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Most in Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program to get higher payments next year

Dive Brief: CMS has released Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program results for 2019 showing that almost 60% of hospitals participating in the payment incentive program will see a “small change” (between -0.5% and 0.5%) in Inpatient Prospective Payment System reimbursement.  Just over half of those affected hospitals (55%) are set to receive higher Medicare reimbursement,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes

A new study uncovers a worrying association: people who have any form of diabetes are more likely to die by suicide, causes related to alcohol consumption, or due to an accident. Mental health problems linked with diabetes may lead to a higher risk of death by suicide in people with this condition. Researchers at the… Read More »