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August 29, 2014
Report: Enrollees still face account problems on
More data to be withheld from database of physician payments
How you end up spending $800 million on
PA to expand Medicaid under Obamacare
Freestanding ERs target suburbs, rural panel told
Patients tend to listen to doctor's orders
Why are there so few doctors in rural America?
Parkland's patient care draws federal scrutiny
Lodi Health to join Adventist Health
MN doctors now must report dense breast tissue on mammograms
August 28, 2014
Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare
CBO projects lower Medicare and Medicaid costs
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling
IBM's Watson: Can it improve returns on R&D?
Sacramento group forms to oppose Tenet Hospitals' plan
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health finalize merger
Lake Shore (NY) hospital plans to stay open under its own management
Some St. Charles Parish, LA Hospital employees might not be rehired after merger
Hospitals' hand washing strategies effective in reducing patient infection rates
A hotline for end-of-life care
August 27, 2014
New head of is CT's Counihan
Obama plans more measures to improve healthcare for veterans
Nonprofit hospitals' 2013 revenue lowest since recession, report says
Twenty Obamacare contractors exceeded cost estimates, review finds
Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe
10 ways to strengthen healthcare security
Study: Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening
Opinion: Patient portals—Strategies for engaging users
TN hospitals trail nation in preventing MRSA
Doctors' pay: IN hospitals fighting to keep it under wraps
August 26, 2014
Could a wording 'glitch' doom Obama's healthcare law?
No link found for deaths and veterans' care delays
Medicare star ratings allow nursing homes to game the system
Doctors' house calls for frailest patients save cash, study finds
NY ranks second for its number of doctors
Doctors reiterate need for free medical clinic
Novant Health exec pay jumps to $25.2M amid retirement-plan changes
Crittenden Regional Hospital to close next month
Mayo offers at-home colon cancer test; stool sample goes in the mail
It helps to have a hospital room with a view
August 25, 2014
Hospitals look for new ways to collect unpaid medical bills
As investors buy struggling hospitals, big change comes to NJ healthcare
Patient worries emerge over chargemasters at Pittsburgh's regional hospitals
State sites outperform US marketplace in Affordable Care Act signups
CHS breach a sign of healthcare's security illness
Healthcare success causes MN clinic to close
Oregon sues Oracle, blaming tech giant for failed healthcare website
Community Healthcare forms a clinical integration model for patient care
Apple hints at a push into healthcare — let's all hope that happens
Opinion: The new face of healthcare innovation—7 ways telemedicine changes the healthcare landscape, and what it means for you
August 22, 2014
Apple steps up health push as it begins talks with insurers
LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager
Future of Obamacare enrollment assistance still being determined
Since Obamacare, ER visits down at L.A. County public hospitals
Most insurance exchanges just got bigger. Covered California is getting smaller
Judge's ruling favors Globe in Steward complaint
Flint clinic offers holistic healthcare services
Layoffs at University Medical Center in NV called necessary, overdue
St. Luke's Health System (ID) may acquire Weiser hospital
Are your organization's medical records vulnerable to theft?
Opinion: EHR must fit into doctor-patient relationship
Lies, damned lies, and medical science
August 21, 2014
The secret committee behind our soaring healthcare costs
Report: 7M people can get Obamacare early
US hospitals have had 68 Ebola scares, CDC says
Aetna to shut down CarePass by the end of the year
Heartbleed not only reason for CHS breach
What it really means when doctors say they don't take insurance
Inside view of medical imaging: A $3B vision for WA
90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data
Californians favor tougher rules on health insurance rates, survey says
Healthcare giants battling for control of Pittsburgh's market
Here's how doctors may have saved Cincinnati firms $32M
August 20, 2014
Citing threats from hackers, US won't release security details for federal health care website
Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent
Patients gain, and maybe lose, as doctors consolidate
State board took action against Virginia hospital official
Sanford's Ghana ambition: 300 clinics in six years
Preventable hospital deaths after urological surgery rising: study
Cybersecurity: How involved should boards of directors be?
Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking
Embattled NJ hospital appoints new CEO
Nurse sues Thomas Memorial over vaccine policy
August 19, 2014
HHS pressed on insurance discrimination claims
Medicare Advantage is more expensive, but it may be worth it
Parkland hospital in trouble again for patient safety problems that could jeopardize its funding
Hospitals reconsider charity for patients who decline health coverage
The trouble with trying to sign people up for health insurance when care is already free
Too many cancer screenings wasted on those facing death
In study, questions about who should perform in-office surgeries
Doctor, patient communication needs to be examined
New bill to give PA doctors protection from lawmakers
Rethinking hospital restraints
August 18, 2014
Medicare to start paying doctors who coordinate needs of chronically ill patients
Government will withhold one-third of the records from database of physician payments
Wide range of CA hospital charges for blood tests called 'irrational'
Pervasive Medicare fraud proves hard to stop
Hospitals must help patients access digital records — or else
Healthcare chain's bid for 6 CA hospitals draws protest
OK's rural hospitals work to stay open, viable
Medicare ruling could mean $12 million hit to VT hospitals
Healthcare boosts Charlotte's economy as industry preps for change
Opinion: Let's stop trying to force consumers to 'engage' with their healthcare
August 15, 2014
Hospitals seek to help consumers with Obamacare premiums
FDA warns about fake Ebola drugs
How agents hunt for fraud in trove of Medicare data
Key takeaways from the Medicare trustees' report
About 400,000 in MA must seek new health plan
Analysis: CA's enrollment success is its greatest challenge
Surgeons, physicians top CareerCast list of 10 best-paying jobs
Why hospitals are investing in telemedicine technology
WA gets $300,000 to train nurses as shortage gets more severe
Designing an upside-down, hurricane-proof hospital for New Orleans
August 14, 2014
Report: Medicare agency not doing enough to stop duplicate audits
VA referrals to private doctors on rise
Nonprofit hospitals at a tipping point from mounting challenges
Solving a 2014 Obamacare problem pushes premium hikes in 2015
16% Of large employers plan to offer low-benefit 'skinny' plans despite ACA
Judge OKs IN fight against health insurance subsidies
Opinion: The best doctors money can buy?
'Patients' who act sick valuable as teaching tool
Practicing on patients
How healthcare costs gobbled up wages
August 13, 2014
Plan to reveal pharmaceutical payments to doctors hits snag
UN Chief urges world's physicians, nurses to help in Ebola outbreak
An amazing healthcare revolution is happening in Maryland — and almost no one's talking about it
Hospital CIO says health IT needs major rehab
Drug discount program needs help, researchers say
Childbirth complications: Some hospitals have 5 times more, but which ones?
5 trends driving Cincinnati's healthcare building boom
Opinion: Wearable tech can extend clinical analytics
Health insurer Wellpoint changes name to Anthem
Silicon Valley startup launches self-insurance option for smaller firms
August 12, 2014
Obamacare premiums slated to rise by an average of 7.5%
Washington's $10 billion search for healthcare's next big ideas
Apple wants to be 'a hub of health data,' is in talks with top hospitals
Report: Non-profit hospital CEOs still handsomely paid
Oracle fires back: Oregon Obamacare exchange
FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer
Device recall means tougher surgeries
Opinion: The need for nutrition education in med schools
The question doctors can't ask
Top doctors, dead or alive
August 11, 2014
Growing trend: Hospitals post procedure prices online
Survey shows Twin Cities hospitals financially OK
Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing KS hospitals billions
With health law, ERs still packed
NJ state board approves sale of Saint Clare's to Prime Healthcare
Newly insured push up healthcare claims in NE, IA
Four things to know about the Hartford HealthCare-Anthem dispute
Former Hilton Head (SC) hospital executive pleads guilty to kickback scheme
Explaining hospitals' dismal hit rate on electronic records
Opinion: Healthcare for $4—Are you ready for Walmart to be your doctor?
August 8, 2014
Obama signs bill giving more than $16 billion to scandal-plagued VA
Obamacare individual mandate isn't so much of a mandate
Doctors' 'conflict of interest' database gets delayed
HHS report finds Medicare Advantage plans exaggerate members' diseases to make more money
Obamacare creates 'upheaval' at free clinics
Steward balks at state record request
In ambitious bid, Walmart seeks foothold in primary care services
Majority of doctors go digital
Fast track for primary care docs at one CA university
The trouble with medicine's metaphors
August 7, 2014
Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors
WHO to convene panel on use of experimental Ebola drugs
VA executive: Wait times can be fixed in 2 years
First look at Medicare quality incentive program finds little benefit
Suspicious prescriptions for HIV drugs abound in Medicare
States that accept healthcare law see fewer uninsured
Maryland state works to reduce preventable hospitalizations
A TN insurer uses its monopoly to deliver bargain premiums
The Kaiser way: Lesson for US healthcare?
Opinion: Can healthcare execs be security experts too?
A junior doctor's salary
August 6, 2014
Cerner to buy Siemens health data unit for $1.3 billion
Groups call for delay in physician transparency database
Insurers launch huge health-records info exchange
Divide between red and blue states over healthcare deepens
When healthcare prices stop being hidden, and start getting real
Some CA hospitals, insurers disappointed in bundled payments
With funds for physician training set to expire, rural doctor shortage persists
Online medical records may soon become a reality in CA
Opinion: Expensive hospitals aren't any better
Hospitals equip to serve severely obese patients
'Cowboy' doctors could be a half-a-trillion-dollar American problem
August 5, 2014
Community Health Systems pays $98M to settle DOJ claims
Hospital, insurer earnings show mixed messages about health spending
Obamacare rule to dock poor-performing hospitals
Patient at Mount Sinai has Ebola-like symptoms, hospital says
Study finds ER closures affect mortality risks at nearby hospitals
Some doctors unhappy with lower-paying marketplace healthcare plans
FL Obamacare premiums to rise 13% on average
Prosperous jobs for skilled healthcare managers heat up in LA
Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along
Doctors fear growing hospital superbug
The obscure drug with a growing Medicare tab
August 4, 2014
Concierge medicine a growing trend in healthcare
TARP for hospitals
$1,000 hepatitis pill shows why fixing health costs is so hard
Newly insured, many now face learning curve
CT hospital offers patient updates at your fingertips
SC hospitals, consumers caught in Obamacare tug-of-war
WI hospital rate increases complicated
HI healthcare faces federal threat
New breastfeeding initiative changes some Philadelphia hospitals' policy
Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health
Opinion: Jobs are growing. Healthcare is booming. So why are hospitals flat?
August 1, 2014
Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps
High court asked to rule on Obamacare subsidies
Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year
CA's Obamacare rates to rise average 4.2%
6 states, DC extending Medicaid pay raise next year to primary care doctors
Maybe there's not a doctor shortage, after all
Opinion: Five engagements that will define the future of health
Boston hospitals on the lookout for Ebola Virus
Opinion: 5 tips for using big data in healthcare
UMass Memorial nurses protest staffing cuts with letter, rally