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September 30, 2014
Top Provider Billing Mistakes Are Changing
Hospitals Seeking Physician Alignment
What we've learned from four years of diving into dollars for docs
Poll: Second year brings less interest in Obamacare exchanges
Study: Cancer costs 'skyrocketed' despite drug cuts
Opinion: The flaw in using Medicare price caps as a cost-control model
New hearing date set on Partners HealthCare deal
Feds give $14.9 million to MT for healthcare workforce development
Health IT's future: 9 issues to watch
The rise of the MD/MBA degree
September 29, 2014
New CEO in 2016 for Henry Ford Health System
Driving Down Claims Denials
Governors Push to Expand Role of PAs, Telemedicine
Why Open Payments Irks Physicians
For many new Medicaid enrollees, care is hard to find, report says
Obamacare's good news week
What's behind the slowdown in healthcare costs
SC finalizes 'transformation plan' to help rural hospitals
Judge to decide fate of Miss-Lou healthcare
HIMSS analytics sees progress in hospitals' advanced EHR adoption
Siouxland healthcare providers make adjustments to fix doctor shortage
It's time to get mad about the outrageous cost of healthcare
September 26, 2014
Telemetry Overuse Cost Health System $4.8 Million in One Year
3 More Pioneer ACOs Say They Will Quit
Personal attention seen as antidote to rising health costs
How the slowdown in Medicare spending is affecting hospitals
Why hospitals want patients to pay upfront
Amended Partners deal would impose stricter price caps
More New Orleans-area doctors indicted by feds in $50 million Medicare fraud case
Summit Medical Center ICU (AR) consolidated into Sparks Regional Medical Center
Opinion: Despite Obamacare, US healthcare system still dysfunctional
September 25, 2014
IV Fluids Shortage Continues
Proton Beam Therapy Center Closure Illuminates Costs
Administration says hospitals will save $5.7B from unpaid bills due to health law
Analysis: cost more than $2B
White House reassessing Obamacare enrollment goal for 2015
Hospitals sue Highmark over Medicare Advantage
Thanks to Obamacare, virtual-reality doctors are booming
September 24, 2014
Realizing Readmissions Goals
GAO: Where did Obamaare's $3.7B go?
A new look at why surgical rates vary
September 23, 2014
CMS Forecasts 4% Medicare Advantage Premium Hike in 2015
Hospitals cut costs by getting doctors to stick to guidelines
Drug, device CEOs voice concerns about Open Payments database
Billing dispute leads to blocked patient data in ME
Highmark's physician incentives gain traction
MEDPAC director: Big changes needed for Medicare
Kansas City medical center to stop refusing health insurance for crash injuries
Opinion: Is your healthcare IT governance keeping up?
September 22, 2014
Hospital Pharmacies Prep for Drug Takebacks
3 NC Health Systems Form Shared Services Organization
More companies embrace exchanges to curb healthcare costs
After surgery, surprise $117,000 medical bill from doctor he didn't know
US attorney to attack fraud in healthcare
How to fix Obamacare
With eye to the future, small CT hospitals look to network
Taking IN hospitals to task
HI public hospitals cut while hurting for cash
Pinellas (FL) reaches deal with area hospitals over healthcare for the poor
September 19, 2014
Technology Lights Up Health Innovation Forum
Few Winners Among MSSP Participants
Administration: 7.3M now enrolled in Obamacare
Obama ratchets up fight against killer bacteria
How much money do we waste on useless healthcare?
US health system among least efficient before Obamacare
Doctors should reveal biases and pharma ties, says group
How much does that x-ray cost? You can find out in NH
When a hospital closes
September 18, 2014
Data Points to Boom in Private HIX
Anthem Blue Cross, 7 CA Health Systems Create New Challenger, Business Model
FTC wary of mergers by hospitals
A new way insurers are shifting costs to the sick
Hospitals and doctors fail patients by passing the buck on insurance rules
Staggered launch could help Maryland 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website
Clark Memorial (KY) may merge into Norton system
Hershey Med-PinnacleHealth merger pushes forward
Study: Tri-State hospitals struggled during Sandy
L.A. hospital closes amid falling revenue, earthquake-retrofit tab
Pay issues weigh on anesthesiologists
September 17, 2014
Interstate Medical Licensure Effort Advances
EHR Systems 'Immature, Costly,' AMA Says
Programs focus on high-risk patients to reduce spending
GAO: still not fully secure
Health IT early mover advantage examined
Insurers see cost hikes in Partners HealthCare (MA) mergers
Virginia hospitals lament limited healthcare expansion
Jameson Health System (PA) hopes to merge with UPMC by early 2015
NY health insurer drops some Medicare plans, forecasts deficit
UnitedHealthcare drops AL doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans
Phoenix Children's Hospital adds insurance counselors
Surprise hospital bills are common in TX, report finds
September 16, 2014
'Early Offer' Malpractice Programs May Spur Reform
Narrow Networks Cut Costs, Not Quality, Economists Say
Better HCAHPS Scores Protect Revenue
Challenges for Obamacare ahead of second open enrollment
$1.43 of every $100 in America goes toward hospital administration
Limiting choice to control health spending: A caution
Number of Americans without health insurance falls, survey shows
Report: HCA, others see financial gains from Medicaid expansion
Administration threatens to cut off Obamacare subsidies to 360,000
Six MS hospitals sued for patient data breach
September 15, 2014
CEO Exchange: Preparing for Population Health
Advocate, NorthShore Deal Would Create 16-Hospital System
Power of price: In South FL and the nation, healthcare costs often are shrouded in secrecy
Hospital mergers may lead to higher prices
How doctor-owned outpatient medical centers differ from hospitals
Health law has caveat on renewal of coverage
Coverage gap leaves rural TN hospitals on life support
Two NY hospitals to offer free hip and knee replacement surgeries for qualifying patients in December
September 12, 2014
CEO Exchange: Pressure is On to Partner, Drive Quality
Slideshow: Physician Alignment—New Leadership Models for Integration
House OKs Cassidy's 'keep your plan' bill
Measuring the impact of states' Obamacare decisions
Hospitals may help patients pay insurance premiums
Patients with private insurance better off than seniors
How MA plans to re-enroll 450,000 residents in health insurance
Medicare is pricier in unhealthy states, study says
How transparent should doctors be with their patients?
September 11, 2014
CMS Pitches Medicare Appeals Deal to Hospitals
Washington, Wall Street Gauge HIX Performance as Open Enrollment Nears
HHS official: updates will be 'improvement but not perfection'
Latest good news in health spending: Employer premiums
What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ
Big-name hospitals, retailers, clinics collaborate for cost control
Doctor acquires portion of Crittenden Regional Hospital
Monroe (LA) hospital plans to cut 300 jobs
The 'pay less, get more' era of healthcare
September 10, 2014
Cost of employer health coverage shows muted growth
Mobile Health Screenings Come Under Scrutiny
Narrow health networks: Maybe they're not so bad
House passes bill to undo rural hospital supervision requirement
Justice Department sues surgeon over spinal operations
Hospital consolidation: Is it raising costs?
Arbitrator: County can't kill UMC longevity pay
St. Joseph (WI) hospital losses mount; Sinai ekes out profit
Ochsner buying River Parishes Hospital, will end inpatient services; 60% of staff lose jobs
Methodist Health System joins Mayo Clinic network
Who owns EHR data?
September 9, 2014
Health chief seeks to focus on insurance site
Aetna Blazes ACO Trail in Arizona, Texas
Providers Skeptical of Medicare Appeals Deal
HHS spends $60M to help consumers navigate Obamacare
Medicare covers less when a hospital stay is an observation, not an admission
Rural enrollment presents continuing health law challenges breach could be a sign of bigger security issues
Anthem contract at Stanford Hospital ends, putting 10,000 enrollees in limbo
Limited doctor choice plans don't mean worse care
Harvard School of Public Health gets $350m donation
September 8, 2014
Behind the CVS Health Rebranding Strategy
Medicaid Expansion Creates Stark Contrasts Among Hospitals
82 IL hospitals fined for unwarranted readmissions
Exclusive tour: $800M UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital
Stanford Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross at odds over new deal
Healthcare 'storm' hits Mary Washington Healthcare
GA hospitals had $40 billion impact in 2012
Hospital chain may outsource doctors
September 5, 2014
Roundtable: IT Systems and Effective Treasury Management
Central Georgia Health System Rebrands as Navicent Health
Appeals court vacates ruling that tossed Obamacare subsidies
Hackers break into
Key Obamacare premiums to decrease, study finds
The 125% solution for American healthcare
Medicaid expansion is a windfall for hospitals
Many Americans worried about losing health insurance
ME rolls back health coverage even as many states expand it
Highmark sues UPMC for cancer treatment 'overbilling'
September 4, 2014
U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth to Resume
Excellence in Heart Attack Receiving Centers
CVS ends tobacco sales, changes name to emphasize health
Per capita Medicare spending is actually falling
Soft launch planned for Obamacare's business exchange
MO Medicaid applicants get put on hold
Partners merger would raise health costs, panel says
Nurse staffing ratio law may prompt debate between stakeholders
Beaumont launches $3.8B merger of 8 hospitals, no layoffs expected
Rural hospitals pressured to close as healthcare system changes
Fight brewing over liver donation
September 3, 2014
Healthcare and the $20,000 bruise
Consolidation Case Study: Baylor Health and Texas Health Resources
ANA Calls for Federal Funding to Bolster RN Training
Bracing for new challenges in year 2 of healthcare law
Hospital chain breach: How expensive?
Spending on health care rises in MA
A summer of retail-hospital partnerships in Washington region
Opinion: Health exchanges not working for rural population
Highmark, PA Insurance Dept.issue post-UPMC transition plan
Former RI medical center President seeks $3.6M
September 2, 2014
Will More Pioneer ACOs Defect?
Charity HealthCare Conundrum Brewing Among Providers
Docs, hospitals win delay in records deadline
Surgery prices surge with innovation and consolidation under Obamacare
Doctors are shifting their business models
What happens when health plans compete
Healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
Medical identity theft: How the healthcare industry is failing us
Coverage for end-of-life talks gaining ground