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How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime for measuring EHR use. The CMS promises a more flexible approach that focuses on making relevant information accessible to clinicians and patients.


Research

Healthcare M&A Watch 2016 Q1 report

Healthcare M&A Watch 2016 Q1 report

This report covers the top 100 U.S. mergers and acquisitions (with announced values) among providers, payers, vendors and pharma/life sciences sectors of the healthcare industry. The Q1 2016 report covers January through March 2016 disclosed deal information by sector and location. Published April...


Government

Andrew Bindman named director at AHRQ

Andrew Bindman named director at AHRQ

Dr. Andrew Bindman has been named director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective May 2. Sharon Arnold has served as acting director since March, when Richard Kronick stepped down. Kronick had led AHRQ, a division of HHS, since August 2013.

Finance

SSM Health sheds coal company investments

SSM Health sheds coal company investments

SSM Health, a large Catholic hospital system, has fully divested its investments in companies that produce coal. It joins a growing coalition of healthcare organizations that view climate change as an immediate threat to public health.

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