An announcement from CMS on Meaningful Use implementation deadline changes obscures the fact that the agency fully expects all Stage 2 start dates to remain unchanged. >>>
Failure to comprehensively test the ICD-10 diagnostic coding system will dramatically increase the potential of catastrophic cash flow disruption for physicians practices, says the Medical Group Management Association. >>>
Patient survival of ICUs is 26% more likely when backed by eICU services, and patients are discharged faster from the ICU and the hospital, a new study finds. >>>
"Some of these individuals would never have known they had lung cancer, and never would have been treated for lung cancer… and would have died from other causes rather than from this disease," says one researcher. >>>
Though few physicians realize it yet, a new CMS rule will begin to pay them for the hours they and their clinical teams spend managing Medicare patients' chronic conditions beyond face-to-face office visits. >>>
Nearly two years after its entry into the Michigan market, for-profit LifePoint expands its footprint with deals in two rural communities. >>>
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