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Web Exclusive: Medical Inflation on Intercept Trajectory with Wage Earners
Imagine a chart with two lines drawn on it. The top line, holding horizontal with tiny annual increases, is the...
Web Exclusive: Healthcare Reform Provisions Begin
New rules take effect Thursday, which means providers may start seeing more patients—including those with...
Web Exclusive: A 'Blue Button' for Health Data
To promote cost-effective, quality care, healthcare movers and shakers are pointing to health information technology...
Metro Detroit hospital projects draw scrutiny
More than $1.3 billion in new hospital projects may give a boost to Metro Detroit's languishing economy, but could also...
What to tell patients when trials go awry
Joel Ross, MD, the founder/CEO of the Memory Enhancement Centers of New Jersey, makes his living enrolling subjects in...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Firms trim health insurance costs with dependent audits
A new kind of audit is becoming standard procedure in many workplaces. Looking for ways to cut costs...
Web Exclusive: Bills Address EHR Payments for Multi-Campus Hospitals
A second federal bill seeks to "clarify the application of electronic health record payment incentives" for...
For chronic care, your employer may be able to help
If you are one of the 133 million American grappling with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or heart disease...
Hospital experts debate wisdom of using stun guns to control violent patients
Stun guns have started to show up in hospital settings, a migration that has raised some concerns. On July 8, a...