EMR glitches could increase providers' liability risk; RAC lessons: Appeals can work; denials and hospital prep are costly;

> While medical practices slowly but surely begin adopting electronic medical records, in part to close potential gaps in patient safety, two Case Western Reserve University professors are warning providers that EMRs are not mistake proof--and could even increase their risk of malpractice liability. FiercePracticeManagement

> Separate reports from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) helped hospitals cobble together a clearer picture of what the recovery auditor contractors (RACs) are up to, while presenters at this year's Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) ANI conference in Las Vegas offered strategies for managing the RAC process. FierceHealthFinance

> Researchers at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center are gearing up for a late-stage trial of Pfizer's crizotinib, preparing a pivotal test to see if the promising therapy can help a unique subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant lung cancer. FierceBiotech

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