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A significant number of accountable care organizations have formed since this publication's 2012 list of "80 Accountable Care Organizations to Know," and there were also some noteworthy developments from existing ACOs.

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The Sunshine Act has gone into effect, which means device companies will report on gifts and compensation individual physicians receive on a public website to launch September 2014, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 12:58

100 Top-Grossing Hospitals in America

Here are the 100 top-grossing hospitals in the United States based on gross revenue, according to CMS cost report data analyzed by American Hospital Directory. Data are for short term acute-care hospitals, critical access hospitals and children's hospitals.

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The American College of Surgeons recently responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule which identifies criteria for inpatient admissions.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013 21:08

49 Cleanest Hospitals in the U.S.

Here is a list of 49 hospitals with the highest percentage of patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "always" clean in the HCAHPS survey.

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At the 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference on June 15, Graf Hilgenhurst, MD, chief physician and founder of Precision Pain Care, discussed the future of pain management care during a presentation titled "Will Non-Physicians Compete Aggressively With Pain Management Physicians – Key Legislative and Business Issues."
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In 2011, CMS paid more than 520 million in incentive payments as part of the Physician Quality Reporting System and the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, according to the "2011 Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program Experience Report," released by CMS.
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will be conducting a webinar on June 6 on advancing interoperability through meaningful use.
All-cause, 30-day readmissions among Medicare patients declined in 2012, according to a report released by CMS.
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Dr. Charles Mick on spine surgeryCharles Mick, MD, president of the North American Spine Society, responded to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' decision to publish a price list based on chargemaster data for the 100 most common hospital procedures, including spinal fusion, in a statement released by NASS.
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