Healthcare Data Digest, April 19, 2013
April 19, 2013 Volume III Issue 16

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. Survey: Some Health Plans Expect to Begin External Testing of ICD-10 by the End of 2013

  2. Many Americans Believe Taking Prescription Painkillers for Chronic Pain Could Result in Addiction

  3. Infographic: Real World Strategies for Reducing Readmissions

  4. Factors Beyond Production Influence Compensation Levels for Physicians in Academic Settings

  5. New Chart: What's the Average Monthly Case Load of a Health Coach?

  6. Severely Compromised Life Circumstances, Not Lack of Access to Care, Cause Frequent ER Use by Veterans

  7. Google Searches for Information on Mental Illnesses Followed Seasonal Patterns

  8. Telephonic Case Management: Call Frequency Secures Relationship with Vulnerable Populations

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