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September 17, 2014
Interstate Medical Licensure Effort Advances
EHR Systems 'Immature, Costly,' AMA Says
Programs focus on high-risk patients to reduce spending
GAO: Healthcare.gov still not fully secure
Insurers see cost hikes in Partners HealthCare (MA) mergers
Virginia hospitals lament limited healthcare expansion
NY health insurer drops some Medicare plans, forecasts deficit
UnitedHealthcare drops AL doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans
Phoenix Children's Hospital adds insurance counselors
Surprise hospital bills are common in TX, report finds
September 16, 2014
Narrow Networks Cut Costs, Not Quality, Economists Say
Better HCAHPS Scores Protect Revenue
Challenges for Obamacare ahead of second open enrollment
$1.43 of every $100 in America goes toward hospital administration
Limiting choice to control health spending: A caution
Number of Americans without health insurance falls, survey shows
Report: HCA, others see financial gains from Medicaid expansion
Administration threatens to cut off Obamacare subsidies to 360,000
September 15, 2014
CEO Exchange: Preparing for Population Health
Advocate, NorthShore Deal Would Create 16-Hospital System
Power of price: In South FL and the nation, healthcare costs often are shrouded in secrecy
Hospital mergers may lead to higher prices
Healthcare data of 1 million NJ patients compromised since 2009
Health law has caveat on renewal of coverage
Coverage gap leaves rural TN hospitals on life support
Two NY hospitals to offer free hip and knee replacement surgeries for qualifying patients in December
September 12, 2014
CEO Exchange: Pressure is On to Partner, Drive Quality
House OKs Cassidy's 'keep your plan' bill
Measuring the impact of states' Obamacare decisions
Hospitals may help patients pay insurance premiums
Patients with private insurance better off than seniors
How MA plans to re-enroll 450,000 residents in health insurance
Medicare is pricier in unhealthy states, study says
September 11, 2014
CMS Pitches Medicare Appeals Deal to Hospitals
Washington, Wall Street Gauge HIX Performance as Open Enrollment Nears
HHS official: Healthcare.gov updates will be 'improvement but not perfection'
Latest good news in health spending: Employer premiums
ONC releases final EHR guidelines
What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ
Big-name hospitals, retailers, clinics collaborate for cost control
Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics
The 'pay less, get more' era of healthcare
September 10, 2014
Cost of employer health coverage shows muted growth
Infection Control Practices Inconsistently Measured in the ED
Mobile Health Screenings Come Under Scrutiny
Narrow health networks: Maybe they're not so bad
House passes bill to undo rural hospital supervision requirement
Hospital consolidation: Is it raising costs?
Arbitrator: County can't kill UMC longevity pay
St. Joseph (WI) hospital losses mount; Sinai ekes out profit
Ochsner buying River Parishes Hospital, will end inpatient services; 60% of staff lose jobs
September 9, 2014
Health chief seeks to focus on insurance site
Aetna Blazes ACO Trail in Arizona, Texas
Providers Skeptical of Medicare Appeals Deal
HHS spends $60M to help consumers navigate Obamacare
Medicare covers less when a hospital stay is an observation, not an admission
Rural enrollment presents continuing health law challenges
Healthcare.gov breach could be a sign of bigger security issues
Anthem contract at Stanford Hospital ends, putting 10,000 enrollees in limbo
Limited doctor choice plans don't mean worse care
September 8, 2014
Behind the CVS Health Rebranding Strategy
Medicaid Expansion Creates Stark Contrasts Among Hospitals
Feds reverse course, will release hospital mistake data
82 IL hospitals fined for unwarranted readmissions
Children's hospitals in 10 states report spike in respiratory illnesses
Healthcare.gov breach: The ripple effect
Stanford Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross at odds over new deal
Healthcare 'storm' hits Mary Washington Healthcare
GA hospitals had $40 billion impact in 2012
September 5, 2014
Roundtable: IT Systems and Effective Treasury Management
Central Georgia Health System Rebrands as Navicent Health
Appeals court vacates ruling that tossed Obamacare subsidies
Hackers break into Healthcare.gov
Key Obamacare premiums to decrease, study finds
The 125% solution for American healthcare
Medicaid expansion is a windfall for hospitals
Many Americans worried about losing health insurance
ME rolls back health coverage even as many states expand it
Highmark sues UPMC for cancer treatment 'overbilling'
September 4, 2014
U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth to Resume
Excellence in Heart Attack Receiving Centers
CVS ends tobacco sales, changes name to emphasize health
Per capita Medicare spending is actually falling
Soft launch planned for Obamacare's business exchange
MO Medicaid applicants get put on hold
Partners merger would raise health costs, panel says
Beaumont launches $3.8B merger of 8 hospitals, no layoffs expected
September 3, 2014
Healthcare and the $20,000 bruise
Consolidation Case Study: Baylor Health and Texas Health Resources
ANA Calls for Federal Funding to Bolster RN Training
Bracing for new challenges in year 2 of healthcare law
Hospital chain breach: How expensive?
Spending on health care rises in MA
A summer of retail-hospital partnerships in Washington region
The case for coordinated care: A Q&A with MGH's Clemens Hong
Opinion: Health exchanges not working for rural population
Highmark, PA Insurance Dept.issue post-UPMC transition plan
September 2, 2014
Will More Pioneer ACOs Defect?
Charity HealthCare Conundrum Brewing Among Providers
Docs, hospitals win delay in records deadline
Surgery prices surge with innovation and consolidation under Obamacare
Doctors are shifting their business models
What happens when health plans compete
Healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
Opinion: The key to healthcare innovation is empowering nurses
Medical identity theft: How the healthcare industry is failing us
When something medically goes wrong