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The cost of care

An Editorial, The Washington Post
Apr 14 2014 - 11:24am

This was a breakthrough week for health-care transparency. For the first time, the Obama administration released doctor-specific information about Medicare payments, starting with 2012 data on $64 billion worth of billings. Journalists immediately set to work analyzing the data. Among some of the key findings: Just 2 percent of the 880,000...

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Utah hospitals have low readmission rates

Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
Jan 6 2014 - 8:59am

Medicare's new comprehensive measure of hospital readmissions shows that at least 20 percent of the hospitals in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island have higher rates of patients returning than the national average.Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah and Washington led the...

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The cost of care

An Editorial, The Washington Post
Apr 14 2014 - 11:24am

This was a breakthrough week for health-care transparency. For the first time, the Obama administration released doctor-specific information about Medicare payments, starting with 2012 data on $64 billion worth of billings. Journalists immediately set to work analyzing the data. Among some of the key findings: Just 2 percent of the 880,000...

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