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September 30, 2014
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
Federal doctor ratings face accuracy, value questions
FDA pushes to improve medical device security
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
Hospital president, wife killed in house fire
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
Accountability slow to reach rural hospitals
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
Local PA hospitals dread Oct. 1 as flu shots remain on delay
It's time to get mad about the outrageous cost of healthcare
September 26, 2014
HHS awarding $200M to fight chronic diseases
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
Union sues over Boston hospital's vaccine mandate
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
VA implements waiting room 'smart chairs'
Opinion: Despite Obamacare, US healthcare system still dysfunctional
September 25, 2014
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
US hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
Feds target physician-owned companies for unnecessary surgeries
To prevent repeat hospitalizations, talk to patients
Hospitals sue Highmark over Medicare Advantage
TX hospital CEO apologizes for infants' TB exposure
Thanks to Obamacare, virtual-reality doctors are booming
Opinion: Who will be the Netflix of healthcare?
September 24, 2014
Win-win? CVS joining forces with hospitals, doctors
GAO: Where did Obamaare's $3.7B go?
'Critical' vulnerablity found in security
Bill would allow people to delete profiles on
How to fix Medicare? Ask the public
Some ERs are taking appointments
Opinion: Health insurers turning into who knows what?
A new look at why surgical rates vary
Insurers hesitant to cover many proton beam therapy treatments
When doctors ignore their own advice
September 23, 2014
Hospitals cut costs by getting doctors to stick to guidelines
Drug, device CEOs voice concerns about Open Payments database
More than 700 infants exposed to TB at TX hospital
Billing dispute leads to blocked patient data in ME
Highmark's physician incentives gain traction
MEDPAC director: Big changes needed for Medicare
Home health program helps patients
Kansas City medical center to stop refusing health insurance for crash injuries
Opinion: Is your healthcare IT governance keeping up?
ID hospital expands remote translation service
What makes hospital patients turn violent?
September 22, 2014
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
Enterovirus concerns continue in MA
Taking IN hospitals to task
HI public hospitals cut while hurting for cash
Sepsis an oft-unrecognized killer in CO hospitals
Pinellas (FL) reaches deal with area hospitals over healthcare for the poor
September 19, 2014
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
Opinion: EHR success—4 change management process tips
How much does that x-ray cost? You can find out in NH
Your surgeon seems qualified, but can he type?
When a hospital closes
Why I'm becoming a primary care doctor
September 18, 2014
FTC wary of mergers by hospitals
End-of-life care needs sweeping overhaul, panel says
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
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
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
Severe respiratory illness spreads to Northeast
Six MS hospitals sued for patient data breach
Some cancer experts see 'overdiagnosis,' question emphasis on early detection
Despite warnings, antibiotics still overprescribed in kids
September 15, 2014
Power of price: In South FL and the nation, healthcare costs often are shrouded in secrecy
Hospital mergers may lead to higher prices
Healthcare data of 1 million NJ patients compromised since 2009
How doctor-owned outpatient medical centers differ from hospitals
Health law has caveat on renewal of coverage
Project aims to help rural KS hospitals track quality
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
IL hospitals penalized for readmissions
More US hospitals adopting 'baby-friendly' policies
September 12, 2014
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
Building an emergency health response
Mentoring program works to attract more young, black nurses
How transparent should doctors be with their patients?
Why your doctor feels like a 'beaten dog'
September 11, 2014
HHS official: updates will be 'improvement but not perfection'
Latest good news in health spending: Employer premiums
ONC releases final EHR guidelines
What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ
Big-name hospitals, retailers, clinics collaborate for cost control
Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics
Doctor acquires portion of Crittenden Regional Hospital
Monroe (LA) hospital plans to cut 300 jobs
The 'pay less, get more' era of healthcare
How hospitals are becoming safer for children
September 10, 2014
Cost of employer health coverage shows muted growth
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?
Hospital sets patient record as virus spreads
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
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
Hospitals restrict visitors because of respiratory outbreak
Harvard School of Public Health gets $350m donation
Doctors say electronic records waste time
Only 6 percent of doctors are happy with their jobs
September 8, 2014
Feds reverse course, will release hospital mistake data
82 IL hospitals fined for unwarranted readmissions
Children's hospitals in 10 states report spike in respiratory illnesses breach: The ripple effect
Exclusive tour: $800M UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital
Stanford Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross at odds over new deal
Hospital patients benefit from new rooms, Princeton HealthCare System CEO says
Healthcare 'storm' hits Mary Washington Healthcare
GA hospitals had $40 billion impact in 2012
Hospital chain may outsource doctors
September 5, 2014
Appeals court vacates ruling that tossed Obamacare subsidies
Hackers break into
Key Obamacare premiums to decrease, study finds
The 125% solution for American healthcare
Ex-workers: Records falsified at Minneapolis VA
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'
Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle
September 4, 2014
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
When feces is the best medicine
September 3, 2014
Healthcare and the $20,000 bruise
Bracing for new challenges in year 2 of healthcare law
Hospital chain breach: How expensive?
Smaller military hospitals said to put patients at risk
Spending on health care rises in MA
A summer of retail-hospital partnerships in Washington region
The case for coordinated care: A Q&A with MGH's Clemens Hong
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
How racism creeps into medicine
September 2, 2014
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
Opinion: The key to healthcare innovation is empowering nurses
Medical identity theft: How the healthcare industry is failing us
Coverage for end-of-life talks gaining ground
When something medically goes wrong
Why doctors are sick of their profession