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February 28, 2014
AHIP Eyes 5.9 Percent MA Payment Cut, Market Disruptions
Obama budget will seek record funding for new doctors
Citing 'distraction,' Quality Forum CEO resigns board seats
Hospitals coping better as drug shortages persist
Sebelius: US healthcare delivery system stuck in 20th century
Doctors struggle to save for retirement despite high salaries
Can doctors be taught how to talk to patients?
Stethoscopes do as much dirty work as hands in spreading germs
February 27, 2014
Employer Mandate Delay Hurts NFP Hospitals' Credit Outlook
PCMH Pilot Not Associated with Cost Reductions, Study Shows
Many Americans open to narrow doctor networks in Obamacare
Highmark won't pay hospital rates for care in physician offices
Groups push FDA to revoke approval of highly potent painkiller
Highmark to reduce payments for some oncology-related services
CPOE stragglers: One hospital's fix
MO House backs limits on medical malpractice
Toothaches a headache for FL emergency rooms
Opinion: A morbidly obese patient tests the limits of a doctor's compassion
February 26, 2014
Behind Retailers' Healthcare Strategies, Operational Know-How
MA Payment Rates for 2015 Cloaked in Uncertainty
Health data industry fights FDA oversight
MaineGeneral hospital 'doing its best' amid bed shortage
Popular US health reform plan may not cut costs, boost quality
UC San Diego researchers try to quiet noisy hospitals
Centralizing organ removal may benefit transplants
Dad delivers baby himself — inside a hospital room
February 25, 2014
Retail Medicine Syncs with High-Deductible Health Plans
Industry Groups Urge Sebelius to Hold Off on MU
Pediatrics group advises against retail store health clinics for kids
Virginia and other states wrestle with whether to expand Medicaid under ACA
NYC hospital agency deficit to more than triple to $1.4 billion
CIO to CIO: Advice on ACOs
Baylor Plano declines prestigious Baldrige award after patient lawsuits allege botched surgeries
February 24, 2014
Insurance Status a Factor in Trauma Care, Study Says
CMS Proposes MA Payment Cut
How to bring the price of healthcare into the open
Dispute grows over tax exemptions for nonprofit hospitals
Designation change could cut critical access hospital funds
ME bills seek 'narrow' network explanations
Partners' deal stirs debate on controlling costs
Hospitals have new tool to save money
How a St. Louis-based healthcare system became one of the nation's biggest
Cardiologist: UnitedHeathcare failed to advise Yale-New Haven Hospital patients
Faculty questions NYU Langone's political fund-raising efforts
February 21, 2014
Avoiding MU Pitfalls Starts with Following Fundamentals
Health centers see threat from 'private option' Medicaid
U of I doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
Settlement reached on Long Island College Hospital's future, attorneys say
The lies that doctors and patients tell
Slideshow: 2014 Industry Survey—Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation
February 20, 2014
Tenet, HMA Named in Federal Kickback Suit
ICD-10: CMS Agrees to Limited End-to-End Testing
Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine
Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting
Uninsured trauma patients may get better hospital care
Athenahealth teams with doctor-led ACO
Nurse practitioners win first round in 'scope' fight
Computer woes slam Banner hospital staffs
February 19, 2014
Diabetes Care Challenges Offer Strategic Opportunities
Sebelius: 'No evidence' Obamacare costs jobs
Congress seeks $150B to end 'doc fixes'
Healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks
Opinion: Bigger hospitals mean higher prices, not better care
Gilbert (AZ) hospital files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Patients caught in price war between Meadowlands Hospital and UnitedHealthCare
NM Bill would block hospital collection efforts
Highmark looks to expand into northeastern PA
A new kind of transplant bank
Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Address Physician Engagement Challenges
February 18, 2014
Top 5 ED Procedures to Avoid
Drug Shortages Exacerbated by Supply Chain Woes
Starr leads purchase of healthcare services firm MultiPlan
Without Medicaid expansion, TX hospitals seek long-term solution
Urgent care centers in MA fill a gap
A doctor examines how Obamacare could affect her patients
NJ State Board asks: Are there too many 'doctors' in medical profession?
Minneapolis surgeon's unusual aortic procedure is saving lives
February 17, 2014
For Small Health Systems, Big Decisions Can Mean Life or Death
Moody's Upgrades For-Profit Hospital Outlook to 'Positive'
Rural, small hospitals may get break from federal rule
Why paying doctors salaries instead of fees won't make healthcare cheaper
ME co-op network includes some NH hospitals
NY nurses rally for 'safe staffing' at hospitals
Opinion: What's going to happen to doctors? Look at what's happening to lawyers
Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases
Opinion: A watchful eye in hospitals
Opinion: EHRs must solve real problems
February 14, 2014
MU Fraud On The Rise, OIG Warns
As healthcare shifts, US doctors switch to salaried jobs
New billing standards to help patients with debt
Computer system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates
WA hospitals sue state over new rules on mergers and affiliations
Struggling Brooklyn hospitals expected to remain open after Obama administration approval
February 13, 2014
AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs
Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs
Hospitals' dialysis plan is under new scrutiny
Baptist Health CEO: Psych beds being cut in national trend because they're unprofitable
Ballot battle brews over hospital pricing in CA
Do doctors need EHR 'scribes'?
VT's largest hospital says new insurance working
Novant Health enhances cleaning procedures after 18 exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Why CVS will never actually be a healthcare marketplace
February 12, 2014
Physicians Push for Say in Value-Based Payments Structure
ECRI Cautions Hospitals About Tech Hype
Vast study casts doubts on value of mammograms
DaVita says it will pay $389M to settle fed investigations
Parkland Memorial Hospital plans to restore incentive pay for top executives
Opinion: Yes, we can trim Medicare spending
Telemedicine bolsters ICU care in rural Maryland hospitals
CT Governor: Let NPs work independently
Prescription drug database gets first-round approval in MO House
The collapse of big law: A cautionary tale for big med
February 11, 2014
Data Analytics Takes on Medication Management
Hospital Engagement Networks Lauded for Lessening Hospital Harm, Costs
The White House is relaxing the employer mandate again
Hospitals push back on proposal to extend cuts
Shortages of critical drugs continue to vex doctors
NC hospital apologizes for exposure to disease
February 10, 2014
Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare
$128B SGR Repeal Deal Needs a Payment Plan
Meet the man set to take on 1 million Dallas patients (and what he plans to do)
Penn researcher helps healthcare providers win hearts, minds of veterans
Researchers hope new data collaborative will lower healthcare costs, improve treatment
Brookdale Hospital nurse allegedly attacked by patient
Hospital fights insurance rules
Frustrating Medicare catch: Who's an inpatient at the hospital and who's under observation?
February 7, 2014
As ICD-10 Deadline Looms, Providers Fret
Congress Cuts Bipartisan Deal to Scrap SGR
Insurers slash specialty hospitals to keep premiums low
Insurers eye market for supplemental health coverage to fill various gaps
Maryland hospitals don't know how they'll cover costs of new regulations
FL House looks to give nurse practitioners more power
Opinion: The healthcare myths we live by
In hospital as inpatient, or for observation? Your cost might differ
February 6, 2014
ICD-10 Prep Timing is Crucial
CMS Proposes HIX Guidelines for 2015
NY doctors charged in drug scheme at clinic controlled by traffickers, authorities say
Why CVS isn't selling cigarettes anymore
Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices
VA hospitals lobby for Medicaid expansion
TX hospital discloses huge breach
Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare form new ACO
Natchez (MS) hospital plans to file for bankruptcy
Florida Hospital building apartment complex for its workers
How healthcare costs affect small town living
February 5, 2014
Surgeon Uses Video Games to Sharpen Laparoscopic Skills
RACs Incentivized to Find Even Smallest Billing Errors
CVS Caremark plans stop selling tobacco products
Patient coordination would get boost if Medicare changes how it pays docs
WellPoint, a onetime critic of health law, may yet profit
Senator cites 'serious concerns,' demands National Quality Forum records
Hospitals use 'hot spotting' to zero in on super-users
PA hospital aims to help uninsured by listing prices
UMC labor contract is rejected over issue of longevity pay
Report: Fewer ER visits for OR Medicaid patients
How community health workers dramatically improve healthcare
February 4, 2014
Hospitals Welcome Two-Midnight Rule Delay
Medical Errors Draw $770,000 in Fines in CA
LSU official is the finalist for Parkland CEO
Study: Patients need training on new health insurance
MRSA super bug tamed at Louisville VA hospital; others urged to follow example
Patients may now get lab results without a doctor's help
CT hospital labor dispute ends with agreement
New report directs blame in SF hospital patient's stairwell death
February 3, 2014
Federal agency delivers 'two-midnight' win to hospitals
OIG to Investigate HIX Flaws in 2014
Hospitals Look at Retail Pharmacies With Renewed Interest
Changes in healthcare delivery affecting Kaleida bottom line
A group testing health policy is criticized for study tactics
Maryland may be the model for curbing hospital costs
Tulsa healthcare sector provides massive economic impact
Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton nabs hospital patients from rivals
Struggling Townsend hospital talking with Billings Clinic
Investigation finds hospital, sheriff dept. made errors in missing patient case