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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-Bending the Cost Curve

When the Dartmouth Atlas on Healthcare reported the huge disparity in Medicare spending across the country which could not be explained by differences in the quality of care or different patient populations, Medicare wanted to explore its options on provider reimbursement. Currently, providers are paid by the services they perform without regard to quality and it is estimated […]

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Garbage in Garbage Out

The Joint Commissionhas (JC) issued a “sentenal alert” for health information technology. A sentenal alert is defined as preventable, unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability, or prolonged hospital stay that arise from healthcare management. The Joint Commission is a non-profit watchdog group that sets basic safety standards for our nations hospitals. Since electronic medical records […]

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