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Nonprofit publishes first quality report as part of CMS' QEC program

August 30, 2014

CMS and the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation announced the publication of the first public report of provider performance using data from the CMS’ Qualified Entity Certification Program. The Oregon nonprofit, Q Corp, is one of 13 qualified entities certified by CMS.

The “announcement is the latest of several efforts that demonstrate this Administration’s commitment to making health care performance and cost more transparent,” Niall Brennan, acting director of the CMS Offices for Enterprise Management, wrote on the CMS blog.

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PARADIGM-HF: New drug superior to ACE inhibition

August 30, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — LCZ696, an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, was superior to ACE inhibition with enalapril for the reduction of death and HF…
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COPPS-2: Perioperative colchicine reduced incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome

August 30, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — Perioperative use of oral colchicine reduced the incidence of postpericardiotomy syndrome in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, but did not…
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Excessive exercise increased CVD mortality risk among MI survivors

August 29, 2014
Running or walking progressively decreased risk for CVD-related mortality among survivors of prior MI up to a certain point, but excessive exercise significantly…
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Lipid Forum II Highlights

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

12/30/2013
Risk stratification and appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain difficult concepts for practitioners…
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Dominic A. Sica, MD, on treatment for resistant hypertension

June 6, 2014
NEW YORK — In this video, Dominic A. Sica, MD, chairman of clinical pharmacology and hypertension at the…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

12/30/2013
According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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