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October 31, 2013
Joint Commission Announces 'Top Performers'
Sebelius apologizes for health site's malfunctions
Memo raised security concerns about healthcare website
Insurers, White House argue against delaying healthcare deadline
Vendor's server problem knocked down health website
Top hospitals opt out of Obamacare
Group's lawsuit seeks to void healthcare law
The President wants you to get rich on Obamacare
Doctors' group to launch own health plan for staff
October 30, 2013
ED Visits By Nursing Home Residents 'Disproportionately High'
Slideshow: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics
Health site chief expects low initial enrollment number
Tavenner apologizes for health site delays, cites progress
Insurers oppose Obamacare extension as danger to profits
Sebelius to testify on troubled website rollout
Holy Cross Hospital's parent company taps Rick Gilfillan as new CEO
Aetna's 3Q profit rises 4 pct
How VT plans to push further on health
October 29, 2013
Health site puts agency and leader in hot seat
5 Ways Health Systems Can Reduce ED Usage
How to Find the Right Ortho Device at the Right Price
Medicare premiums to remain flat in 2014 up again after data system crash, may be slow: agency is not being repealed
White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty
Poll: 47% don't know where to get healthcare info
White House knew millions could not keep their health insurance
October 28, 2013 crashes amid changes
Patients, firms shop for better healthcare deals
State healthcare website recovering from glitches
Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out
America's 'other' healthcare revolution
Garden City (NJ) chief of staff: Hospital is a 'tough business to be in'
Health insurance fair draws thousands to downtown Dallas
Frustrated by, some consumers buy off exchange may be a 'black swan'
October 25, 2013
Slideshow: HLM Council Members on the Primacy of Primary Care
NCQA: Appropriate Use of Antibiotics by Providers 'Declining'
Obamacare applications near 700,000, official says
Sebelius promises fixes to healthcare website
Obamacare contractors say testing of website was limited
Obama team to clarify healthcare penalties
Healthcare law fails to lower prices for rural areas
Opinion: The wildest time ever in American healthcare
Nonprofit hospitals swap breaks for mergers under law
October 24, 2013
The Trouble With Pay-for-Performance
Here's what happened at White House meeting with payers
Administration to adjust healthcare penalty deadline guidance
Opinion: Payment reform – flat facility fees & ACOs aren't enough
UPMC, Highmark reach tentative agreement to settle lawsuits
Medicare drags feet on secure patient IDs
October 23, 2013
Sebelius thrust into firestorm on exchanges
Healthcare Job Growth Continues at Tepid Pace
Leapfrog Releases Another Hospital Safety Report Card
White House brings in help to fix healthcare website
Insiders who worked on US health website describe high stress, complaints about major problems
Big insurers avoid many state health exchanges
Health co-ops, created to foster competition and lower insurance costs, are in danger
Blue Cross says it will pay 4 MS hospitals more
October 22, 2013
Obama pushes health law but concedes website problems
HHS debuts changes to Obamacare website
Navigating healthcare expenses costly
How long does Obama have to fix
OH panel approves Medicaid expansion in victory for Obamacare
TX doctors, hospitals don't know if they're in or out of Obamacare plans
October 21, 2013
Contractors see weeks of work on health site
Targeting All-Cause Readmissions an Ambitious Strategy
Residents Save $2M By Eliminating Needless Lab Tests
Obama to call healthcare website glitches 'unacceptable' as fix sought
Hospitals face whole new world under health law
Healthcare exchanges have received 476,000 applications, US officials say
Driving a new bargain on healthcare
Republicans say Kathleen Sebelius will have to answer for healthcare exchanges
Q&A: FL's top health care navigator in spotlight
How doomed itself by screwing startups
Healthcare name game is confusing, so take note
October 18, 2013
Remote Patient Monitoring Poised for Growth
Sebelius stands by decision not to delay launch of marketplace website
Obamacare helpers frustrated as tech problems stall enrollment
Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared
Opinion: ACA's bungled rollout aside, government health insurance works
UnitedHealth sees Medicare payment shortfall, shares drop
OR cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks
NH will hold special session on Medicaid expansion
October 17, 2013
Claims Data Underreports Pressure Ulcers
Republicans back down, ending crisis over shutdown and debt limit
Here's why broke down
Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31
Search tools wanting on many exchanges
Maryland HIX data privacy under the microscope
October 16, 2013
Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs) on track to miss its enrollment deadlines
Miami leads nation in Medicare drug spending
Opinion: The huge healthcare subsidy everyone is ignoring
Hospital progress toward Meaningful Use, so far
Adventist HealthCare CEO: Don't drop your company health plan
The CDC and the shutdown: Potentially a big deal
October 15, 2013
Moody's: HIX Uncertainties Will Hurt NP Hospitals' Credit
Obamacare's reviled Medicare cuts have turned out better than expected
Patients mired in costly credit from doctors
States encounter Obamacare impostors
Patients pay before seeing doctor as deductibles spread
ME nurses say Obamacare doesn't go far enough, argue for universal coverage
Dignity Health, Optum launch joint venture to simplify patient billing
Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of healthcare
October 14, 2013
Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health
Those proton beams don't come cheap
Health insurance exchanges plagued by data errors
From the start, signs of trouble at health portal
Healthcare rates spark a mix of shock and delight
A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
Pushing healthcare in USA's poorest big city
Health insurance exchanges suffer ills of geography
Obesity surgery coverage balloons the cost of some healthcare plans in VA
October 11, 2013
HIX Lags in Texas, as Providers Wait on Feds
Obamacare officials defend online exchanges
Some say healthcare site's problems highlight flawed federal IT policies
Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor review
Doubts about pay-for-performance in healthcare
Health act embraced in CA
Sicker Medicaid, Medicare emergency patients less profitable
Is Obamacare really to blame for cuts at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals?
Opinion: Obamacare failed website's clever innovation
October 10, 2013
Uninsured find more success via health exchanges run by states
NIH admits a dozen critically ill despite shutdown
The shutdown, the debt and healthcare: a primer
The real face of healthcare reform
Scammers busy under guise of Obamacare
October 9, 2013
Insurers getting faulty data from HIX
Govt. health and safety efforts slowed or halted
Questionable design blamed for HIX website woes
U of Miami Hospital overbilled Medicare $3.7M, audit says
Shutdown scuttles inspections of hospitals
Central Maine Medical Center lauds ruling against Anthem
In MN, nurses in trouble get second chances
October 8, 2013
Simple Outpatient Protocols Reduce CLABSI by 48%
MGMA Fears 'Catastrophic Backlogs' From ICD-10 Testing Pullback
Hospitals and insurers struggle to reduce costs from "super-utilizers"
What everyone is getting wrong about
America's healthcare upheaval: Will it get better?
Many doctors unsure about participating in health exchanges
Opinion: Sebelius Touts
In NC, Medicaid managed care companies finding new opportunities
October 7, 2013
Medicare Sees 33% Spike in Claims Appeals
Cheaper Way to Stop MRSA Adds No Patient Risk
Health insurance shoppers suffer sticker shock
A techie walks us through's two big problems
Opinion: Pent-up demand for health insurance
Without TX help, hospitals must make Obamacare work
Opinion: Exchanges will raise US healthcare costs
Opinion: At core of US healthcare dysfunction – it's the prices, stupid
Numbers guy sheds light on confusing hospital pricing
Healthcare holdouts: Uninsured but resisting
October 4, 2013
Patient Gripes Poor Indicators of Quality Care
Providers Face Tougher HIPAA Rules
Obamacare wait times cut by one-third, HHS says
Obamacare has time to fix exchanges — but not forever
Online health exchanges: How secure?
Online delays signal strong demand for healthcare
The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion
Clinical trial patients to Congress: 'Stop acting like babies'
October 3, 2013
NPs Love Their Jobs, For Now
ICU Delirium Linked to Post-Discharge Cognitive Decline
Problems at healthcare website not from online attack, experts say
Government shutdown forces hospital to turn patients away
Insurance may narrow race gap in access to surgery
CA eases secrecy rules around health contracts
Some physicians still charge co-payments banned by law
Physicians brace for insurance-induced headaches
Texans bypass website glitches to get healthcare
PA bills want hospitals to take 'any insurer'
October 2, 2013
RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge Winners Announced
Tech Glitches Snarl HIX Opening Day
Health insurance markets open amid heavy volume and delays
Lessons for the Obamacare rollout, courtesy of MA
Obamacare demand signals potential success for exchanges
Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million
Opinion: Baylor Health System, Tenet Healthcare embrace Obamacare
Cuts block some seeking NIH research treatment
The case for changing how doctors work
'Rock Doc' busted on Medicare fraud charges
October 1, 2013
HIX Open for Business
Obamacare launch poised to reach millions despite shutdown drama
US plans to unveil new insurance options
White House shows off website to buy health insurance under Obamacare
Struck by turtle: Anticipating a new healthcare billing system