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Today’s headlines include reports about a new study detailing how expanded Medicaid access impacts beneficiaries’ utilization of health care services and their overall physical health.

According to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, any efficiencies in physician interpretation and diagnosis gained when different providers interpret different medical imaging scans performed on the same patient are minute and vary by procedure.

According to a new study from Northwestern Medicine, for-profit hospitals have been outscoring public and non-profit hospitals on performance measures tied to Medicare reimbursement. The report, which was published recently in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, found that the average performance scores were 50 for for-profits, 35 for nonprofit hospitals and 30 for public hospitals. According to a new study from Northwestern Medicine, for-profit hospitals have been outscoring public and non-profit hospitals on performance measures tied to Medicare reimbursement. The report, which was published recently in the Annals of Emergency Medicine ,found that the average performance scores were 50 for for-profits, 35 for nonprofit hospitals and 30 for public hospitals. read more

VIVUS, Inc. announced today that a new study demonstrates that effective medical treatment providing 10% to 15% weight loss could lead to significant improvements in Medicare spending by reversing or reducing significant health consequences such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia in obese or overweight patients.

Electronic health record vendors need to improve the usability of their products and provide more guidance to their provider clients, according to a new study by Orem, Utah, research firm KLAS. read more

Implementing an electronic medical records system in Malawi included the usual challenges, such as having tech staff available, selling clinicians on its value and training them to use it. But there were additional challenges, including power outages, low computer literacy in some areas and co-existing with a paper-based system, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine . read more

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