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August 30, 2013
Lawmakers Seek 'PAC' Reform
7 in 10 Workers Await Benefits Info as Deadline Nears
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
Anthem's Maine network plan draws scores of critics
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
Can an expanded army of seniors stem Medicare fraud?
August 28, 2013
Premier $100M IPO a 'Pittance'
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
Obama asks African-American churches for help with health law
Want to know if your hospital is a rip off? Move to NC
August 27, 2013
Texas Health Unveils Center for Population Health
Physicians' Diagnostic Overconfidence May be Harming Patients
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?
August 26, 2013
Florida Hospital, Health First to Create Health Plan
Bringing Consistency to the 9-Month Episode of Care
Opinion: Mixed signals on employee health insurance
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
Branstad asks feds to approve 'IA-based' healthcare plan
Republicans lack votes to defund Obamacare
August 23, 2013
Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications
Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans to sell commercial insurance Oct. 1
State laws hinder health navigator effort to enroll uninsured
August 22, 2013
Oregon to Streamline Provider Credentialing
This is why controlling healthcare costs is almost impossible
Health overhaul could help rural residents
Report: More doctors accepting Medicare patients
Hospital-owned insurance plan to reenter Medicare
States use out-of-the-box approaches to raise awareness of health exchanges
August 21, 2013
Health Plan Premiums Rise Moderately
Medical Errors at 10 CA Hospitals Draw Fines of $625K
Study: Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare
RI health marketplace releases plan rates, details
August 20, 2013
1 in 5 Health Systems to Become Payers by 2018
Shands HealthCare to Pay $26M to Settle False Claims Allegations
HIX Navigator Grants Get $67M Boost
Sebelius: Talk on healthcare plan up to TX
Scammers prey on confusion about healthcare overhaul in CA
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
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
CA patient-interpreter bill aims to overcome language barriers
August 16, 2013
CFO Exchange: Top Execs Talk Strategy
Defunding Obamacare won't stop it entirely
Opinion: How to destroy Obamacare from within
Wonkbook: Doctors for higher healthcare costs
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
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
Opinion: The cure for the $1,000 toothbrush
A healer who asks for nothing in return
August 14, 2013
1 in 2 Employers Link PPACA to Cost Increases
FL hospitals reducing readmission rates
MA residents pay more, get less from health insurance
Maryland General settles with US for $750K
Court gives PA healthcare providers win in medical malpractice insurance battle
How much of a subsidy will you get in Obamacare?
August 13, 2013
HMA Board Ousted by Glenview Capital
Medical Monitoring Goes Mobile
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
Schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says
Tufts Medical, Vanguard launch health insurance plan
August 12, 2013
5 Bills, 1 Month: AHA Urges Outreach to Legislators
Weaker Finances Seen for Not-for-Profit Hospitals
The healthcare battle over navigators
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
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
Twitter is out to destroy Obamacare
Got health insurance? Good luck finding a doctor
August 8, 2013
Building a Scalable Strategy for Creating Credible, Defensible Patient Bill Estimates
Speeding Up Hospital Payment Velocity
'Objectionable Conditions' Persist at Drug Compounding Facilities
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
Glenview rejects HMA offer, demands board overhaul
ONC's Mostashari Announces Departure
Obamacare months behind in testing IT data security
Univision Obamacare deal could put WellPoint, Blues ahead of competitors
WakeMed among Triangle hospitals fined for excessive Medicare readmissions
Farzad Mostashari to leave federal health IT office
August 6, 2013
'Perverse Incentives' Perpetuate Use of Disproven Medical Treatments
Hospital HIE Use Up 41%, ONC Says
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
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
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
Contractors hoping to win work marketing healthcare options
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
VRE Infection Control Needs Regional Strategy
US official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers
Inside the Obamacare resistance
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
Songs and sunscreen spread the health insurance message
August 1, 2013
North Shore-LIJ Health System to Launch a Health Plan
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