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Study: When EDs close, mortality risks climb at nearby hospitals

Researchers at University of California San Francisco recently released data demonstrating that when an emergency department closes, the effects can be far-reaching. The study examined 16 million emergency admissions in California between 1999 and 2010.

source: By Karen Zabel
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This month was supposed to mark the deadline for U.S. healthcare organizations to transition to ICD-10 to accommodate codes for new diseases and procedures. However, President Obama in April signed legislation that pushed back the...

source: iHealthBeat

Open Payments data, which were made public Sept. 30, may have wide-ranging effects on both physicians and drug and device manufacturers that make the payments to doctors, including an increase in qui tam filings, as well as the...

source: Bloomberg BNA

The Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released new estimates from its analysis of American health spending in the coming decade. After five consecutive years of low growth rates, we can expect health spending rates to increase...

source: By Christina Thielst

The typical American is burdened with an ever-increasing medical debt and receives little relief from providers in the way of healthcare price transparency, according to a new study by the consumer counseling firm NerdWallet. American consumers are caught between a financial...

source: FierceHealthFinance

State legislatures aim to reduce a prevalent problem in the healthcare sector: violence against workers. A resolution in the Georgia legislature this year created a panel to study assaults on hospital staff and make recommendations for future action, according to the Gainesville...

source: FierceHealthcare

In the many quests for sound Medicaid reimbursement, healthcare provider advocates may soon have another tool to compel state governments. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Idaho providers over an issue that has split many lower courts: whether...

source: Healthcare Payer News

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