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CMS announces 0.9% hospital payment increase for 2016

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 31, 2015
CMS announces 0.9% hospital payment increase for 2016

The CMS lowered its final increase for hospitals rates in 2016 to a scant 0.9%, down from the 1.1% increase it proposed in April. The move will heighten pressure on the nation's 3,400 acute-care hospitals to rein in costs and reduce unnecessary spending.

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Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.

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Are healthy communities comprised of healthy employees?

Businesses could have a significant impact on public health, according to a new report. Workplace wellness strategies that focus solely on employees are less effective than those that also address social determinants within the communities where the businesses are located.

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