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  • What Medicare and Medicaid's Ratings Really Say About Nursing Homes
    Forbes: For all of its flaws, Medicare and Medicaid’s Nursing Home Compare five-star rating system gives consumers a head-start when searching for a facility. Now, the Kaiser Family Foundation has taken a closer look at the ratings, and reached som…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:57am -
  • Funding a possible roadblock toward progress on 21st Century Cures bill
    Modern Healthcare (complimenteary online subscription): Insiders say lawmakers are no closer to finding common ground on key funding issues that have postponed discussion on the proposed 21st Century Cures Act 21st Century Cures Act (PDF).
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:56am -
  • Will New State Health-Care Mandates Stifle Telemedicine Progress?
    Government Technology: The idea behind telehealth visits over the Internet is simple – meet with a physician and receive care over the phone or through video, without having to travel and be in a room together. Advances in technology have made that…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:55am -
  • U.S. birth data underscores higher C-section risks, CDC says
    Reuters: U.S. women who give birth by cesarean section are more likely to face medical complications such as unplanned hysterectomies and the need for blood transfusions, according to a large, federal study based on birth certificate data released on…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:54am -
  • Suicide rates rising among young black children in U.S.
    Reuters: Suicide rates have fallen among young white children in the U.S. but they've gone up among black youngsters, according to a new study of suicides in kids under age 12.Suicide is rare among these very young children, but it does happen, lead…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:11am -
  • FDA seeks to know more about antibiotic use in animals
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary onlines subscription): The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:10am -
  • New White House Toolkit On Healthcare Resiliency
    Facility Executive: A new healthcare report and toolkit for President Obama’s Climate Action Plan was recently made available to facility professionals. The toolkit, authored by Robin Guenther, FAIA, of global design firm Perkins+Will, sets out to…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:10am -
  • ICD-10: Heritage Foundation strikes hard at mandate
    Healthcare IT News: The list of organizations lining up against ICD-10 is growing -- as is the ferocity of their tone, as the latest in the fray is a conservative think tank that's calling on Congress to abandon the code set transition.
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:09am -
  • Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa
    AZ Central: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 15, 11:43am -
  • U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk
    Reuters: U.S. health regulators are reviewing current standards for assessing drug residues in milk sold to consumers, a move that could expand testing for veterinary drugs at a time of growing consumer concern over food safety, health officials say.
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 15, 11:42am -