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News From Around the Web

> Rock Health Demo Day in San Francisco, which took place Wednesday, unveiled 14 new advances in mobile health technology, from ways to reduce pregnancy complications to reducing medical costs. Forbes has a write up of the innovation (and sometimes, lack thereof) seen at the Demo Day. Article 

Provider News

> The Joint Commission is offering a new primary care medical home (PCMH) certification option for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. Surveys will begin this month, and they can be conducted concurrent with regular on-site accreditation or separately. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services has failed to collect about $226 million in Medicaid overpayments to 11 states, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. While CMS successfully reclaimed $1 billion in Medicaid overpayments, the agency failed to respond quickly enough to recover the remaining cash, the OIG noted. Article

EMR News

> Eligible professionals trying to attest to their Meaningful Use of electronic health records before the Feb. 28 deadline may run into some unexpected roadblocks. Article

> The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association issued a statement of support this week for the recently released Bipartisan Policy Center report on patient safety, noting that patient safety is a "shared responsibility of all stakeholders." Article

And Finally... "Snowed in." But really. Article

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