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Web Exclusive: Milliman: Annual Healthcare Costs Doubled in Under Nine Years
In less than nine years healthcare costs have doubled for the average family of four covered by a preferred provider...
Web Exclusive: TX Children's hospitals face brunt of Medicaid cuts
When Steve Woerner, president/CEO of Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, looks at the budget state...
Web Exclusive: SC BlueCross: Rising premiums and pay
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, which has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profits over the past...
Web Exclusive: Health Plan, Provider Partnerships May Trump ACOs
Accountable care organizations carry significant financial risks for providers. An integrated delivery system...
Web Exclusive: CHS Opens Another Defense of Medicare Admissions
In a letter to shareholders, Community Health Systems chief Wayne T. Smith defends his company's Medicare billing...
Web Exclusive: MA nurses set to strike as Tufts, union won't budge
Nurses at Tufts Medical Center moved closer to a strike yesterday, notifying administrators they will hit the picket...
Web Exclusive: Medical experts dispute a hospital's claims on heart device data
Several medical experts have disputed the basis for a Las Vegas hospital's claim that patients benefited when...
Web Exclusive: ONC to fine tune technical guides for standards in Stage 2
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT intends to fine tune standards involved in realizing stage 2...
Web Exclusive: CBO: Obesity Pumps Up Healthcare Costs
From 1987 to 2007, the percentage of adults who were overweight or obese increased from 44% to 63%, while...
Web Exclusive: Pollster: Healthcare Reform 'Fiendishly Complicated'
A Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds that a majority of adults surveyed could correctly identify only four of 18...