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Published by Richard Alonso-Zaldivar on the Washington Post WASHINGTON — They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not because they’re spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money. In a […]

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Poll finds docs feel it’s important to initiate discussions, but surprisingly few actually do so. Published by Matt Kuhrt on Fierce Practice Management Despite strong agreement among physicians about the importance of discussing advance care planning with patients, a number of factors persist in keeping those conversations from taking place, according to survey data released […]

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Limited awareness of advance care planning documents, palliative care; more widespread knowledge of hospice. Published by Ashley Koning on Rutgers Today NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – In advance of National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16, more than six in 10 New Jerseyans say they are mostly comfortable with getting older and have even thought […]

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Published by Anjalee Khemlani on NJBIZ Medicaid Health Plans of America, a trade association representing the Medicaid managed care industry, announced its new chairman is Erhardt Preitauer, a senior vice president at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. “It’s an exciting time for Medicaid,” Preitauer said in a statement. “With several states still […]

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Analysis of The Leapfrog Group’s Data by Castlight Health Found CPOE Systems Failed to Flag 13 Percent of Potentially Fatal Orders, Emphasizing Need for More Checks WASHINGTON – April 7, 2016 – Despite improvements in recent years, a report released today by the Leapfrog Group in connection with Medication Safety Awareness Week (April 1 to […]

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