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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 »

A Proposal to Improve Healthcare and Make It More Affordable

By STEVE ZECOLA Americans spend about $ 3 trillion per year on healthcare, or about $ 10,000 per person per year. Despite these expenditures, Americans are worse off than their international counterparts with respect to infant mortality, life expectancy and the prevalence of chronic conditions. In policy debates, Republicans mostly prefer to let the marketplace… Read More »

‘Power shift’ needed to improve gender balance in energy research

Women still face significant barriers in forging successful and influential careers in UK energy research, a new high-level report has revealed. A team of experts from the University of Exeter’s Energy Policy Group has analysed gender balance within the crucial field of energy research and spoken to female researchers about their experiences of academic life.… Read More »