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6 Hospital Tips to Survive Healthcare Reform
In the face of healthcare reform, providers face steep reimbursement cuts, coding adjustments, and technological...
S&P: US Healthcare Costs Up 6%, But Growth Slowing
The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial health plans and Medicare programs rose 6.27...
A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
No End In Sight to Rising Healthcare Costs
Providers say they're working to decrease healthcare costs, but the bills keep mounting. There are more than a few...
Primary Care Playing Large Role in Mental Health Care
Primary care is now the sole form of healthcare used by more than one-third of patients with a mental disorder...
GAO Announces Patient-Centered Outcomes Board
The board of governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, a non-profit organization to assist...
Patient 'Coaching' Savings Tallied
Two extra efforts by health coaches to make telephone contact with higher risk patients resulted in a 3.6% reduction...
Obesity, Overweight Carry Heavy Financial Burden
Some of the costs of an obese and overweight population are borne individually, others by employers and the...
CDC Grants Public Health Programs $42 Million
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $42.5 million for 94 public health services to use toward...
The Long-Term Care Compliance Toolkit
It’s just good business sense to have an effective compliance program—but if that’s not enough motivation, the Patient...
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