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March 31, 2014
Hospitals Take the Lead in Push for Medicaid Expansion
Senate Doc Fix Vote Expected Monday
North Adams (MA) Regional Hospital closes after tumultuous day, expected to reopen Monday
Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays
Two Boston hospitals change surgical technique after cancer debate
UC Davis Med Center, Stockton hospital drop joint-venture plans
March 28, 2014
Why the Medicare 'doc fix' vote caught the House by surprise
House SGR Patch Bill Puts ICD-10, Two-Midnights Rule on Hold
Hospitals chart ways to boost care, funding under ACA
Agencies see big data as cure for healthcare ills
ACOs will push hospitals beyond the EHR
Making profits and differences at hospitals
Doctor priorities vs. patient priorities
Slideshow: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace with the Pulse of Population Health
March 27, 2014
Hospital-Acquired Infections Decline, But Threat Remains
Docs to House: Oppose payment patch
Hospital ratings show sharp differences in safety, chance of dying
MO hospitals cut positions, new construction
The most and least healthy counties in America
Growing beyond yesterday's population health management
Nitroglycerin, a staple of emergency rooms, is in short supply
Mayo Clinic aims for more Pentagon funding
Hopkins doctor's files included 1,200 videos, images of patients undressed
March 26, 2014
SGR Patch Bill Proposes ICD-10 Delay; Vote Expected Thursday
CMS Confident as HIX Deadline Nears
Medicare Rules Make Offsite Organ Recovery Costly
45 states fail at posting medical prices, report says
Double dip: Doctors paid to advise, promote drug companies that fund their research
MA hospital to close on 3 days' notice; 500 jobs lost
Consumer, labor groups slam NJ Health Department for lax hospital oversight
L.A. hospital doctors practice communication skills in 'operating room of the future'
March 25, 2014
Duke LifePoint acquires PA hospital system
Medicaid Expansion, Payer Oversight Seen as Vital to Healthcare Reform
Organ Recovery Centers Reduce Transplant Costs 37%
Draft rules would help protect seniors when Medicare Advantage plans drop doctors
FL earns 'F' for healthcare price transparency
Hospitals elevate patient satisfaction to the C-Suite
20 tests healthcare CIOs must juggle
When both doctors care, but neither can help
March 24, 2014
Proposed HIX Rules Would Alter PPACA
Integrating the Health System Revenue Cycle
Fewer patient admissions a symptom of healthcare 'transformation,' study says
Emerson Hospital: Portrait of a community hospital under pressure
Beaumont Hospital discusses merger with Botsford Health Care, Oakwood Healthcare
Healthcare law's 'Wellness' visit might not be free
Cincinnati hospital's live-tweets reveal complications in surgery
March 21, 2014
Oncology Service Line: A Change in Focus
'Vicious Cycle' Flagged in MA Hospital Financing Disparities
Medicare put on the brink, yet again
For-profit hospital regulations weighed in CT
Doctors and tech: Who serves whom?
More drug-resistant infections seen in US children
Efficiency, the doctor will see you now
The diminishing returns of modern medicine
March 20, 2014
5 Steps to Preventing Security Breaches
CMS Announces HIX Changes for 2015
Doctors say Obamacare rule will stick them with unpaid bills
New heart disease guidelines shift more toward statins
Got Obamacare, can’t find doctors
IBM's Watson takes aim at cancer
Alternative to colonoscopy detects cancers, though it has its own 'ick' factor
March 19, 2014
Septic Shock Treatment Protocols Challenged
Physicians Urged to Become 'Political Advocates' for Patients
Concerns about cancer centers under health law
Measles outbreak in NY may have spread in medical facilities
Income puts Rutgers University doctors among elite
Miami-Dade commission signs off on bonus for Jackson hospital workers
MI Medical Center to pay $200,000 to settle reverse-discrimination lawsuit
Unease grows among US doctors over Indian drug quality
March 18, 2014
ICD-10 and EHR Fuel Clinical Documentation Improvements
Poll: Two thirds satisfied with healthcare system
Officials consider new uses for old Parkland in Dallas
Glaxo to bring doctors in-house as educational speakers
A surgical procedure's risks, unmentioned
Save a brain, make a checklist
March 17, 2014
Researchers Link ICD-10 Shift to Financial Losses
Two-Midnights Rule Spells Grim Financial Forecast for Hospitals
Castlight IPO ushers in a new era of consumer-oriented healthcare
Computer virus at Glenwood hospital may have jeopardized patient info
Official: Dollar-driven healthcare causes harm
WA healthcare reform enters phase 2
March 14, 2014
Why Is Healthcare Price Transparency So Hard?
US doctors push back on latest Republican move on Obamacare
Survival post-surgery linked to hospital differences
In the fight against germs, NJ healthcare facilities get smarter
NY hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure
Emergency rooms are no place for the elderly
Surgeons using 3-D technology to remove tumors
Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Discuss Population Health Management
March 13, 2014
Payers Detail Strategies That Drive Consumer Satisfaction
EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI
VT has new plan to slow healthcare costs
U of L Hospital officials urge Senate panel not to cut indigent care funding
Overstays cost HI hospitals $63 million a year
McLean (VA) doctor says 'concierge medicine' is future of primary healthcare
March 12, 2014
Hospital CEO Turnover Hits Record High
US, citing 'urgent' need, calls on hospitals to improve disaster plans
Doctor payments on the decline
Lawmaker: Readmission fines should reflect patient demographics
NY hospital alerting 4,247 patients of possible blood contamination
Can wearable tech prevent healthcare errors?
RI Hospital ER begins Google Glass dermatology study
How HCA turned trauma into a money-maker
March 11, 2014
Another SGR Patch Likely, Lawmaker Says
Rules to Rein in HIX Narrow Networks Could Drive Away Payers
US administration pulls back on Medicare drug benefit proposals
US cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise
Law, healthier beneficiaries helping trim Medicare costs
Electronic health records: A hard pill to swallow for some doctors
NJ doctor wearing Google Glass peers into future of surgery
FL trauma centers charge fees the moment patients come through the door
March 10, 2014
Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems
Cheaper surgery sends Lowe's flying to Cleveland Clinic
What makes a community healthy?
Healthcare violence: Urologists on edge; motivations under scrutiny
Maryland online exchange problems cloud doctor's vision for healthcare
Hidden healthcare fees leave patients fuming
Opinion: Another healthcare crisis—closing hospitals
March 7, 2014
In NY, a heart surgery factory with 'obscene levels' of pay
NPs in FL could soon prescribe controlled substances
Yale New Haven Health Partners with Tenet Healthcare in CT
The Secret to Physician Engagement? It's Not Better Pay
Opinion: Hospitals are the big winners
Is it ill-advised for doctors to Google their patients?
March 6, 2014
Physicians Take SGR Repeal Message to Washington
Gadgets like Fitbit are remaking how doctors treat patients
Opinion: Physicians in Congress—A prescription for better health policy?
Norovirus outbreak at rehab hospital sickens 25
Medical tort reform would cap 'pain and suffering' damages at $350,000
Slideshow: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency
March 5, 2014
Health workers' union pushes hospital cost control in CA
CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals
As full disclosure nears, doctors' pay for drug talks plummets
Repurposing closed hospitals as for-profit medical malls
2 lawsuits allege unnecessary heart procedures at King's Daughters Medical Center (KY)
Opinion: The quest for population health management
Erlanger: Cutting PTO was necessary amid hospital's financial woes
Insurers, Medicaid fear multibillion-dollar hepatitis C drug tab
March 4, 2014
Proposed hospital sale means NJ will pay $30 million debt
Hospitals Adapting Amid Continued Drug Shortages
AHRQ: Surgical Admissions Bring 48% of Hospital Revenue
Medical imaging launches campaign against cuts
As doctors embrace tablets, management headaches grow
Doctors are key source of narcotics for riskiest users, study says
The doctor visit of the future may be a phone call
Health Department says some in RI might have been exposed to measles
What brings Americans to the ER?
March 3, 2014
Steep Drop Seen in Medically Unnecessary C-Sections
Two-Midnight Rule Must be Fixed or Replaced, Say Providers
Administration faces opposition to changes in Medicare prescription drug program
Batavia, Rochester hospitals pursue merger
One-liners may hint at feelings about healthcare
Opinion: Healthcare jobs are getting squeezed, finally