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Ambulatory services driving healthcare job growth

Ambulatory services driving healthcare job growth

By Tara Bannow  |  December 08, 2017

Growth in ambulatory services including physicians' offices and outpatient clinics accounted for most of the seasonally adjusted nearly 30,000 jobs added to the healthcare sector in November.

CMS promises more accurate Hospice Compare site

CMS promises more accurate Hospice Compare site

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 08, 2017

Officials at the CMS say they are taking multiple steps to address accuracy issues on Hospice Compare and believe the site will be largely free of errors by early next year.

ACA enrollment likely to come up short

ACA enrollment likely to come up short

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 08, 2017

With just a week to go before the ACA's fifth open enrollment comes to an end, experts predict signups will fall short of last year's, thanks to the shortened enrollment period, slashed advertising funds, and premium increases.

Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 08, 2017

A recent survey found that in defining high-value care, patients emphasize costs and convenience while doctors see relationships and patient outcomes as better indicators of value.

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicare

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicare

By Associated Press  |  December 08, 2017

Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.

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