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January 31, 2014
Patient Safety Orgs Cut Ties With Denham
Physician Wait Times Vary Sharply Among Major US Markets
Opting out of Medicaid expansion: The health and financial impacts
US says results encouraging for healthcare delivery reforms
Bill would force MS health insurers to use providers
CA marketplace among first to post customer health plan ratings
Patients may have to compete with computers for doctors' attention
'Great surgeons' who bully med students put us all at risk
When doctors give patients money
January 30, 2014
CCHIT drops EHR certification, will offer advisory services
6 Ways to Avoid Unintentional Medicare Fraud
ICU Infection Prevention Practices Lax
Study: Little evidence of better care at expensive hospitals
To schedule a doc visit, get in line
Hospitals cut blood transfusions to improve patient recovery, bottom line
7 doctors get probation, must pay $2.6 million for importing illegal cancer drugs
January 29, 2014
Wanted: Hospital CEOs without healthcare experience
HIX Pains Now, But Hope for Long-Term Relief in NH
Don't Overlook Coding Opportunities For Routine Services
Hidden financial ties rattle top health quality group
KY hospital settles fraud case for $16.5 million
PA Hospital association CEO reacts to Obamacare, high hospital costs
Patient stunned by $89,000 charge for 18-hour stay at HMA-owned hospital
What patients will share to improve care
Intermountain Healthcare drawing transplant patients from across US
New web site shows costs of SC hospitals
January 28, 2014
Hospital Federation: No Link Between Consolidation, High Prices
Pledges Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Rates
With Community Health deal done, two hospital firms are tied for largest
Brooklyn hospitals to close without federal money, Mayor and Governor say
Jackson Health Trust votes to phase out unpopular healthcare contribution
Hospitals struggle with intravenous saline shortage
KentuckyOne warns of possible layoffs, must improve performance by $218M
Former Parkland leader now heads Chicago public-health system
Intravenous nurses make points
Seattle medical startup focuses on Google Glass for emergency rooms
January 27, 2014
Doctors abusing Medicare face fines and expulsion
100-year business: St. John's Hospital negotiates construction, changing healthcare laws
SF General Hospital adopts changes after missing patient's death
Out of healthcare furor, satisfaction in New England
Hospital employment in Northeast PA falls 10 percent
Court gives nuns a compromise on healthcare issue
Opinion: 5 Hollywood moments in the latest US healthcare spending numbers
Opinion: The complexities of race and racism in healthcare
Little Threat to Specialists' Revenue in Choosing Wisely Recommendations
Frozen Out of HIX, NH Hospitals Feel Burned
January 24, 2014
Hospital consolidation benefits patients, report says
AHA Eyes 'Extremely Challenging' 2014
HL20: Laurent Gueris—Creating a Patient Experience Environment
Some predictions on how Medicare will release physician payment data
ME clinicians urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid
Hospital chain said to scheme to inflate bills
MN hospitals report fewer preventable mistakes
Which physicians are the happiest at work?
Teaching doctors the art of negotiation
January 23, 2014
HL20: Kristine Aznavoorian, RN, MS—Working to Heal Sexually Abused Children
Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution
Jackson hospital reaches deal with unions to restore workers' pay
Community Health gets US OK to buy HMA
Aetna CEO says out-of-control health costs demand change in US
Maryland hospitals face deadline for picking new payment system
Allegheny Health Network to ink 5-year deal with Johns Hopkins for cancer treatment
Physician EHR adoption leaps 21% in 2013
Boston Medical Center is ahead of the curve on alarm fatigue
Opinion: Time to fire somebody
January 22, 2014
Will Physicians Be Dropped From Managed Care Networks?
HL20: Larry Rhodes, MD—Passion for Healthcare in the Mountain State
Cook County Hospital CEO leaving for NYC post
Anthem exec: Data-sharing will trump hospital mergers
Wyden plan may be vision for future Medicare reforms
WI hospitals cut costs by $45.6M, trade group says
MA launches a grand experiment: Pricing healthcare
Federal regulators haven't decided on LSU charity hospital deals
Offer made for Natchez (MI) hospital
Consumers expecting free 'preventive' care sometimes surprised by charges
Opinion: Doctors and hospitals posing as charity cases? It's nauseating
Why aren't doctors more tech-savvy?
January 21, 2014
Tailoring Cardiac Care for Women
Moody's Outlook Dour on 'Young Invincibles'
Medicare agency seeks to speed up appeals for coverage
Health law spurs state shift in long-term care
UA's prestigous transplant programs thrown into turmoil
Nonprofit clinic offers 'bridges of health' to Philadelphia's illegal immigrants
Doctors' dress code aims to halt nasty germs
January 20, 2014
Business Roundup: Health System Buyers, Partnerships Sought
Miami Children's Hospital Cuts Chargemaster Rates by 30%
Patients' costs skyrocket; Specialists' incomes soar
AL, GA earn failing grades in new healthcare report card
New medical codes parse ailments to the finest detail
Seals of approval for home healthcare providers
Immigrants without legal status remain mostly in healthcare limbo
Former healthcare CEO argues America's medical system rewards bad outcomes
Technology to play bigger role in care
January 17, 2014
J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Revenue Shifts to Outpatient
HL20: Jeffrey A. Parker—Making Margin While Serving the Poor
How Obamacare will hurt doctors
Doctors say pressure on ERs may rise, give U.S. failing grade
How much to deliver a baby? Charges vary widely by hospital
Lots of new patients, too few doctors
January 16, 2014
RAC Appeals Process 'Broken,' AHA Says
HL20: Cheryl Bartlett, RN—Public Health Advocacy, From Bottom to Top
Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare
Jackson Health System trying to figure out why the surge in uninsured patients
MO lawmakers outline oral chemotherapy measure
FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
CEO at Texas Health Resources to step down
January 15, 2014
HL20: Nann Worel—Serving the Medically Underserved
CMS to Release Physician Payment Data
Medical debt will persist despite health law
Miami Children's Hospital to help patients estimate costs up front
Ex-CEO of HMA named in whistleblower lawsuit
New orthopedic consortium pushes back against migration to hospital employment
No easy definition for 'abusive' prescribing
Parkland narrows CEO search to three candidates
Cape Cod Healthcare CEO got $2M even after he quit
Why I had to close my preventive healthcare clinic
January 14, 2014
Financial Challenges Top Healthcare CEO Concerns
The Trouble with EHRs
Emergency rooms are front line for enrolling new Obamacare customers
Hospitals blast proposed cut in jobless benefits debate
Should medical school be shortened to three years? Some programs try fast tracking.
A busy doctor's right hand, ever ready to type
NM ruling will allow doctors to help patients die
January 13, 2014
Healthcare Job Growth Weak in 2013
Business Roundup: Healthcare M&A Activity Brisk
HL20: Charles Ornstein—Pushing Healthcare Transparency for the Public Good
Healthcare job losses for first time in decade
GA hospital fires two workers over missing computer
It's hard to win in the hospital business
January 10, 2014
Overnight Status for Outpatients in MD Raises Safety Concerns
Fairview restricts visitors to its 6 MN hospitals to fight flu
Understanding the updated EHR donation rules
NV continues to rank poorly in numbers of doctors, nurses
MediBid auction site lets doctors bid for patients
January 9, 2014
NFP Groups Release CA Patient Experience Rankings
HL20: Steven Sonenreich—Talking Transparency
Opinion: Can 2014 be the year of real healthcare innovation?
HMA holders approve sale to CHS
Outpatient surgery center plans overnight stays
Report: Federal government lacks safeguards against EHR fraud
Free clinics' role uncertain with expanded health insurance coverage
MA doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds
Healthcare costs higher for smokers after surgery
Who defines 'medical necessity'?
Generic, brand companies have concerns about FDA's proposed drug shortage rule
January 8, 2014
Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions
HL20: Kermit Crawford—Creating an Entry Point for Healthcare Access
Non-profit health centers enter insurance realm
US hospital shares rally as investors see reform boost
Cracking the code on healthcare costs: What the states can do
Hospitals overcharging patients, nurses' union says
Report finds more flaws in digitizing patient files
Tampa Bay doctor to pay $400,000 to settle Medicare fraud case
January 7, 2014
Healthcare costs keep rising, but at slower pace
Healthcare Spending Growth Hits 53-Year Low
Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 2
364 hospitals have high rates of overall readmissions, new Medicare data show
Could malpractice reform save the US healthcare system?
Stocks worry investors sick as losses spur more hospital visits
How much does a new hip cost? Even the surgeon doesn't know
Will Obamacare swamp minority physicians with patients?
Survey: Doctors mixed on electronic medical records
Study finds more diabetic hospital visits when food budgets dip
When doctors 'Google' their patients
January 6, 2014
Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 1
Retail Medicine a Big Shift for 2014
On 'Meet the Press,' Noseworthy says healthcare system in US needs restructuring
Healthcare.gov has trouble recognizing new babies
Faith groups spread word on healthcare
Providing healthcare complicated in rural areas
January 3, 2014
Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 2
SLIDESHOW: HLM Council Members Discuss Changing Organizational Culture
Obamacare's Medicaid expansion may create Oregon-like ER strain
Obamacare's use expected to spike beginning next week
TX hospital fires worker for revealing prices up front, lawsuit says
Healthcare tech leaders share New Year's resolutions
Doctors allege hospital owner committed Medicare fraud, offered kickbacks
January 2, 2014
Healthcare Uncertainties to Intensify in 2014
Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 1
For Obamacare, it's finally showtime
Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start
Justice delays health law's birth control mandate
Healthcare funds cure portfolio pain in 2013
Medicare pricing drives high healthcare costs
MT hospital to pay $3.85 million for violating anti-kickback statute
Vanderbilt revives plans for children's hospital expansion
Opinion: As hospital clout grows, costs go up
Keeping a doctor under Obamacare is no easy feat