Children with chronic conditions use more inpatient resources; CMS encourages quality reporting;

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> At children's hospitals, children with chronic conditions are using more inpatient resources, according to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Announcement

> Disabled adults are more likely to use the emergency department, according to National Institutes of Health researchers, who encouraged increased communication between the ED and primary care physicians. Statement

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> Patients of a small obstetrics-gynecology group affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center were dismayed to learn that their physicians were no longer present following a sudden ownership takeover by Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to help hospitals use electronic health records to automatically report patient data required to meet clinical quality standards. Article

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