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Pry That Scan Away
At Your Own Risk

Jim Molpus, Editor-in-Chief, HealthLeaders Media

Diagnostic imaging can catch disease at its earliest stages, and carries the potential for saving lives. But health plans sometimes view the procedure as an unnecessary expense.
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  August 1, 2008

 
Editor's Picks
Doctor and patient, now at odds
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Top 4 Healthcare Feuds, including one feud between consumers and the industry. The New York Times takes it a step further in an interesting piece on the growing divide between doctors and patients. [Read More]
One-stop spot for healthcare needs
It seems that local politicians and developers are always coming up with creative uses for malls that no one wants to visit anymore. First they try a discount mall, and when that fails they think about office space. The latest last resort is a medical mall, where all of your healthcare needs can be taken care of, like a trip to Macy's but with an EOB at the end. [Read More]
Beds signal Grady's revival
All right, I admit that writing about the drama at Grady is the healthcare journalists' equivalent of a sports talk radio host starting any sentence with "Brett Favre." But it is poignant and telling that Grady is celebrating the arrival of the first new hospital beds in 16 years. [Read More]
 
This Week's Headlines
Medicare adds to do-not-pay list
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer - August 1, 2008
California medical center names permanent CEO
San Francisco Business Times - August 1, 2008
'Rising star' Miami hospital exec quits under cloud
Miami Herald - August 1, 2008
VA considers location in New Orleans for hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune - July 31, 2008
UConn Health Center seeks hospital partners
Hartford Courant - July 30, 2008
Nevada panel considers health standards and sanctions
AP/San Francisco Chronicle - July 30, 2008
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Implications of severity-graded DRGs for service line structure, Part II Changes to the new severity-graded DRG reimbursement structure are meant to improve quality of service and patient care through service line reformation, but there is also the need, based on old charge-based DRGs, for the reorganization of healthcare structures. [Read More]
 
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