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April 17, 2014
Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians
Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy
Health insurance gains since last fall hit 12 million, survey shows
Medicare kept paying indicted, sanctioned doctors
ICD-10 delay: Politics trump health data quality
Is Obamacare a success? We might not know for a while
Are docs 'choosing wisely'?
MGH doctors to pay $4.5m over death
Doctors' free samples have a hidden cost
Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage
April 16, 2014
Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics
NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models
Census survey revisions mask health law effects
Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule
HMA posted $329 million loss in final year
FL lawmakers will re-evaluate funding model for safety net hospitals
Tufts, Lowell hospital uniting
Medical research rises from Boston Marathon tragedy
Summa Health eliminates weekend premium pay for nurses
Agreement between MN hospital and interim CEO released
April 15, 2014
Crisis Spurs Healthcare Payment Reform in Arkansas
Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda
Report projects healthcare costs to dip slightly
Medicare reversed payment cuts, and not many are happy about it
Doctors overlook lucrative procedures when naming unwise treatments
Healthcare reform unfinished, part 1: Hospitals take a hit
Doctors learn to give up faxes
If doctors don't like electronic medical records, should we care?
April 14, 2014
HIT Leaders Want Flexibility, Transparency from Next HHS Chief
ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep
Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched
Opinion: Here are the biggest problems for Obamacare's next leader
NY City's hospital specialists are raking in millions of dollars
Turning the tables on healthcare
Opinion: How will Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial doctors respond to healthcare changes?
Opinion: Questions linger on LA hospital deals
Diabetics at center of healthcare battle
Community Medical Center will be fifth for-profit hospital in MT
Torrance hospitals give patients hotel-like food experience
April 11, 2014
As Hospitalist Patient Loads Rise, So Do Hospital Costs
Payers Expect 3 Percent Medicare Advantage Payment Cut
Doctors' billing system stays stuck in the '70s for now
April 10, 2014
CMS Makes Physician Claims Data Public
AMA Urges Caution with Medicare Doctor Data
Federal data reveals some docs getting millions from Medicare
The top 10 Medicare billers explain why they charged $121M in one year
Study finds sicklier enrollees in earliest stage of health law
LCMC Health signs deal to run New Orleans East Hospital
NJ hospital hit with lien over unpaid payroll taxes
Should academic physicians serve on drug-company boards?
Health sector's hot real estate market
Nurses say pagers must go; hospitals drag feet
April 9, 2014
Sliver of Medicare doctors get big share of payouts
Release of Medicare Physician Payment Data Imminent
Economist: Disclosing doctors' Medicare pay might be 'pretty damning'
US insurers still expect cuts in 2015 Medicare payments
An insurer bets on primary care doctors to lower costs
Blue Cross cuts back on painkiller prescriptions
10 things EMRs won't say
Drugstores play doctor: Physicals, flu diagnosis, and more
What American healthcare can learn from Germany
April 8, 2014
OpenNotes Expands Regional EHR Adoption
CMS Forecasts Medicare Advantage Pay Rate Increase
Business Roundup: Tenet Wins Latest Round in SC Hospital Fight
US uninsured drops to 6-year low
AMA won't stop Medicare doc data release
CA hospitals overcharged Medicare by $367 million, audit says
Doctor appointment availability varies by insurance type
Nurses from North Adams Regional Hospital picket bankruptcy court
Jury awards nearly $3 million in MO malpractice case
April 7, 2014
ACOs Show Uneven Progress
Medicare Advantage Program Standards Tightening
Medicaid enrollments bring Obamacare enrollment to more than 10 million
7M enrolled doesn't guarantee health law's success
Why walk-in healthcare is a fast-growing profit center for retail chains
Even small medical advances can mean big jumps in bills
Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore
KY jail signs up exiting inmates for health insurance
Rural MS hospitals align with larger ones to survive
HI's trailblazing healthcare underscores disparity
Carolinas HealthCare integrating behavioral health in primary care practice
April 4, 2014
Medicare Advantage Cuts Expected
Report: 5.4 million newly insured under Obamacare
Final Obamacare enrollment deadline to hit April 15
The states with the most expensive health insurance
Next steps for states, health insurance under the ACA
How tech giants botched Obamacare
MA hospital files for bankruptcy liquidation; work to reopen ER continues
Doctor shortage found in western NY, upstate
The hospital-dependent patient
Widow awarded $1.1 million in wrongful death lawsuit against ME doctor
April 3, 2014
State Battles over Medicaid Expansion Heating Up
US to let public see how Medicare pays doctors
Blue Cross group sees Obamacare premium payments at 80-85 percent
Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces
Co-op health insurance plans see early success
Healthcare players see more changes coming to Obamacare
Maryland votes to adopt health exchange software used in CT
Top Boston hospital begins to tackle readmissions problem
April 2, 2014
Obama Quietly Signs SGR Patch Bill
White House: 7.1 million have signed up under ACA
Patient Volumes, Patterns Shifting
MSPB Adds Nuance to Readmission Rates
Opinion: Here's why it doesn't matter that 7M signed up for Obamacare
US insurers fear backlash over new Obamacare rate increases
Burnt out primary care docs are voting with their feet
Community health centers may provide services for those who remain uninsured
Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Parkland defends growing cost of new public hospital
Thousands of jobs shed in Pittsburgh region's hospitals
Review finds mammography's benefits overplayed, harms dismissed
April 1, 2014
Senate Passes SGR Fix, Obama Likely to Sign
Payers Scramble to Set 2015 HIX Premium Rates
Healthcare.gov stumbles twice on deadline day
Obama predicts enrollment 'close' to 7 million
ICD-10: Painful to implement, painful to delay
The ACA enrollment surge, by the numbers
Hospitals get slow start on stage 2 of Meaningful Use program
St. Charles Parish Hospital (LA) misspent $6 million in bond money, audit says
VT hospital prepares for more patients after the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital