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The acceptance rate for ICD-10 test claims was higher during end-to-end testing conducted April 27-May 1 than for a previous end-to-end test held in January, and the majority of errors did not involve diagnostic coding, CMS reported. During the most recent week, over 23,000 test claims were forwarded by 875 participants.

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The House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act's medical device tax and Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board.

The acceptance rate for ICD-10 test claims was higher during end-to-end testing conducted April 27-May 1 than for a previous end-to-end test held in January, and the majority of errors did not involve diagnostic coding, the CMS reported. During the most recent week, over 23,000 test claims were forwarded by 875 participants.

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Customer interactions can go badly because employees are not taught to consider the cynical or skeptical viewpoints of many customers, writes Micah Solomon. "If you teach yourself, and your staff, to view their service behaviors as would a customer who's a hypersensitive, hypercritical crank, your staff and you will begin to see flaws in the customer experience and any number of inanities that you'd otherwise miss," he explains.

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Forbes

Less than 12% of U.S. residents were uninsured for all or part of the first three quarters of 2014, down from the high teens and low 20s since the mid-1990s, a CDC National Health Institute survey revealed.

Research from the University of California at San Francisco linked zinc levels to the formation of kidney stones, which are small, hard masses of crystalized minerals. The study found that changes in the amount of oxalate in the urine, a risk factor for kidney stones, were associated with dietary intake of zinc.

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About 10.2 million U.S. residents enrolled in a health insurance plan for 2015 through an Affordable Care Act exchange and paid their first month's premium, the CMS said. About 1.5 million people dropped health plans selected through an exchange.

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