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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Coupons for patients, but higher bills for insurers
With drug prices rising and many people out of work, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly helping patients with...
Tampa Bay hospitals ring in the new year by going tobacco-free
Hospitals around the Tampa Bay region are ringing in 2011 with a healthy resolution long in the works: extinguishing...
VA to resume some procedures
The Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee hopes to have resumed about half of the medical procedures...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Twin Cities’ Children’s Hospital plans up to 250 job cuts
Children's Hospital says it plans to eliminate 200 to 250 jobs by mid-November, citing a drop in patients, an increase...

Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...