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Teaching Hospital Update - May 26-30, 2014

 

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May 30, 2014

Curated by Melesa Freerks (Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago, IL); edited by Amy Kaufman (Jones Day, Washington, DC).

Tavenner, Other CMS Officials Defend Medicare Payment Data Release  
 
www.kaiserhealthnews.org - The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services inspector general says Medicare overpaid $6.7 billion for office visits in 2010... 

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Safety Net Hospitals Enjoy Revenue Boost  
 
www.healthcarefinancenews.com - At Seattle's largest safety-net hospital, the proportion of uninsured patients fell from 12% last year to an unprecedented low of 2% this springa drop expected to boost Harborview... 

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Drugs Can Reach Patients Faster and Cheaper, FDA Chief Says    
 
www.businessweek.com - A new program that lets drugmakers move more quickly through the approval process for breakthrough products may help lower the cost of life-saving treatments, the nation's chief drug regulator said... 

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Tax Watchdog Group Concerned Halifax Hospital Legal Fees Could Cost Taxpayers  
 
www.wftv.com - Halifax Hospital stands to lose millions of public tax dollars in a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges the hospital took money from Medicare. Now representatives from a tax watch group told Channel 9...  
 
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Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital Partners with UK Medical School  
 
www.beckershospitalreview.com - Swedish Covenant Hospital has formed a partnership with the second-oldest medical school in the United Kingdom, St. George's, University of London, which will bring international medical students to the Chicago-based hospital....
 
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