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CMS proposes rule on payment adjustment for provider-preventable conditions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a rule under which healthcare providers would receive reductions in Medicaid payments for provider-preventable conditions, a concept similar to reduced payments for hospital-acquired conditions by the Medicare program, according to a CMS announcement.


Americans are confused about health reform law

Almost half of U.S. residents either believe that the federal health reform law has been repealed or are unsure of its status, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll.


Stent blood clot risk may be higher in the morning

For people who have recently had a stent implanted in a blocked artery, the risk of developing a blood clot may be higher early in the morning than other times of day, researchers reported Monday.


CDC: Many Americans get zero exercise

In a checkup of the nation's health, the CDC found that fewer than two in 10 Americans get the recommended levels of exercise, and more than a quarter of U.S. adults do not devote any time to physical activity..



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