HealthLeaders 2009

HealthLeaders Media Stories – 2009

 

Dec. 30 • Hoops for Hope is a Slam Dunk for Rural Women’s Health

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Dec. 28 • 10 Phrases That Became Part of the Healthcare Lexicon in 2009

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! Dec. 23 • The Five Best Things and Five Worst Things About Healthcare in 2009

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! Dec. 22 • ED Wait Times Touted Online, But Docs Point to a Dangerous Trend

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! Dec. 21 • Hundreds of Cancer Programs Seek New Breast Center Accreditation

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! Dec. 21 • Autism Report Should Send Message to Pediatricians, Says Expert

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! Dec. 8 • 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better

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! Dec. 18 • Top 10 Issues Facing Healthcare in 2010

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Dec. 18 • Don’t Use Texas as Model for Tort Reform, Advocacy Group Warns

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! Dec. 17 • Doctor-owned Hospitals Worried Reform Will Cripple Them

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! Dec. 17 • Number of Uninsured Americans Rose in First Six Months of 2009

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! Dec. 16 • How a Small Oklahoma Town Reduced Costs Through Patient Literacy

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Dec. 16 • Native Americans Four Times More Vulnerable to H1N1 Death, Says CDC

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! Dec. 15 • MRSA Cases in California Skyrocket

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Dec. 9 • Providers Should Get Used To Hand Hygiene Demands

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! Dec. 7 • CDC Video Urges Patients to Insist They Witness Provider Hand-washing

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Dec. 4 • Deleting Medicare Consult Code Could Hurt Patients, Say Doctors

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! Dec. 4 • Inspector General Saved Billions in Healthcare This Year

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! Dec. 3 • Do Not Look to Military Health System as Universal Model, Says Report

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! Dec. 3 • 10 Most Hazardous Technologies in Healthcare

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! Dec. 2 • Learning From Our Mistakes 10 Years After To Err Is Human

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! Dec. 2 • Are Hospitals Illegally Charging the Uninsured Too Much?

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! Dec. 2 • Catholic Investors Want Health Companies to Disclose Executive Pay

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! Dec. 1 • AHA: Burden of Undercompensated Care Continues To Climb

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! Nov. 30 • Cedars-Sinai Caused Immediate Jeopardy in CT Scanner Case, Say State Officials

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! Nov. 30 • 10 Years After To Err is Human: Are Hospitals Safer?

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! Nov. 30 • CDC Sees Spike in Severe Pneumococcal Disease

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! Nov. 25 • 10 Reasons Health Providers Give Thanks

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! Nov. 25 • CDC Warns Community-acquired MRSA Threat is Growing

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Nov. 25 • GAO Finds Problems with CMS’ Contract Controls

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! Nov. 24 • Study: Burned Out, Depressed Surgeons More Likely to Make Major Medical Mistakes

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Nov. 24 • Four Health Leaders Weigh in on Whether EMRs Save Money

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Nov. 23 • Meaningful Use May Squander HIT Funds, Says MGMA

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! Nov. 23 • CDC Warns About High Prevalence Areas of Diabetes, Obesity

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! Nov. 20 • Electronic Medical Records Don’t Save Money, Says Study

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Nov. 20 • Report: Medicaid Program Struggles to Get Long-term Care Patients Back Home

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! Nov. 19 • More Late-preterm Births are Increasing Public Health Burden, Says CDC

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! Nov. 19 • California Grades PPOs, None Receives Four Stars

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Nov. 18 • Little-Known Medicare Pay Code Change Will Hurt Specialists

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! Nov. 18 • Select Hospitals Offering Alternative to Heart Transplants

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! Nov. 17 • Hospital CEOs Question Whether There are Enough Clinicians if Reform Passes

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! Nov. 17 • Radiology Groups: Recommended Mammogram Guidelines Will Increase Breast Cancer Deaths

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! Nov. 16 • Maternity Ad Campaign Gets Patients to Shop for Quality

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! Nov. 13 • Secret Shopper Program Checks Hospitals’ Hand Hygiene

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! Nov. 12 • Eight Ways That Could Contain Healthcare Costs

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Nov. 11 • Tell Your Trustees Real Stories of Patient Harm

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Nov. 11 • Feds: Radiologist Had Non-physicians Review Thousands of Patients’ Imaging Tests

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Nov. 10 • Medical Confessional Highlights Doctors’ Diagnostic Errors

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Nov. 10 • Pay-for-Performance Participation Can Be Pricey for Docs

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! Nov. 9 • Cedars-Sinai Offers to Pay Medical Costs For Patients Overexposed to CT Radiation

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! Nov. 9 • Survey: Half of Nonprofit Hospital Boards Don’t Value Clinical Quality as Top Concern

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Nov. 6 • CDC: MRSA USA600 Not Worse Than Other MRSA Strains

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Nov. 5 • Surgeons Give Six Reasons Why Senate Reform Plan Will Worsen Care

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Nov. 5 • Dying In a Hospital Costs More than Surviving an Inpatient Stay

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Nov. 4 • Surgical Masks Work As Well as N95 Respirators Against Influenza, Study Says

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Nov. 4 • What Should Rural Healthcare Look Like After Reform?

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Nov. 3 • New MRSA Strain Much More Lethal Than Other Types

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Nov. 3 • Five Projects that Could Contain Costs in Health Reform

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Nov. 2. • 21% Pay Cut May Force Physicians To Stop Seeing Medicare Patients

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Oct. 28 • Rural North Carolina Gets Savvy With Teleneurology For Stroke

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Oct. 28 • Feds Dole Out Dollars to Fight Hospital-Acquired MRSA

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Oct 27 • Hospitals with Many Poor Patients are Slower to Adopt EHRs

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Oct. 26 • FDA Review of Adverse Events Caused By Medical Devices Is Inadequate

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Oct. 22 • Financial Outlook for California Hospitals Improves, Despite Plummeting Investment Income

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Oct. 21 • Mistake-Proofing In Medicine, And In Refrigerators

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Oct. 21 • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cedars-Sinai Over CT Radiation Overdose

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Oct. 20 • Enormous Surgical Variation Found In California

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Oct. 20 • The Anti-Dartmouth: Study Says Spending More Results In Lower Mortality

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Oct. 19 • Inspector General Says California Should Pay Back $45 Million for Unqualified Foster Homes

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Oct. 16 • Alegent CEO Wayne Sensor Resigns

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Oct. 16 • Cedars-Sinai CEO Suggests CT Changes to Prevent More Radiation Overdoses

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Oct. 15 • Infection Control Specialists: H1N1 Debate is Distracting From Effective Safeguards

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! Oct. 15 • Doctors Sue California for Raiding Their Licensing Fees

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! Oct. 14 • Lost In Translation: The Need for Interpreter Certification

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Oct. 14 • More People Are Living With, Not Dying From, Hip Fractures

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! Oct. 14 • Sleepy Surgeons Cause More Errors Than Well-Rested Docs

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! Oct. 13 • Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for Selling Herbal Cures To Cancer Patients

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Oct. 13 • Imaging Providers Plan Rally on Capitol Hill to Protect Reimbursements

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! Oct. 12 • Cedars-Sinai Under Investigation for CT Radiation Overexposure to 206 Patients

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! Oct. 9 • FDA Warns Patients Received Radiation Overdose in CT Scans

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! Oct. 9 • 2% of Health Practitioners Are Not Licensed; 19% Have Issues with Credentials

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Oct. 8 • Elderly Fall Injuries Cost $20 Billion in 2006—and Price Is Rising

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Oct. 8 • Scripps Health Brings Heart Patients Personalized Medicine With Genetic Test

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Oct. 7 • Moderate H1N1 Pandemic Could Flood Los Angeles Hospitals

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! Oct. 7 • Eight Ways Baucus Bill Would Root Out Healthcare Fraud

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! Oct. 6 • As Proposed, Tax on Cadillac Plans May Be A Non-Starter

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Oct. 6 • More than 50% of Americans Don’t See H1N1 As A Serious Public Health Threat

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! Oct. 1 • Hospitals Growing Nervous About National Respirator Shortage

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Sept. 30 • With Its New Hospital, Rural Utah Gets A Fancy EMR (And A Sacred Hogan)

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Sept. 30 • Six Hospitals Pay $8.3 Million in Medicare Spine Surgery Whistleblower Case

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Sept. 29 • Mental Illness Is One of the Most Costly Conditions

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Sept. 28 • Nursing Home Industry Frightening Seniors Against Health Reform, Says Medicare Group

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Sept. 25 • Hospitals Fined for Forgotten Surgical Devices, Wrong Surgeries, Burnt Patient

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! Sept. 24 • Heart Disease is no Longer Leading Reason for Patient Admission

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! Sept. 23 • Dire Shortage Seen in Allied Health Professionals

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Sept. 23 • A Rural Health Reform Shopping List

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! Sept. 23 • ED Docs Renew Campaign for Respect, Resources in Health Reform

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! Sept. 22 • Sicker, Older Inmates May Wind up on California Hospitals’ Doorsteps

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! Sept. 21 • California Burn Centers Spreading Care

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! Sept. 21 • Facing a $100 Million Loss, Downey Regional Files for Bankruptcy

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Sept. 18 • Many Children in CHIP Receive Little or No Care

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Sept. 17 • Web Tool Allows Providers to Identify Drug Shoppers

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Sept. 16 • Surveyed Physicians Favor Mix of Public Option/Private Insurance Coverage

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Sept. 16 • Inspector General Criticizes Three States For Improper Medicaid Claims

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Sept. 15 • Facilities Get Creative to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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Sept. 15 • New Health Insurer Rewards Patients Who Stay Healthy

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Sept. 14 • Core Measures: Get Used to It

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Sept. 10 • California Pushes to Enact Strongest Anti-Rescission Law in the Nation

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Sept. 9 • California Lawmakers Want AG to Investigate Sutter Health

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Sept. 9 • We Need to Learn What Works for Health

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Sept. 9 • Medicare Spent $1.8 Billion for Improperly Filed Nursing Home Care

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Sept. 8 • Medicare Spent Four Times More for Power Wheelchairs Than Suppliers

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! Sept. 4 • 12 More Hospitals Fined For Putting Patients In Immediate Jeopardy

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Sept. 4 • Two Ways to Protect Healthcare Workers from H1N1

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! Sept. 3 • Health Plan Premiums Vary Widely by State

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! Sept. 3 • Healthcare Workers Still Face Intimidating and Disruptive Behavior

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! Sept. 2 • CA Hospitals Fight for Right to Hire Docs on Constitutional Grounds

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Sept. 1 • Swine Flu Prep Helps Hospitals Brace for Fire-Caused Respiratory Illnesses

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! Sept. 1 • Dana-Farber/St. Anne’s Collaboration is Part of Growing Trend in Cancer Care

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Sept. 1 • Health Coverage Does Not Protect Against Incurring Medical Debt

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Aug. 28 • Medicare Addresses Payment Concerns Related to H1N1

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! Aug. 28 • Medicaid System to Detect Fraud, Waste, and Abuse is Full of Holes

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! Aug. 27 • Many Hospitals Not Allowed Access to Names of Disciplined Nurses, Pharmacists

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Aug. 27 • Seniors’ Healthcare Costs Soar, Even With Inflation Adjustment

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! Aug. 27 • Hospitals in Nine States Jeopardize Patient Safety With Lack of H1N1 Readiness

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Aug. 26 • Two Rural Hospitals Say Money Doesn’t Matter in Pay for Performance Success

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Aug. 25 • AMA President Dives into Blogosphere

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Aug. 25 • Feds Clarify Hospital Triage Rules in Event of H1N1 Frenzy

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Aug. 24 • Going Low Tech Might Reduce Costly Hospital Admissions in Chronic Heart Failure

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Aug. 21 • Taxing Health Benefits Would Hurt Poor Working Families More Than The Rich

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Aug. 21 • Public Plan is Being Swiftboated

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Aug. 20 • Many Hospitalized Patients Leave Facilities Against Medical Advice

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Aug. 19 • OIG Audits Find More Providers Overcharging Medicare

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Aug. 19 • What Is Really Scaring Americans About Advance Directives?

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Aug. 18 • Inspector General Fines Three Hospitals, One Doctor, and a DME Firm

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Aug. 18 • In Times Like These, Take One Dose of Laughter

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Aug. 14 • House Reform Bill Would Give Dollar Rewards To States That Pass Tort Reforms

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! Aug. 14 • Obama Missteps on Foot Amputation Pay to Surgeons

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Aug. 14 • Policymakers Can Learn From California’s Failed Insurance Exchange

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Aug. 12 • Three Alternatives to Achieve Tort Reform

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! Aug. 12 • Many In Rural Communities Aren’t Insured and Live Far From Health Providers

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Aug. 11 • 12 Ways Health Reform May Improve Care and Save Costs

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! Aug. 10 • State-imposed Furloughs Cause Regulatory Backlogs that are Hurting Hospitals

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Aug. 10 • Safety Net Hospitals Improved Quality with Pay-for-Performance Incentives

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Aug. 7 • Senate Finance Committee’s Cooperative Can’t Replace Public Option

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!Aug. 6 • Medicare Rule Puts Patients at Risk

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Aug. 6 • Could A Massachusetts-Style Individual Mandate Work Across the Nation?

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Aug. 5 • How A CEO Bounced French Hospital Back From Bankruptcy’s Brink

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Aug. 5 • Consumers Spent $33.9 Billion on Alternative Treatments in One Year

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Aug. 5 • More than 50% of Poor Residents in Some Counties are Uninsured

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Aug. 4 • EDs Can’t Sustain Care In Current Economic Environment

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Aug. 3 • Health Card Companies Defrauding Hospitals and Patients Shut Down

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Aug. 1 • Tracking Peace of Mind

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!July 31 • Six Physicians Groups Launch Viral Campaign for Universal Coverage

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July 31 • Government Agencies Are Not Ready for Predicted H1N1 Outbreak

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July 30 • Hospitals Develop Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses

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!July 30 • Millions of Dollars Are Lost Because of Miscoded Durable Medical Equipment Supply Claims

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July 29 • Sicker Patients Seeking Emergency Room Care

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!July 29 • Obesity in a Rural Setting

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!July 28 • Overweight and Obese Health Providers Aren’t Taken Seriously .

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!July 27 • Who Will Be the Winners and Losers In Health Reform

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!July 24 • Feds Find Many Docs Are Using Ultrasounds Too Often, Possibly Fraudulently

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!July 23 • How Much Charity Care Must Hospitals Give To Stay Tax-Exempt?

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!July 22 • Osteoporosis-Related Fractures Costing Healthcare System Billions Annually

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July 22 • Louisiana Officials Tell Their Stories to Obama Cabinet

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July 22 • AMA Ranks Payers’ Claims Processes, Which are Often a ‘Murky Mess’

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July 20 • Who Supports What? A Healthcare Stakeholder Scorecard

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July 17 • New Reports Take Drastically Different Views of Public Plan

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July 16 • If Health Reform is Approved, Many Federal and State Laws Will Need to Change

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!July 16 • Emergency Docs Say Sebelius is Wrong About ED

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!July 15 • Town in “Forrest Gump” Thinks Regina Benjamin, MD, Will Bring Home Change

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July 14 • Medicaid Beneficiary Fluctuations are Leading to More Costs

http://bit.ly/vTLFA

 

July 13 • Healthcare Costs for Overweight and Obese Patients Grow

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!July 10 • Cost of Hospital Care for Obese Children Has Doubled

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!July 9 • Sermo Wars with AMA Over CPT Codes

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July 8 • ER Docs Will See H1N1 First?Don’t Ignore Their Warnings

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July 8 •  “Rip-off” Insurance Scam Shut Down

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July 7 • Hospitals: H1N1 Could Get Rough This Fall

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July 6 • Med Board Goes After Unlicensed Docs

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!July 2 • Healthy San Francisco Has Increased Insured, Reduced Utilization

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July 1 • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Rewards Docs for Efficient Quality of Care

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July 1 • Many Doctors Delay Hospital Discharges Because of Lack of Home Health Services

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!June 30 • Who’s the Best? Web site Ranks Most States in Quality Measures

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June 25 • Young Adults Twice as Likely to Be Uninsured Than Middle-Aged Americans

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June 25 • Baucus Says Health Reform Bill Now Under $1 Trillion

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!June 24 • McAllen, Texas Docs Defend Region’s Healthcare Spending

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!June 24 • Doctor Says New Yorker Used Slanted Stats Against McAllen, TX

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June 24 • Public Insurance Advocates Don’t Want Compromise on Public Option

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!June 23 • Docs Don’t Tell 7% of Patients About Abnormal Tests

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June 18 • Divided AMA Compromises on Health Reform Resolution

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!June 18 • Avoidable Childbirth Injuries Remain an Issue at Hospitals

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!June 17 • How Does A Gust of Wind Incapacitate Indian Hospital?

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June 17 • Employer Insurance Mandate Will Increase Jobs and Save Money

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!June 16 • Some Docs Upset at AMA’s Public Plan Stance

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!June 12 • Fertility In-Vitro Treatments Becoming More Common and Costly to Healthcare

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June 11 • Assistants and Nurses Improve Specialists Bottom Lines and Reduce Patient Wait Time

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June 11 • Bills Would Help Resolve Medicare Payment Disparities in CA But Not Other States

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!June 10 • Rural Ethics in Healthcare. Are they Different? Should They Be?

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!June 10 • Survey Shows PCP Shortage and Lopsided Distribution

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!June 9 • Quality of Care Often Depends on Race and Income

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!June 9 • Hoping to Prevent Scams, State May Require Licensing of Health Plans

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!June 5 • AHA and AMA Ask Health Plans: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

http://bit.ly/1Tnz

 

!June 4 • Ex-Governors Spar Over The Role of a Public Plan at AHIP Convention

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!June 4 • Childhood Game of Tag In Boston ED Changes to Assassin

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!June 3 • Immediate Jeopardy: Words No Hospital Official Wants to Hear

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June 4 • Increasing Medicaid Cost Sharing For Children’s Care Would Impose Burdens, HHS Economist Says

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June 3 • Public Plan Supporters Plan Protest at AHIP

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June 2 • Workers’ Share of Health Cost Soars in Employer Plans

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!May 29 • Feds Target Radiology Imaging Payment Cuts

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May 29 • At Least 52 Million Americans Will Be Uninsured in 2010

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!May 27 • Half of US Hospitals Violate Law By Not Reporting Disciplined Doctors

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May 27 • Family Education Reduces Costly ED Trips for Children With Asthma

http://bit.ly/6YcNA

 

!May 22 • Proposal Would Require Health Plans, Doctors to Cut Appointment Wait Times

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!May 21 • State Offers Web Tool to Compare Surgery Prices by Hospital

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!May 20 • 13 Hospitals Fined for Mishaps, Never Events

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May 20 • Can Telepharmacy Reduce Rural Critical Access Drug Mistakes? Yes.

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May 20 • Errors All Too Common in Women Cancer Care

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May 20 • Healthcare Officials Push for Better Payment of Vaccinations

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!May 18 • Is Healthcare Better Without Doctors?

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May 18 • Much of Stimulus Money for Native American Care Will Replace Two Facilities

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!May 18 • Homeless Discharge Shelter Saves Hospitals $3 million in Year

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! May 15  • Kaiser Fined $250,000 for Disclosing OctoMom Medical Record

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! May 14  • Lab Tech Shortage Causes ED Bottlenecks

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! May 13  • Physician Patient E-mail Can Save Both Time and Cost

http://bit.ly/vAEAF

 

! May 12  • Doctors Bristle at Proposed Physician Wellness Program

http://bit.ly/ea08N

 

May 12  • Trustees: Medicare Part A Fund Will Go Broke by 2017

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! May 11  • State Requirement Mandates Doctors Post Signs Telling Patients Who Licenses Them

http://bit.ly/MsBBP

 

! May 8  • Obama Looks to Improve Rural Health

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! May 7 • MD Anderson Partners With Banner Health For New Phoenix Area Cancer Hospital

http://bit.ly/201mnk

 

May 7 • Obama’s Budget Targets Healthcare Improvements

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! May 6  • Health in the Heartland; Where Will The Doctors Come From?

http://bit.ly/m6p67

 

May 6  • AHRQ Reports Find Issues With Patient Safety, Racial Disparities

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May 4 • Report: Rural Patients Pay More, Receive Less Care Than Urban Patients

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! May 4 • Childhood Game Inspires Hospital Emergency Department

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May 4 • Health Spending Is Taking Up Bigger Chunk of National Purse

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! May 1  • Lower Complications, Costs May Lead to More Bariatric Surgeries

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! May 1 • Watch Out for Swine Flu Stress

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! April 29 • Column: What We Don’t Yet Know About Swine Flu That’s Scary

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! April 28 • Report Advises Ethics Overhaul to Curb Conflicts of Interest

http://bit.ly/10YZ5h

 

! April 27 • Concerns Raised Over Health System Offering DNA Tests

http://bit.ly/3V8urb

 

April 27 • Swine Flu: Hospitals Sould Get Proactive

http://bit.ly/3V8urb

 

! April 24 • Larger Type Proposed for CA Med Board Posting Notice

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April 24 • General Hospitals Adapt to Specialty Competition

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!April 23 • Provider Tax Stalls in California

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April 22  • Column: Where, More or Less, Is The Frontier?

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!April 20 • Fewer Bad Doctors Get Disciplined

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!April 16 • When Patients Finally Get Care They Postponed Might It Come Too Late?

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April 15 • Healthcare Comes to the Farm

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! April 15 • Lawsuit Demands Geographic Parity in Medicare Physician Pay

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! April 13 • CA Doctors Miffed at Medical Boards Waiting Room Sign Proposal

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! April 13 • California Hospitals Fight for Right to Hire Doctors

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