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December 31, 2013
Obamacare just might net its 7 million sign-ups
VT hospital says 30 days to gauge new payments
Unreported robot surgery injuries open new questions for FDA
Court blocks hospital from disconnecting brain dead girl from life support
Most minority patients cared for by non-white docs
For young doctors, hospital paycheck trumps solo practice
This $55,000 bill is the perfect example of our broken hospital system
CO hospital recommends hepatitis C testing for some ICU patients
December 20, 2013
Premier: ACOs Poised for Growth
HL20: Fred Trotter—Balancing Skepticism, Crowdsourcing, and Big Ideas in Healthcare IT
93% of hospital executives think Obamacare will make healthcare better
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital lockout over
Big salaries for chiefs at MA charitable hospitals, health plans
Will automated care plans keep patients healthier?
December 19, 2013
In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine
HL20: Jeffrey Brenner, MD—Providing Better Care to Complex Patients
SGR Bill's Payment Transparency Provision Elicits Concern
The growth of Catholic hospitals, by the numbers
Partners HealthCare CIO: Inside our clinical transformation
WA hospital CEO gets pay cut — to just over $1M a year
Insurers cut doctors, hope costly patients follow, physicians say
Boston surgeon and physician wife push to stop common procedure
Doctors to lawmakers: Remember, people like us
December 18, 2013
Intelligence Report: Cost-Containment Expertise
Citi analyst: US hospital admissions weakest in a decade
Medicare IDs best, worst hospitals for hip and knee replacements
Benefis enters alliance: Strategic partnership with Sanford Health to improve research, healthcare costs
2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at hospital in NV
Sacramento's Gender Health Center offers new possibilities for transgender community
December 17, 2013
Hospital Compare Adds Infection, Stroke, Readmissions Data
HL20: Martin Makary, MD—Pushing to Improve Transparency and Quality Standards
Benefits questioned in tax breaks for nonprofit hospitals
Proposal would protect volunteer doctors
Doctors vary on willingness to talk about hospice
Solving the shortage in primary care doctors
Midwives for the dying
December 16, 2013
State Health Disparities Trace Medicaid Expansion
SLIDESHOW: HL20 — 20 People Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare - 2013
ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit
Seven changes the ACA will likely encourage in the medical system
Opinion: In defense of Catholic healthcare
Reform mixes healthcare and retail
Report shows healthcare's $31B impact on IN
Business is booming at Augusta (ME) hospital
December 13, 2013
AMCs React to Being Shut Out of Some Exchange Plans
HL20: James Merlino, MD—A Passion for Patient Experience
House, Senate committees approve 'doc fix' legislation
US appeals court refuses interim stay in UnitedHealthcare case
Should doctors get paid less if they don't keep patients healthy?
MN's healthcare spending brakes sharply
Are today's new surgeons unprepared?
FDA issues warning to controversial Houston cancer doctor
December 12, 2013
Q&A: Ardis Dee Hoven 'Optimistic' SGR Will Be Repealed
CommonWell EHR Interoperability Pilot Announced
Hospitals vow to reverse budget cuts
Nurses pressing ballot question to limit hospital CEO pay
DMC lawsuit: Merger between McLaren and Karmanos improper
NY data show hospital charges all over the map
Opinion: In healthcare spending, myths of the ER
Parkland Hospital sees decline in patient grievances and complaints
Obesity rate flat for first time in decades, health rankings find
Doctor gets jail time, $562,500 penalty in improper-billing case
December 11, 2013
HL20: George Halvorson—Expectations for Success
Resisting the Healthcare Consolidation Frenzy
NY releases hospital-pricing data, calls for action
Insurance companies sued by hospital for failing to pay lien
Kaiser Permanente reports privacy breach to 49,000 patients
Medicare beneficiaries have good access to doctors, study finds
Workers sue Sandy-devastated hospital as bankruptcy looms
Work continues to fix problems raised by hepatitis C outbreak
3 ways to improve US healthcare, as demonstrated in India
December 10, 2013
1 in 5 CT Screenings for Lung Cancer Results in Overdiagnosis
MGMA Urges 'End-to-End' ICD-10 Testing
Some CA insurance plans narrow doctor, hospital choices
Rehospitalization rates fell in first year of Medicare penalties
How hospitals pass their Obamacare penalties on to patients
Obamacare: An uneven playing field for hospitals
Poll: 30 percent delay costly medical treatment
Another hospital deal raises red flag of rising costs
You're getting too much healthcare
December 9, 2013
LifePoint Bolsters Presence in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
MU Compliance Announcement Sparks Concern, Confusion
Nonprofit excels at integrating mental, physical health care
University of UT data tool clears up healthcare cost image
Houston Methodist Hospital laptop with patient information stolen
December 6, 2013
Obama administration awards $55 million to boost health-care workforce
Hospital M&A Volume Up, Value Down in 3Q
Telehealth Improves Patient Care in ICUs
Feds penalize CNY hospitals nearly $3 million for not measuring up on quality
Doctors, hospitals and clinics reluctant to embrace data sharing, study says
The rules and tools of patient engagement
Minnesota Nursing Board votes to seek more disciplinary power
Opinion: No, there won't be a doctor shortage
December 5, 2013
Douglas Hawthorne—A Chance to Do Something Big
States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Forgo Billions in Federal Funds
NH hospital wants network decision documents
'Convoluted' hospital pricing under scrutiny
Intuitive robots may stall in surgery, company warns doctors
Opinion: To make hospitals less deadly, a dose of data
December 4, 2013
Substance Abuse Resurfaces Among Anesthesiologists in Training
Safety Net Executives Renew Call to Preserve DSH Payments
Updated gets mixed reviews
FDA hopes hospitals will switch to newly regulated pharmacies
UnitedHealthcare, doctors fight in federal court over physician network cuts
Why eliminating 'hospital purgatories' would save billions of dollars
As hospital prices soar, a stitch tops $500
December 3, 2013
How CPOE Will Make Healthcare Smarter
Not-for-Profit Hospitals Find Opportunity Amid Uncertainty
NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case
Controlling healthcare costs
For nurses, hospital jobs harder to come by
Do patient portals improve healthcare?
Hospitals looking for cash up front before most procedures
Palliative care, the treatment that respects pain
December 2, 2013
CMS Sets 2014 Pay Rates for Hospital Outpatient and Physician Services
Nonprofit Hospital Outlook 'Negative' in 2014
Medicare seeks to curb spending on post-hospital care
Revamping the house call to reduce healthcare costs
Medicaid growth could aggravate doctor shortage
Linking genes to diseases by sifting through electronic medical records