Healthcare Data Digest, March 29, 2013
March 29, 2013 Volume III Issue 13

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. Michigan Medicaid Recipients Reported Easier Access to Primary, Specialty Care in 2012 Than 2010

  2. Greater Focus on Heart Failure Comorbidities Needed to Reduce Hospitalizations

  3. Infographic: Population Health Management Reduces Risk and Spend Across Care Continuum

  4. Insurers Spent Less Than 1 Percent of Premium Dollars on Healthcare Quality Improvement Activities in 2011

  5. New Table: 10 Behavior Change Principles to Guide Incentives Development

  6. Adults with Mental Illness Account for Nearly 40 Percent of All Cigarettes Smoked

  7. Unhealthy Counties Have More Than Twice the Rate of Premature Deaths Than Healthy Ones

  8. Guest Blog Post: Accountable Care and the Power of Partnerships

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