Three groups added to CMS Independence at Home Demonstration; CMS to survey health professionals on ICD-10 readiness;

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently added three new groups of medical practices to its Independence at Home Demonstration, which aims to curb unnecessary hospitalizations, HealthTechZone reports. The groups include the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and Physicians in Richmond; Skokie Ill.-based Innovative Primary Senior Care; and Stuart, Fla.-based Treasure Coast Healthcare. Article

> CMS also plans to survey 1,200 healthcare professionals on their ICD-10 readiness, according to Health Data Management. The agency posted a notice late last week in the Federal Register that said the results will be used to outline how different stakeholders view and define progress. Post

> A Kirkwood, Mo., doctor is being sued by multiple former patients after allegedly using before-and-after breast augmentation photos on her practice's website for marketing purposes, the Associated Press reports. Because the patient's names were not removed from the original computer files posted, they also were displayed with the images, according to the AP. Article

And Finally… I've done three of the things on this list. Just don't ask me which three, because that would be bizarre and annoying. Article

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