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What scrubbing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards means for data handlers

What scrubbing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards means for data handlers

Congress told Medicare to stop putting Social Security numbers on beneficiary cards. But some industry experts question whether it's wise to go through the trouble to replace them with a new Medicare-specific ID.

Researchers question report alleging vulnerabilities in St. Jude devices

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 31, 2016

Medical-device manufacturer St. Jude Medical once again denied allegations Tuesday that its pacemakers and other devices had security weaknesses, while independent researchers found flaws in a critical report by the short-selling investment firm Muddy Waters and cybersecurity company MedSec.

Blog: Mylan's sudden plans for a generic EpiPen

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 31, 2016
Blog: Mylan's sudden plans for a generic EpiPen

Mylan made a somewhat surprising announcement Monday that it would launch a generic version of its EpiPen in several weeks and sell it for half the list price of its branded product. So where have those plans been for the decade it's been selling the product?


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Most improved safety net hospitals, 2013-17

Most improved safety net hospitals, 2013-17

A list of 161 hospitals or hospital groups, ranked by the five-year change in readmissions penalties, 2013-17. Institutions are all members of America's Essential Hospitals. Readmissions penalties are assigned by CMS Certification Number, so in hospital groups that share a single number, only the...


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