The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information. The release, which makes the data public for the first time since 1979, is "a huge step to making the Medicare system more transparent," CMS says. >>>
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year tenure of landmark achievements and technical fiascos. President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her. >>>
While the latest delay of ICD-10 has created some confusion, the CEO of AHIMA says providers, payers, and other stakeholders are doing what they can to prepare staff. Those that can afford it will try to teach both ICD-10 and ICD-9. >>>
A study stops short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio, but "workload does have implications for efficiency of care," says the study's lead author. >>>
Duke LifePoint has agreed to spend more than half a billion dollars on Conemaugh Health System over the next 10 years. The CEOs at both organizations detail what drove them to this deal and why we can expect to see more like it. >>>
The American College of Physicians says gun-related violence is a public health problem that doctors should address with patients. But few physicians actually do. >>>
Tenet, Community Health Systems, and Mercy Health have individually finalized separate deals to build, operate, and merge healthcare organizations from Pennsylvania to Florida. >>>
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