Author Archives: IAMERS

Are Hospital Mergers Destined to Fail?

Although hospitals and health systems continue to forge ahead with mergers and acquisitions in an effort to reduce costs and improve care, if history is an indicator, most of these partnerships will fail…

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CMS Issues 2015 Proposed IPPS Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Wednesday issued a proposed rule for 2015 that reduces payment for readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, but provides no changes to the controversial two-midnight rule.

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Code Bundling for CT of the Abdomen, Pelvis Significantly Reduces Imaging Reimbursements

Medicare code bundling of CT of the abdomen and pelvis results in a large reduction in reimbursements for imaging, according to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology .

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Debate Over Medicare Coverage of CT Lung Cancer Screening Begins

The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC) convened today and representatives from organizations such as the American College of Radiology and the Lung Cancer Alliance went before the committee to contend for national Medicare coverage of low dose CT (LDCT) screening for patients who are at a high risk for lung cancer.

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