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March 11, 2019

Weekly review: CMS just gave 293 hospitals 'five stars.' See how yours fared on our map.

Daily Briefing

    Map: The record 800 hospitals facing HAC penalties in 2019 (Monday, March 4)
    This fiscal year, 800 hospitals will face monetary penalties under Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program—the highest number since the program was established five years ago. See how your hospital fared with our interactive pay-for-performance map.

    The 7 'breakthrough' health care technologies of 2019, according to Bill Gates (Tuesday, March 5)
    Innovations in health care comprised seven of the MIT Technology Review's 2019 top "10 Breakthrough Technologies" list, which was curated by Bill Gates—ranging from a potential cancer vaccine to a swallowable "gut probe" created by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers.

    Your 4-step guide to engaging staff when things aren't 'sunshine and roses' (Wednesday, March 6)
    Engaging your staff can be difficult when things are going well. It's even harder—and more important—when things aren't all "sunshine and roses." Advisory Board's Craig Pirner shares four ways to prepare to have an honest conversation with your staff about hard news.

    CMS just gave 293 hospitals 'five stars.' See how yours fared on our map. (Thursday, March 7)
    After a significant delay, CMS has finally updated hospital quality star ratings on Medicare's Hospital Compare website. See how your hospital fared on our interactive map—and learn more about a proposed revamp to the star ratings model.

    The 23 US health care billionaires (and how they made their fortunes) (Friday, March 8)
    Forbes on Tuesday released its 2019 list of "The World's Billionaires," and 23 of the U.S. billionaires made their fortunes in the health care industry.

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