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Primary Care Providers’ Views of Recent Trends in Health Care Delivery and Payment

Survey results from The Commonwealth Fund and The Kaiser Family Foundation measuring primary care provider attitudes toward payment and care delivery reform finds that while views on health IT are generally positive, patient-centered medical homes and ACOs are met with mixed feelings, and the use of quality metrics to assess performance and rationalize financial penalties generates negative feelings.

Yelp’s Consumer Protection Initiative: ProPublica Partnership Brings Medical Info to Yelp

Yelp partners with ProPublica to begin embedding a subset of health care statistics into its listings pages for hospitals, nursing homes, and dialysis clinics.

SEC gives green light to new CEO pay ratio rule

Five years after its initial passage, the SEC has approved a highly-contested regulatory requirement included in the Dodd-Frank Act that requires publically traded companies to report the ratio of CEO compensation to median employee compensation, effective January 1, 2017.

AG Zoeller urges credit freeze in wake of data breach affecting 1.5 million Hoosiers

Cloud-based EHR vendor Medical Informatics Engineering updates an earlier disclosure to clarify that as many as 3.9 million patient records were potentially exposed during a May 2015 cybersecurity breach.

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