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ICD-10: Fact or fiction

As with any major change, the rumor mill churns at a mighty pace. With all the hearsay, telephone games and disbursement of misinformation, it's easy for the myths to swallow the truth. No worries, though. We're here to sort the fact from the fiction when it comes to the...

source: By Charlotte Bohnett
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The Senate Committee on Health this week passed a bill designed to ease the out-of-pocket expense of high emergency department costs. Emergency physicians said the bill could severely impact emergency care.

source: California Healthline

Iris I. Burnell, an adviser at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, has prepared scores of returns in the last few months, as she does every year ahead of the April 15 filing deadline. But many of her consultations this year have also included educating clients about the tax implications...

source: The New York Times

Americans used more health services and spent more on prescription drugs in 2013, reversing a recent trend, though greater use of cheaper generic drugs helped control spending, according to a report issued by a leading healthcare information company.

source: Reuters

As more states expand the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NPs) in an effort to combat the growing physician shortage, Remapping Debate explores the differences in training between the providers and whether those differences impact patient care.

source: FierceHealthcare

Want to have a loyal and dedicated workforce and keep employment costs in check? Try a mentoring program. Mentoring can be one of the most important programs organizations can offer, say staffing experts. A mentoring program can help to keep employees engaged and loyal,...

source: Healthcare Finance News

Medicare’s recent reversal of a proposed payment cut to private health plans — the second such reversal in two years — hasn’t won a lot of rave reviews. Insurance analysts say they still anticipate lower payments...

source: The Washington Post


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