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February 13, 2013America's Health Insurance Plans

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  • Patient satisfaction is key part of primary care, expert says
    Health care is being driven by more informed patients who demand from primary care and other physicians the type of service they have come to expect in retail, says Warren Skea of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which released its annual "Top Health Industry Issues" report. Skea says payment models are being linked to patient satisfaction, and in population health models, primary care physicians are "very much the quarterbacks, the coordinators of care." American Medical News (free content) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CDC: Hospitals made steady progress in curbing some infections
    A CDC report released on Tuesday found that the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections declined by 41% and surgical site infections fell by 17% in U.S. hospitals since 2008. However, catheter-associated urinary tract infections have not declined further since 2010, possibly due to the number of catheter days holding steady in critical-care settings. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden called on hospitals to do more to control and track infections. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (2/12), Nurse.com (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Medical Update 
  • Hours in ED may put heart patients in danger of PTSD
    Patients who waited in the emergency department for more than 11 hours with a heart attack or severe chest pain were at greater risk of heart disease-related post-traumatic stress disorder in the month after hospitalization, a study found. The findings, based on 135 heart patients admitted at a New York City hospital between 2009 and 2011, were published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. HealthDay News (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pharma News 
  • Footnote in court brief hints at new FDA rules for generic warnings
    The FDA may revise regulations so that makers of generic drugs can update labels to warn patients about risks, Ed Silverman writes. The Justice Department filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case concerning generic drugs, and it carried this footnote: "This office has been informed that FDA is considering a regulatory change that would allow generic manufacturers, like brand-name manufacturers, to change their labeling in appropriate circumstances." Pharmalot.com/Pharma Blog (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Altered smallpox vaccine shows efficacy in advanced liver cancer
    Advanced liver cancer patients who received high doses of a modified version of Jennerex's smallpox vaccine Pexa-Vec had a median survival of 14.1 months following injection compared with 6.7 months in those who had low-dose shots, researchers reported in Nature Medicine. Researchers also found 35% of patients treated with high doses were alive 18 months later. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Agency to award grants for stage 3 MU studies
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will award grants of as much as $250,000 in support of research designed to assess the implementation of proposed stage 3 meaningful use objectives among health care providers and facilities. The deadline for submission of applications is March 28. Health Data Management (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Health policy matters
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  • Exchange implementation answers. Register now
    From SHOP Exchanges and eligibility changes to network adequacy and care continuity, sessions at AHIP’s Exchange Conference, March 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C., will cover the topics of most concern to you. Health care, business and government leaders will share their expertise, address the rapidly changing regulatory requirements and answer your questions. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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