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August 30, 2013
Lawmakers Seek 'PAC' Reform
Premium increases under Obamacare may be overstated
Obamacare's cost-control programs may be contagious
Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare health exchange
Report: Reprimanded doctors still get VA bonuses
Steward hospitals question earnings data
Anthem's Maine network plan draws scores of critics
St. Louis ConnectCare cuts more than half of its staff
August 29, 2013
Large Employers View HIX as Viable
HIX Final Rule Details Payment, Appeals Standards
US delays deadline for finalizing Obamacare health plans
States experimenting to lower healthcare costs
AMA president optimistic about a fix for Medicare's doctor payment formula
Despite distaste for health law, Americans oppose defunding
Opinion: Healthcare costs are a civil rights issue
Private equity's hospitals: A business model for the Obamacare era?
MN economist sees payoff from effort to curb health care costs
NH healthcare experiments predate federal law
Cape Cod Hospital, a magnet for summer emergency visits, also draws big donors
August 28, 2013
Premier $100M IPO a 'Pittance'
IRS issues final rules on Obamacare's 'individual mandate'
MA ACOs produced 'spillover' savings
Want to know if your hospital is a rip off? Move to NC
August 27, 2013
Texas Health Unveils Center for Population Health
Premier files for IPO of up to $100 million
Status of Medicare patients can result in huge bills
Opinion: Doctors should bill for life-or-death decisions
Opinion: Are hospitals already saving money for Medicare?
OK surgical center reveals prices, gives patients choice
August 26, 2013
How to charge $546 for six liters of saltwater
Florida Hospital, Health First to Create Health Plan
Opinion: Mixed signals on employee health insurance
University Hospital CEO to earn $416K as head of newly independent state hospital
States scramble to get healthcare law's insurance marketplaces up and running
A wide divide across New England on health overhaul
WI rural hospitals could lose special Medicare payments
Branstad asks feds to approve 'IA-based' healthcare plan
Republicans lack votes to defund Obamacare
August 23, 2013
Phoebe Putney, Hospital Authority Settle FTC Charges
Akron General to be sold to Community Health Systems and Cleveland Clinic joint venture
Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans to sell commercial insurance Oct. 1
Healthcare is gold rush for mobile technology
The real estate deal one health system couldn't pass up
Doctors seek partner to keep a Brooklyn hospital open
Despite additional dollars, doctor shortage hard to fix
August 22, 2013
MGMA-ACMPE Seeks Delay for Stage 2 MU Penalties
This is why controlling healthcare costs is almost impossible
NC Governor signs bill that affects hospital billing
Health overhaul could help rural residents
Report: More doctors accepting Medicare patients
Hospital-owned insurance plan to reenter Medicare
County supervisors OK $29M more for MLK hospital
August 21, 2013
Health Plan Premiums Rise Moderately
Medical Errors at 10 CA Hospitals Draw Fines of $625K
New South L.A. hospital to cost $32 million more than expected
Judge rejects Long Island College Hospital's ownership deal
Study: Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare
RI health marketplace releases plan rates, details
Big blood pressure improvements seen with no copays, easier-to-use pills
Why physicians don't like big data
August 20, 2013
1 in 5 Health Systems to Become Payers by 2018
Shands HealthCare to Pay $26M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Sebelius: Talk on healthcare plan up to TX
Texas Children's Hospital sues state agency
States predict more insurance customers
Study: Employer mandate delay to have minor effect on Obamacare
HHS offering prizes for videos promoting Obamacare
August 19, 2013
CMS Pays Primary Care Bonuses Amidst Bureaucracy
CFO Exchange: Healthcare Reform Breeds Innovation
Hospitals may absorb risk of insurers' debtor patients
Doctors who profit from radiation prescribe it more often, study finds
5 public health systems in other cities serve as model for UMC
Some hospital CEOs get bigger compensation packages
Obamacare tougher to launch than Medicare
Controlling healthcare spending, revisited
Taking a new tack to persuade 'young invincibles' to buy health insurance
August 16, 2013
OIG Recommendation 'Would Kill Rural Health'
CFO Exchange: Top Execs Talk Strategy
$67M doled out to those aiding others navigate healthcare
Defunding Obamacare won't stop it entirely
Opinion: How to destroy Obamacare from within
Wonkbook: Doctors for higher healthcare costs
Having more doctors might reduce health spending. Or maybe increase it.
Here's how a Cincinnati ER cut its wait time by 70 percent
Most agree with smoker surcharge on health insurance
August 15, 2013
WHO: People needing healthcare should not go broke
Private HIX Pose Challenge to Public Health Insurance Exchanges
Preview: At CFO Exchange, Cost Reduction Tops Agenda
Tax credits may offset health costs
Study: Obamacare benefit mandates pose few problems for states, insurers
MO healthcare exchange details unclear
Why doctors are reluctant to take responsibility for rising medical costs
Opinion: The cure for the $1,000 toothbrush
A healer who asks for nothing in return
August 14, 2013
With Cuts Looming, QIOs Find Abundant Support
How Prehabilitation Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs
1 in 2 Employers Link PPACA to Cost Increases
MA residents pay more, get less from health insurance
Maine Medical Center announces 225 position cuts, other reductions
Maryland General settles with US for $750K
Court gives PA healthcare providers win in medical malpractice insurance battle
FL pharmacists win $597 million blowing whistle on Medicare scheme
Mount Sinai entices top doctors with no-interest NYC mortgages
How much of a subsidy will you get in Obamacare?
August 13, 2013
HMA Board Ousted by Glenview Capital
A limit on consumer costs is delayed in healthcare law
Bigger hospitals may lead to bigger bills for patients
In states that don't expand Medicaid, some uninsured may still get help
8 ME hospitals sue Sebelius over payments for low-income patients
Patients can pay a high price for ER convenience
Tufts Medical, Vanguard launch health insurance plan
It pays for hospitals to keep patients happy
August 12, 2013
5 Bills, 1 Month: AHA Urges Outreach to Legislators
Weaker Finances Seen for Not-for-Profit Hospitals
Health insurance ratings to be dropped from CA website
Subsidies cut price of OH health insurance
Idaho's poorest fare worst in state's healthcare reform
Operating income declines at Partners HealthCare
August 9, 2013
Anthem Blue Cross Pilot Reduces Surgery Costs by 19%
Physicians' Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public
The District's Obamacare marketplace is psyched to insure Hill staff
Sebelius open to 'uniquely Texan' health care plan
ME hospitals rank well, but a dozen face Medicare penalties for readmissions
Cogent Healthcare supplier has security lapse
Will health information exchange become Medicare payment criterion?
NJ doctors rank last in nation in accepting new Medicaid patients
Got health insurance? Good luck finding a doctor
August 8, 2013
Revenue-Driving Cardio Subspecialties Thriving
HMA rebuffed in peace offering to shareholder
Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies
Obamacare cost-cutting board faces growing opposition from Democrats
Feds say Parkland Health System in compliance
Opinion: The health spending mystery
Blue Cross, Allina join forces on new plan
Opinion: Will Medicare fixes lead to hospital mergers?
Health insurers tune in to Twitter for customer service
August 7, 2013
How IPPS Final Rule Affects Medical Coding
CMS Overpaid Hospitals $38.2M for Short-Stay Claims
Parkland legal staff refusing to release executive compensation study
NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount
WakeMed among Triangle hospitals fined for excessive Medicare readmissions
August 6, 2013
HMA shareholder files suit to stop sale
'Perverse Incentives' Perpetuate Use of Disproven Medical Treatments
Physician Payments Sunshine Act goes into effect without initial concerns
State premium watch: Pricing in the new insurance marketplaces
Healthcare law raises pressure on public unions
Extra attention to Medicare's sickest patients saves money in the long run
What Aetna's move to pull insurance plans from MD exchange means
Why the private sector lags VA in telehealth
August 5, 2013
Tavenner Grilled on Healthcare Reform Status
Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration
Final IPPS Rule Elicits Objections from Hospital Groups
6 Louisiana cities among nation's 10 most expensive for healthcare
In need of a new hip, but priced out of the US
Thousands of Mainers set to lose Medicaid coverage
Healthcare changes on governors' minds
Republicans split on efforts to defund Obama healthcare law
Deal keeps US healthcare contribution for Congress
Opinion: deciphering healthcare's irrationality
August 2, 2013
Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'
US official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers
Inside the Obamacare resistance
Tenet, Health Management accused of paying kickbacks
The sleeper in healthcare payment reform
Health costs are still tame, insurer results show
ME regulators approve health plans under Obamacare, but impact remains unclear
FL says health insurance prices will spike; feds disagree
West Penn Allegheny Health System reports $47.9 loss in in three months
Remote patient monitoring: 9 promising technologies
Songs and sunscreen spread the health insurance message
August 1, 2013
North Shore-LIJ Health System to Launch a Health Plan
Community Health Systems Chief Talks HMA Merger
House panel votes to change Medicare funding approach
Proposed changes in inpatient status would reduce expensive stays, OIG finds
Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid
Opinion: Revealing a healthcare secret (the price)
Health exchange bracing for rough launch in CT
Women's health program serving thousands fewer Texans since state takeover
Hospital to reduce pay for weekend employees