It costs cost $96 billion to treat smoking related diseases.
Under the Affordable Care Act programs to end smoking will be reimbursed under Medicaid.The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the costs to will be outweighed by savings in health costs plus additional savings coming from a healthier workforce. Download the announcement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ... []
Berwick keynotes National Council meetings
Donald Berwick keynotes San Diego's meeting of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Watch the on video presentation, including questions and answers from the audience. []
Obama urged to force hearings on Berwick
According to Modern Healthcare, "A virtual Who's Who of the patient-safety and health care quality movements has signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to request that Senate hearings be held on his nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick." []
Berwick nomination in doubt
. . .unfortunate for health reform []
Applauding the Berwick appointment
. . .it's about time []

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