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July 31, 2014
Obamacare dividends pile up for hospitals as patients pay
House approves bill overhauling VA healthcare
Poor planning and oversight led to 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
Johnson & Johnson urging doctors to steer clear of hysterectomy device
KY attorney general seeks to join Kosair Children's Hospital fight
Novant Health to roll out EMR system at Triad hospitals this weekend
Hospitals look to ease anxiety over scanning machines
July 30, 2014
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
Geisinger CEO to resign in 2015
Oregon looks at regulating insurer doctor networks
Health insurers' top lobbyist on Obamacare's next challenges
Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care
Jobs at risk as Mission Health eyes deep budget cuts
Healthcare security: CSOs needed
Why are dope-addicted, disgraced doctors running our drug trials?
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'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
Improving the 'handoff' in children's hospitals cuts down on errors
Google's mixed messaging about its healthcare plans
Can doctors teach the body to cure cancer?
Some FL doctors are refusing to accept Obamacare
July 28, 2014
After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA healthcare
Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say
Costs of expanded audits aimed at Medicare fraud hit healthcare firms
AK hospitals in spat over patient agreements
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
NY state healthcare experiment emphasizes prevention
Hospital or hotel? New hospitals take cues from hospitality industry
July 25, 2014
Obamacare loophole has insurers worried customers will skip December premium
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
PA doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker
Invoking anti-fraud law, LA doctor gets rich
Opinion: Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?
At Cleveland hospitals: Entry-level positions open, but more doctors and RNs needed
Health insurance: Clear as mud
July 24, 2014
Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division
Mayo Clinic sees big future for personalized medicine
Gilead cures 9,000 Hep C patients, collects $5.7 billion
FDA mobile apps loophole hazardous for healthcare
Robot bladder surgery fails to deliver fewer complications
Massive influx of Medicaid enrollees strains Oregon, exacerbates doctor shortage
Uncompensated costs, regulations hurting rural KY hospitals
RI hospital to pay patients $150K for data breach
U of Virginia doctors developing medical internet
Why do other rich nations spend so much less on healthcare?
July 23, 2014
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
NC hospital leaders explore expansion strategy
Cardiologists sever ties with Mercy, head back to private practice
UNC hospitals face Medicare penalties
Opinion: Meaningful Use EHR audits: When, not if
Fourth bacterial infection death reported at SC hospital
July 22, 2014
Hopkins agrees to pay $190 million to settle pelvic exam claims
Whistleblower complaints about VA's problems bring retaliation, watchdog group alleges
Nurses shift, aiming for more time with patients
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
Health officials: WV clinic reused needles; patients there, Ohio urged to be tested
Burnout in the hospital: Why doctors are set up for stress
July 21, 2014
How a team of hospital doctors boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety
Rural IA hospital courts urban patients
Doctors, nurses relying more on tablets in hospitals
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
Weeks after fire, Crittenden Regional Hospital (TN) has re-opened
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
Insurers in US territories get Obamacare exemptions
Pressure builds on Obama for decision on employer mandate
US is last in global healthcare rankings
Are hospitals responding to a health reform that hasn't happened yet?
Busy ER may mean better care
Opinion: Don't rule out anything on Medicare
Healthcare IT cloud safety: 5 basics
Independent ID doctors defy hospital trend
Texas Health partners with CVS on walk-in health clinics
What if healthcare spending doesn't destroy America?
July 17, 2014
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
Specialty care is a challenge in some ACA plans
LSU hospital privatization deals cost less than expected
Seton Medical Center workers seek to preserve jobs, services with sale of hospital
'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork
Flu shots lag among MA acute-care workers, regulators find
Registered nurses increasingly delay retirement, study finds
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
Budget office lowers its estimate on federal spending for healthcare
Hospitals face major government crackdown for injuring patients
Policies banning hospital visits of crime suspects outrage families
The Obamacare surge? No sign of pent-up doctor demand yet
TX sees increased Medicaid signups
CT coding issues not expected to affect Maryland health exchange
Doctor admits taking bribes to order lab tests for patients
An ER, not a hospital, is set to open at St. Vincent's site
Opinion: Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders
Opinion: Kaiser's anemic new Oakland hospital leaves us a bit ill
July 15, 2014
The doctor will click on you now, but can she feel your pain in an e-Visit?
Standardize EMRs, for security & safety’s sake
If color or shape of generic pills changes, patients may stop taking them
Doctor characteristics may influence prostate cancer treatment
Doctors find strategies to reduce medication errors among kids
Sunshine Act will reveal drug companies giving gifts to doctors
IBC touts positve results from ACO payment model
Nurse practitioners gain flexibility with new KY state law
Opinion: When doctors commit suicide, it's often hushed up
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
Health care executives juggle dual responsibilities
Violent crimes at hospitals on the rise
Charlotte places sixth for most expensive healthcare in nation
Opinion: Getting sick of corporate medicine
ID ranks 31 nationally for healthcare
OH rural hospitals face financial woes
Health care settings accommodate obese population
As health care costs grow, everything else shrinks
July 11, 2014
Uninsured rate sinks to record low
It looks like Obamacare patients can see their doctors, after all
Will health reform bring new role, respect to primary care physicians?
Did health insurance premiums jump 50 percent because of Obamacare?
OIG report: Medicare made $1.7B in 'questionable' payments
New MA health insurance website passes key test
MI reached its health insurance enrollment goals 8 months early
VT lawmakers approve health care rules
Opinion: VA manufactured its own doctor shortage
The physical exam as refuge
July 10, 2014
Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks
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
New hospital garments could minimize infection
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
CA healthcare union tells elected officials to shun hospital chain
July 9, 2014
UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs
Millions of electronic medical records breached
Former NYC hospital executive charged with $5.6 million painkiller theft
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
Nurse firing highlights hazards of social media in hospitals
July 8, 2014
Obamacare's next threat: A September surprise
The giant problem American healthcare ignores
How IL has spent $56M from health law's prevention fund
AL physicians form network to provide private care for state veterans
During natural disasters, hospitals must bounce back, health officials say
Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins ink cancer deal
Opinion: Fixed nurse-patient ratios are needed in more than just the ICU
Boot camp for new doctors aims to prevent 'July effect'
Number of nurses in OK at all-time high
AZ Supreme Court: Hospitals are subject to laws protecting vulnerable adults
July 7, 2014
Drive-thru healthcare: How McDonald's inspired an urgent care gold rush
Opinion: The risks of hospital mergers
The healthcare waiting game
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
CDC: Painkiller prescription rates vary widely among states
NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases
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
VA hospital claims turn-around on wait times
Governor intervenes in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute
Opinion: Healthcare data analytics gone wrong
Audit finds MA doctors' criminal cases go unreported
Jury: St. Luke's Hospital should not have sued families from unsuccessful killer nurse lawsuit
July 1, 2014
Can the Procter & Gamble CEO clean up the VA?
Washington and other states see new insurers on exchanges
UnitedHealth, an insurer switching roles, helps hospitals on Medicare billing
Doctors shortage worsening, demand growing
Many hospitals struggle to understand their own cost data
Big data helps insurer pinpoint at-risk patients
MGH to screen all patients for substance abuse
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?
Doctors' group advises against regular pelvic exams