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Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015

In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will aim to associate half of all payments to the quality and value of health care provided.

Some of the changes that private insurers and the government are hoping to advance are the use of bundle payments, population-based payments and Accountable Care Organizations.

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HIV replicates in brain, CNS shortly after infection

March 30, 2015
HIV may begin replicating within a patient’s brain and central nervous system as soon as 4 months after infection, according to data recently published in PLoS

APIC commends researcher for hand hygiene study

March 29, 2015
Jorge Parada, MD, epidemiologist and medical director at Loyola University Health System, will be honored by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control…

WHO outlines 'End TB Strategy'

March 28, 2015
In an article recently published in The Lancet, WHO researchers outlined and detailed the organization’s new strategy to achieve worldwide eradication of…
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Younger children have highest mortality rate for Ebola

March 27, 2015
Children aged younger than 5 years are more likely to die from Ebola and experience faster progressing illness vs. adults, according to study findings discussed in a…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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