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The Digital Age Turns to Medical Records

Doctors Given 5-Year Deadline to Make All Records Electronic As part of the 2009 federal stimulus bill, funding was set aside to incentivize hospitals and doctors to buy expensive computerized record systems. By making all medical records digital, the goal is two-fold: to increase patient safety by reducing possible hospital mistakes and to lower health […]

Medicare To Stop Paying When Hospitals Cause Injury

Medicare wants to stop paying for avoidable injuries in hospitals and several major private insurance companies are expected to follow the lead. Denying payment for such injuries (listed below) will raise a red flag for patients, letting them know that at least some of the hospitalization came from hospital error.  The avoidable injuries being targeted […]

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