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August 28, 2014
Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare
CBO projects lower Medicare and Medicaid costs
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling
IBM's Watson: Can it improve returns on R&D?
Sacramento group forms to oppose Tenet Hospitals' plan
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health finalize merger
Lake Shore (NY) hospital plans to stay open under its own management
Some St. Charles Parish, LA Hospital employees might not be rehired after merger
August 27, 2014
MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
Targeting Self-Insured Populations
New head of Healthcare.gov is CT's Counihan
Nonprofit hospitals' 2013 revenue lowest since recession, report says
Twenty Obamacare contractors exceeded cost estimates, review finds
Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe
10 ways to strengthen healthcare security
Study: Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening
Opinion: Patient portals—Strategies for engaging users
Doctors' pay: IN hospitals fighting to keep it under wraps
August 26, 2014
Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'
mHealth Tackles Readmissions
Could a wording 'glitch' doom Obama's healthcare law?
Doctors' house calls for frailest patients save cash, study finds
Novant Health exec pay jumps to $25.2M amid retirement-plan changes
Crittenden Regional Hospital to close next month
August 25, 2014
Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US
'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay
Hospitals look for new ways to collect unpaid medical bills
As investors buy struggling hospitals, big change comes to NJ healthcare
Patient worries emerge over chargemasters at Pittsburgh's regional hospitals
State sites outperform US marketplace in Affordable Care Act signups
Healthcare success causes MN clinic to close
Oregon sues Oracle, blaming tech giant for failed healthcare website
Apple hints at a push into healthcare — let's all hope that happens
August 22, 2014
Apple steps up health push as it begins talks with insurers
LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager
TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes
Slideshow: How Healthcare Leaders Are Investing in Heart Health
Future of Obamacare enrollment assistance still being determined
Since Obamacare, ER visits down at L.A. County public hospitals
Most insurance exchanges just got bigger. Covered California is getting smaller
Layoffs at University Medical Center in NV called necessary, overdue
St. Luke's Health System (ID) may acquire Weiser hospital
Are your organization's medical records vulnerable to theft?
August 21, 2014
The secret committee behind our soaring healthcare costs
CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
Report: 7M people can get Obamacare early
Aetna to shut down CarePass by the end of the year
Heartbleed not only reason for CHS breach
What it really means when doctors say they don't take insurance
Inside view of medical imaging: A $3B vision for WA
Californians favor tougher rules on health insurance rates, survey says
Healthcare giants battling for control of Pittsburgh's market
Here's how doctors may have saved Cincinnati firms $32M
August 20, 2014
Cleveland Clinic Partners with North Shore-LIJ for Heart Care
Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations
Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent
Patients gain, and maybe lose, as doctors consolidate
Embattled NJ hospital appoints new CEO
August 19, 2014
Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
HHS pressed on insurance discrimination claims
Medicare Advantage is more expensive, but it may be worth it
Parkland hospital in trouble again for patient safety problems that could jeopardize its funding
Hospitals reconsider charity for patients who decline health coverage
The trouble with trying to sign people up for health insurance when care is already free
Too many cancer screenings wasted on those facing death
New bill to give PA doctors protection from lawmakers
August 18, 2014
CHS Hacked, 4.5M Patient Records Compromised
Antibiotic Overuse a 'Huge Threat' to Patient Safety, Says CDC
Business Roundup: M&A Activity Down Slightly in First Half of 2014
Medicare to start paying doctors who coordinate needs of chronically ill patients
Government will withhold one-third of the records from database of physician payments
Wide range of CA hospital charges for blood tests called 'irrational'
Pervasive Medicare fraud proves hard to stop
Hospitals must help patients access digital records — or else
Healthcare chain's bid for 6 CA hospitals draws protest
OK's rural hospitals work to stay open, viable
Medicare ruling could mean $12 million hit to VT hospitals
Healthcare boosts Charlotte's economy as industry preps for change
August 15, 2014
New Goals, New Alliances
CFO Exchange: Top Revenue Growth Opportunities ID'd
Large Employers Trimming Healthcare Spending
Hospitals seek to help consumers with Obamacare premiums
How agents hunt for fraud in trove of Medicare data
Key takeaways from the Medicare trustees' report
About 400,000 in MA must seek new health plan
Analysis: CA's enrollment success is its greatest challenge
Surgeons, physicians top CareerCast list of 10 best-paying jobs
Why hospitals are investing in telemedicine technology
WA gets $300,000 to train nurses as shortage gets more severe
Designing an upside-down, hurricane-proof hospital for New Orleans
August 14, 2014
HIEs Adding Data Analytics Capabilities
Report: Medicare agency not doing enough to stop duplicate audits
VA referrals to private doctors on rise
Nonprofit hospitals at a tipping point from mounting challenges
Solving a 2014 Obamacare problem pushes premium hikes in 2015
16% Of large employers plan to offer low-benefit 'skinny' plans despite ACA
Judge OKs IN fight against health insurance subsidies
Opinion: The best doctors money can buy?
How healthcare costs gobbled up wages
Slideshow: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards
August 13, 2014
Plan to reveal pharmaceutical payments to doctors hits snag
Hospital CIO says health IT needs major rehab
Drug discount program needs help, researchers say
5 trends driving Cincinnati's healthcare building boom
Silicon Valley startup launches self-insurance option for smaller firms
August 12, 2014
Obamacare premiums slated to rise by an average of 7.5%
Washington's $10 billion search for healthcare's next big ideas
Apple wants to be 'a hub of health data,' is in talks with top hospitals
Report: Non-profit hospital CEOs still handsomely paid
Oracle fires back: Oregon Obamacare exchange
August 11, 2014
VBP Program Impact, Incentives Questioned
6-System Partnership to Cover 9 in 10 WI Residents
Survey shows Twin Cities hospitals financially OK
Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing KS hospitals billions
With health law, ERs still packed
NJ state board approves sale of Saint Clare's to Prime Healthcare
Newly insured push up healthcare claims in NE, IA
Four things to know about the Hartford HealthCare-Anthem dispute
Former Hilton Head (SC) hospital executive pleads guilty to kickback scheme
Opinion: Healthcare for $4—Are you ready for Walmart to be your doctor?
August 8, 2014
EHR Adoption Slow, Information Exchange Lagging
Obama signs bill giving more than $16 billion to scandal-plagued VA
Obamacare individual mandate isn't so much of a mandate
HHS report finds Medicare Advantage plans exaggerate members' diseases to make more money
Obamacare creates 'upheaval' at free clinics
Steward balks at state record request
In ambitious bid, Walmart seeks foothold in primary care services
August 7, 2014
Simple EHR Function May Trigger Audits, Hospitalist Cautions
Interstate Medical Licensure Could Ease Physician Shortages
VA executive: Wait times can be fixed in 2 years
First look at Medicare quality incentive program finds little benefit
Suspicious prescriptions for HIV drugs abound in Medicare
States that accept healthcare law see fewer uninsured
A TN insurer uses its monopoly to deliver bargain premiums
The Kaiser way: Lesson for US healthcare?
A junior doctor's salary
August 6, 2014
CHS Cites 'Shifting' Standards in Fraud Allegation Settlement
2015 IPPS Final Rule Detailed
Cerner to buy Siemens health data unit for $1.3 billion
Groups call for delay in physician transparency database
Insurers launch huge health-records info exchange
Divide between red and blue states over healthcare deepens
When healthcare prices stop being hidden, and start getting real
Some CA hospitals, insurers disappointed in bundled payments
Online medical records may soon become a reality in CA
Opinion: Expensive hospitals aren't any better
'Cowboy' doctors could be a half-a-trillion-dollar American problem
August 5, 2014
Community Health Systems pays $98M to settle DOJ claims
CMS Issues Final FY2015 Rule on Inpatient Hospital Payments
Hospital, insurer earnings show mixed messages about health spending
Obamacare rule to dock poor-performing hospitals
Some doctors unhappy with lower-paying marketplace healthcare plans
FL Obamacare premiums to rise 13% on average
August 4, 2014
Concierge medicine a growing trend in healthcare
Business Roundup: Duke LifePoint Expands NC Footprint
Hospitals Prep for More Patients with Dementia
TARP for hospitals
$1,000 hepatitis pill shows why fixing health costs is so hard
Newly insured, many now face learning curve
SC hospitals, consumers caught in Obamacare tug-of-war
WI hospital rate increases complicated
HI healthcare faces federal threat
Opinion: Jobs are growing. Healthcare is booming. So why are hospitals flat?
August 1, 2014
2015 HIX Premium Hikes May Top 7%
CMS Confirms ICD-10 Deadline
Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps
High court asked to rule on Obamacare subsidies
Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year
CA's Obamacare rates to rise average 4.2%
6 states, DC extending Medicaid pay raise next year to primary care doctors
Maybe there's not a doctor shortage, after all
Opinion: Five engagements that will define the future of health
Opinion: 5 tips for using big data in healthcare
UMass Memorial nurses protest staffing cuts with letter, rally