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  • DaVita forms joint venture with kidney hospital in China
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    DaVita Kidney Care on Monday said it has formed a joint venture with a hospital chain in China specializing in kidney care as the global provider of dialysis services continues to expand its reach....
  • Many states will not convert to ICD-10 for workers' comp claims
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    While providers and physicians may be scrambling to get ready for ICD-10, workers' compensation practitioners are not required to switch to the new codes, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Diverting ambulances raises risk of death in heart-attack cases, study says
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    Heart-attack patients whose ambulances were diverted from crowded emergency rooms to hospitals farther away were more likely to be dead a year later than patients who weren't diverted, according to a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs....
  • No quality, patient harm risk from 'graveyard shift' surgeries, study says
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    Patients whose physicians worked from midnight to 7 a.m. the night before a daytime operation were as likely to die, be readmitted to the hospital or suffer complications within 30 days of their procedure as other patients who had the same operations in the daytime from physicians who had not...
  • Healthcare headlines from across the Web, Aug. 31
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    We're keeping track of top news that matters in the field....