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> CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner likely deleted some emails about that congressional investigators have asked her office to produce. But most can be retrieved from other backup sources, according to a memorandum from Kathleen Cantwell, a records management official at the agency, to the National Archives. Cantwell also outlines how CMS will improve email record-keeping going forward. Letter

> Texas-based Centene Superior HealthPlan will be the first Medicaid plan in the state to offer value-based reimbursement for diabetes members, reports Healthcare Payer News. Article

> To improve patient care and avoid unnecessary hospital costs, New York's health department gave more than $21.5 million in grants to 43 hospitals, medical centers and health systems throughout the state, reports the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> Pay-for-performance programs may not improve patient mortality rates in the long term, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has long used venous thromboembolism (VTE) rates to determine hospital care quality, but a report finds this measure may not indicate care quality, according to Anesthesiology News. Article

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