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January 31, 2014
Opting out of Medicaid expansion: The health and financial impacts
US says results encouraging for healthcare delivery reforms
Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress
Bill would force MS health insurers to use providers
The health law's '3 Rs' for insurers: A bailout or necessary safeguards?
Study: Obamacare, other health premiums roughly equal
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
Insurer WellPoint's 4Q profit drops 68 percent
Parsing the President's 9 million enrollees
The four most important states to watch on Obamacare's Medicaid expansion
Study: Little evidence of better care at expensive hospitals
Big impact on income gap is health law's new angle
To schedule a doc visit, get in line
San Francisco thinks Obamacare can cut costs, crime rates
Hospitals cut blood transfusions to improve patient recovery, bottom line
7 doctors get probation, must pay $2.6 million for importing illegal cancer drugs
Report: Wikipedia the top source of healthcare info for doctors, patients
January 29, 2014
Wanted: Hospital CEOs without healthcare experience
State of the Union 2014: Obama embraces Obamacare
Hidden financial ties rattle top health quality group
Ex-Microsoft exec brings lists and whiteboard to overhaul of Obamacare website
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
A data-sharing plan that's for your health?
January 28, 2014
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
Feds barking up wrong tree on EHR fraud?
Former Parkland leader now heads Chicago public-health system
FL county with highest uninsured rate sees little impact from Obamacare
Intravenous nurses make points
Seattle medical startup focuses on Google Glass for emergency rooms
January 27, 2014
Doctors abusing Medicare face fines and expulsion
Judge says St. Luke's buyout violates antitrust law, must be undone
Doctor breaks neck, sees reality of healthcare
100-year business: St. John's Hospital negotiates construction, changing healthcare laws
SF General Hospital adopts changes after missing patient's death
BlueCross CEO Bill Gracey takes health care personally
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
January 24, 2014
Hospital consolidation benefits patients, report says
Fewer Americans lack health insurance, poll finds
Some predictions on how Medicare will release physician payment data
Little-known aspect of Medicaid now causing people to avoid coverage
Court hands victory to Obamacare navigators
ME clinicians urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid
Hospital chain said to scheme to inflate bills
Dirty instruments lead to investigation of Seattle Hospital
MN hospitals report fewer preventable mistakes
Which physicians are the happiest at work?
Teaching doctors the art of negotiation
January 23, 2014
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
TX imposes additional rules on health insurance navigators
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
Newly insured Americans don't understand basic healthcare terms
Opinion: Time to fire somebody
January 22, 2014
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
Medicare agency seeks to speed up appeals for coverage
MI Republicans rethink Medicaid expansion
Law's expanded Medicaid coverage brings a surge in sign-ups
Study: Allowing people to stay in existing insurance plans unlikely to disrupt exchanges
Health law spurs state shift in long-term care
As many as 1,000 Marylanders' Medicaid enrollment packets sent to wrong addresses
In MA, website woes frustrate healthcare push
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
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
Partners on anti-merger report: 'Misleading,' 'flawed,' 'inaccurate'
Seals of approval for home healthcare providers
Co-ops the underdog in health insurance marketplace
Experts: still dangerously easy to hack
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
Opinion: The real healthcare 'war' on the young
January 17, 2014
House passes bill requiring healthcare numbers
UnitedHealth sees Obamacare and Medicare costs, then growth
Healthcare website passed recent security test
How Obamacare will hurt doctors
Doctors say pressure on ERs may rise, give U.S. failing grade
3 trends are reshaping healthcare IT
Doctors sue NC over Medicaid billing system
How much to deliver a baby? Charges vary widely by hospital
Lots of new patients, too few doctors
White House enlists sports stars in Obamacare push
January 16, 2014
Federal judge upholds healthcare subsidies
Report: Healthcare fraud cases hit high last year
Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare
Jackson Health System trying to figure out why the surge in uninsured patients
Former CBO director launches healthcare think tank
MO lawmakers outline oral chemotherapy measure
Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente extend payment deadlines again
Maryland to stick with own healthcare site
FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
CEO at Texas Health Resources to step down
January 15, 2014
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
SC lawmakers take aim at healthcare law
UnitedHealth gets renewal on federal exchange work
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
Healthcare plans attracting more older, less healthy people
CMS replaces executives who departed after troubles
Emergency rooms are front line for enrolling new Obamacare customers
The truth behind Obamacare 6 million figure
Hospitals blast proposed cut in jobless benefits debate
Why doctors are fighting over blood pressure guidelines
Should medical school be shortened to three years? Some programs try fast tracking.
App's map of the human body also charts next generation of surgical training
A busy doctor's right hand, ever ready to type
NM ruling will allow doctors to help patients die
January 13, 2014
MD's plan to upend healthcare spending
Second wave of health insurance disruption affects small businesses
Enrollees at health exchanges face struggle to prove coverage
Administration taps Accenture to take over
NYC healthcare union wields new clout
House votes to increase security measures on healthcare exchanges
Healthcare job losses for first time in decade
Special healthcare tax could hit governments hard
GA hospital fires two workers over missing computer
UT working to process 24,000 applications for healthcare
Opinion: Regional healthcare: Disrupt the pace of innovation
It's hard to win in the hospital business
January 10, 2014
House set to vote on security bill
Report: Effort to curb health costs should be 'led by the states'
Some find health insurers have no record of them
Medicare Part D's hopeful lessons for Obamacare
People don't like their health plan options on the federal website
MA Health Connector fraught with uncertainty
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
Report finds billions wasted on healthcare
Feds, NY AG sue Novartis over Rx kickback scheme allegations
Opinion: Can 2014 be the year of real healthcare innovation?
Study: Supplemental plans raise Medicare costs 22%
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
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
6 questions that will determine whether Obamacare is a success in 2014
5 program management lessons from
Hospitals overcharging patients, nurses' union says
Report finds more flaws in digitizing patient files
VT plots course for single-payer healthcare system
HHS to strengthen enforcement of HIPAA transaction rules
Tampa Bay doctor to pay $400,000 to settle Medicare fraud case
January 7, 2014
Healthcare costs keep rising, but at slower pace
364 hospitals have high rates of overall readmissions, new Medicare data show
Obamacare Medicaid split creates two Americas for poor
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
Health IT growing rapidly through 2017
Study finds more diabetic hospital visits when food budgets dip
When doctors 'Google' their patients
January 6, 2014
Fact-checking healthcare: A year-end report
Opinion: It's time to rethink health insurance
This is not your parents' health insurance
Medicare Advantage and the 'theft' of $156 billion
On 'Meet the Press,' Noseworthy says healthcare system in US needs restructuring has trouble recognizing new babies
Obamacare: Hundreds of thousands of Californians finally get health insurance
Healthcare changes to watch for in 2014
Faith groups spread word on healthcare
Providing healthcare complicated in rural areas
January 3, 2014
11 attorneys general slam Obama healthcare fixes as illegal
Obamacare's Medicaid expansion may create Oregon-like ER strain
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms
Obamacare's use expected to spike beginning next week
Finding health insurance for 71 cents per month
TX hospital fires worker for revealing prices up front, lawsuit says
Obamacare brings Medicaid to Skid Row
Maryland state leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
Healthcare tech leaders share New Year's resolutions
Doctors allege hospital owner committed Medicare fraud, offered kickbacks
January 2, 2014
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
Marketing efforts to uninsured youth are up