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July 31, 2013
Orszag: Critics wrong about Medicare payment board
Despite EHR, Patient ID Problems Persist
Fight to Replace HMA Board Continues
Community Health faces investor fight in $3.9 billion HMA deal
Delay of employer mandate will cost $12B
A government shutdown won't stop Obamacare
Wrinkle in health law vexes lawmakers' aides
NC makes move to improve health cost transparency
Marin General Hospital to spend $500K on campaign to pass bond measure
UT hospital spares no expense to lure customers
For-profit ERs next to Starbucks stir controversy
July 30, 2013
HMA to be sold to Community Health for $3.6B
Richard Bracken to step down as HCA CEO
White House touts slow increase in healthcare costs
Beth Israel to pay $5.3M settlement to resolve Medicare fraud allegations
AMA: Medicare gains from physicians' advice
Nonprofit health center tries to recover stolen millions
July 29, 2013
Berwick Names 11 Monsters Facing Hospital Industry
Physician Groups Divided on GAO Self-Referral Report
Medicare, Medicaid crackdown limits healthcare providers
The hype over hospital rankings
Healthcare workers, lawmakers rally to keep NY hospital open
Ex-LSU hospitals' employees can re-apply Aug. 5
July 26, 2013
IOM Rejects Geography-Based Value Index for Medicare
Medical Error Cost Calculator Riles AHA
Movement to defund ObamaCare grows
Kaiser's rising premiums spark employer backlash
ME health systems report positive early results under Obamacare experiment
Nurses say St. Luke's Hospital in danger of losing its top ER facilities
Patients see higher bills after doctors sell practices
July 25, 2013
MU Stage 2 Requirements 'Overly Burdensome,' Say AHA, AMA
Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs
Don't shift payments by Medicare, panel says
Research hospitals excluded from insurance plans
Meet the CEO with most at stake in health law
Parkland Memorial Hospital saw $5.3 million net loss last month
Healthcare reform spurs health IT mergers
Sheriff takes control of Central Texas hospital as precaution against chain's owner
Opinion: What's the role of a hospital in 10 years?
July 24, 2013
Stratus Healthcare Alliance Strategy Detailed
SGR Repeal Bill Advances to Full House Committee
As clock ticks, fierce turnout effort for health law
HMA's board sued over proxy fight
Unstable EHR market getting agitated
July 23, 2013
'Redistricting' Considered for Liver Donor Maps
Medicare plans to accelerate linking doctor pay to quality
Hospitals quitting a key Obamacare cost-control program
Another hospital in troubled TX chain is closed
Builder of Colorado's VA hospital says cost exceeds $1 billion
July 22, 2013
UDI Final Rule Still Pending
SEC Poised to Modify 'No Admit, No Deny' Policy in Settlements
How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors' pay
Governor orders probe of rural TX hospital chain
Hospital expansions going forward, but in smaller forms
OR medical community gears up for expansion
July 19, 2013
Health Exchange Rates Surprisingly Low
Highmark Announces Accountable Care Alliance
HCA buying three Florida hospital from Iasis
A look at $4.6M in Grand Rapids hospital CEO pay
Obama steps in to push health plan as critical date draws near
Community Health lowers 2013 forecast as admissions fall
Hospitals face a self-inflicted wound
PA high court halts plan to close health centers
Cleveland Clinic announces new leadership at several hospitals
July 18, 2013
Healthcare CFOs Sing Reform Blues
House votes to delay parts of healthcare law
Obama's last campaign: Inside the White House plan to sell Obamacare
Lawyer: NC hospital company breaks information law
Denver Health to cut 300 jobs to reduce personnel costs by $18 million
July 17, 2013
Plus ACO Could Remain a Pioneer ACO
U.S. News & World Report Names Top Hospitals
2 hospital networks agree to merge, raising specter of costlier care
Health law's rule delay could hamper enforcement
Health law fosters a new kind of business partnership in GA
MI insurer could cut ties to 2 hospital systems
Baptist Health to lay off 170 across company
July 16, 2013
9 Pioneer ACOs to Leave Program
SGR Repeal Effort to Resume in House
How Safety-Net Hospitals Are Improving the Patient Experience
Mixed results from Pioneer ACOs
Growth of freestanding EDs raises concerns about cost
Opinion: To implement Obamacare, look to Bush's Medicare reform
KY's rush Into Medicaid managed care: A cautionary tale
July 15, 2013
Business Roundup: Tenet's Vanguard Buyout Raises Bar for Independent Hospitals
Winners and Losers in Proposed Medicare Doc Pay
Tavenner: Things are on track in carrying out the healthcare law
Regulators' crackdown on doctor's hospitals took years
LSU chief medical officer to resign
2 FL hospitals seeking smoke-free workers
July 12, 2013
Parkland Board Releases Consultant's Report
Observation Status Costly for Hospitals
WellPoint fined $1.7M for exposing health data on Internet
For-profit hospitals put to test in MA
Messy rollout of health law echoes Medicare drug expansion
Persuading young adults to buy into healthcare takes new tack
BlueCross of TN CEO warns of healthcare cost 'explosion'
Educating FL about healthcare reform starts with conversation
Battle of the mandates: Healthcare law's coverage requirements
Massive open online healthcare
Former hospital CEO pleads guilty to $300,000 kickback scheme
July 11, 2013
State of U.S. health 'mediocre'
Access, insurance cited as top healthcare issues
Healthcare law opponents dominate advertising wars
Health centers getting $150M to sign up uninsured
Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case
House Committee Spars Over Employer Mandate
Providers to pay $4M in lawsuit alleging inappropriate heart procedures
60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career
St. Joseph's Hospital joining nation's second-largest Catholic health system
Less practice for surgeons-in-training after restrictions
How Oregon is getting 'frequent fliers' out Of the ER
July 10, 2013
Rivals reportedly circle $4B HMA
OPPS Proposed Rule Significantly Affects Coding
HMA's Shareholder Battle Intensifies
GOP wants delay in health law’s individual mandate
Catholic hospitals accept birth control compromise
Sebelius defends law and zeal in push to insure millions
Nobel prize winner sets sights on fixing U.S. healthcare
Competition, not need, drives hospital cardiac care investment
Oklahoma City hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bidding war
Hospitals' grab for docs might be an expensive habit
Fate of RI's Landmark hospital on the line, again
Why some Philly patients prefer the ER
Opinion: Medicine's fading traditions of generosity
July 9, 2013
Health Plans Receptive, But Not Ready for Change
National health plans may be unavailable in some states next year
Surgical errors rise in MA despite new controls
CMS Releases Proposed OPPS, Physician Fee Rules
Bill Frist aims to build next healthcare giant
Big checks cut to Medical Center CEO days before bankruptcy filing
U.S. hospitals triple use of electronic health records
Federal judge dismisses Adventist Health System HIPAA breach suit
The shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare
July 8, 2013
Pioneer ACOs Seen Defecting to MSSP Program
Business Roundup: Independent Hospitals Disappearing in OH
U.S. relaxes health law income, insurance status rule for exchanges
Insurers fear young people will opt out
Dramatic physician shortages on healthcare horizon
Appeals court rules CA healthcare limits invalid
Tenet sees promise for healthcare overhaul in TX
Prison healthcare always a pricey challenge
How should doctors share decisions with their patients?
Businesses at mercy of states, not Obama, in healthcare
Opinion: A hidden consensus on healthcare
Jewel of a hospital faces tough rural challenges
July 3, 2013
55 Hospitals to Settle False Medicare Claim Charges for $34M
White House Extends Employer Mandate Deadline
9 Pioneer ACOs expected to leave Medicare program
Opinion: Obamacare's employer mandate should be repealed
Special election set for $830M Jackson Health bond
Owner of closed Chicago hospital blames government for shutdown
A truly astonishing graph of the growth of healthcare jobs in America
July 2, 2013
Healthcare Quality Metrics 'Abysmal,' Senate Panel Hears
CMS Inspection of Parkland 'Ongoing'; Civil Suit Pending
US hospital industry prepares for upheaval
Why our healthcare lets prices run wild
Hospitals spend big on lobbying in Annapolis
July 1, 2013
C-Section Rate Reductions Panned
Public Health Nurse Recruitment Barriers Detailed
Hospitals reward CEOs for profit over quality care
Thousands in MS may not be offered insurance subsidies
Mercy Health abandons AR hospital deal
Local officials asked to help on health law