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The topics of hospice and palliative care are generating hundreds of thousands of Google searches each month. So it’s little wonder that reports by Michael Salvatore, MD and Ronald Hirsch, MD in the RACmonitor News are gaining traction with readers. 
 

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Jill Holland, the mayor of the rural town of McKenzie, Tenn., population 5,300, is seeking the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in an unfolding drama pitting the town’s most high-profile physician against Medicare.
 

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Major developing news stories that are changing the healthcare landscape will be reported on during the next edition of Monitor Mondays.
 

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National Quality Forum (NQF) issued two new reports this week that provide guidance to advance health information technology, with the intent of making healthcare more effective and safer for all Americans. The agency’s first report identifies critical areas where measurement can effectively assess the quality and impact of telehealth services. In the second report, NQF assesses the current state of interoperability and its impact on quality processes and outcomes.

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Opposition is growing to a number of proposals in the 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule, according to comments by hospital organizations released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and reported by RACmonitor on Thursday.

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