CMS aims to reduce Medicare claims errors; Hospital execs, administrators enjoy 6-figure pay;

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made a changes to Medicare claims editing program to reduce Part B errors. Article

> Health insurers in Massachusetts warn that healthcare costs in the state will rise significantly this year. Article

> Hospitals are slowly moving toward reduced readmission rates. Article

Provider News

> Scrutiny of fat hospital paychecks heads to New York, where hospital CEOs receive up to $750,000 in North Country and salaries for administrators can exceed $100,000. Article

> Observation units help improve emergency department flow and generate savings for the hospitals, but they also can lead to higher bills for patients. Article

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> Avatar-based intervention for self-management of depression has shown initial efficacy in a study of young adults ages 18 to 25 who used such software. Article

And Finally... Heart Attack Grill aficionado felled by--heart attack. Article