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December 19, 2014
Poll: Majority likes employer mandate, dislikes Obamacare
HL20: Peter Semczuk, DDS, MPH—Taking on the Big Challenges
No Boost to NFP Hospital Bond Ratings from Medicaid Expansion
1 in 5 Eligible Hospitals Penalized for HACs
Few states score well on infection readiness
How the high cost of medical care is affecting Americans
Number of uninsured Americans near historic low
Medicare fraud scheme mastermind, doctor plead guilty
Humana CEO: Consumer engagement, tech can lower healthcare costs
What does healthcare cost? Study finds huge gaps among MN clinics
How to sell a hospital in 18 months
When a hospital bill becomes a decade-long pay cut
Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals with highest rates of infections, injuries
December 18, 2014
HL20: Sam Foote, MD—The Courage to Speak Up
Meaningful Use Payment Adjustments Begin
Ratings agencies forecast trouble for hospitals
Directors: Obamacare storefronts working
Ebola fears speed changes in US hospital record systems
Big hospitals increase dominance of MA state healthcare market
Trinity Health to buy 3 CT hospitals
GA Hospitals cutting payrolls to cope with hard times
December 17, 2014
HL20: Lee Aase—Who's Behind @MayoClinic
Ratcheting Up Patient Experience Has a Downside
Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline
HHS announces nearly $700 million in state grants
CVS Health hikes dividend, expects growth
NC pharmacists try to boost health and cut costs
Popularity of outpatient surgery centers leads to questions about safety
Opinion: Doctors' offices jammed during healthcare's seasonal spike
December 16, 2014
HL20: Anne Wojcicki—Unlocking Consumer Access to Genetics
Narrow Networks Enjoying a Resurgence faces crucial deadline
TN tees up Medicaid expansion battle
The odd math of medical tests: One scan, two prices, both high
Can flat-rate pricing help control cancer costs?
Prolific prescribers of controlled substances face Medicare scrutiny
Do patients mind if their healthcare data is shared? It depends
Report: MO hospitals provide $1.1B in uncompensated care
Opinion: Elegy for rural community hospitals
December 15, 2014
HL20: Tom X. Lee, MD—Reinventing Primary Care
Physicians Trained in High-Cost Regions Spend More
Partners HealthCare posts $22m loss, first in 15 years
Obamacare open enrollment 2015: Monday deadline first big test for retooled
Waterbury (CT) Hospital could see layoffs, reduced services after Tenet deal
Teaching hospitals left out in the push to cut insurance premiums
Maryland Health Care Quality Reports website puts hospitals under the microscope
Why most people won't shop again for health insurance
Researchers finally figured out why doctors' waiting rooms have such crappy magazines
December 12, 2014
HL20: Steve Simonin—Turning It Around
42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills
Aetna says demand surging for individual Obamacare plans
Tenet ends bid to acquire five CT hospitals
Forsyth Medical Center lawsuit over Medicare reimbursements may be settled
The punishing cost of cancer care
Boston Medical Center, Tufts in merger talks
80% of physicians have an EHR or plan to get one, ONC reports
Kindred plans 500 more jobs, downtown expansion
New way to promote Obamacare: 7-Eleven
With 1.5 million sign-ups so far, Obamacare enrollment is brisk
December 11, 2014
Physician Groups' ICD-10 Delay Push Stalls
Slideshow: HL20 — 20 People Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare - 2014 breaks 1M as Obamacare sign-ups surge
Insurers fire back over Obamacare changes
Feds recover $5B in healthcare waste
Obamacare co-ops cut prices, turn up heat on rival insurers
Insurance dispute could cause 20K NC women to look for new doctors
Opinion: Don't homogenize healthcare
Healthcare security in 2015: 9 hotspots
December 10, 2014
Integrated Health Network to add Hospital Sisters Health System, Prevea Health
HCA confirms 'preliminary' talks with East Jefferson General Hospital
December 9, 2014
Feds Release Strategic Health IT Plan
Retail Clinics Solidify Their Market Niche
Hospitals to Congress: Don't Delay ICD-10
Obamacare enrollment data comes under scrutiny
Healthcare law is not one-size-fits-all
Half of doctors listed as serving Medicaid patients are unavailable, investigation finds
Study: Doctors paid more for multiple procedures than for multiple patients
Cautiously, Mayo builds an empire
Opinion: Transforming healthcare one patient at a time
December 8, 2014
The New Collections Challenge
Officials prepare to open new Dallas hospital
Hospitals, insurers press NY state on transparency study
The health cost slowdown isn't just about the economy
Healthcare signup deadlines raise worries, questions
PA hospital charges get new attention
Thousands lose access to Boston Children's Hospital over insurance rate dispute
December 5, 2014
UMC set to pick third CEO in a year
Doctors Seek Another ICD-10 Delay
Proposed MSSP Changes Don't Go Far Enough, Providers Say
Average Obamacare premiums going up in 2015
Big changes in fine print of some 2015 health plans
Care for Dallas Ebola patient's dog topped $27K
How Humana plans to expand its Medicare business
More hiccups for the WA health insurance exchange website as 6,000 accounts cancelled
MDs may be more interested in DIY health services than patients are
80% of patients worry about health data security
December 4, 2014
Demands for Price Transparency Pressure Providers
Enrollment in Obamacare plans for 2015 remains strong
More cost of healthcare shifts to consumers
Healthcare spending in the US grows at slowest rate since 1960
FL Medicaid expansion could cover 1M more in Sunshine State
MA Nurses Association calls for stronger Ebola preparedness plan
GBMC doctors join push to improve patient care, save money
The best healthcare jobs in 2015
Kaiser and Target to open retail clinics
Olney hospital affiliates with Carle system
December 3, 2014
ECRI Institute's Top 10 Healthcare Tech Hazards for 2015
Physician Staffing Firms Seeing Double-Digit Growth
Fewer hospital mistakes mean 50,000 lives, $12B saved
CDOs: Right for healthcare C-Suite?
Medicare house calls on rise in Michigan—so is fraud
Central ID hospital cutting nearly 70 jobs
TX, feds reach agreement on healthcare funding
OH bill would shield doctors who say 'my fault' for a medical mistake
December 2, 2014
Physician Fee Schedule Winners and Losers
Financing Integration: Tapping New Sources of Liquidity
Underinsurance remains big problem under Obama health law
New ACO rules would delay penalties an extra three years
Obama to urge Congress to loosen purse strings for Ebola fight
More competition helps restrain premiums in federal health marketplace
Promising model for healthcare sees enrollment plummet as ACA takes off
FDA scrutinizes networked medical device security
Cloud gains traction in healthcare
December 1, 2014
CVS Health Bets Big on HIT
Suit on health law puts focus on funding powers
Controversial hospital chain owner poised to expand empire to Bay Area's insurance marketplace for small businesses gets off to a slow start
Health officials release modified WY Medicaid expansion proposal