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June 28, 2013
Individual Mandate Exemptions Finalized
Gun Injury Hospitalizations Drop 67% in CA
The gulf between doctors and nurse practitioners
Independent hospital resists pressure to align with Mayo
No more chemo: Doctors say it's not so far-fetched
June 27, 2013
Consensus Stirs for Medicare Reform
Intermountain Launches Analytics Tool for Population Health Data
Hospital officials complain to senate panel about Medicare efforts on observation care
Senate critic of nonprofit hospitals blasts CEO bonuses
This GA hospital shows why rejecting Medicaid isn't easy
Opinion: Can comparative effectiveness research save healthcare?
Hospital deports stroke patient
June 26, 2013
Reform Puts a Squeeze on Revenue Cycle
Grassley: Who approved these hospital CEO bonuses?
Pittsburgh seeks dismissal of 'bizarre' UPMC civil-rights complaint
Policy keeps some rural doctors from delivery room
Parkland Memorial Hospital still struggling to hire enough registered nurses
CA fines Kaiser $4 million over access to mental care
June 25, 2013
Outpatient Preventive Care Efforts Lower Costs Only Marginally
Tenet to Acquire Vanguard in Surprise $4.3B Deal
WellPoint caps surgery costs to save pension fund without hurting health
Federal regulators reviewing preliminary findings of Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital survey
NH report criticizes Exeter Hospital in hep C outbreak
Jackson Health System board seeks $830-million bond for hospital upgrades
Hospitals offer better food as patient satisfaction becomes more important under federal health law
GW hospital uses out-of-context Reagan footage in ad
Obamacare starts in 99 days. These 99 things need to happen before then.
June 24, 2013
MLR Statute Credited with $3.4B Insurance Premium Cut
GAO: HIX Unready by October?
Tenet Healthcare buying Vanguard Health for $1.8 billion
A Louisville clinic races to adapt to the healthcare overhaul
Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo
NY braces for healthcare overhaul
Dialogue: Will training more doctors improve healthcare?
June 21, 2013
In Search of the Health IT Experts
Antitrust Ruling Could Impact State Regulatory Boards
Opinion: Physician shortage raises questions
In Brooklyn, Long Island College Hospital staff gets reprieve
Lower-radiation scans could arrive soon at OH hospitals
June 20, 2013
Lawmakers Call for Access to Medicare Claims Data
Hospital investors sold on US health reform despite bumps
Investigation follows trail of a virus in hospitals
Health orgs oppose WI bill barring docs from asking about gun ownership
New England has more primary care doctors than most of US
Sleep deprivation in hospitals is a real problem
June 19, 2013
Healthcare Costs 'An Abomination' Says Senate Finance Committee Chair
Healthcare Consolidation: M&A Not the Only Way
Brill: Health law won't bring prices down for patients
Medical group recognizes obesity as a disease
MaineCare's payday will help hospitals, patients unlikely to see lower rates
Opinion: Should hospital payments be cut if it's cheaper in doctor's office?
June 18, 2013
Outside review of clinical data finds a spinal treatment's benefit overstated
PwC: Pace of Rising Medical Costs Slowing
ACOs Widespread, Yet Challenged
Patients Shoulder Nearly 25% of Medical Bills
NC physicians group coordinate to improve care and avoid penalties
Chicago safety-net hospitals face uncertain future
Hospital price data—There's an app for that
June 17, 2013
HFMA: Patient Financial Interaction Guidelines Sharpened
CMS Issues Health Insurance Exchange Proposed Rules
Healthcare Leaders Seek Strategic Sweet Spot
Hospital CEO bonuses reward volume and growth
FBI: Chicago hospital kept patients too sedated to breathe on their own
For timely access to care, patients may seek a new path
Walk-in clinics gaining popularity
June 14, 2013
MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures
AHIP: Kaiser CEO Advocates for Quality of Care
Healthcare providers speak up for immigrants
EMHS on budget as other ME hospitals struggle financially
Small US insurers fill gaps for MS health exchanges
NY hospitals shelve rivalries for proton beam project
June 13, 2013
Aggressive End-of-Life Care Easing in Hospitals
Data Collaborative Taps Predictive Analytics to Coordinate Care
Obamacare shows hospital savings as patients make gains
Accenture forecasts fast retail clinic growth
Did mismanagement or charity care cause Roseland Hospital's financial emergency?
Kaiser's Obamacare rates surprise analysts
FL pill mill database leaked patient info, says ACLU
L.A. leads US in Medicare spending on end-of-life care
June 12, 2013
SCOTUS: Class Arbitration Upheld in Physician-Insurer Case
Healthcare's overlooked cost factor
University of Maryland Medical Center to begin layoffs
NY bill would mandate hospital nurse staffing
Parkland to sell last bond package to finance new public hospital
Monopoly on hospital surgical services called into question
Opinion: Hospital pricing needs to be simpler, more equitable
June 11, 2013
SGR Ripe for Repeal
Why Putting Capital Into EMR is a Smart Move
A tax fight in Pittsburgh and the future of non-profit hospitals nationwide
Civil Service clears layoffs of LSU hospital employees
With nurses at risk of compassion fatigue, hospitals try to ease their stress
IBM's Watson helping ME doctors in cancer research
Corrupt lab boss: Hundreds of doctors took bribes to help steal millions from Medicare
June 10, 2013
How Loyola Makes Flu Shot Compliance Soar
Immigration Bill Lowers Hurdles for Foreign-Born Docs
MA hospitals pulling back on salaries and benefits
$120,000 offered for developer to create hospital pricing app
7 states with the highest healthcare costs
June 7, 2013
CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors
Physician Practices Pressured to Review Revenue Cycle Management
FL rejects Tenet hospital plan near Scripps
June 6, 2013
Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts
ACO Shared Savings is Top Payer Partnership
States' hospital data for sale puts privacy in jeopardy
Maryland panel approves hospital rate increase
Officials from L.A. urge delay in transferring some to managed care
Suburban NY hospital struggles to open after Sandy
Civil Service panel rejects LSU hospital layoff plans
June 5, 2013
RWJF Launches Hospital Pricing App Challenge
Kidney Care Advocates Fight Medicare Cuts
AHA Defends Hospital Consolidations
Hospital's prototype mobile app delivers medical info directly to patients
Patients warm to nurse practitioners, physician assistants
Doctors, hospitals, unions push to stop Medi-Cal cuts
June 4, 2013
Datapalooza: HHS Unveils Medicare Outpatient Costs
Court challenges could tear down major pieces of Obamacare
Kaiser API opens healthcare data to mobile apps
FL hospital takes a step toward price transparency
June 3, 2013
Montefiore to Acquire Another Bankrupt Hospital
Medicare Fund Future Still Grim
The $2.7 trillion medical bill
Hospital CEOs see double-digit pay hikes
Midlevel healthcare providers seen as part of the solution
Home healthcare firms foresee boom, challenges
Trapped in the hospital bed
New facilities, collaboration changing way NY region receives healthcare
NC hospitals' tax break could get eliminated