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Is a trial merger a smart step?

Medical practice insiders often compare a group merger to a marriage--meaning it takes compatibility, trust, communication and work to succeed. Two practices in the Louisville, Kentucky area are pretty sure they have what it takes, but will take the unusual step of actually "living together" before making their union official, according to an artic le  from  Louisville Business First.

Hospitals continued bonus payouts amid VA scandal

In the wake of the Veterans Affairs scandal involving cover ups over treatment delays and the subsequent resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, VA leaders in several states received substantial bonuses despite the systemic problems.

Meaningful Use audits: What providers can expect

With CMS doling out billions of dollars in Meaningful Use incentive payments, it is no surprise that providers are increasingly at risk of being audited to see if they actually were entitled to the money. And the stakes of being audited are high: A provider that fails just one element of a Meaningful Use audit not only must return the entire incentive payment for that year, but also is automatically scheduled for another audit of another participating year.   So how can providers reduce the risk that they'll be subject to a Meaningful Use audit? Read our latest special report to learn more. Special Report

Why hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation

Hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation because that's how hospitals get paid, Marty Fattig, chief executive officer of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska writes in  H&HN Daily. But many senior executives have limited knowledge of their organizations' preparedness.

Critical access hospitals charge Medicare patients high rates for outpatient care

Critical access hospitals may be a vanishing breed, but it's not because they're charging their patients too little, Kaiser Health News has reported.

Massachusetts takes price transparency to next level

Massachusetts has become perhaps the first state to take the next step into price transparency, mandating health insurers to post the costs of a variety of medical procedures for their enrollees, Kaiser Health News has reported.

FDA officials: 3-D imaging technologies poised for breakthrough

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer update detailing how the development of 3-D technologies are poised to change cancer detection.

Dallas hospital defends treatment of Ebola patient

The Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, is defending its actions in the wake of his death, according to  Boston.com.

ONC taps RTI to develop road map for HIT Safety Center

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday awarded a contract to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based RTI International to design a road map to its health IT safety center.

Highmark, UPMC continue to butt heads

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane told Highmark that the state would seek enforcement in court because the insurer is not complying with the deal it struck with UPMC this past summer.