Healthcare Data Digest, March 9, 2012
March 9, 2012 Volume II Issue 10


Welcome to this week's Healthcare Data Digest. In case you missed any of this week's headlines in our Twitter news feed, you can view them now:

  1. Children Staying on Parents' Health Plans Through Age 26 Have Better Care Access

  2. Delay of ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Would Increase Costs, Not Improve Readiness

  3. No Benefit Found With Stent Implantation Compared to Medical Therapy for Stable CAD

  4. New Table: How BCBS Michigan Maps ICD-10 Codes

  5. Are Readmission Rates Lower in Medicare Advantage Than in Medicare FFS Patients?

  6. Drug-Free Housing for Substance Abusers Leaving Detox Linked to Fewer Relapses

  7. New Payor Medical Homes Put More Dollars in Physician Pockets

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