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The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About

Fecal microbiota transplantation is an inexpensive treatment for a potentially deadly infection. But FMT is not for the squeamish. It's time for payers to get on board with this antibiotic alternative, which has a 90% cure... Read More

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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA healthcare

ABC News / Associated Press, July 28, 2014

CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2014

As Medicare Advantage Cuts Loom, Disagreement Over Program's Stability

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2014

Costs of expanded audits aimed at Medicare fraud hit healthcare firms

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 28, 2014

High prices raise questions about hospitals' charity status

Santa Fe New Mexican, July 28, 2014

Obamacare architect provides fodder for court challenges

The Hill, July 28, 2014

Roundtable: To Arrest HAIs, Culture Trumps Campaigns

Edward Prewitt, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2014

Obamacare loophole has insurers worried customers will skip December premium

Vox, July 25, 2014

Feds cap maximum fine this year for not buying health insurance

Star Tribune, July 25, 2014

Jurors find TX hospital chain owner guilty on all 15 counts

The Dallas Morning News, July 25, 2014

Invoking anti-fraud law, LA doctor gets rich

The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014

Health insurance: Clear as mud

The Economist, July 25, 2014

Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2014

Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division

The New York Times, July 24, 2014

Gilead cures 9,000 Hep C patients, collects $5.7 billion

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 24, 2014

Massive influx of Medicaid enrollees strains Oregon, exacerbates doctor shortage

Star Tribune / Associated Press, July 24, 2014

Uncompensated costs, regulations hurting rural KY hospitals

The Ledger Independent, July 24, 2014

Why do other rich nations spend so much less on healthcare?

The Atlantic, July 24, 2014

Study Puts Spotlight on Preventing Fall-Related Injuries

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 23, 2014

Rulings on health law are far from last word

The New York Times, July 23, 2014

Preparing and Caring for Patients with Dementia
Faced with a growing elderly population, healthcare leaders are investigating strategies to treat dementia patients with dignity while trying to keep them out of the hospital.
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