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Rural Means Older and Sicker, Data Confirms

John Commins

Federal data confirms what we know about rural hospitals and the care they deliver, and allows those of us who care about access to make a compelling case for how the care provided and the people served. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does not authorize the IRS to extend tax credits to those who bought health insurance on the federal marketplace. An hour later, the Fourth Circuit Court upholds the statute. >>>

The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About

Fecal microbiota transplantation is an inexpensive treatment for a potentially deadly infection. But FMT is not for the squeamish. It's time for payers to get on board with this antibiotic alternative, which has a 90% cure rate. >>>

Telemedicine Providers Welcome AMA Guidelines

In its recommendations, the AMA cements what providers have been hearing for years: Telemedicine needs more regulation and reimbursement. >>>

CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations

A new player in the healthcare delivery system is taking on an old challenge: primary care. >>>

Recruiting Retired Clinicians

New laws aim to make it easier for retired doctors, nurses, and dentists to find meaningful work seeing patients and mentoring younger clinicians. >>>

As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge

A new report catalogs state laws that attempt to regulate or encourage competition within healthcare markets in the face of industry consolidations. >>>

4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare

The changes happening in the healthcare industry are just getting started. Risk-based reimbursements, HIX, high-deductible health plans, and possible pushback against Medicare and Medicaid will transform healthcare delivery and payment. >>>



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News Headlines

Medicare testing payment options that could end observation care penalties

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, July 23, 2014

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at SC hospital

Reuters, July 23, 2014

Nurses shift, aiming for more time with patients

The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014

Burnout in the hospital: Why doctors are set up for stress

Time, July 22, 2014

How a team of hospital doctors boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety

Yahoo News, July 21, 2014

Rural IA hospital courts urban patients

Des Moines Register, July 21, 2014

AL Hospitals Taking Hit

Insurance News Net / Decatur Daily, July 21, 2014

50 years of health spending in one animated chart

Vox, July 21, 2014

Texas Health partners with CVS on walk-in health clinics

Dallas Business Journals, July 18, 2014

'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork

Democrat & Chronicle, July 17, 2014



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