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Hospitals can preview CMS star ratings through December
Becker’s Hospital Review: CMS is making its preview of the February 2019 Hospital Compare star ratings and quality data available on QualityNet from Dec. 1 to Dec. 30.

Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

Main Line Health…

How a Mistaken Flu Diagnosis Almost Killed Steve Grandizio
Main Line Today: The Media native shares his harrowing health journey.

Regional News…

Telemedicine offers new health care possibilities – but payment challenges abound
Philly Voice: Telemedicine – the remote delivery of health care services via communication technologies – has been around for decades.

Health Business News…..
Trump Administration proposes using ACA subsidies to buy non-Obamacare health insurance
Healthcare Finance News: Democrats demand answers to what they call a sabotage of the ACA.

Quality and Safety News…
American Medical Association lays out new policy to combat physician suicide requiring data collection by key accrediting bodies
Healthcare Finance News: Policy asks Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to gather data on physicians, students.

Patient Care News…
Outpatients for influenzalike illness above national baseline: 5 things to know
Becker’s Hospital Review: Outpatients visits for a flulike illness increased as of Nov. 24 in the 2018-19 flu season, according to the CDC’s most recent FluView report.

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