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On August 18, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an initiative to more widely investigate breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Read More ›

In urging fellow members of the United States Senate to pass the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA), the late Senator Edward Kennedy stated that “medical errors cause 98,000 deaths every year” and that the PSQIA stemmed from an effort to “encourage the development of a safer health care system.”[1] 

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Three recent reports highlight the slower growth in health care costs in recent years and the implications of a likely return to higher growth rates for the Federal budget, the Medicare trust funds, and the share of the economy overall going to health care. Read the full article here

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