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Alere faces criminal probe over Medicare, Medicaid billing

Federal investigators are seeking information about government-billing practices at Alere Inc., adding to....

Boeing takes lead on healthcare, as insurers battle DOJ

As the U.S. Department of Justice moves to block two mega-mergers in the healthcare industry, Aetna’s $37 billion deal with...

Republican convention viewers sure saw a lot of drug ads

Americans tuning into the Republican National Convention didn’t hear much about health care — except during...

IBM steps up efforts in fight against Zika

International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would provide its technology and resources to...


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HMT July 29, 2016 newsletter: Alere faces criminal probe over billing, IBM steps up fight against Zika
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HMT July 28, 2016 newsletter: CMS releases star ratings for hospitals, HHS penalizes Philadelphia hospital for HIPAA violation
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Living Case Studies

Entry 4: Visualization improves workflow, referral numbers

When someone would call out “code purple” over the loudspeaker at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK, the staff would mobilize. They would...

July/August Magazine Articles

How docs get into the tech game

Who are the innovators in the healthcare tech space? We often hear from vendors, business executives who market products to solve the myriad of...

Revenue integrity: A better reimbursement strategy

Let’s face it: Provider reimbursement continues to increase in complexity. While it is fair to say that a certain amount of missed revenue has...

Look to tech to solve billing errors

If you have been in healthcare for more than 10 years, you may remember there was a time when there were no EHRs. There...

Empowering patients to pay

Collecting patient payments isn’t a new or unique challenge for physician practices, and Central Maine Orthopaedics, Auburn, with 15 physicians who provide orthopaedic surgery,...

Four top trends in the RCM environment

In today’s shifting healthcare landscape, government regulation, consumerism, and the increase in value-based payment models are driving a need for more sophisticated technology adoption...

Meeting the challenges of a value-based world

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is central to the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other value-based healthcare models. Completely and accurately capturing and...

ACOs move from infancy to adolescence

As the country’s healthcare system continues to move away from fee-for-service and toward value-based care, population health-focused alternative care models such as accountable care...

Head off the unexpected

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law 20 years ago this summer. You would think that by now everyone would have...