Healthcare Data Digest, November 30, 2012
November 30, 2012 Volume II Issue 47

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. Meditation May Reduce Death, Heart Attack and Stroke in Heart Patients

  2. State Costs of Implementing ACA's Medicaid Expansion Would Be Modest Compared to Federal Fund Increases

  3. 90-Day Refills at Community Pharmacies Increased Medication Adherence by 20 Percent

  4. New Chart: What's the ROI from Wellness Incentives?

  5. Medicare Physician Pay Cuts Could Stymie Elderly, Disabled Patientsí Care Access

  6. Survey Finds Current COPD Awareness Levels Returned to 2008 Levels

  7. Q&A: Integrated Health Coaching Brightens Total Healthcare Picture of Population

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