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June 30, 2014
9 in 10 New Physician Jobs Follow Employment Model
ND Blazes Medicaid Expansion Trail
UT hospitals try the unthinkable: Get a grip on costs
Without Medicaid expansion, financial future bleakens for safety net hospitals like UVa
UPMC, Highmark settle bitter standoff
Opinion: WA Health exchange transparency coming, access next
Tale of two healthcare websites: MN presses on; MD moves on
How to compare healthcare systems
Anne Wojcicki's quest for better healthcare
June 27, 2014
Medicaid Expansion Hits Resistance from States
Banner Health, UA Announce Statewide Care Organization
US healthcare profit outlook brightens on Obamacare, drug prices
Decline in healthcare spending drives hospitals down
HHS sets enrollment rules for year two of Obamacare
Veterans Affairs turns to HCA exec for help
Salesforce takes its cloud model to healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes major changes in health funding
Opinion: Electronic health records—First, do no harm?
Healthcare system needs to prepare for global warming
June 26, 2014
Take Advantage of ICD-10 Delay
Intelligence Report: Financial Health Calls for a Clinical Strategy
Healthcare spending falls despite Obamacare enrollments
Medicare: Predictive analytics working to fight fraud
Free the data: Goals for meaningful use stage 3
Penalizing hospitals for being unsafe: Why adverse events are a big problem
Hospital networks are leaking data, leaving critical devices vulnerable
WellSpan warns that patient information may have been downloaded accidentally
Crittenden voters pass measure to save hospital
June 25, 2014
Beware the Reimbursement Gap
House, Senate begin compromise talks on vets healthcare bill
Hospital employee alleges ongoing cover-up at Phoenix VA hospital
AG deal with Partners Health filed in court: Restricts growth, costs
IN hospital system agrees to pay federal fine
15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme
Orlando Health decides against possible merger
June 24, 2014
HFMA ANI: Data Key Healthcare System Efficiency, Says Gawande
Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol Recovers $5.9M
Transitioning to Bundled Payments
Pharmaceutical companies accuse hospitals of misusing discounts
HHS moves to shore up Healthcare.gov
LSU hospital closure ruled unconstitutional
VT to hire analyst for single-payer design
Building GA's primary care workforce
MA nurses union airs ad that attacks hospital chief executives
June 23, 2014
How Medica Revived Zombie Health Plans
Alexian, Adventist to Create 'JOC' in Chicago
IL hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates
Medicare billing outliers often have disciplinary problems, too
IU Health's Methodist, University hospitals plan merger
Should Metro Detroit hospitals be required to report HAIs?
MA paying $35M to end healthcare website contract
Opinion: Virginia's governor claims he can expand Medicaid on his own say-so
Medicaid expansion key healthcare issue in WI governor's race
Fletcher Allen Health Care to change its name
Ryan Seacrest to open studio at Children's Hospital Colorado
June 20, 2014
TJC Advises on Infections Linked to Misuse of Vials
GenHealth Joint Venture Banks on Well-Being
Report: Ways and Means subpoenaed in Medicare leak probe
First survey of public, commercial ACOs finds majority are physician-led
Johns Hopkins wages compare poorly to other top US hospitals, union says
Can claims data crack the healthcare cost riddle?
Opinion: How to deal with doctors who get drunk and high on the job
June 19, 2014
Heart Treatment Centers Form Afib Alliance
Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements
Prosecuters gathering evidence for grand jury in CMS leak case
Government pays 76% of premium under health law
Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians
Enroll America pushes ahead to second enrollment period
Ellis Medicine, St. Peter's Health Partners announce formation of alliance
Parkland performance plan centers on measurable improvements
June 18, 2014
White House asks healthcare experts for help in picking VA head
Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments
Alexian, Adventist hospital systems pursuing partnership
LSU hospitals financing plan questioned
Hospital salary initiative falls short in CA
ID justices order hospital to pay $52M in suit
Shands agrees to pay $3.25 million to settle second part of whistleblower case
Tacoma hospital system releases executive salary data
Opinion: Why hiring more doctors to treat veterans isn't going to be easy
Anthem, HealthCare Partners ACO Saves $4.7 Million
Engaging the Patient's Experience
June 17, 2014
AHIP: Payers Make Consumers Their Focal Point
MedPAC Offers 7 Ways to Adjust Medicare Payments
Healthcare orgs prep for increased audits
US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations
Most people satisfied with healthcare system
Surgeon's $2.8 million tops in pay at OH's nonprofit hospitals
Allegiance Health joins growing list of MI hospitals partnering with BCBSM on value-based payments
Syracuse hospital passes follow-up inspection in wake of patient butt-slapping complaint
Maryland doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
Power to the health data geeks
LICH saga almost over, without a hospital
Hospital uses executive bonus money to give its workers a raise
June 16, 2014
ACPE Launches School for CMOs
Huntsville Hospital, Sentara Form First Medicaid 'RCO' in AL
Bill could double VA health-care spending
TX probes Dallas hospital for patient abuse
IN hospital works toward financial viability
U of M to benefit from $300M plan to boost cancer research in FL
CA hospital leaders to explore a stand-alone emergency room
St. Charles among few Oregon hospitals that pay directors
June 13, 2014
CA Safety-Net Hospitals Stand to be Hard Hit by Federal Cuts
More insurers joining Obamacare
Obamacare health spending surge? Not so fast
Senate health plan for veterans costs may top $35 billion
Some costly hospital complications not tracked by Medicare, analysis finds
Medicare wades through backlog of disputed claims
Outside the VA, waits for doctors can vary widely
Shands to pay $3.25M in whistleblower settlement
Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization
June 12, 2014
Arresting Sepsis Early Saves Money, Lives
Alternatives to ACO Strategies Emerge
Insurers will propose changes to Obama health law
FBI begins criminal inquiry in VA scandal
Aetna CEO says 2015 Obamacare rates to rise less than 20%
Healthcare fee structure: Changes ahead
US healthcare data points to much weaker first-quarter GDP
Maryland hospitals to get less money for uninsured patients
Congress takes step to extend children's healthcare program
June 11, 2014
Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress
With more veterans needing healthcare, what will the cost be?
Coalition opposes MA pact with Partners Health
Fletcher Allen revises charity care policy
Harris Health System (TX) hospital leader is out
Senate bill hikes funding for medical research, fraud prevention
MA inches toward health insurance for all
Will computers replace doctors?
Cleveland Clinic Partners with Akron General
June 10, 2014
Healthcare, Embedded and Connected
Presidents, CEOs, and the New Healthcare Leadership Model
VA audit finds 100,000 veterans facing long wait for healthcare
Doctors pick new chief for AMA
Cleveland Clinic signs deal to buy minority stake in Akron General
More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare
Secretive reviews target 30 Medicare Advantage plans
In Oregon, end of life orders help people avoid the ICU
IN doctors want to improve state drug-tracking system
Suit says Pacific Health Corp. hospital conspired to fill beds
June 9, 2014
Tenet Healthcare Acquires Texas RMC
Duke LifePoint Seals Regional Health System Deal
Healthcare Competition Policy Needs a Makeover, Says Policy Analyst
The healthcare industry is pushing patients to help themselves
MI's Obamacare wrinkle: 'Personal responsibility'
Las Vegas tries new tactic to improve city's notorious healthcare
Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove withdraws from running to head VA
LA hospitals expand operating agreement
Demand for healthcare spikes as veterans' ranks fall
The worst available care
Opinion: More healthcare is better healthcare—Medical myth or reality?
June 6, 2014
How Hospitals Are Reinventing Themselves
Doctor Uses Jazz to Tune up Physician Communication
Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as new secretary of HHS
Administration overhauls federal healthcare website
CBO: Millions will dodge Obamacare fines
What's a surgeon's role in an ACO? Not much so far, survey says
Compromise reached on Veterans healthcare legislation
Opinion: Medicare Advantage claims should be available for research
Healthcare's big challenge: How to measure value
June 5, 2014
Cancer Hospitals Study Yields 'Confusing' Findings
Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say
US says 2.2 million Obamacare enrollees have data problems
US Senate clears way for Burwell's health secretary confirmation
CBO throws in the towel on scoring Obamacare
Health plans had big premium hikes before Obamacare
UnitedHealth raises dividend by 34%
June 4, 2014
Prescription for Narrow Networks: Add Transparency
Strategies for ED Psych Patients
Feds overpaid $70B to Medicare Advantage
Obama said to weigh Cleveland Clinic chief for VA post
HHS offering $300M to community health centers
The health data revolution enters an awkward adolescence
Hospitals look to urgent care ventures to boost presence, referrals
L.A. doctor charged with $33 million Medicare fraud
June 3, 2014
4 in 10 Healthcare Execs Dissatisfied with EHRs
Pioneer ACO Program Awaits New Rules
Datapalooza: CMS Unveils More Hospital Pay Data
Medicare charges vary by hospital, report finds
GAO report finds self-referring doctors may be driving up healthcare costs
Medicare could save billions by scrapping random drug plan assignment
Ban lifted on Medicare coverage for sex change surgery
Surge reported in sales of healthcare plans
Maryland hospitals and doctors are facing opposing financial incentives
Doctors may get paid for end-of-life planning
Integration engines tackle healthcare's lack of standards
June 2, 2014
CMS Opens Physician Registration for Sunshine Act
Partnering for Better Population Health Management
Obamacare prompts states to revisit their healthcare rules
Study questions need for employer healthcare requirement
In rural ME, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis
Screwed-up bonus payments are at the heart of the VA scandal
Stanford Hospital, ValleyCare Health System explore merger