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Seeking a Bump in Maternity Services

Marianne Aiello

Ellis Medicine's new maternity campaign focuses on mothers rather than babies, and recognizes pregnant women's social media presence as an avenue for promotion. >>>


Editor's Picks

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

CMS Poised to Announce ICD-10 Implementation Date

A two-day summit organized by the American Health Information Management Association has ended, and ICD-10 stakeholders say they are still waiting to hear from federal officials on a firm implementation date. >>>

A 30-Day Mortality Rate Mystery

Daily death rates for cardiac surgery patients in one large study jumped at the 30-day mark. Was it because physicians were treating the performance measure instead of the patient? What are the unintended consequences of quality of care and performance measures, anyway? >>>

State Medical Malpractice Caps Under Fire

Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren't passing constitutional muster and aren't delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert. >>>

Private HIX Riches Eyed in Group Coverage

A Pittsburgh-based Blue Cross Blue Shield carrier views private health insurance exchanges as a golden opportunity in the group market. >>>

Payment Reforms Paying Off in Arkansas, For Now

Payment reform is the glue holding Arkansas' ambitious healthcare reform efforts together, according to top leaders in the state. Some legislative hurdles remain. >>>

HFMA: Healthcare Pricing Transparency a Shared Responsibility

A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers. >>>

Marketing Spotlight

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News Headlines

Emanuel: Although 'not a perfect law,' ACA is protecting patients

Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2014

Health plans scramble to calculate 2015 rates

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, April 29, 2014

Once opposed to ACA, now a convert

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 2014

Hospitals go clean, post doc reviews

Healthcare IT News, April 29, 2014

Behind the scenes, much of is still under construction

Politico, April 28, 2014

Few have sought exemption from healthcare mandate that they have insurance or pay fine

The Washington Post, April 28, 2014

Oregon to abandon Obamacare exchange

The Hill, April 25, 2014

Hacker group Anonymous targets Children's Hospital

The Boston Globe, April 25, 2014

Study questions Obamacare impact on canceled plans

Politico, April 24, 2014

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers, April 24, 2014

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