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Teaching Hospital Update - August 5-9, 2013


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August 9, 2013

Curated by Allison Cohen (Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC); edited by Amy Kaufman (Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, DC).

Top health IT official leaving HHS - Kyle Cheney -
www­ - A key player in driving the nation's health IT policy announced Tuesday that he plans to leave the Obama administration this fall. Dr. Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for health information...  

Health organizations keep close tabs on patients

www­ - Andrea Easley, an American Health Network nurse, checks on one of her patients, Steven Borders, at his Obetz home. The Columbus Dispatch Monday August 5, 2013 5:58 AM Steven Borders of Obetz has lo...  

CMS Overpaid Hospitals $38.2M for Short-Stay Claims

www­ - To reduce the payment errors the OIG made these recommendations to CMS and hospitals: In response, CMS noted that guidance is addressed in the final 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule. ... 

CMS final rule on inpatient stays offers payment increases

www­ - The CMS has issued its final Medicare 2014 payment rule for inpatient stays at acute-care hospitals and long-term care facilities. The new rule provides inflation-adjusted payment increases to hosp...  
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Doctors, hospitals unite to improve meaningful use stage 2 -

www­ - Washington Predicted problems that physicians and hospitals will encounter in upgrading and using electronic health record systems with new functionality mandated by the federal government have pro...  

Final IPPS Rule Elicits Objections from Hospital Groups

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