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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
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...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
Radiation should follow a mastectomy for advanced cancer, but often doesn't
Radiation after a mastectomy for advanced breast cancer is part of the standard treatment guidelines. But more than a...
Some hospitals think ’lean’ when it comes to healthcare
Of all the indignities that befall us at the doctor's office or in a hospital, the interminable wait is probably the...
CT vet wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
RI hospital adapts to ’new normal’ of lower patient volumes
The Westerly Hospital administrators say ongoing staffing changes are driven by reduced patient volume and the need...
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...
Strike or settle? Duluth nurses vote today
More than a month after Twin Cities hospitals and nurses settled their most bitter contract dispute in recent history...

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