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July 31, 2014
Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
House approves bill overhauling VA healthcare
Johnson & Johnson urging doctors to steer clear of hysterectomy device
July 30, 2014
IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
A health trade-off that's here to stay: Lower cost, limited choice
Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care
Why are dope-addicted, disgraced doctors running our drug trials?
July 29, 2014
Deal allots $17 billion for overhaul of VA healthcare system
Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL
Medicare's hospital trust fund appears flush until 2030
Health Policy Commission says discharge trends driving MA healthcare spending
Insecure communications costly for hospitals
Medical identity theft can threaten health
Improving the 'handoff' in children's hospitals cuts down on errors
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
CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors
Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say
AK hospitals in spat over patient agreements
Other hospitals help Hopkins pay $190 million settlement
NY state healthcare experiment emphasizes prevention
July 25, 2014
Roundtable: To Arrest HAIs, Culture Trumps Campaigns
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?
July 24, 2014
Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says
Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division
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
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
Undercover probe finds health law failings
Medicare testing payment options that could end observation care penalties
Halifax Health settles last part of whistle-blower lawsuit for $5.5M
UNC hospitals face Medicare penalties
Fourth bacterial infection death reported at SC hospital
July 22, 2014
Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts
CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations
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
Opinion: Will hospitals' higher facility fees survive health reform?
Hospital chain owner's trial expected to include billing audit
Health officials: WV clinic reused needles; patients there, Ohio urged to be tested
July 21, 2014
All NJ hospitals will have to disclose more financial information, health commissioner says
Weeks after fire, Crittenden Regional Hospital (TN) has re-opened
Opinion: Busy doctors, wasteful spending
As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge
July 18, 2014
Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data
US is last in global healthcare rankings
Busy ER may mean better care
Healthcare IT cloud safety: 5 basics
Texas Health partners with CVS on walk-in health clinics
July 17, 2014
CareFirst Announces PCMH Program Results
Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention
Specialty care is a challenge in some ACA plans
'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork
Flu shots lag among MA acute-care workers, regulators find
The case for concierge medicine
July 16, 2014
OPPS Proposal Calls for Colonoscopy Complication Reporting
Hospitals face major government crackdown for injuring patients
Policies banning hospital visits of crime suspects outrage families
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
July 15, 2014
Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings
Docs, Specialists ID Proposed Payment Fee Concerns
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
Nurse practitioners gain flexibility with new KY state law
Opinion: Why improving access to healthcare does not save money
July 14, 2014
Community Hospital Corp. Subsidiary Readies 5 LTACHs
MSSP Program May Add New Quality Measures
Hospitals continue to shut down in rural America
Violent crimes at hospitals on the rise
Health care settings accommodate obese population
July 11, 2014
ACGME Chief Sees 'Huge' Risk of Error in Proposed Assistant Physician Licensure
It looks like Obamacare patients can see their doctors, after all
OIG report: Medicare made $1.7B in 'questionable' payments
VT lawmakers approve health care rules
Opinion: VA manufactured its own doctor shortage
The physical exam as refuge
July 10, 2014
CDC Expanding Quality of Care Efforts
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
New hospital garments could minimize infection
IL hospital fees to pay for error reports
July 9, 2014
Millions of electronic medical records breached
Former NYC hospital executive charged with $5.6 million painkiller theft
July 8, 2014
M&A Links to Integration Questioned
The giant problem American healthcare ignores
How IL has spent $56M from health law's prevention fund
During natural disasters, hospitals must bounce back, health officials say
Boot camp for new doctors aims to prevent 'July effect'
AZ Supreme Court: Hospitals are subject to laws protecting vulnerable adults
July 7, 2014
Providence, Swedish Health Launch Employer-Driven ACO
Emergency Surgeries Drop with Insurance Expansion in MA
The healthcare waiting game
Doctors may soon be paid for not making you wait
July 2, 2014
Hospitals Urged to Review Visitation Policies
Beaumont Health Clears Key Hurdles in Latest Merger Try
2 GA Healthcare Systems Ink Partnership Deal
CDC: Painkiller prescription rates vary widely among states
NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases
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
Jury: St. Luke's Hospital should not have sued families from unsuccessful killer nurse lawsuit
July 1, 2014
Infection Prevention Effort Targets Hospital Handshakes
Providers Blast CMS on Two-Midnight Rule
Can the Procter & Gamble CEO clean up the VA?
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
Doctors' group advises against regular pelvic exams