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Jordan Rau

Jordan Rau appears in the following:

Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety

Friday, December 19, 2014

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half of the nation's academic medical centers will be docked for making too many medical mistakes.

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Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.

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Medicare Fines Record Number Of Hospitals For Excessive Readmissions

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Fewer Medicare patients are returning to hospitals within a month of discharge. But half the hospitals in 29 states and the District of Columbia will be penalized for failing to do a better job.

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Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries

Monday, June 23, 2014

Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals โ€” those with the worst records for infections and injuries โ€” will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.

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Overused Medical Services Cost Medicare Billions Of Dollars

Monday, May 12, 2014

A treatment that is appropriate for one patient can be unnecessary or even counterproductive for another. But Harvard researchers found a way to estimate truly wasteful Medicare spending.

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Doctors Think The Other Guy Often Prescribes Unnecessary Care

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Three out of 4 physicians say that their fellow doctors order wasteful tests or procedures at least once a week, a nationwide poll finds.

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Travel And Discovery, For 'Ida' And The Filmmaker Who Watches Her

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Director Pawel Pawlikowski traces, with visuals reminiscent of silent film, the story of a woman who learns that her history is not everything she thought it might be.

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Medicare Pulls Back The Curtain On How Much It Pays Doctors

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Physicians and health data specialists caution that the information can be easily misconstrued. Some cancer doctors receive payments that cover the cost of expensive drugs for patients.

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The 10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Least

Thursday, February 13, 2014

What sets these bargain markets apart? They tend to have robust competition among hospitals and doctors, allowing insurers to wrangle lower rates. Many of the best deals are to be had in Minnesota, where managed care has long held prices in check.

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10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Most

Monday, February 03, 2014

Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.

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Medicare Names Best And Worst Hospitals For Joint Replacements

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Among the thousands of hospitals in the U.S., Medicare has identified 95 where elderly patients were most likely to suffer significant setbacks and another 97 hospitals where patients tended to have the smoothest recoveries.

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Immigrants Subsidize, Rather Than Drain, Medicare

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Immigrants contribute tens of billions of dollars a year more to Medicare than immigrant retirees use in medical services, an analysis finds. Restrictions on immigration could deplete Medicare's finances.

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Health Differences May Explain Medicare Spending Variation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waste and aggressive treatment might not explain Medicare cost variations after all. Differing levels of health by region could account for most of the cost variation, an analysis finds.

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Doubts Raised About Cutting Medicare Pay In High-Spending Areas

Friday, March 22, 2013

An influential panel panned an idea to pay hospitals and doctors less under Medicare if they happen to be in regions that are heavy users of medical services. The approach has been popular with some in Congress.

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Medicare Rolls Out Carrots And Sticks For Hospital Quality

Monday, October 01, 2012

Medicare is withholding 1 percent of its regular hospital payments to fund bonuses for hospitals that score well on quality tests. Separately, Medicare will penalize hospitals that have higher than expected readmission rates.

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Unhappiest Hospital Patients Are In New York City, Chicago And Florida

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Patients in those places gave some of the lowest evaluations of their hospital stays, Medicare data show. The surveys asked patients how well their doctors and nurses communicated, whether their pain was always handled welland whether their rooms were clean and quiet.

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