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Rural Areas See Higher HIX Premiums, Fewer Options

John Commins

The cost of having fewer choices doesn't spare healthcare. Most rural residents can expect to pay more for coverage purchased on health insurance exchanges. >>>


Editor's Picks

CA Sitting on Millions in Hospital Fines

If I were running a hospital, I would want to know that this money was being put to good use to find out how and why preventable medical errors occur and to find ways to keep them from reoccurring. >>>

In Cancer Survivors, Colonoscopy Risks Rise with Age

Older patients were 28% more likely than younger ones to be hospitalized for treatment of complications following a surveillance colonoscopy, study data shows. >>>

Interstate Medical Licensure Could Ease Physician Shortages

With anxiety rising over the potential for a physician shortage in the years to come, a push is on for interstate medical licensure. >>>

Training Physicians for Empathy

A pair of training programs exposes medical students to art and loss, teaches them about the emotional aspects of patient care, and helps them avoid burnout. >>>

Simple EHR Function May Trigger Audits, Hospitalist Cautions

Hospitals should adopt policies to encourage the appropriate use of the copy and paste function in electronic medical records systems because Recovery Audit Contractors who find similarities among patient records may use them as a basis to deny claims, says a physician. >>>

More Rankings, Less Value?

Many third-party organizations rate hospital quality, but healthcare leaders are finding limited value in the plethora of grades, stars, and rankings. >>>

No Nurses on Your Hospital Board? Why Not?

Nurses can help drive strategies that affect cost and quality "because they deal with it every day," says an RN and veteran member of multiple boards. Yet nurses—especially women—are grossly underrepresented on hospital boards. >>>

'Game-Changing' Direct Care Model Helps Ease Bad Debt

Savannah's Memorial Health offers small businesses a direct care model to help employers afford healthcare for their workers. It benefits the health system by smoothing revenue—but don't call it a health plan. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Keys to Payer-Provider Collaboration on Population-Based Payment

Date: September 30, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from OhioHealth Group/Health4 and Cigna as they reveal which population-based payment models can be applied to patient care, and how payers and providers can work together to optimize care, improve quality, and maximize reimbursements. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Plan to reveal pharmaceutical payments to doctors hits snag, August 13, 2014

UN Chief urges world's physicians, nurses to help in Ebola outbreak / Associated Press, August 13, 2014

An amazing healthcare revolution is happening in Maryland — and almost no one's talking about it

Business Insider, August 13, 2014

Washington's $10 billion search for healthcare's next big ideas

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, August 12, 2014

Apple wants to be 'a hub of health data,' is in talks with top hospitals

Business Insider / Reuters, August 12, 2014

The question doctors can't ask

The Atlantic, August 12, 2014

Growing trend: Hospitals post procedure prices online

Time Warner Cable News Rochester, August 11, 2014

Survey shows Twin Cities hospitals financially OK

Pioneer Press, August 11, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare for $4—Are you ready for Walmart to be your doctor?

Forbes, August 11, 2014

Obama signs bill giving more than $16 billion to scandal-plagued VA

The Washington Post, August 8, 2014

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