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August 30, 2013
Lawmakers Seek 'PAC' Reform
7 in 10 Workers Await Benefits Info as Deadline Nears
Obamacare's cost-control programs may be contagious
Don Berwick's newest phase: Candidate, but still Dr. Quality
US agency investigating medical supply contracts
Report: Reprimanded doctors still get VA bonuses
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
Large Employers View HIX as Viable
States experimenting to lower healthcare costs
AMA president optimistic about a fix for Medicare's doctor payment formula
Private equity's hospitals: A business model for the Obamacare era?
NH healthcare experiments predate federal law
Cape Cod Hospital, a magnet for summer emergency visits, also draws big donors
August 28, 2013
Better ED Throughput Means a Better Patient Experience
Premier $100M IPO a 'Pittance'
MA ACOs produced 'spillover' savings
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
Sutter EHR crashed Monday
More stroke patients now get clot-busting drug
Patients love a gentler approach to surgery, but surgeons balk
August 27, 2013
Texas Health Unveils Center for Population Health
Physicians' Diagnostic Overconfidence May be Harming Patients
Status of Medicare patients can result in huge bills
Opinion: Doctors should bill for life-or-death decisions
VA criticized for bonuses to doctors
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
Florida Hospital, Health First to Create Health Plan
Bringing Consistency to the 9-Month Episode of Care
Americans underestimate resident doctors' work hours, poll says
August 23, 2013
Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications
Healthcare is gold rush for mobile technology
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
Oregon to Streamline Provider Credentialing
MGMA-ACMPE Seeks Delay for Stage 2 MU Penalties
Report: More doctors accepting Medicare patients
CVS cuts access to opioid pain-killers for suspect doctors
Coming soon: Surgeons wearing Google Glass
40 men sue hospital after accidental thaw destroyed sperm
August 21, 2013
Health Plan Premiums Rise Moderately
Medical Errors at 10 CA Hospitals Draw Fines of $625K
Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconduct
Judge rejects Long Island College Hospital's ownership deal
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
Shands HealthCare to Pay $26M to Settle False Claims Allegations
HIX Navigator Grants Get $67M Boost
FDA issues guidelines on wireless medical devices
More hospitals use social media to gather feedback from patients' families
Telemedicine improves care for kids seen in rural ERs
August 19, 2013
CMS Pays Primary Care Bonuses Amidst Bureaucracy
Doctors who profit from radiation prescribe it more often, study finds
5 public health systems in other cities serve as model for UMC
Survey of nurses finds 'moderate' verbal abuse
NH patients seek accountability in hepatitis case
CA patient-interpreter bill aims to overcome language barriers
August 16, 2013
Wonkbook: Doctors for higher healthcare costs
Medical hacking poses a terrifying threat, in theory
Here's how a Cincinnati ER cut its wait time by 70 percent
A powerful tool in the doctor's toolkit
August 15, 2013
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
How Prehabilitation Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs
1 in 2 Employers Link PPACA to Cost Increases
FL hospitals reducing readmission rates
Parkland not slowing down changes after passing safety test
Maine Medical Center announces 225 position cuts, other reductions
Court gives PA healthcare providers win in medical malpractice insurance battle
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
August 13, 2013
HMA Board Ousted by Glenview Capital
Medical Monitoring Goes Mobile
Bigger hospitals may lead to bigger bills for patients
NH hospital tech pleads guilty in hepatitis outbreak
Patients can pay a high price for ER convenience
Telemedicine helps doctors beam into rural hospitals, treat newborns
It pays for hospitals to keep patients happy
August 12, 2013
5 Bills, 1 Month: AHA Urges Outreach to Legislators
Path to US practice is long slog to foreign doctors
Overall, NY hospital services improving
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
Anthem Blue Cross Pilot Reduces Surgery Costs by 19%
Physicians' Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public
Cleveland Clinic to work with ProMedica to improve patient care
Cogent Healthcare supplier has security lapse
Mailings may up colon cancer screening rates
NJ doctors rank last in nation in accepting new Medicaid patients
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
Revenue-Driving Cardio Subspecialties Thriving
'Objectionable Conditions' Persist at Drug Compounding Facilities
Feds say Parkland Health System in compliance
Opinion: The health spending mystery
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?
August 7, 2013
How IPPS Final Rule Affects Medical Coding
CMS Overpaid Hospitals $38.2M for Short-Stay Claims
ONC's Mostashari Announces Departure
NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount
MA Nurses Association pushing ballot question on hospital staffing
Physician-owned hospitals expand in Dallas-Fort Worth
WakeMed among Triangle hospitals fined for excessive Medicare readmissions
'Miracle' pilot on mission against medical errors
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
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
Why the private sector lags VA in telehealth
Informatics helps doctors unlock medical mysteries in mounds of data
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
In healthcare industry, who will keep workers safe?
New form adds some teeth to end-of-life care preferences
August 2, 2013
VRE Infection Control Needs Regional Strategy
Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'
Tenet, Health Management accused of paying kickbacks
Remote patient monitoring: 9 promising technologies
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)
Cardiologist ordered to pay $17M for healthcare fraud
Women's health program serving thousands fewer Texans since state takeover
Doctor profile data exchange in works
Hospital to reduce pay for weekend employees