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JAMA findings suggest 'unintended harm' from Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

Dive Brief: New evidence links CMS’ Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to unintended harm in some patients, a JAMA editorial suggests.  Researchers analyzed 8.3 million hospitalizations of Medicare enrollees for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia over four periods from April 2005 through March 2015. Thirty-day post-discharge mortality for heart failure patients rose following announcement… Read More »

Mayo Clinic to implement physicians assistant master's program in effort to mitigate looming physician shortages,care gaps

Photo courtesy Wikipedia Mayo Clinic has received initial accreditation approval from the Higher Learning Commission for a new physician assistant master’s degree program through their School of Health Sciences. The 24-month program leads to a Master of Health Sciences in physician assistant studies. The program will feature problem-solving skills in small group and other hybrid… Read More »