Expect More Affordable Care Act Legislation Coming Down The Pike

Although it’s been four years since the Affordable Care Act became law, the Obama administration still has to release several major reform provisions, including details on essential health benefits and the employer mandate, that have been delayed.  More than 12 rules could be published as early as this year, PoliticoPro reported.

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Diagnostic Errors In Medicine: A Critical Role for Diagnostic Imaging In Finding and Facilitating Solutions

A decade has passed since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) drew widespread attention to the tremendous costs—in terms of morbidity, mortality, and financial impact—of medication-related errors and medical adverse events in its landmark report To Err is Human.1 An upcoming IOM study focused on diagnostic errors is reportedly on the horizon.

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White House Pushes ACO Expansion in 2014

Discussing the administration’s priorities for 2014, Lambrew alluded to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a division of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Innovation Center’s work involves many initiatives specific to the post-healthcare reform landscape, such as ACOs, patient-centered medical homes and bundled payments.

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Medical Imaging Plays Role In Diagnosis And Follow-up Of MERS

Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have a unique presentation that clinicians are learning to recognize — and medical imaging plays a role in both diagnosing and following up cases, according to researchers from Saudi Arabia in a new paper in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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