CMS approves Baylor improvement plan; New CDC test will detect enterovirus faster;

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Baylor University Medical Center's plan to correct problems that led CMS to issue it an "immediate jeopardy" warning, according to the Dallas News. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it developed a new, faster lab test that will enable the agency to detect enterovirus D68 in less time. Announcement

> Listening to jazz during post-surgical recovery speeds up the process, according to findings presented at the Anesthesiology 2014 Annual Meeting, Help Me Out DOC reports. Article

Health Payer News

> As Massachusetts became the first state earlier this month to require insurers provide real-time prices for all covered medical services, it's leading the trend toward a more consumer-oriented healthcare insurance industry. Article

Health IT News

> In presenting an updated version of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's draft interoperability road map to a joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Standards committees on Wednesday, Erica Galvez, ONC's interoperability and exchange portfolio manager, made clear that many efforts going forward will be about balance and tradeoffs. Article

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