emergency medicine residency position, Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario,
DECEMBER 9, 2016
A portion of a hospital in Marietta, Georgia was evacuated Sept. 16 after a fire was reported on
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
As U.S. hospitals struggle with an increasing number of patients who are showing up in their ERs
JULY 2, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will reward 1,800 hospitals through its va
OCTOBER 27, 2015
The Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Scores reveal sluggish patient safety improveme
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
A Shriners Hospital in Spokane, Washington was put on lockdown due to a bomb threat February 24,
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Police on September 7 captured a prisoner who escaped custody from a Wilmington, Ohio, hospital t
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
As Connecticut closes in on passing a bill to allow advanced practice RNs (APRNs) to practice in
There has been a lot of angst amongst coders and billing departments surrounding the switch to IC
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
There has been a lot of angst amongst coders and billing departments surrounding the switch to IC
DECEMBER 10, 2014
An unlicensed physician has been convicted for his role in a scheme to bill Medicare for h
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
MAY 13, 2015
JUSTCODING
MARCH 9, 2017
Georgia hospitals could scale back their services under a plan unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Nathan
A Minneapolis hospital narrowly avoided tragedy June 19 when a hillside overlooking the Mi
JUNE 25, 2014
Hospital workers in the United States train on a regular basis for an emergency, but for the most
JULY 24, 2014
Safety net hospitals—those with a Medicare Disproportionate Share patient percentage in the
A person visiting a family member at a Phoenix hospital died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
A hospital system in Florida is using robot technology to help fight potential Ebola and other in
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
A patient who accused a nurse of sexually assaulting her is suing the hospital that hired the nu
MARCH 16, 2016
Firefighters were called to a fire at a Baltimore hospital April 27, according to a report from W
APRIL 28, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a southern New Jersey hospital
APRIL 21, 2016
  Upcoming payment model advances CMS' Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nu
Officials believe lithium batteries may be to blame for a fire that started at a hospital in Sayr
JULY 21, 2016
Both organizations have changed their expectations on the defintion of a hospital. CMS’s ne
DECEMBER 12, 2017
When Milwaukee police responded to the neonatal unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, officer
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Having a large city population makes a hospital more likely to face penalties for avoidable readm
DECEMBER 23, 2014
If you think active shooters can't hit your hospital, you might want to have a look at this Aug.
AUGUST 31, 2016
Hospital-based agencies are going to have more institutional admits than community admits. This m
Critical Access Hospital Version, Hospital Version, Hospital 2015 Update, Physician Servic
Hospitals hired nearly 13,000 more people in March than February and about 3,000 more people than
In the short term, hospitals may reap financial rewards by employing large numbers of physicians
A hospital in Kinston, North Carolina was locked down briefly November 28 after a teenager showed
DECEMBER 11, 2014
A Medicare analysis shows that New Jersey hospitals lead the way when it comes to the most avoida
DECEMBER 30, 2014
The CMS last week announced the final list of hospitals that are receiving a 1% penalty for havin
DECEMBER 23, 2014
A February 2015 Wall Street Journal article raises questions about whether some hospitals
A fire that broke out on the 10th floor of the Harlem Hospital Center in New York City March 4 wa
MARCH 10, 2016
A hospital in Tucson, Arizona, was locked down on the night of August 30, after reports of a shoo
AUGUST 31, 2016
Two nurses who were held hostage in May by an inmate receiving medical care at an Illinois hospit
JUNE 1, 2017
Hospitals are continually working to reduce the risk of patient suicide in their facilities, but
OCTOBER 26, 2017
The new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston has only been open for 18 months, and already
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
Medicare is lowering all its payments to 758 hospitals by 1% over the course of the federal fisca
DECEMBER 14, 2015
A new report out from the CDC estimates that about one in every 25 hospital patients contr
APRIL 2, 2014
About 90% of the hospitals in Missouri have begun implementing a new emergency announcemen
MAY 1, 2014
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, passed a follow-up survey ordere
JUNE 17, 2014
Of all the Recovery Auditor denials, hospitals reported appealing about 50% with more than a 50%
California hospitals reported more than 6,200 adverse events such as bedsores and retention of fo
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
A maintenance worker at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas was injured after firefighters responded to
DECEMBER 10, 2014
Hospital admissions declined 2% in 2013 to 35.4 million, according to the American Hospita
JANUARY 29, 2015
  As many rural hospitals in Georgia struggle to remain open, the state’s De
A prisoner who escaped custody Tuesday at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard’s gun w
APRIL 2, 2015
Police were investigating a shooting at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California on March 9, acco
MARCH 11, 2015
Workers building a new parking garage at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, set off
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Hackers targeted two southern California hospitals—Chino Valley Medical Center and Dessert
MARCH 24, 2016
Hackers offered a deal to a Washington, D.C. hospital that has been working around a paralyzed co
APRIL 7, 2016
According to a study published this week, seven of the top 10 most profitable hospitals in 2013 w
A fire June 15 caused Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois, to lose power, affect
JUNE 16, 2016
A Houston hospital was placed on lockdown September 19 after shots rang out from three SUVs outsi
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
According to the 2016 Hospital Security Survey, compiled by Health Facilities Management
OCTOBER 13, 2016
A Rockford, Illinois hospital held a large-scale evacuation drill September 21 to help prepare fo
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center in San Jose held an informational p
JULY 11, 2019
Seattle Children’s hospital said this week one patient died and five others have been infec
JULY 11, 2019
An interesting study out of Canada suggests that patients released from one hospital and r
MAY 7, 2014
Hospitals have increasingly acquired physician practices during the past decade, arguing that do
The Joint Commission last week announced revisions to its medical staff standards for hospitals a
It’s common for patients to come into a hospital with injuries, but too often they’r
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., and EMC Corporation agreed to pay a
The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) recently reported o
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Bringing universal suicide screening to your hospital With suicid
The Leapfrog Group’s fourth safety report card for general acute care hospitals, released W
Ten years after becoming the first state requiring its hospitals and ASCs to publicly subm
APRIL 3, 2014
Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., has been ordered by the state Department of Hea
APRIL 8, 2014
Hospitals have increasingly acquired physician practices during the past decade, arguing that do
Hospital outpatient therapeutic services, such as ED or clinic visits, that are paid under
A hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee is preparing for the opening of a new heart and vascu
JUNE 19, 2014
Police are investigating what is being called a murder-suicide July 8 at Deaconess Hospital in Sp
JULY 10, 2014
A fast-moving wildfire forced the evacuation of at least 40 patients from a long-term care hospit
AUGUST 7, 2014
A father who attempted to take his newborn son out of a San Jose, California hospital against the
AUGUST 13, 2014
A shooting at a Stratford, New Jersey hospital Wednesday morning left a woman dead and a man inju
AUGUST 28, 2014
Infection control (IC) policies in the ICU vary widely from hospital to hospital, a new study sho
AUGUST 27, 2014
Infection control (IC) policies in the ICU vary widely from hospital to hospital, a new study sho
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
The Joint Commission revised its requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH) t
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Federal regulators are reversing course and will resume publicly releasing data on hospital mist
Hospitals in Connecticut reported record numbers of patients killed or seriously injured by hospi
JANUARY 7, 2015
A powerful gas tank truck explosion rocked a children’s hospital in Mexico City January 29,
JANUARY 29, 2015
When we think of the role that hospitals play, the first thing we think about is the patient, and
AUGUST 7, 2014
The Teaching Hospital Council of Florida and the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida r
MARCH 13, 2015
Overall hospital prices declined 0.5% in January, and were 0.1% less than a year ago, the Bureau
Hospitals worldwide got a wake-up call about dealing with potentially explosive and flammable sub
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
A study of New Hampshire hospitals by the Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) shows that in
Seattle Children’s Hospital is alerting 12,000 families after it found that some of its sur
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
The Hospital Guide to Contemporary Utilization Review is a comprehensive resource designed to ide
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Seattle Children’s Hospital is alerting 12,000 families after it found that some of its sur
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
A hospital in Los Angeles paid a ransom equivalent to around $17,000 in bitcoins to get its compu
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
A security guard at an Akron, Ohio hospital was critically injured February 16 when a behavioral
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Additional police will be assigned at a Paramus, New Jersey hospital, and consultants will be hir
MAY 19, 2016
A parking lot at Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital was teeming with police, fire, and ambulance w
AUGUST 25, 2016
Violence in hospitals continues to be a growing public health concern. In recent years, attacks o
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
A new report from The Joint Commission finds that U.S. hospitals are improving patient safety and
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
A hospital in Missouri at risk of losing its Medicare funding within the month installed an inter
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
“If some parts of the hospitals are 24 hour, why not all? Why can’t the hospit
APRIL 16, 2015
Hospital readmissions are decreasing, which may be the result of an increase of hospitals classi
DECEMBER 4, 2015
A survey by the American Hospital Association found that hospitals appeal nearly half of the deni
DECEMBER 22, 2015
“Many prominent hospitals that are in the top echelon of other quality rating reports, and
APRIL 14, 2016
With spending on inpatient hospital services expected to increase by $746 million next year, CMS
AUGUST 9, 2016
CMS will delay an update to its controversial hospital star rating system for the second time in
OCTOBER 10, 2017
It’s often taken for granted that dirty laundry in a hospital will be properly clean
MAY 21, 2014
Maryland hospitals are proving that under pressure, it is possible to get just about all h
JUNE 11, 2014
Patients in Tennessee hospitals are 12 percent more likely to contract a MRSA infection than most
AUGUST 27, 2014
A California hospital continued to allow surgeries in its operating rooms earlier this year even
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Two people, including a worker at a hospital in Lansing, Michigan, were killed October 21 in what
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Holy Cross Hospital of Fort Lauderdale has received approval from the ACGME to start an in
DECEMBER 5, 2014
In an effort to help seniors stay healthy after a hospital discharge, a new program at Eskenazi H
JANUARY 27, 2015
Five ER staff were sacked at a German hospital for posting humiliating photos of patients online,
The Liberian man being treated for Ebola at a Texas hospital was left in an open area of the emer
OCTOBER 15, 2014
  Hospitals are making progress in equitable care, according to results of a
JUNE 19, 2014
Even amidst today's sweeping medical advances and expansive telehealth options, reducing hospital
  Massachusetts General Hospital will begin the uncommon practice of questioning i
JULY 2, 2014
Patient safety groups say hospitals and public health authorities are holding back key informatio
MARCH 10, 2015
Many hospitals across California are not ready for a major earthquake, according to a report from
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
The Joint Commission released prepublication standards for its new Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital di
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Pay for performance programs such as the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) link the
An Ohio hospital has slashed its readmission rate thanks to an innovative program that uses colle
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
P4P programs such as the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) link the payment hospital
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
P4P programs such as the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) link the payment hospital
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Hospitals are safer than they used to be, thanks to a drop in the number of hospital-acquired con
NOVEMBER 3, 2015