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June 15, 2009

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FEATURED NEWS
 
Practice patient-friendly billing

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
 
FDA forms transparency task force
ED crowding due to lack of inpatient beds
Medical bankruptcy on the rise
HRET to help implement AHRQ safety measures
EPA green lights first anthrax antimicrobial product

Practice patient-friendly billing
  The Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Patient Friendly Billing project offers new guidelines to help hospitals better communicate with patients about their financial obligation at the earliest point possible in the care experience. More
 
FDA forms transparency task force
  The Food and Drug Administration has formed a task force to recommend how the agency can make its operations and decision-making more transparent. The task force will hold two meetings, the first on June 24 and the other some time in the fall, to solicit recommendations from the public on ways to improve transparency. More
 
ED crowding due to lack of inpatient beds
  Lack of access to inpatient beds is the main reason for continued hospital ED crowding, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. More
   
Medical bankruptcy on the rise
  According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, nearly two-thirds of all bankruptcies in 2007 were due to illness or the inability to pay medical bills, a 50% increase from 2001. More
   
HRET to help implement AHRQ safety measures
  The Health Research and Educational Trust has been awarded a federal contract to facilitate broader use of hospital safety improvement resources developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The 20-month project begins June 1. More
 
EPA green lights first anthrax antimicrobial product
  The Environmental Protection Agency has approved for use a first-of-its-kind antimicrobial pesticide to deactivate anthrax spores on dry, pre-cleaned, hard, non-porous surfaces. The product, Peridox, can be used to decontaminate buildings, structures, vehicles, ships, aircraft, personal protective equipment, and other items infected with anthrax spores. More

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