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January 31, 2014
Patient Safety Orgs Cut Ties With Denham
Physician Wait Times Vary Sharply Among Major US Markets
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
'Great surgeons' who bully med students put us all at risk
January 30, 2014
CCHIT drops EHR certification, will offer advisory services
6 Ways to Avoid Unintentional Medicare Fraud
ICU Infection Prevention Practices Lax
Insurer WellPoint's 4Q profit drops 68 percent
The four most important states to watch on Obamacare's Medicaid expansion
Big impact on income gap is health law's new angle
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
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
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
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
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
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
Court gives nuns a compromise on healthcare issue
Opinion: 5 Hollywood moments in the latest US healthcare spending numbers
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
Court hands victory to Obamacare navigators
ME clinicians urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid
Hospital chain said to scheme to inflate bills
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
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
Newly insured Americans don't understand basic healthcare terms
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
January 21, 2014
Tailoring Cardiac Care for Women
Moody's Outlook Dour on 'Young Invincibles'
Medicare agency seeks to speed up appeals for coverage
MI Republicans rethink Medicaid expansion
Study: Allowing people to stay in existing insurance plans unlikely to disrupt exchanges
Health law spurs state shift in long-term care
UA's prestigous transplant programs thrown into turmoil
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
Partners on anti-merger report: 'Misleading,' 'flawed,' 'inaccurate'
Seals of approval for home healthcare providers
Co-ops the underdog in health insurance marketplace
Former healthcare CEO argues America's medical system rewards bad outcomes
Opinion: The real healthcare 'war' on the young
January 17, 2014
J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Revenue Shifts to Outpatient
HL20: Jeffrey A. Parker—Making Margin While Serving the Poor
House passes bill requiring healthcare numbers
UnitedHealth sees Obamacare and Medicare costs, then growth
Healthcare website passed recent security test
Doctors say pressure on ERs may rise, give U.S. failing grade
Doctors sue NC over Medicaid billing system
White House enlists sports stars in Obamacare push
January 16, 2014
RAC Appeals Process 'Broken,' AHA Says
HL20: Cheryl Bartlett, RN—Public Health Advocacy, From Bottom to Top
Federal judge upholds healthcare subsidies
Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare
Former CBO director launches healthcare think tank
Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente extend payment deadlines again
Maryland to stick with own healthcare site
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
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
Financial Challenges Top Healthcare CEO Concerns
The Trouble with EHRs
Healthcare plans attracting more older, less healthy people
CMS replaces executives who departed after Healthcare.gov troubles
Emergency rooms are front line for enrolling new Obamacare customers
Hospitals blast proposed cut in jobless benefits debate
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
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 Healthcare.gov
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
It's hard to win in the hospital business
January 10, 2014
Overnight Status for Outpatients in MD Raises Safety Concerns
HL20: Karen Davis, Economist—Healthcare is More Than a Numbers Game
House set to vote on Healthcare.gov security bill
Report: Effort to curb health costs should be 'led by the states'
Medicare Part D's hopeful lessons for Obamacare
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
January 9, 2014
NFP Groups Release CA Patient Experience Rankings
HL20: Steven Sonenreich—Talking Transparency
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
MA doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds
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
6 questions that will determine whether Obamacare is a success in 2014
Hospitals overcharging patients, nurses' union says
Report finds more flaws in digitizing patient files
VT plots course for single-payer healthcare system
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
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
Will Obamacare swamp minority physicians with patients?
Survey: Doctors mixed on electronic medical records
Health IT growing rapidly through 2017
January 6, 2014
Top Quality Issues for 2014, Part 1
Retail Medicine a Big Shift for 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
Healthcare.gov 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
Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014, Part 2
SLIDESHOW: HLM Council Members Discuss Changing Organizational Culture
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
TX hospital fires worker for revealing prices up front, lawsuit says
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
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
Marketing efforts to uninsured youth are up