New painkiller reignites abuse fears; Ambulatory providers make 12 million diagnostic errors per year;

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> Medical Economics asks: Are physicians getting enough help to prevent substance abuse and suicide? Article

> The Food and Drug Administration approved Zohydro ER, raising concerns among industry leaders and legislators about the epidemic of painkiller abuse, the New York Times reported. Post

Provider News

> As hospitals focus more on quality measures and lowering readmissions, they also look to cut back on diagnostic errors, which occur in about 5 percent of U.S. adults, accumulating in as many as 12 million outpatient diagnostic errors each year, according to a study published in the BMJ Quality & Safety. Article

Health Insurance News

> Given the inherent complexities associated with the Medicaid population and the huge growth of the program, insurers and states likely will increase their focus on providing behavioral health and coordinating care for dual-eligibles. These are two of five Medicaid trends that will continue in 2014, according to LifeHealthPro. Article

Health IT News

> The 25 doctors who attested to Meaningful Use in 2012 and received the most Medicare reimbursements were paid a total of $171 million, according to a personal blog post from Steven Posnack, director of federal policy division at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Article

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