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April 30, 2010
New Health Law Will Penalize Hospitals For Poor Quality (kaiserhealthnews.org) "The new health law puts the nation's hospitals on strict notice. Either they improve the safety and quality of care for patients or the government will hit them where it hurts the most -- their revenue.
AHA voices support for parity rule provisions (ahanews.com) The AHA supports the parity standards set forth in an interim final rule implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, the association said yesterday in a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration and Internal Revenue Service.
CDC: Swine flu fears pushed seasonal shots to record high (usatoday.com)
Fears of swine flu helped boost vaccination for ordinary seasonal flu last year, with a record 40% of adults and children getting the vaccine, federal health officials said Thursday.