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MLR Rule a Baby Step Toward Spending Reductions

The medical loss ratio, also known as the 80/20 rule, is trimming spending by payers. But the fate of the nation's drive to cut healthcare costs rests in the hands of the biggest spenders—providers.

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Apple steps up health push as it begins talks with insurers

ZDNet, August 22, 2014

LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

The Times Picayune / Associated Press, August 22, 2014

TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2014

Slideshow: How Healthcare Leaders Are Investing in Heart Health

HealthLeaders Media Staff, for HealthLeaders Media, August 22, 2014

Future of Obamacare enrollment assistance still being determined

The CT Mirror, August 22, 2014

Since Obamacare, ER visits down at L.A. County public hospitals

Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2014

Most insurance exchanges just got bigger. Covered California is getting smaller

Kaiser Health News / California Healthline, August 22, 2014

Judge's ruling favors Globe in Steward complaint

The Boston Globe, August 22, 2014

Flint clinic offers holistic healthcare services

The Miami Herald / The Flint Journal, August 22, 2014

The secret committee behind our soaring healthcare costs

Politico, August 21, 2014

CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2014

Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2014

Report: 7M people can get Obamacare early

The Hill, August 21, 2014

Aetna to shut down CarePass by the end of the year

MobiHealthNews, August 21, 2014

What it really means when doctors say they don't take insurance

Time / Reuters, August 21, 2014

Californians favor tougher rules on health insurance rates, survey says

Kaiser Health News, August 21, 2014

Healthcare giants battling for control of Pittsburgh's market

Kaiser Health News / NPR, August 21, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Partners with North Shore-LIJ for Heart Care

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2014

Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

The Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2014

Embattled NJ hospital appoints new CEO

NJ.com / The Star-Ledger, August 20, 2014

Excellence in Heart Attack Receiving Centers
Streamlined processes and STEMI networks are among the efforts being used to improve care for heart attack patients.
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