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May 30, 2014
Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients
Medtronic settles whistleblower lawsuit for $9.9M
Physicians, hospitals size up value-based healthcare
Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients
Senators push for Medicare to cover lung cancer test
Doctor shortage is cited in delays at VA hospitals
Measles cases in US spike to highest level in 20 years
NH nears settlement with most hospitals
Hospital accused of dumping patient in L.A.'s skid row to pay $500,000
Healthcare's new friend: Avatars
May 29, 2014
KY hospital to pay nearly $41M in federal settlement
Adventist Health admits it violated federal law
7 things healthcare systems should know about the next big benefit change
Harsh report finds VA hid waiting lists
Supporters, critics weigh in on Partners takeover of Hallmark
GA looks to reopen some closed hospitals as ERs
Experts expect changes in FL's 'post-caps world'
Healthcare IT security worse than retail, study says
Study: MS worst state for nursing
With special clinics, hospitals vie for hesitant patients: Men
Most doctors wouldn't want intensive care at the end of life
Sonoma County man battling cancer denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross after paying $100K in premiums
May 28, 2014
Insurers push to rein in spending on cancer care
Hospitals face Obamacare uninsured funding gap
US Republican seeks private healthcare for waiting veterans
Opinion: Privatization won't fix the VA
Safety net hospitals already seeing more paying patients — and revenue
Allina closes United Hospital floor as it seeks $100M in cuts
Center sues in an effort to make Medicare Advantage files public
CEO Pay: Healthy pay for healthcare CEOs
Patients advise doctors on ways to reform medical practice
Should doctors work for hospitals?
May 27, 2014
Wild health insurance rate hikes may settle down, filings show
Insurance sign-ups rise, but poll shows little love for health law
When hospital systems buy health insurers
Why is the new Obama health chief sailing to her confirmation?
IRS bars employers from dumping workers into health exchanges
Private hospitals could take some pressure off VA
States eye more oversight of health insurance exchange workers
Opinion: How technology can transform our healthcare labyrinth
Some med school grads fail to get residency
Hospitals look to health law, cutting charity
May 23, 2014
ACA, spending cuts slow healthcare hiring
Some CO doctors may be overcharging Medicare for routine visits
What will it take to fix VA healthcare?
Obamacare expected to be boon to urgent care facilities
Opinion: Hospitals continue to cripple Medicare
Medicare to expand 'prior authorization' for device coverage
Single sign-on transforms healthcare at MI hospital
How many patients should doctors see each day?
Union in Johns Hopkins case wants hospitals to disclose employees on public assistance
How the typical hospital will change with tech and shift to patient-centered care
May 22, 2014
Overwhelming vote for Obama's HHS nominee
Medicare may be overpaying hospitals for patients who don't stay long
Federal funds earmarked to offset PPACA insurer losses
It's crunch time for Obamacare's broken exchanges
FDA advisory on surgical device divides doctors
Only 2 in 5 L.A. health clinics are ready for Obamacare patients
Elderly may have trouble accessing online health records
Highmark CEO ousted by board
Rural hospitals a model for cutting healthcare costs
When doctors play this game, patients get better medical care
May 21, 2014
Fixing would be top priority, HHS nominee Burwell says
CMS pressed to approve Medicare fraud rules
3-hospital takeover by Partners OK'd
White House sends Obama aide to investigate deaths linked to VA center in Phoenix
Another state nixes its health exchange
RI Health Dept. OKs merger of hospitals with CA firm
Better healthcare through analytics
Way too many doctors are prescribing antibiotics in error, study says
Millennials, Boomers want different healthcare conveniences
Patients lose when doctors can't do good physical exams
May 20, 2014
Report: Fear of high Obamacare premiums 'unfounded'
New Obamacare penalties will be tough to enforce
Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud, experts say
Study: Limited competition raised Obamacare prices
Group demands probe into possible NIH conflict of interest
Healthcare IT priorities: No breathing room
What a doctor may miss when he reaches for the MRI first
Wait times to see a VA doctor an issue for MI veterans
TX nurse practitioners look to ease supervision rules
When doctors treat patients like themselves
May 19, 2014
Obama allies revive push for Obamacare CEO
Medicine's top earners are not the MDs
Obamacare subsidies may be wrong
Humana Inc. faces federal probes of Medicare overbilling allegations
EHR adoption a success, says ONC leader
VA official quits amid furor over delayed care at hospitals
Poorer health of surgery patients on Medicaid may alter law's bottom line
High charges by doctors may or may not be red flags for fraud
As rural hospitals fail, GA considers downsizing
Mother accuses doctors of forcing a C-section and files suit
May 16, 2014
Meet the docs who charge Medicare top dollar for office visits
Obama administration approves cost control strategy for health procedures
One reason health insurance premiums vary so much
AMA challenges accuracy of Medicare data dump
US mines personal health data to find the vulnerable in emergencies
Inside global hunt for source of MERS
PA's Medicaid expansion to require 723 new workers
Diabetes afflicts 1 in 3 hospitalized patients over 34 in CA
MO passes measure requiring criminal background checks for health insurance navigators
Insurance broker admits pocketing nearly $1 million in bogus healthcare premiums
May 15, 2014
Insurers to publish healthcare prices online
6 reasons Obamacare premiums are going up next year
GOP demands states pay for botched exchanges
Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions
Healthcare dives into big data
A look at allegations of cover-ups at VA hospitals
Do seniors have too many Medicare plans to choose from?
For Medicaid patients, access to primary-care may not be as advertised
Opinion: How meaningful is Meaningful Use
Big data treasure trove from routine medical checkups
May 14, 2014
Medicaid rolls grow in states resisting health law
One health insurer wants to cut rates 6.8%. Another wants to hike them 26%. What gives?
University Hospitals CEO reports solid financial results in annual address
Opinion: Why primary care physicians need a minimum wage
Ousted surgeon's supporters pack Aspen hospital board room
Amid budget woes, county looks to new future for Kern Medical Center (CA)
Two FL hospital employees have flu-like symptoms after contact with MERS case
St. James hospitals no longer for sale
Brooklyn judge rules against first-place bidder for Long Island College Hospital
Three Harvard hospitals pilot Google Glass app Remedy
May 13, 2014
Overused medical services cost Medicare billions of dollars
Fears of doctor shortages under new health law may have been overblown
Insurers give $1.5B in rebates under Obamacare
$474M for 4 failed Obamacare exchanges
Hospitals see blue-red divide early into Obamacare's coverage expansion
With report of nurse understaffing dangers, group pushes to revive hospital staffing bill
How MA screwed up Obamacare
Group pushes Congress to regulate telehealth
Cloud-based EHRs: Sky's the limit
The doctor will see you now via webcam
May 12, 2014
Health centers hurt in states that skipped Medicaid expansion
US healthcare firms pay $4.8m in damages after 6,800 patient records leaked to web
Not everyone embraces Cerner's vision of healthcare IT
Partners HealthCare income tumbles amid insurance losses
Apple's healthcare prospects intrigue industry observers
Dell seeking start-ups innovating in healthcare
Hard part of Affordable Care Act is making health system affordable
Emergency room reopens at Kinder (LA) hospital
Affordable Care Act a boon for some small businesses
Opinion: The key to surviving the new brutal world of healthcare
May 9, 2014
Report: Excitement over healthcare spending may be overblown looks like a bargain compared with state exchanges
Study: Obamacare premiums may see double-digit rise
The hospitals most likely to give patients a C-section, ranked
EHR swaps coming for many healthcare organizations
Doctors nationwide victimized in ID theft fraud
CDC warns of common parasites plaguing millions in US
What doctors earn when they graduate, in one chart
Can Wikipedia ever be a definitive medical text?
What the US can learn from Brazil's healthcare mess
May 8, 2014
Hospitals are cutting down on their deadly mistakes, HHS says
Senate panel to grill Obama's nominee for US health secretary
Newly insured paying premiums under health law
Hospitals boost patient safety, but more work is needed
Cancer doctors join insurers in US drug-cost revolt
$4.8M is heftiest HIPAA penalty yet from federal regulators
Former Obamacare czar wants to make single-payer happen
Humana sees 2014 membership growth as Obamacare sales surge
Donna Shalala: Distrust hobbles health data sharing
Chronic disease patients' top online privacy worries
Cedars-Sinai, MemorialCare Health partner in new healthcare technology fund
May 7, 2014
Chemo costs in US driven higher by shift to hospital outpatient facilities
Surgeries at ambulatory centers are quicker and cheaper than at hospitals
Lawmakers advance next Louisiana hospital privatization plan
Summa Health to close St. Thomas Hospital emergency room
Tenet CEO: Obamacare has not freed up our ERs
Unions to drop CA hospital initiatives
$7 million 'hospital within a hospital' planned for Missouri Baptist
Hopkins cancer center gets $65 million gift
Orlando eye doctor accused of $7 million in Medicare fraud
Opinion: The day I started lying to Ruth—A cancer doctor on losing his wife
May 6, 2014
Fewer in US lack health insurance, but issues remain
Death rate fell in MA after healthcare overhaul
If healthcare usage is surging, where are the healthcare jobs?
Hospitals' purchase of doctors leads to higher prices, spending, study finds
MA discarding broken Obamacare site
First US MERS patient expected to be released from IN hospital
Healthcare nonprofit learns patient engagement game
NY hospitals overcharge med records by $7M
VA treatment records falsified, probe finds
Prescription for disaster
May 5, 2014
Healthcare spending surges in first quarter
Telemedicine policy draws opposition from patient advocates, healthcare providers
Feds reject LSU hospital deals
Health exchange boosts WA state Medicaid enrollments, but are there enough doctors?
FBI, Inspector General investigators probing Cover Oregon HIX debacle
Healthcare exchange enrollment numbers grow in GA
Obama, Sebelius make fun of healthcare website failures at WHCD
Patients fear Mt. Sinai will drop low-cost insurance plans
Navy not following Army's lead on healthcare
Opinion: Medicare Advantage—Moving toward a better model for American healthcare
May 2, 2014 finished strong despite rocky start, enrollment data show
Medicare seeks to stop overpayments for hospice patients' drugs
Envisioning the end of employer-provided health plans
Doctors think the other guy often prescribes unnecessary care
Tech preps healthcare organization for lawsuits
Nurses taking on new roles under Affordable Care Act
CDC: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die unnecessarily every year
Nationwide scam targeting doctors and others hits MT
Opinion: The coming two-tier health system
The states with the worst healthcare systems
May 1, 2014
New price transparency rules for hospitals under Obamacare
Tenet Healthcare Corp. pays $5 million to settle False Claims Act case
WellPoint softens forecast for Obamacare rate hikes
The $2.8 trillion question: Are health costs growing fast again?
Who really pays for healthcare might surprise you
Boston hospital fires contractor after data breach
Cloud, analytics improve breast cancer screening education
HIV patient's lawsuit against Lahey Clinic and doctors moves forward
World Health Organization: No, seriously, stop abusing antibiotics
Opinion: Preserving the integrated model of care