Healthcare Data Digest, December 27, 2013
December 27, 2013 Volume III Issue 52

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. Physicians Preferring Hospice Care for Themselves More Likely to Discuss Hospice with Patients

  2. Rising Medical Costs Primary Driver of Recent Rate Increases by Health Insurers

  3. HINfographic: Healthcare Strategic Planning for 2014

  4. Major Gaps Found in Country's Ability to Counter Infectious Diseases Rates

  5. New Chart: Top Components of an ACO

  6. Study Sheds Light on Life-Threatening Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Children

  7. HSA Enrollments Grow, Health Reimbursement Arrangements Decline

  8. How Taconic IPA Embedded Case Managers Risk-Stratify High-Risk, High-Cost Patients

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