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

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

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 rate. >>>


Editor's Picks

Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does not authorize the IRS to extend tax credits to those who bought health insurance on the federal marketplace. An hour later, the Fourth Circuit Court upholds the statute. >>>

4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare

The changes happening in the healthcare industry are just getting started. Risk-based reimbursements, HIX, high-deductible health plans, and possible pushback against Medicare and Medicaid will transform healthcare delivery and payment. >>>

Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data

A large multi-hospital research effort is underway to solve one of the great mysteries of federally driven healthcare reform— the net financial impact of providing coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans. >>>

Telemedicine Providers Welcome AMA Guidelines

In its recommendations, the AMA cements what providers have been hearing for years: Telemedicine needs more regulation and reimbursement. >>>

As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge

A new report catalogs state laws that attempt to regulate or encourage competition within healthcare markets in the face of industry consolidations. >>>

CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations

A new player in the healthcare delivery system is taking on an old challenge: primary care. >>>

Slideshow: The New Quality Equation- Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

Providing exceptional care has long been the goal for healthcare providers. Serious efforts to measure and benchmark quality, however, are relatively recent. This HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future. >>>

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News Headlines

Rulings on health law are far from last word

The New York Times, July 23, 2014

Undercover probe finds health law failings

SF Gate / Associated Press, July 23, 2014

Medicare testing payment options that could end observation care penalties

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, July 23, 2014

Hospital rents 'innovation space' from healthcare accelerator

The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at SC hospital

Reuters, July 23, 2014

Hospital chain owner's trial expected to include billing audit

The Dallas Morning News, July 22, 2014

Nurses shift, aiming for more time with patients

The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014

How a team of hospital doctors boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety

Yahoo News, July 21, 2014

University Hospitals, Aetna form accountable care organization (ACO) in Cleveland

The Plain Dealer, July 21, 2014

50 years of health spending in one animated chart

Vox, July 21, 2014

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