Medicaid agency posts hospital financial data in South Carolina; Focus on Medicare, tax reform, care quality could help contain costs;

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> South Carolina's Medicaid agency posted financial data for 60 acute-care hospitals on its website. Article

> To contain healthcare spending, the Bipartisan Policy Center recommends improving Medicare, reforming tax policies, prioritizing healthcare quality and incentivizing states. Article

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> Diagnostic errors are the leading cause of successful medical malpractice claims, and are the most common, most costly and most dangerous of medical mistakes, according to new research published in BMJ Quality & Safety. Article

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> The Colorado Beacon Consortium made gains in quality improvement as physician practices adopted electronic health records and joined a health information exchange known as Quality Health Network, according to a case study published this month by The Commonwealth Fund. Article

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