The federal government seems to want to keep safety data on eight hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) secret at the same time that it boasts how transparent it's being. >>>
Most health insurers say they will take part in health insurance exchanges despite concerns about how the programs will function, technical barriers, and the health status of participants. Meanwhile, a federal study finds that premiums will cost less than originally expected and selection will be broad. >>>
Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year. >>>
Hospital associations and the feds are encouraging community and rural health providers to step up for health insurance exchanges. But for many, it's just one more mandate. >>>
After two decades of mostly declines, the percentage of Americans with health insurance inched up between 2011 and 2012, according to a new study. But with the advent of health insurance exchanges, the future level of insured people is impossible to know. >>>
With HIX set to debut in less than a week, some insurers are marketing the benefits of enrollment to younger, healthier people. One PA insurer is using social media and a roving truck to pitch its "Live Fearless" campaign. >>>
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