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June 6, 2011
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Medicaid To Stop Paying for Preventable Events. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will no longer pay healthcare providers for treating Medicaid patients with illnesses, injuries or readmissions that should have been prevented.

Medicaid To Stop Paying for Preventable Events. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will no longer pay healthcare providers for treating Medicaid patients with illnesses, injuries or readmissions that should have been prevented.

rockhealth1 Health Care Buzz TodayMeet the First Rock Health Start-Up Class! Congrats and good luck to the health-focused tech startup accelerator’s first class! It includes BrainBot (technology to improve mental performance), CellScope (at-home diagnosis of diseases), Genomera (personal health collaboration), Health In Reach (medical procedure marketplace), Omada Health (clinical treatment social networking), Pipette (patient monitoring and education), Skimble (mobile fitness), and WeSprout (connecting health data and community).

ACO Initiative Draws Fire. Many health providers are claiming they won’t participate in accountable care organizations unless the Obama administration’s proposed guidelines governing their formation include better financial incentives and a reduced regulatory burden.

Dosecast iOS App Targets Medication Compliance. The free edition of the app features reliable push-notifications, flexible scheduling, customizable dose amounts and instructions, reminders, smart silencing, and privacy and security.

CMS: Patients Should Know Who Views Their EHR. Upon request, patients could see who has accessed and viewed their electronic health records, under a proposed privacy rule released by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

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