The CEO of Alameda County Medical Center is expanding its footprint in order to survive in the new world of healthcare. But he may soon be moving on to Dallas's Parkland hospital. >>>
The updated Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score gave 25 hospitals, including 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, a failing grade of F, while another 121 hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, got a barely passing D. >>>
States that expand their Medicaid rolls under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would see only modest increases in their share of the costs when compared with the windfall in federal funding that would come with it, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. >>>
Health plans and physicians groups blame one another for market consolidations that they both claim are driving healthcare costs. But impartial observers say both sides are to blame and consumers are bearing the cost. >>>
Cyber Monday offers healthcare CFOs important reminders about their own operations: analyze money-saving opportunities, comparison-shop, negotiate a win-win, and get the price right. >>>
Two reports newly issued by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice raise new questions about whether physicians order too many medical tests, and whether some tests might be motivated by economic reasons. >>>
Regulation of the health insurance industry for 2014 became clearer yesterday, as the Obama Administration issued a raft of proposed rules that would bar discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions, incentivize wellness with rate reductions, and set standards for state insurance exchanges. >>>
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