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Teaching Hospital Update - April 7-11, 2014


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April 11, 2014

Curated and edited by Amy Kaufman (Jones Day, Washington, DC).  

House Bill Would Require Hospitals to Inform Patients Held for "Observation" - The state House on Wednesday passed a bill intended to help patients who are held in the hospital for "observation" rather than being officially admitted, and who can end up with big, unexpected bi... 

Boston Hospital Tackles Readmissions - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among Medicare patients in... 

Medicare Doc Data Reveals Million-Dollar Earners - One doctor was paid nearly $21 million in 2012 from Medicare, according to an Associated Press analysis of the physician payment database that the Obama Administration made available to the public ... 

Disclosing Doctors' Medicare Pay Might Be "Pretty Damning" - The Obama Administration's plan to release how much the Medicare system paid individual doctors for specific procedures could blow the lid off one of the most jealously guarded secrets in medicine.... 

Should Med School Leaders Serve On Pharma Boards?  
Health Care Reform Update: NY Law Allows Nurse Practitioners to Practice Without Supervising Doctor 

Medical School, Hospital Have High Ceiling But Aren't "At Level We Need," Says University of Arizona VP of Health Sciences 

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