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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
Millions of seniors may face Medicare plan switch
More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they are perfectly...
Tighter medical privacy rules sought
The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism from consumer...
Emergency room complaint source of Bristol hospital’s Medicare notice
An investigation stemming from complaints about the handling of a belligerent emergency room patient by a Bristol...
Fired nurse files suit against hospital
Margaret "Peg" O’Connor, a nurse who worked at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth for more than 38 years, said...
MA patients' files left at public dump
Four Massachusetts community hospitals are investigating how thousands of patient health records, some containing...
'We're the ones who are in there. Our lives are entrusted to them'
Nevada State Sen. Shirley Breeden understands the patient suffering caused by hospital-acquired infections. While she...
Pay practices in healthcare are investigated
The Obama administration is investigating pay practices throughout the health care industry after finding that many...
MN pharmacies face rules on hazardous materials
In December, pharmacist Jim Gotta of Country Store and Pharmacy in Sartell, MN, received a letter from the state...

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Book: Infection Control During Construction Manual, Third Edition
This updated resource by expert Wayne Hansen, PE, REA, CEM, along with contributions from 10 other experts, helps you...