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Which Option Will House Democrats Use to Pass Health Reform Bill?

By: Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, March 17, 2010

The new phrase being heard in the House this week is "deem and pass"—a process that would let the Senate healthcare reform bill go through the House—without members actually voting on the measure itself.

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Hospitals as Software Service Providers

By: March 8, 2010

Health systems are stepping into a new role, offering software as a service to realize value from EMRs.

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Massachusetts Investigating Wide Disparities in Hospital, Provider Reimbursements

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 17, 2010

Health insurers told a Massachusetts agency examining rising healthcare costs that a state trend toward "providing care in more expensive settings" is the primary driver of increasing health costs.

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House Democrats scramble to ensure adequate deficit reduction in health bill

By: Washington Post, March 17, 2010

As Congressional Democrats try to push President Obama's healthcare initiative to final passage this week, the final piece of the package was held up by concerns that it would do too little to reduce the nation's budget deficit, the Washington Post reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Democrats were still waiting for congressional budget analysts to determine whether the package—which contains an array of amendments to the healthcare bill aimed at winning over wavering House Democrats—would meet the party's deficit-reduction goals.

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