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February 28, 2014
Obama budget will seek record funding for new doctors
Citing 'distraction,' Quality Forum CEO resigns board seats
Healthcare pros react to Hillary Clinton's HIMSS speech
Hospitals coping better as drug shortages persist
Report: Obama considered scrapping Healthcare.gov during crisis
Sebelius: US healthcare delivery system stuck in 20th century
Co-Ops report early enrollment successes and expansion plans
Doctors struggle to save for retirement despite high salaries
Can doctors be taught how to talk to patients?
Stethoscopes do as much dirty work as hands in spreading germs
February 27, 2014
Health IT oversight guidance expected from federal agencies by end of March
Many Americans open to narrow doctor networks in Obamacare
Highmark won't pay hospital rates for care in physician offices
So many changes to the healthcare law, but are they legal?
Groups push FDA to revoke approval of highly potent painkiller
Highmark to reduce payments for some oncology-related services
CPOE stragglers: One hospital's fix
Review finds Wellmark reserves 'reasonable and prudent'
MO House backs limits on medical malpractice
Toothaches a headache for FL emergency rooms
Opinion: A morbidly obese patient tests the limits of a doctor's compassion
February 26, 2014
Health law faced cybersecurity challenges
Obama: Health insurance enrollment at 4 million
Health data industry fights FDA oversight
Holder, Sebelius tout billions in healthcare fraud recoveries
CT plans to market health exchange expertise
MaineGeneral hospital 'doing its best' amid bed shortage
Popular US health reform plan may not cut costs, boost quality
UC San Diego researchers try to quiet noisy hospitals
Centralizing organ removal may benefit transplants
Dad delivers baby himself — inside a hospital room
February 25, 2014
Report: Premiums may rise for 11 million workers
AR lawmakers to vote on funds for alternative to Obamacare
New ACA insurance causes headaches in some doctors' offices
Pediatrics group advises against retail store health clinics for kids
Virginia and other states wrestle with whether to expand Medicaid under ACA
NYC hospital agency deficit to more than triple to $1.4 billion
Maryland fires contractor that built troubled health insurance exchange
CIO to CIO: Advice on ACOs
Opinion: Even as a doctor with decent insurance, I had difficulty entering the healthcare system
Baylor Plano declines prestigious Baldrige award after patient lawsuits allege botched surgeries
February 24, 2014
How to bring the price of healthcare into the open
Dispute grows over tax exemptions for nonprofit hospitals
Designation change could cut critical access hospital funds
ME bills seek 'narrow' network explanations
Partners' deal stirs debate on controlling costs
Hospitals have new tool to save money
How a St. Louis-based healthcare system became one of the nation's biggest
Cardiologist: UnitedHeathcare failed to advise Yale-New Haven Hospital patients
Faculty questions NYU Langone's political fund-raising efforts
Doctor's X-ray postings unsettling
February 21, 2014
How Obamacare could unlock job opportunities
Is Medicare drug coverage in jeopardy?
Private exchange sees surge in healthcare enrollment
Busted state Obamacare websites haven't caught up to Healthcare.gov
Opinion: To pay for Medicare SGR repeal, build on bipartisan healthcare policy
Health centers see threat from 'private option' Medicaid
U of I doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
Settlement reached on Long Island College Hospital's future, attorneys say
Online patient reviews: 6 strategies for doctors
The lies that doctors and patients tell
February 20, 2014
Biden indicates healthcare sign-ups may fall short of unofficial goal of 7 million
Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine
Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting
Employers in US turn to private exchanges to cut health costs
Uninsured trauma patients may get better hospital care
Athenahealth teams with doctor-led ACO
CA voters may decide medical malpractice cap
Nurse practitioners win first round in 'scope' fight
Computer woes slam Banner hospital staffs
WA using fake rappers, real patients in new health insurance ad campaign
February 19, 2014
Sebelius: 'No evidence' Obamacare costs jobs
Congress seeks $150B to end 'doc fixes'
Online doctor reviews not commonly researched by patients
Healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks
Opinion: Bigger hospitals mean higher prices, not better care
Gilbert (AZ) hospital files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Patients caught in price war between Meadowlands Hospital and UnitedHealthCare
NM Bill would block hospital collection efforts
Highmark looks to expand into northeastern PA
A new kind of transplant bank
February 18, 2014
Republicans open investigations into Obamacare's disaster sites
Starr leads purchase of healthcare services firm MultiPlan
Maryland consumers remain stuck in the health exchange
Opinion: The wrong way to fix Obamacare
Without Medicaid expansion, TX hospitals seek long-term solution
MO lawmakers look to crack down on healthcare navigators
Urgent care centers in MA fill a gap
A doctor examines how Obamacare could affect her patients
NJ State Board asks: Are there too many 'doctors' in medical profession?
Minneapolis surgeon's unusual aortic procedure is saving lives
February 17, 2014
More firms buying insurance for data breaches
White House says it doesn't know how many in Obamacare have paid
Rural, small hospitals may get break from federal rule
Why paying doctors salaries instead of fees won't make healthcare cheaper
ME co-op network includes some NH hospitals
NY nurses rally for 'safe staffing' at hospitals
Opinion: What's going to happen to doctors? Look at what's happening to lawyers
Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases
Libraries serve as health insurance info hubs
Opinion: A watchful eye in hospitals
Opinion: EHRs must solve real problems
February 14, 2014
The 10 least expensive health insurance markets in the US
As healthcare shifts, US doctors switch to salaried jobs
Moody's blasts proposed Obamacare changes
1 in 5 buyers of insurance under new law did not pay premium on time
Obamacare developers turn to payment tracking
New billing standards to help patients with debt
Computer system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates
WA hospitals sue state over new rules on mergers and affiliations
Will most healthcare apps escape FDA scrutiny?
Struggling Brooklyn hospitals expected to remain open after Obama administration approval
February 13, 2014
3.3 million enrolled on health marketplaces, including more young people, government says
Payments to CEO raise new conflicts at top health quality group
Hospitals' dialysis plan is under new scrutiny
Baptist Health CEO: Psych beds being cut in national trend because they're unprofitable
Ballot battle brews over hospital pricing in CA
Do doctors need EHR 'scribes'?
VT's largest hospital says new insurance working
Novant Health enhances cleaning procedures after 18 exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Healthcare tweak: Big companies get wiggle room
Why CVS will never actually be a healthcare marketplace
February 12, 2014
Vast study casts doubts on value of mammograms
DaVita says it will pay $389M to settle fed investigations
Obama says latest delay is 'smoothing out' shift to new health law
Parkland Memorial Hospital plans to restore incentive pay for top executives
Opinion: Yes, we can trim Medicare spending
Telemedicine bolsters ICU care in rural Maryland hospitals
Employers scrutinize latest healthcare concession
CT Governor: Let NPs work independently
Prescription drug database gets first-round approval in MO House
The collapse of big law: A cautionary tale for big med
February 11, 2014
The White House is relaxing the employer mandate again
AMA supports overhaul of Medicare doctors' pay
Hospitals push back on proposal to extend cuts
Firm fixing Obamacare website has history of problems
Healthcare.gov to be out of service
AR's Medicaid experiment, key to Obamacare expansion, on ropes
Shortages of critical drugs continue to vex doctors
Opinion: Healthcare information security—Still no respect
NC hospital apologizes for exposure to disease
IL using The Onion to reach young uninsured
February 10, 2014
Will saving on healthcare hurt the economy?
Meet the man set to take on 1 million Dallas patients (and what he plans to do)
Corporate backing is helping Obamacare go mainstream
For 3 million, 'affordable' healthcare might not be
Penn researcher helps healthcare providers win hearts, minds of veterans
Researchers hope new data collaborative will lower healthcare costs, improve treatment
Brookdale Hospital nurse allegedly attacked by patient
Hospital fights insurance rules
Frustrating Medicare catch: Who's an inpatient at the hospital and who's under observation?
Cyberattacks are on the rise. And healthcare data is the biggest target.
February 7, 2014
Insurers slash specialty hospitals to keep premiums low
Aetna profit misses estimates on low Medicare margins
Insurers eye market for supplemental health coverage to fill various gaps
Maryland hospitals don't know how they'll cover costs of new regulations
FL House looks to give nurse practitioners more power
The evolution of health IT continues
Opinion: The healthcare myths we live by
Insurance executive to help fix MA Health Connector site
In hospital as inpatient, or for observation? Your cost might differ
A startup club for doctors only
February 6, 2014
NY doctors charged in drug scheme at clinic controlled by traffickers, authorities say
Why CVS isn't selling cigarettes anymore
Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices
Finding uninsured Americans by the numbers
VA hospitals lobby for Medicaid expansion
TX hospital discloses huge breach
Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare form new ACO
Natchez (MS) hospital plans to file for bankruptcy
Florida Hospital building apartment complex for its workers
How healthcare costs affect small town living
February 5, 2014
Health law could mean fewer full-time workers, CBO says
CVS Caremark plans stop selling tobacco products
Patient coordination would get boost if Medicare changes how it pays docs
WellPoint, a onetime critic of health law, may yet profit
Senator cites 'serious concerns,' demands National Quality Forum records
Opinion: Health law goals face antitrust hurdles
Hospitals use 'hot spotting' to zero in on super-users
PA hospital aims to help uninsured by listing prices
UMC labor contract is rejected over issue of longevity pay
Report: Fewer ER visits for OR Medicaid patients
How community health workers dramatically improve healthcare
February 4, 2014
10 places where health insurance costs the most
If the latest Obamacare lawsuit succeeds, Obamacare is in big trouble
Obama says extent of healthcare website flaws unexpected
LSU official is the finalist for Parkland CEO
Study: Patients need training on new health insurance
Healthcare's slack security costs $1.6B
MRSA super bug tamed at Louisville VA hospital; others urged to follow example
Patients may now get lab results without a doctor's help
CT hospital labor dispute ends with agreement
New report directs blame in SF hospital patient's stairwell death
February 3, 2014
Federal agency delivers 'two-midnight' win to hospitals
Healthcare.gov can't handle appeals of enrollment errors
Changes in healthcare delivery affecting Kaleida bottom line
A group testing health policy is criticized for study tactics
Life after Jan. 1: KY clinic offers early glimpse at realities of healthcare law
Maryland may be the model for curbing hospital costs
Tulsa healthcare sector provides massive economic impact
Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton nabs hospital patients from rivals
Struggling Townsend hospital talking with Billings Clinic
Rural GA feels sticker shock on federal health-insurance site
Investigation finds hospital, sheriff dept. made errors in missing patient case