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Tweaking CMS model variables can improve payment estimates, JAMA study finds

Dive Brief: Using grouped diagnostic and ‘present at admission’ codes in CMS modeling improved predictions for total patient payments within 30 days of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia, a comparative effectiveness study released Wednesday in JAMA Network Open found. The study used data from Medicare fee-for-service hospitalizations for the three conditions… Read More »

More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data from Kaiser Permanente. The research, published July 19, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, examined self-reported cannabis use among 276,991 pregnant women (representing 367,403… Read More »