Online Medicare Research Made Easier Than Ever With New CCH Enhancements

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 29, 2004) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading supplier of health care law information and software and a Wolters Kluwer company, has enhanced and reorganized its online Health Care Reimbursement offerings, making them more useful and accessible than ever before.

Subscribers now will find separate "Health Care Reimbursement" and "Health Care Compliance" tabs when they log on to the CCH Internet Research NetWork.

"Our subscribers are specialists and they look for specialized materials," said Angela Darrow, product manager for CCH. "We’ve made it easier for them to zero in on what they want, and get everything they’re looking for."

SmartRelate Ensures Complete Research

To speed research and ensure that subscribers can find all relevant documents, CCH has added a "SmartRelate" function to the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide. SmartRelate allows researchers to bring up a list of documents related to the one being read.

"If you’re reading a CCH explanation of Medicare eligibility, with one click you can get a list with links to the statutes, regulations, Federal Register issuances and other CCH explanations that bear on the same point," Darrow explained. "If you subscribe to the CMS Manuals, then CMS materials can also be accessed through SmartRelate," Darrow added.

CMS Manuals Reorganized

Under the "Health Care Reimbursement" tab, subscribers will also find that the CMS Manuals now appear under two headings, one for older, paper-based, Manuals and one for the newer Manuals available only over the Internet.

"It’s simpler for researchers to target the Manual of interest, and SmartRelate makes it easier to find the new, electronic equivalent of an older Manual, or vice-versa, via integrated crosswalks," Darrow said. "This is the kind of completeness that isn’t available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services themselves."

For More Information

For more information or to subscribe to the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide on the CCH Internet Research NetWork, call 1-800-449-9525 or visit the CCH Online Store at A single-user one-year subscription is $1,949. The Guide is also available on CD-ROM and in loose-leaf.


For more than 50 years, CCH INCORPORATED has regularly tracked, reported, explained and analyzed health and entitlement law for healthcare providers, insurers, attorneys and consumers. CCH is the premier provider of Medicare and Medicaid information. The CCH Health group site can be accessed at CCH is a Wolters Kluwer Company. Wolters Kluwer NV is a leading multinational publisher and information services company, with annual revenues (2003) of EUR 3.4 billion and approximately 18,750 employees worldwide ( Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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