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October 31, 2013
Should You Keep Sales Reps Out of the OR?
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
Tavenner apologizes for health site delays, cites progress
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
City of Pittsburgh responds to UPMC claim that it has no employees
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
Healthcare.gov up again after data system crash, may be slow: agency
Healthcare.gov is not being repealed
White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty
White House knew millions could not keep their health insurance
Should hospital ratings be embraced, or despised?
October 28, 2013
Mapping Patient-Nurse Interactions Could Minimize Infections
HealthCare.gov crashes amid changes
Adverse Events Draw $775K in Fines at 9 CA Hospitals
Patients, firms shop for better healthcare deals
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
Hundreds of LICH employees receive layoff notices
Frustrated by Healthcare.gov, some consumers buy off exchange
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
Should medical school last just 3 years?
October 24, 2013
The Trouble With Pay-for-Performance
Doctors in Residency Fail Tests of Common Courtesy
Here's what happened at White House meeting with payers
Administration to adjust healthcare penalty deadline guidance
More charged in federal probe of Sacred Heart Hospital
Suit challenging VA health facility law revived
Opinion: Payment reform – flat facility fees & ACOs aren't enough
Hospital cost shifting may be a thing of the past
UPMC, Highmark reach tentative agreement to settle lawsuits
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
UPMC says it does not have employees
Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove elected to IOM
Health co-ops, created to foster competition and lower insurance costs, are in danger
Lawsuit against BJC HealthCare alleges wage violations
Blue Cross says it will pay 4 MS hospitals more
Gov Corbett to sign bill allowing doctors to apologize
October 22, 2013
Nurse Staffing Linked to Lower Readmission Penalties
How Telemedicine Drives Volume, Revenue
Obama pushes health law but concedes website problems
HHS debuts changes to Obamacare website
How long does Obama have to fix Healthcare.gov?
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
Report: Body of Baptist Health Care (FL) CFO Kerry Vermillion recovered
Healthcare name game is confusing, so take note
October 18, 2013
Hospital Inspections to Resume In Full
Sebelius stands by decision not to delay launch of marketplace website
Opinion: ACA's bungled rollout aside, government health insurance works
UnitedHealth sees Medicare payment shortfall, shares drop
NH will hold special session on Medicaid expansion
Why are hospital CEOs paid so well?
October 17, 2013
Cardio Service Line Introduces Revitalized Mercy Health
Republicans back down, ending crisis over shutdown and debt limit
Opinion: The myth of the medical-device tax
Parkland Memorial Hospital turns attention back to CEO search
Implementing hospital affiliation no simple task
October 16, 2013
Hospital CEO Pay Out of Alignment with Quality of Care
Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)
US nonprofit hospital CEO annual pay averages $600K
VT hospital fears for funding after patient death
Opinion: The huge healthcare subsidy everyone is ignoring
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
Before Selling a Physician Practice, Weigh Tax Risks Carefully
Obamacare's reviled Medicare cuts have turned out better than expected
Patients mired in costly credit from doctors
Study: Hospital CEO pay not tied to quality of care
ME nurses say Obamacare doesn't go far enough, argue for universal coverage
Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of healthcare
Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days
October 14, 2013
Intelligence Report: Toward Population Health
Med Schools Failing on Conflict of Interest Policies
Why is it so hard to find a doctor?
More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators
From the start, signs of trouble at health portal
A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
Health insurance exchanges suffer ills of geography
October 11, 2013
Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth
HIX Lags in Texas, as Providers Wait on Feds
Some say healthcare site's problems highlight flawed federal IT policies
Doubts about pay-for-performance in healthcare
Sicker Medicaid, Medicare emergency patients less profitable
Is Obamacare really to blame for cuts at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals?
AZ medical board took doc licensing shortcuts
October 10, 2013
How the Physician Payment Sunshine Act Could Affect Practice Revenue
CHIME: Mostashari Urges Focus on MU Hardship Exemptions
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
CVS/pharmacies expand retail clinics in LA in response to healthcare market demand
UCLA to run health clinics for Motion Picture & Television Fund
October 9, 2013
Insurers getting faulty data from HIX
Govt. health and safety efforts slowed or halted
U of Miami Hospital overbilled Medicare $3.7M, audit says
Shutdown scuttles inspections of hospitals
Central Maine Medical Center lauds ruling against Anthem
SSM Health Care to begin layoffs
In MN, nurses in trouble get second chances
EHRs, Red Tape Eroding Physician Job Satisfaction
Hospital TB exposure under investigation in NV
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"
Opinion: Sebelius Touts HealthCare.gov
In NC, Medicaid managed care companies finding new opportunities
Orlando Health nurses rallying for unions
Orszag: Are hospitals more efficient than they seem?
October 7, 2013
Medicare Sees 33% Spike in Claims Appeals
Cheaper Way to Stop MRSA Adds No Patient Risk
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
New Prince George's (MD) hospital to cost $655M
Numbers guy sheds light on confusing hospital pricing
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
Hospital mergers may drive up costs
Leader of cancer center works on changes after feedback
Federal government shuts off $20 million in funding to ME hospital
Clinical trial patients to Congress: 'Stop acting like babies'
October 3, 2013
CA eases secrecy rules around health contracts
PA bills want hospitals to take 'any insurer'
UC Irvine and MemorialCare Health System agree to partner, not merge
Western Maryland hospitals form alliance
October 2, 2013
RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge Winners Announced
Tech Glitches Snarl HIX Opening Day
Lessons for the Obamacare rollout, courtesy of MA
Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million
Opinion: Baylor Health System, Tenet Healthcare embrace Obamacare
Research foundation takes control of LSU hospitals
The case for changing how doctors work
'Rock Doc' busted on Medicare fraud charges
October 1, 2013
HIX Open for Business
Cuts to Medicare Payments for Uninsured Begin
Obamacare launch poised to reach millions despite shutdown drama
Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger
Why hospitals should be more like Disney World
Citrus Memorial Hospital boards vote for HCA
Struck by turtle: Anticipating a new healthcare billing system