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Surgeon Scorecard Needs Improvement

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Medicare's Next 50 Years: More Home Care, Less Red Tape

Shannon Firth, MedPage Today, July 30, 2015

Congress overwhelmingly approves bill bolstering Medicare patients' hospital rights

Kaiser Health News, July 30, 2015

US medical groups join to fight prescription painkiller abuse

The Philadelphia Inquirer / HealthDay News, July 30, 2015

Medicare's next 50 years: More home care, less red tape

MedPage Today, July 29, 2015

'Jaw-dropping': Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced

USA Today, July 29, 2015

Hospital checklists are meant to save lives—so why do they often fail?

Nature.com, July 29, 2015

ProPublica: Why surgeon scorecard matters

ProPublica, July 29, 2015

Appeals court upholds FL doctor-patient gun law

The Miami Herald, July 29, 2015

Learning empathy from the dead

The Atlantic, July 29, 2015

Preventing Readmissions Through Improved Medication Management

Case Management Insider, July 28, 2015

PPE Used Incorrectly Half the Time

Janet Boivin, RN, for HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2015

New cholesterol lowering drug Praluent far more expensive than statins

CBS News, July 28, 2015

Hospitals sue NJ, say state played politics in taking away ambulance services

NJ.com, July 28, 2015

What happens when doctors turn into patients?

The Washington Post, July 28, 2015

Physicians Stubbornly Work While Sick

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 27, 2015

Bundled Payments May Extend to Other Services, Other Payers

Gregory A. Freeman, July 27, 2015

Americans are finally eating less

The New York Times, July 27, 2015

How one hospital protected newborn babies from medical errors—just by changing their wristbands

Vox, July 27, 2015

Opinion: Helping patients and doctors talk about death

The New York Times, July 27, 2015

Managed Care High on Tavenner's AHIP Agenda

Tinker Ready, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2015


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