Texas has a mixed system for certifying death. The lack of uniformity complicates the accuracy of death statistics, and because death is one of the foundations of vital statistics, the problem can have a major impact on public health. Some solutions include better training, technical improvements, and adding more medical examiners.
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"Significant strides." "Exciting." "A remarkable accomplishment." That was the picture Medicare painted in a March report on the first year of the Quality Payment Program. But a closer look by TMA raises serious doubts about the cheerleading - so much so that TMA and seven other state medical societies are asking the agency to rescind the report.
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Medicine to Medicare: Report Inflates QPP Success
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