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September 19, 2014
NCQA Releases Annual Health Plan Rankings
Technology Lights Up Health Innovation Forum
Few Winners Among MSSP Participants
Obama ratchets up fight against killer bacteria
How much money do we waste on useless healthcare?
Doctors should reveal biases and pharma ties, says group
Opinion: EHR success—4 change management process tips
How much does that x-ray cost? You can find out in NH
Your surgeon seems qualified, but can he type?
When a hospital closes
Why I'm becoming a primary care doctor
September 18, 2014
Data Points to Boom in Private HIX
Anthem Blue Cross, 7 CA Health Systems Create New Challenger, Business Model
FTC wary of mergers by hospitals
End-of-life care needs sweeping overhaul, panel says
Hospitals and doctors fail patients by passing the buck on insurance rules
Clark Memorial (KY) may merge into Norton system
Hershey Med-PinnacleHealth merger pushes forward
Study: Tri-State hospitals struggled during Sandy
Pay issues weigh on anesthesiologists
September 17, 2014
Interstate Medical Licensure Effort Advances
EHR Systems 'Immature, Costly,' AMA Says
Programs focus on high-risk patients to reduce spending
Health IT early mover advantage examined
Jameson Health System (PA) hopes to merge with UPMC by early 2015
UnitedHealthcare drops AL doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans
Surprise hospital bills are common in TX, report finds
September 16, 2014
'Early Offer' Malpractice Programs May Spur Reform
Narrow Networks Cut Costs, Not Quality, Economists Say
Better HCAHPS Scores Protect Revenue
Severe respiratory illness spreads to Northeast
Six MS hospitals sued for patient data breach
Some cancer experts see 'overdiagnosis,' question emphasis on early detection
Despite warnings, antibiotics still overprescribed in kids
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
How doctor-owned outpatient medical centers differ from hospitals
Project aims to help rural KS hospitals track quality
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
IL hospitals penalized for readmissions
More US hospitals adopting 'baby-friendly' policies
September 12, 2014
CEO Exchange: Pressure is On to Partner, Drive Quality
Slideshow: Physician Alignment—New Leadership Models for Integration
House OKs Cassidy's 'keep your plan' bill
Patients with private insurance better off than seniors
Building an emergency health response
Mentoring program works to attract more young, black nurses
How transparent should doctors be with their patients?
Why your doctor feels like a 'beaten dog'
September 11, 2014
CMS Pitches Medicare Appeals Deal to Hospitals
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
Doctor acquires portion of Crittenden Regional Hospital
Monroe (LA) hospital plans to cut 300 jobs
The 'pay less, get more' era of healthcare
How hospitals are becoming safer for children
September 10, 2014
Infection Control Practices Inconsistently Measured in the ED
Mobile Health Screenings Come Under Scrutiny
House passes bill to undo rural hospital supervision requirement
Justice Department sues surgeon over spinal operations
Hospital sets patient record as virus spreads
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
Methodist Health System joins Mayo Clinic network
Who owns EHR data?
September 9, 2014
Aetna Blazes ACO Trail in Arizona, Texas
Providers Skeptical of Medicare Appeals Deal
Medicare covers less when a hospital stay is an observation, not an admission
Limited doctor choice plans don't mean worse care
Hospitals restrict visitors because of respiratory outbreak
Doctors say electronic records waste time
Only 6 percent of doctors are happy with their jobs
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
Exclusive tour: $800M UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital
Hospital patients benefit from new rooms, Princeton HealthCare System CEO says
Healthcare 'storm' hits Mary Washington Healthcare
GA hospitals had $40 billion impact in 2012
Hospital chain may outsource doctors
September 5, 2014
Roundtable: IT Systems and Effective Treasury Management
Central Georgia Health System Rebrands as Navicent Health
Ex-workers: Records falsified at Minneapolis VA
Medicaid expansion is a windfall for hospitals
Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle
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
Beaumont launches $3.8B merger of 8 hospitals, no layoffs expected
Rural hospitals pressured to close as healthcare system changes
Fight brewing over liver donation
When feces is the best medicine
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
Hospital chain breach: How expensive?
Smaller military hospitals said to put patients at risk
The case for coordinated care: A Q&A with MGH's Clemens Hong
How racism creeps into medicine
September 2, 2014
Surgery prices surge with innovation and consolidation under Obamacare
Doctors are shifting their business models
Healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
Opinion: The key to healthcare innovation is empowering nurses
Coverage for end-of-life talks gaining ground
When something medically goes wrong
Why doctors are sick of their profession