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Olympia Group purchases MDI Achieve's EHR package

Olympia Group has purchased MDI Achieve's electronic health software package, the software firm has announced. The Matrix product will help Olympia Group maximize efficiencies while improving reimbursement levels, according to Sherry Roberts, CFO of Olympia Group.

Bill would correct post-hospitalization Medicare loophole

A bipartisan group of House and Senate members have proposed legislation that would ensure that seniors have access to skilled nursing care after being hospitalized for observation.

Senate to vote on FMAP funding bill today

Senate to vote on FMAP funding bill today

The Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on a bill that would extend $16.1 billion in Medicaid assistance to states in 2011. The chamber is set to vote today on the package.

Senators propose lifting cap on Medicare mental health benefits

Newly introduced legislation in the Senate would lift a lifetime cap on Medicare benefits for inpatient mental health services.

Nursing home caregivers gather to protest proposed Medicare cuts

Nursing home caregivers, residents and representatives from national healthcare organizations gathered in Kennebunkport, ME, Wednesday. They came to send a petition to state lawmakers urging them not to cut Medicare funding for nursing homes.

Senate Finance Committee passes pivotal healthcare reform bill

Senate Finance Committee passes pivotal healthcare reform bill

The Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 Tuesday to pass America's Healthy Future Act of 2009. The committee's approval marks a critical turning point for Congress in its attempt to pass comprehensive healthcare reform.