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WHAT WE'RE READING: Hospitals Start Rating Doctors

Posted on April 17, 2014  |  Permalink

Topics: Health Care Reform, Research and Development, State Government, Hospitals, Illicit Drugs, Prescription Drug Misuse, Tobacco

  • "Hospitals Get Into Doctor Rating Business," Kaiser Health News: Health care providers striving for transparency are considering making their doctors' internal satisfaction ratings public.
  • "A New Front in the War Against Smoking," National Journal: Eleven Democratic members of Congress on Monday released an investigative report that examines e-cigarette firms' commercial marketing practices, many of which are aimed at young adults and children.
  • "This Is How Caffeine Actually Affects Your Brain," Time: A video delves into the chemistry of caffeine and helps explain our nationwide addiction to coffee and other caffeinated beverages.

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WHAT WE'RE READING: Hospitals Start Rating Doctors

SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP: CMS' First Medicare Data Dump

Posted on April 16, 2014  |  Permalink

Topics: Medicare

CMS on Wednesday publicly released Medicare payment data for the first time since 1979, showing how the program paid out $77 billion to more than 880,000 health care providers in 2012. The data included information on payments made under Medicare Part B to all participating providers.

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WHAT WE’RE READING: Physicians' Drug Misuse Endangers Patients

Posted on April 16, 2014  |  Permalink

Topics: Health Care Reform, Public Health, Illicit Drugs, Prescription Drug Misuse, Providers, Tobacco

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WHAT WE’RE READING: Physicians' Drug Misuse Endangers Patients