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CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014

CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.

Included in the release is information on the quality and safety of care provided at a hospital or physician practice in an effort to inform and empower consumers when deciding where to receive the best care. Performance evaluations additionally encourage health care providers to increase health care quality levels.

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FDA announces members of its Pharmacy Compounding Committee

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Indoor volatile organic compounds impact patients with respiratory allergies

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ATLANTA — In this video, Stanley M. Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, gives an overview of a workshop at…
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