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Dirty instrument found at DMC; state may reopen investigation

Dirty instrument found at DMC; state may reopen investigation

By Crain's Detroit Business  |  January 19, 2017

Michigan regulators are reviewing whether to reopen an investigation of the Detroit Medical Center after a dirty surgical tool was intercepted before a surgery just one day after the state ended its investigation at the healthcare system, The Detroit News reported.

ACA increased breast cancer screening rate

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  January 10, 2017

Since the Affordable Care Act eliminated certain out-of-pocket costs, the mammography rate has increased, according to a study published Monday.

CMS issues final rules for home health agencies

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  January 09, 2017

In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.

Doctors are starting to let patients read their notes

Doctors are starting to let patients read their notes

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 31, 2016

Health systems that are sharing their notes view the practice as another step toward achieving full transparency in healthcare, one that builds on opening up access to lab results and X-ray images and helps patients get more involved in their own medical care.

This week's poll: Mandate or not?

This week's poll: Mandate or not?

December 22, 2016

Share your opinion in the latest edition of our bi-weekly reader poll. Should every American be required to purchase or join a health insurance plan (with subsidies if needed to make affordable)?

Medicare offers hospitals cash to rev up cardiac rehab participation

Medicare offers hospitals cash to rev up cardiac rehab participation

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 22, 2016

The CMS is about to try rewarding hospitals that can get eligible patients to show up for cardiac rehabilitation. But cardiologists think it will take something more creative than financial incentives to get some patients to go.

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