News tagged with medicare patients

CMS finalizes 2014 physician payment rates, policies

(HealthDay)—The final payment rules for 2014 include a proposal to support care management outside the routine office interaction and policies to promote high quality care and efficiency, according to a ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Boston Scientific, Guidant to pay $30M settlement

The Justice Department says Boston Scientific Corp. and its Guidant subsidiaries will pay $30 million to settle allegations that Guidant knowingly sold defective heart devices that health care facilities implanted in Medicare ...

Oct 17, 2013
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Patient isolation tied to dissatisfaction with care

Patient satisfaction has an increasing impact on hospitals' bottom lines, factoring into Medicare reimbursement of hospital care. A new study finds patients placed in Contact Precautions (Contact Isolation) were twice as ...

Sep 18, 2013
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