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July 31, 2014
Obamacare dividends pile up for hospitals as patients pay
Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch
Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
House approves bill overhauling VA healthcare
Poor planning and oversight led to Healthcare.gov flaws, GAO finds
Panel approves bill letting people keep old health insurance plans
5 reasons we can't predict the future of health costs
Humana shares fall as US health insurer cost worries grow
CA makes significant progress in enrolling previously uninsured, survey finds
KY attorney general seeks to join Kosair Children's Hospital fight
Novant Health to roll out EMR system at Triad hospitals this weekend
July 30, 2014
Premium Subsidy Fight Creating Uncertainty for Hospitals, Health Plans
IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
Appeals court rejects constitutional challenge to Obamacare
Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here's why
A health trade-off that's here to stay: Lower cost, limited choice
Oregon looks at regulating insurer doctor networks
Jobs at risk as Mission Health eyes deep budget cuts
Some hospitals won't reveal how much they pay U.S. News for use of 'Best Hospitals' logo
July 29, 2014
Deal allots $17 billion for overhaul of VA healthcare system
Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts
Medicare's hospital trust fund appears flush until 2030
Assurant Health to pay $30.8M in Obamacare rebates — most in nation
Health Policy Commission says discharge trends driving MA healthcare spending
Insecure communications costly for hospitals
Medical identity theft can threaten health
Two Kansas City area hospitals to be sold
Google's mixed messaging about its healthcare plans
Some FL doctors are refusing to accept Obamacare
July 28, 2014
CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors
As Medicare Advantage Cuts Loom, Disagreement Over Program's Stability
Costs of expanded audits aimed at Medicare fraud hit healthcare firms
High prices raise questions about hospitals' charity status
Obamacare architect provides fodder for court challenges
Other hospitals help Hopkins pay $190 million settlement
Sanford Health settles lawsuit alleging kickbacks to doctors
New pay model leads some physicians to leave Mercy
Hospital or hotel? New hospitals take cues from hospitality industry
July 25, 2014
Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Name IT Spending Priorities
Roundtable: To Arrest HAIs, Culture Trumps Campaigns
When hospitals buy clinics, prices go up
Feds cap maximum fine this year for not buying health insurance
Jurors find TX hospital chain owner guilty on all 15 counts
New Orleans East Hospital opens quietly, still seeking accreditation
Health insurance: Clear as mud
July 24, 2014
Ascension, Carondelet to Partner with Tenet, Dignity Health
Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says
Gilead cures 9,000 Hep C patients, collects $5.7 billion
Uncompensated costs, regulations hurting rural KY hospitals
RI hospital to pay patients $150K for data breach
Why do other rich nations spend so much less on healthcare?
July 23, 2014
Study Puts Spotlight on Preventing Fall-Related Injuries
Rulings on health law are far from last word
Undercover probe finds health law failings
Medicare testing payment options that could end observation care penalties
Hospital rents 'innovation space' from healthcare accelerator
Halifax Health settles last part of whistle-blower lawsuit for $5.5M
Cardiologists sever ties with Mercy, head back to private practice
UNC hospitals face Medicare penalties
July 22, 2014
Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts
Roundtable: Life After a Healthcare Organization Acquisition
Hopkins agrees to pay $190 million to settle pelvic exam claims
Accretive Health's new CEO says top job is financial restatement
Opinion: Will hospitals' higher facility fees survive health reform?
Crouse Hospital posts procedure prices online
NH hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs
Hospital chain owner's trial expected to include billing audit
July 21, 2014
University Hospitals, Aetna form accountable care organization (ACO) in Cleveland
All NJ hospitals will have to disclose more financial information, health commissioner says
AL Hospitals Taking Hit
Hospitals see troubles in red states that snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid deal
50 years of health spending in one animated chart
Opinion: Busy doctors, wasteful spending
July 18, 2014
Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data
Pressure builds on Obama for decision on employer mandate
Are hospitals responding to a health reform that hasn't happened yet?
Opinion: Don't rule out anything on Medicare
What if healthcare spending doesn't destroy America?
July 17, 2014
CareFirst Announces PCMH Program Results
Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention
New challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees don't understand their insurance plans
State health insurance exchanges limp toward relaunch
Insurer that fixed Obamacare benefits from business boom
LSU hospital privatization deals cost less than expected
Seton Medical Center workers seek to preserve jobs, services with sale of hospital
The case for concierge medicine
July 16, 2014
HCA boosts guidance as hospital chain's profit beats estimates
At NewYork-Presbyterian hospital, its ex-CEO finds lucrative work
CHI Launches Prominence Health Subsidiary
Budget office lowers its estimate on federal spending for healthcare
An ER, not a hospital, is set to open at St. Vincent's site
July 15, 2014
Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings
Docs, Specialists ID Proposed Payment Fee Concerns
Narrow Provider Networks Set to Spread
Sunshine Act will reveal drug companies giving gifts to doctors
IBC touts positve results from ACO payment model
Opinion: Why improving access to healthcare does not save money
July 14, 2014
Hospitals continue to shut down in rural America
AZ unpaid hospital bills drop after Medicaid expansion
Charlotte places sixth for most expensive healthcare in nation
Opinion: Getting sick of corporate medicine
OH rural hospitals face financial woes
As health care costs grow, everything else shrinks
July 11, 2014
Hospitals Tops in Physician Benefits
Uninsured rate sinks to record low
Did health insurance premiums jump 50 percent because of Obamacare?
OIG report: Medicare made $1.7B in 'questionable' payments
VT lawmakers approve health care rules
July 10, 2014
Physician Pay Increasingly Linked to Value-based Metrics
Medicare providers complain of duplicative audits
Even more proof health records need to go digital
Race is on to profit from rise of urgent care
Report raises red flags on medicare lab billing
NY awards $462M to help hospitals keep services
Meadowlands Hospital to eliminate 100 jobs, CEO letter says
IL hospital fees to pay for error reports
July 9, 2014
Advanced EHRs Save 10% Per Patient, Study Says
UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs
Tenet Healthcare to acquire Saint Mary's Hospital (CT)
$100M in federal funds to go to local health centers
In TN, limited patient options bring some of cheapest premiums
Hopkins, hospital union agree to tentative deal on wage increases
PinnacleHealth-Hershey Med merger: close scrutiny expected
Cleveland's healthcare jobs power shifting from hospitals to research labs
July 8, 2014
2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Detailed
BLS: Healthcare Job Growth Inches Ahead
M&A Links to Integration Questioned
Obamacare's next threat: A September surprise
How IL has spent $56M from health law's prevention fund
Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins ink cancer deal
July 7, 2014
Providence, Swedish Health Launch Employer-Driven ACO
Emergency Surgeries Drop with Insurance Expansion in MA
Fees Lurk in Health Plans' Shift to e-Payments
Drive-thru healthcare: How McDonald's inspired an urgent care gold rush
Opinion: The risks of hospital mergers
Doctors may soon be paid for not making you wait
Health Net vows to improve healthcare coverage, service
Triangle (NC) hospitals go Epic with multimillion-dollar software
Investments being made in rural healthcare in ND
Opinion: After Hobby Lobby—A single-payer healthcare solution?
Good Shepherd Hospital's $247 million makeover begins
Opinion: Google co-founders to healthcare—We're just not that into you
July 2, 2014
Beaumont Health Clears Key Hurdles in Latest Merger Try
2 GA Healthcare Systems Ink Partnership Deal
Inspector General reports find problems with Obamacare eligibility
MA Governor Signs ICU nurse-staffing bill
OR program allows mediation for medical errors instead of suing
Governor intervenes in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute
Opinion: Healthcare data analytics gone wrong
Jury: St. Luke's Hospital should not have sued families from unsuccessful killer nurse lawsuit
July 1, 2014
Providers Blast CMS on Two-Midnight Rule
Washington and other states see new insurers on exchanges
UnitedHealth, an insurer switching roles, helps hospitals on Medicare billing
Many hospitals struggle to understand their own cost data
Cheaper premiums in 'copper' health plans mean higher costs to pay if you get sick
Opinion: What’s in a health economist's toolbox for controlling cost growth?