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Vital Signs: Taking the pulse of an industry in transition


A Print and Online Supplement to Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Finance News

With the uncertainty surrounding the fate of health reform as the industry awaits a ruling from the Supreme Court, payers are faced with challenges on multiple fronts: ICD-10 implementation, preparing for health insurance exchanges, new payment models and responding to increased consolidation of providers, among others.

Regardless of the ultimate fate of health reform, payers must find ways to redefine their businesses and products to bring them in line within a rapidly changing industry.

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JUNE 2011

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HITECHWatch: A Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a supplemental site to Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Finance News, provides CIOs, CFOs, practice managers and other healthcare IT decision-makers with practical news on the stimulus package of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the incentives that it offers to healthcare providers. The site also provides an EHR Buyer's Guide, which includes enhanced EHR listings as well as links to lists of EHRs that are certified, or pending certification.


The nationwide rollout of Recovery Audit Contracting represents one of the most significant financial challenges healthcare providers have faced in the last decade. Billions of dollars are at stake as auditors review the books and demand repayment for overpayment or disallowed claims.

Many providers fear that the RAC timetable is too ambitious, and the demands for medical records will be overly burdensome. Hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory care centers and long-term care facilities will all need to learn how best to prepare for and respond to RAC demands.

An online supplement to Healthcare Finance News and Healthcare IT News, "Surviving the RAC Attack" covers this timely topic and will assist you in preparing appropriately.



This supplement to Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Finance News provides a convenient resource of best practices and lessons learned in managing revenue cycle for hospitals and physician practices.