Care for complex patients tends to "fall apart"; CMS corrects payment rules;

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> Care for complex patients--even those with employer-based health insurance--tends to "fall apart" due to the lack of coordinated options, Jeffrey Brenner, executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, told Kaiser Health News. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued several technical corrections to the long-term care and hospital prospective payment system final rules, AHA News Now reported. Article

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> The "virtual ward" model did not reduce readmission or mortality rates among high-risk patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Eighty people may have come in contact with the first diagnosed U.S. Ebola patient before he was hospitalized in Dallas, calling into question why Texas Health Presbyterian clinicians failed to recognize the symptoms when he first sought care and missed a chance to isolate him when he was contagious. Article

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> Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations, according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative. Article

And Finally... Nine-pound hairball removed from teenager's stomach. Article

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