Healthcare Data Digest, December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 Volume III Issue 50

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. Many Medicare Beneficiaries Spend Nearly 24 Hours Researching, Selecting Coverage

  2. ED Observation Units Offer Savings, Reduced Admissions

  3. Infographic: Predicted Benefits for Physicians

  4. 1 in 4 Americans More Likely to Pay Government Fine for Not Having Health Insurance

  5. New Chart: Top Incentives for HRA Completion

  6. Study Examines Substance Use Disorder Among Medical Residents

  7. More Pediatric Kidney Patients Receive Minimally Invasive Techniques

  8. Embedding Case Managers as Ambassadors of Advanced Primary Care

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