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August 30, 2013
Premium increases under Obamacare may be overstated
Obamacare's cost-control programs may be contagious
Don Berwick's newest phase: Candidate, but still Dr. Quality
Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare health exchange
US agency investigating medical supply contracts
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
Ohio hospital denies negligence in transplant case
University Hospitals, one of the first in the world to use PET/MRI
August 29, 2013
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
Can an expanded army of seniors stem Medicare fraud?
August 28, 2013
IRS issues final rules on Obamacare's 'individual mandate'
MA ACOs produced 'spillover' savings
Hospital officials pushing for health law grace period revision
Some hospitals at risk for electronic record penalties
Mobile Doctors CEO, physician charged with Medicare fraud
Doctors in Blue Cross alternative quality contract also changed how they treated Medicare patients
Obama asks African-American churches for help with health law
Sutter EHR crashed Monday
More stroke patients now get clot-busting drug
Want to know if your hospital is a rip off? Move to NC
Patients love a gentler approach to surgery, but surgeons balk
August 27, 2013
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
VA criticized for bonuses to doctors
Opinion: Are hospitals already saving money for Medicare?
UC Davis doctors who infected brain cancer patients with bowel bacteria resign
OK surgical center reveals prices, gives patients choice
Data algorithm helps healthcare providers ID high-risk patients
Hazards lurk in medical smartphone apps, experts warn
3 NY hospitals prepared to pay $1.5M each to settle workers' lawsuits
Intubation robot could help patients breathe
August 26, 2013
How to charge $546 for six liters of saltwater
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
Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors
WI rural hospitals could lose special Medicare payments
Americans underestimate resident doctors' work hours, poll says
Branstad asks feds to approve 'IA-based' healthcare plan
Republicans lack votes to defund Obamacare
August 23, 2013
Akron General to be sold to Community Health Systems and Cleveland Clinic joint venture
Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans to sell commercial insurance Oct. 1
Boehner warns against shutting U.S. government over 'Obamacare'
State laws hinder health navigator effort to enroll uninsured
Healthcare is gold rush for mobile technology
The real estate deal one health system couldn't pass up
Will US hospitals adopt a dehydration fix from the developing world?
Doctors seek partner to keep a Brooklyn hospital open
How hospitals can help patients quit smoking before surgery
Despite additional dollars, doctor shortage hard to fix
August 22, 2013
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
CVS cuts access to opioid pain-killers for suspect doctors
States use out-of-the-box approaches to raise awareness of health exchanges
Coming soon: Surgeons wearing Google Glass
40 men sue hospital after accidental thaw destroyed sperm
August 21, 2013
Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconduct
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
Patients may need better info when leaving hospitals
Why physicians don't like big data
Chicago doctor accused of posting photos of intoxicated patient
Why doesn't medical care get better when doctors rest more?
August 20, 2013
Sebelius: Talk on healthcare plan up to TX
Mountain States Health Alliance taps HMA exec for CEO
FDA issues guidelines on wireless medical devices
More hospitals use social media to gather feedback from patients' families
Scammers prey on confusion about healthcare overhaul in CA
Texas Children's Hospital sues state agency
Telemedicine improves care for kids seen in rural ERs
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
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
Survey of nurses finds 'moderate' verbal abuse
Controlling healthcare spending, revisited
Taking a new tack to persuade 'young invincibles' to buy health insurance
NH patients seek accountability in hepatitis case
CA patient-interpreter bill aims to overcome language barriers
August 16, 2013
$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.
Medical hacking poses a terrifying threat, in theory
Here's how a Cincinnati ER cut its wait time by 70 percent
Most agree with smoker surcharge on health insurance
Training options abound within nursing field
A powerful tool in the doctor's toolkit
August 15, 2013
WHO: People needing healthcare should not go broke
Tax credits may offset health costs
Study: Obamacare benefit mandates pose few problems for states, insurers
MO healthcare exchange details unclear
ACO tools to keep patients out of the hospital
Many health insurers to limit choices of doctors, hospitals
Why doctors are reluctant to take responsibility for rising medical costs
47% of doctors use smartphone, tablet, and PC
Seeing doctors on video? Most insurers won't pay
Opinion: The cure for the $1,000 toothbrush
A healer who asks for nothing in return
August 14, 2013
FL hospitals reducing readmission rates
Parkland not slowing down changes after passing safety test
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
Kaiser Permanente automates quality reporting to Joint Commission
NC hospital placed on jeopardy status after fire
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
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
NH hospital tech pleads guilty in hepatitis outbreak
8 ME hospitals sue Sebelius over payments for low-income patients
Patients can pay a high price for ER convenience
Schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says
Telemedicine helps doctors beam into rural hospitals, treat newborns
Tufts Medical, Vanguard launch health insurance plan
It pays for hospitals to keep patients happy
August 12, 2013
The healthcare battle over navigators
Path to US practice is long slog to foreign doctors
Overall, NY hospital services improving
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
Faith leaders emerge as key to healthcare outreach
CA looks for a new generation of culturally sensitive healthcare workers
New voluntary recall from compounding pharmacy
Operating income declines at Partners HealthCare
August 9, 2013
The District's Obamacare marketplace is psyched to insure Hill staff
Sebelius open to 'uniquely Texan' health care plan
Cleveland Clinic to work with ProMedica to improve patient care
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?
Mailings may up colon cancer screening rates
NJ doctors rank last in nation in accepting new Medicaid patients
Simple solutions can help fill gaps in healthcare
Twitter is out to destroy Obamacare
Got health insurance? Good luck finding a doctor
August 8, 2013
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
Wisconsin AG: Hospitals can't deny admitting privileges to abortion docs
MO med school looks to fill rural doc shortage
Opinion: Will Medicare fixes lead to hospital mergers?
Health insurers tune in to Twitter for customer service
August 7, 2013
Glenview rejects HMA offer, demands board overhaul
Obamacare months behind in testing IT data security
Parkland legal staff refusing to release executive compensation study
Univision Obamacare deal could put WellPoint, Blues ahead of competitors
NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount
MA Nurses Association pushing ballot question on hospital staffing
KS approves more nursing investigators
Physician-owned hospitals expand in Dallas-Fort Worth
WakeMed among Triangle hospitals fined for excessive Medicare readmissions
'Miracle' pilot on mission against medical errors
Farzad Mostashari to leave federal health IT office
August 6, 2013
HMA shareholder files suit to stop sale
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
UnitedHealth finds savings with employee health incentive
Hospitals vary widely in ER waiting times
MA nurses union to file ballot question asking to limit number of patients
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
Informatics helps doctors unlock medical mysteries in mounds of data
August 5, 2013
6 Louisiana cities among nation's 10 most expensive for healthcare
In need of a new hip, but priced out of the US
Contractors hoping to win work marketing healthcare options
In healthcare industry, who will keep workers safe?
Thousands of Mainers set to lose Medicaid coverage
Healthcare changes on governors' minds
Republicans split on efforts to defund Obama healthcare law
New form adds some teeth to end-of-life care preferences
Deal keeps US healthcare contribution for Congress
Opinion: deciphering healthcare's irrationality
August 2, 2013
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
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
Cardiologist ordered to pay $17M for healthcare fraud
Women's health program serving thousands fewer Texans since state takeover
Deal to build children's hospital in San Antonio collapses
Doctor profile data exchange in works
Hospital to reduce pay for weekend employees