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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 »

Dark chocolate could boost mood: study

Eating dark chocolate could boost mood and relieve symptoms of depression, scientists say. Adults who tucked into the treat had 70 per cent lower odds of reporting depressive symptoms than those who ate no chocolate at all, the research showed. The team studied data from 13,626 adults in the US and also found the 25… Read More »