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Scripps Chief Medical Officer Encouraged by Medicare Study

James LaBelle, MD, discussed recent report on Medicare performance


Better analysis of patient data by hospitals and physician groups is among the factors behind significant improvement in mortality, hospitalization and medical costs for Medicare patients since 1999, Scripps Health Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle, MD, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

His comments came in response to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association that uncovered the encouraging trends.

Read the Union-Tribune report: Study: Medicare is Improving

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