HealthLeaders 2010

HealthLeaders Media Stories – 2010

 

~ Dec. 30 • $3 Million Prize Offered to Solve Hospital Admissions Puzzle

http://bit.ly/gNLNla

 

Dec. 29 • CA Reports Preventable Hospitalizations

http://bit.ly/fu0MAm

 

Dec. 29  • EHR Effectiveness for Hospital Care Questioned

http://bit.ly/g3s0dl

 

Dec, 27 •  OIG Targets FL Providers for Medicare Abuses

http://bit.ly/fzmnwY

 

Dec. 27 • 12 Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

http://bit.ly/dF91ZA

 

Dec. 23 • Physicians, Nurses Continue Primary Care Debate

http://bit.ly/hYg37t

 

Dec. 23 • Seniors Account for 1 in 3 Hospital Stays

http://bit.ly/gtYUB9

 

Dec. 22 • Drug Firm to Pay Feds $280 Million to Settle Pricing Claims

http://bit.ly/f4c7BB

 

Dec. 21 • Feds Propose Review of Health Insurance Rate Hikes

http://bit.ly/fnxo2k

 

Dec. 20 • Tenet Fires Back at Community Health

http://bit.ly/g852k9

 

Dec. 20 • Meaningful Use Tops Healthcare Industry Challenges for 2011

http://bit.ly/hEsAGV

 

Dec. 20 • Tenet Fires Back at Community Health

http://bit.ly/gDGoBC

 

Dec. 20 • Food Poisoning Strikes 1 in 6 Americans Yearly

http://bit.ly/g3xnpU

 

Dec. 17 • Feds Seek Anti-Fraud Technologies to Nab Medicare Cheats

http://bit.ly/eHsI67

 

Dec. 17 • OIG: Investigations Recovered $26B in FY2010

http://bit.ly/gRea9D

 

Dec. 16 • 1 in 10 EDs Boarding Psych Patients for ‘One Week or More’

http://bit.ly/hHeEId

 

~ Dec. 16 • Readmissions Reduction Effort at Kaiser Involves Cameras

http://bit.ly/hR5qR4

 

Dec. 16 • Obama Signs ‘Doc Fix’ Bill

http://bit.ly/h6kbUz

 

Dec. 16 • CDPH Reports ‘Big’ Data Security Breach

http://bit.ly/eIzGxu

 

Dec. 15 • 6 Health Systems Team with Dartmouth to Study Quality, Costs

http://bit.ly/dGSRlm

 

Dec. 14 • PacifiCare Blocked from Paying $120 Million in Dividends

http://bit.ly/eI52t9

 

Dec. 13 • Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Healthcare Law Provision

http://bit.ly/dOWlrh

 

~ Dec. 9 • IHI Forum Reflections: 10 ‘Aha’ Moments

http://bit.ly/gr4deG

 

Dec. 8 • Sebelius Urges IHI Attendees to Work Harder Toward Quality

http://bit.ly/eq6HOE

 

Dec. 7 • Imaging Self-Referrals Don’t Reduce Sick Days, Costs

http://bit.ly/ieXOG5

 

Dec. 6 • EDs Lacking in Palliative Care, Report Says

http://bit.ly/hTVtiM

 

Dec. 2 • 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better – 2010

http://bit.ly/fgcbEt

 

Dec. 2 • Santiago Horgan: Surgeon as Game-Changer

http://bit.ly/fqFahu

 

Dec. 2 • Peter Pronovost: Slashing Infection Rates

http://bit.ly/i4nsoC

 

Dec. 2 • Joseph Smith: Forging Healthcare’s Wireless Way Forward

http://bit.ly/ejU5Gi

 

~ Dec. 2 • What Disney Can Teach Hospitals About Patient-Centered Care

http://bit.ly/h64IUf

 

Dec. 2 • Hospital Admissions, ED Visits for Dog Bites Surge

http://bit.ly/fDSErY

 

Dec. 1 • Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards for 2011

http://bit.ly/fHUqfX

 

Nov. 30 • CA Slaps Health Plans for Delaying Payments

http://bit.ly/gYlFp0

 

Nov. 29 • House Vote Delays SGR Cuts

http://bit.ly/gX9RhE

 

Nov. 24 • Pediatric Medical Errors Most Likely in Gynecologic, GI Surgeries

http://bit.ly/hJNtv1

 

Nov. 22 • CA Health Records Breaches Net $800,000 in Fines

http://bit.ly/egxCdA

 

Nov. 19 • Senate Delays SGR Cuts One Month

http://bit.ly/99aqj1

 

Nov. 19 • North Country Health in MN to Join Sanford Health

http://bit.ly/9OOxok

 

Nov. 19 • Soaring ED Visits Cause Hospital Overcrowding

http://bit.ly/9Wth0S

 

~ Nov. 18 • End-of-Life Care is Often Futile, Costly

http://bit.ly/9W2TeF

 

Nov. 18 • Joint Commission Issues Suicide Alert for ED, Med/Surg

http://bit.ly/ckHvfx

 

Nov. 18 • 3 Tips for Prescribing Antibiotics, CDC Offers

http://bit.ly/9Ro32u

 

Nov. 17 • Aggressive Care for Dying Cancer Patients Futile, Study Finds

http://bit.ly/gwkk4D

 

Nov. 17 • High-Dose Radiation Imaging Guidelines Inadequate, Researchers Say

http://bit.ly/c5WeTj

 

Nov. 17 • Hospital Groups Want Say in ACA Lawsuit

http://bit.ly/ajFc1r

 

Nov. 15 • 12 Hospitals Fined for ‘Immediate Jeopardy’ Violations in CA

http://bit.ly/aN2c5s

 

Nov. 12 • Major Cuts in Provider Pay Recommended by White House Commission

http://bit.ly/corD8I

 

~ Nov. 11 • How Providers First Did More Harm This Week

http://bit.ly/ctb2bG

 

Nov. 10 • Hospital Infection Reporting Standards Inconsistent

http://bit.ly/9E1Syi

 

Nov. 10 • Early Dialysis Treatment Increases Mortality Risk

http://bit.ly/a7wh66

 

Nov. 10 • St. Joseph’s to Pay $22M to Settle Federal Charges

http://bit.ly/94nGJG

 

Nov. 9 • AMA: Swift Congressional Action on SGR ‘Critical’

http://bit.ly/cAMqrb

 

Nov. 8 • Federal HAI Prevention Funding Up for 2010

http://bit.ly/anSfvG

 

Nov. 5 • Physician Prescription Error Frequency Linked to Location

http://bit.ly/ae7UYq

 

Nov. 5 • CMS Paid $112M for Potentially Harmful Drugs, OIG Says

http://bit.ly/c8KdYW

 

~ Nov. 4 • Doctors Take Umbrage at Porsche Promo

http://bit.ly/cv2II6

 

Nov. 3 • Suspicion of Medicare Fraud Triggers Most Reimbursement Suspensions

http://bit.ly/9OKNUb

 

Nov. 2 • AHRQ: 1 in 10 Hospital Admissions Avoidable

http://bit.ly/9I82PO

 

Nov. 2 • NCQA Releases Medicare, Medicaid Plan Rankings

http://bit.ly/aKIC5w

 

Nov. 2 • Half of Elderly Women Unnecessarily Catheterized in the ED

http://bit.ly/cYp0ma

 

Oct. 29 • 10% of CA Insured Opt for High-Deductible Health Plans

http://bit.ly/9bPWap

 

Oct. 29 • AHA: Observation Status Fears on the Rise

http://bit.ly/9QGfFV

 

Oct. 29 • HHS Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Growing

http://bit.ly/bJ9bce

 

~ Oct. 28 • Winners (and Losers) in the Quality Race for Cash

http://bit.ly/aC1hBM

 

Oct. 28 • Medicare Cheat Used Homeless in Fraud Scheme

http://bit.ly/dt0HoW

 

Oct. 28 • CMS Under the Gun to Launch Physician Compare Site

http://bit.ly/czo7Kr

 

Oct. 27 • Sepsis a ‘Hidden Public Health Disaster’

http://bit.ly/bhG31P

 

Oct. 27 • Hospitalizations for Drug Use Up Dramatically

http://bit.ly/abU2EN

 

Oct. 26 • Johns Hopkins Center Focuses on Child Constipation

http://bit.ly/atRBdX

 

Oct. 22 • Joint Commission Touts Research on Reducing Handoff Failures

http://bit.ly/aHvSaP

 

Oct. 21 • Stop the Blustering About High-risk Patients

http://bit.ly/9Uwd04

 

~ Oct. 21 • Behind the Huge Variations in Dialysis Patient Mortality

http://bit.ly/czzlsU

 

Oct. 21 • Radiation Patients Endanger Public, Congressman Says

http://bit.ly/duNGQt

 

Oct. 20 • 5 Fraud, Abuse Laws Med Students Should Know

http://bit.ly/dpP0IZ

 

Oct. 20 • CA Reports Stroke Rates in Bypass Surgery Data

http://bit.ly/dyYwjF

 

Oct. 20 • Severe Radiation Oncologist Shortage Forecast

http://bit.ly/9daJG5

 

Oct. 14 • CA Court Rejects Nurse Anesthetists Supervision Petition

http://bit.ly/c6LGsG

 

~ Oct. 14 • Wrong Site Surgeries Still a Threat

http://bit.ly/9ZOeHH

 

~ Oct. 7 • A Modest Proposal: Pay More for Care Only if It’s Better

http://bit.ly/bFhn9Z

 

Oct. 6 • Physicians Prevail in Arkansas Conflict of Interest Case

http://bit.ly/anW5rM

 

Oct. 6 • Rural Trauma Care Can, Should Be Better

http://bit.ly/9nqKg5

 

Oct. 4 • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Gets $473M

http://bit.ly/90G2Yt

 

Oct. 4 • IHI Issues Guidelines for Managing Clinical Adverse Events

http://bit.ly/dl8a4v

 

Oct. 4 • ACEP Calls for Halt to ED Boarding

http://bit.ly/dvhR3g

 

Oct. 1 • Physician to Settle Medicare Fraud Case for $20M

http://bit.ly/bJLtsU

 

Oct. 1 • CA Governor Signs Radiation Overdose Bill into Law

http://bit.ly/cjBNPw

 

Oct. 1 • Federal Report Details Corruption at IHS

http://bit.ly/dePiQA

 

Oct. 1 • 12 Challenges for Public, Rural Hospitals

http://bit.ly/c1DxVl

 

Sept. 30 • Medical Groups Sound Alarm on SGR ‘Crisis’

http://bit.ly/akMFpL

 

~ Sept. 30 • 4 Signs of Surgeons’ Inattention in the OR

http://bit.ly/dD22uG

 

Sept. 29 • A Call for Standardized Infection Detection Practices

http://bit.ly/c9sPB1

 

Sept. 29 • HHS Awards $320 Million to Expand Primary Care

http://bit.ly/90UXad

 

Sept. 29 • Falling TB Rates Point to Greater Danger for U.S.

http://bit.ly/bFK2Tk

 

Sept. 27 • Patient ‘Coaching’ Savings Tallied

http://bit.ly/9sYU9s

 

Sept. 27 • CDC: Uninsured Rolls Keep Growing

http://bit.ly/9IgHlz

 

Sept. 27 • DOJ Busts $3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

http://bit.ly/dbSw7r

 

Sept. 23 • Rapid Response Teams No Substitute for Wrong Bed Assignment

http://bit.ly/asD4Se

 

Sept. 23 • CMS Failed to Report Providers’ Adverse Actions, Says OIG

http://bit.ly/9FTqfO

 

Sept. 22 • Use of Diabetes Oral Meds On the Rise

http://bit.ly/afQZV1

 

Sept. 22 • The Importance of Knowing Exactly Why We Die

http://bit.ly/cUWMFO

 

Sept. 22 • Virus May Cause Childhood Obesity

http://bit.ly/afo4Is

 

Sept. 21 • Unauthorized Employee Signs Off on Mammograms

http://bit.ly/c9KpTn

 

Sept. 20 • Banner Health to Build Hospital in CO

http://bit.ly/b7XLrl

 

Sept. 17 • Overtriage of Trauma Patients Costly, On the Rise

http://bit.ly/c778hF

 

Sept. 17 • Long Days Make Radiologists Less Accurate

http://bit.ly/c5JPUk

 

Sept. 16 • Lexapro Maker to Pay $313 Million to Settle Federal Charges

http://bit.ly/9uSNIS

 

Sept. 16 • BCBS Illinois Partners With Device Maker to Fight HAIs

http://bit.ly/aJJSXg

 

Sept. 15 • Hospitals Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place Over ‘Observation’

http://bit.ly/9wQZ1y

 

Sept. 14 • Clean Malpractice Records Don’t Correlate with Doctors’ Quality, Study Finds

http://bit.ly/dr0IpP

 

Sept. 14 • HHS Gives $20 Million for Rural EHRs

http://bit.ly/bj81aw

 

Sept. 13 • CMA Sues Blue Shield Over Physician Rating System

http://bit.ly/cocmRj

 

Sept. 13 • FDA Adds Contrast Agent Label Warning

http://bit.ly/bfFO16

 

Sept. 9 • Hospital Fined $250,000 For Not Reporting Data Breach

http://bit.ly/98rhtF

 

Sept. 9 • OIG: Medicare Contractor Overpaid $39.2 Million for Diabetic’s Supplies

http://bit.ly/aidpUg

 

Sept. 8 • Healthcare Provider Vaccination Rates Overdue in CA

http://bit.ly/aXhNqN

 

Sept. 8 Urgent Care Could Replace ED For Some Patients, Report Says

http://bit.ly/a8uhV0

 

Sept. 8 • 5 Tips for Avoiding Diagnostic Errors

http://bit.ly/a24jNR

 

Sept. 7 • Tort Reform’s Impact on Lowering Medical Malpractice Litigation Costs May Be Limited

http://bit.ly/91VPkL

 

Sept. 3 • Botox Maker Settles Federal Marketing Charges

http://bit.ly/cQ3poW

 

Sept. 3 • Medical Groups: Litigation Expenses to Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion

http://bit.ly/aNOEKw

 

Sept. 3 • ACA Insurance Tax Credits May Benefit Small Businesses

http://bit.ly/9CkCVI

 

Sept. 3 • Prototype Crash Cart Moves to Smithsonian

http://bit.ly/aHLcMi

 

Sept. 2 • Texas Pain Clinic Law Cracks Down on Pill Mills

http://bit.ly/bEAqHc

 

Sept. 2 • OIG Warns of Pre-Authorization Violations

http://bit.ly/dchN9N

 

Sept. 1 • CMS Hears Provider Concerns Over ‘Observation’ Status

http://bit.ly/8Z2NVL

 

Sept. 1 • Revealed: Why Health Providers Avoid Vaccines

http://bit.ly/bNdp7e

 

Sept. 1 • 6 in 10 Adult Californians Obese or Overweight

http://bit.ly/aJxHb1

 

Aug. 31 • Pain Treatment Tips for Physicians, Payers

http://bit.ly/9bAzTz

 

Aug. 31 • Sutter Health Physician Data Available Via Mobile App

http://bit.ly/bcWxkS

 

Aug. 30 • 10 Tips for Prescribing Controlled Substances

http://bit.ly/bY5X13

 

Aug. 27 • High-Risk PCI Patients Need Standby IABP Strategy

http://bit.ly/b2kXiL

 

Aug. 27 • CDC: Flu Death Forecast ‘A Moving Target’

http://bit.ly/b6qYLk

 

Aug. 26 • HAI Rates on the Decline

http://bit.ly/9ZT9x9

 

Aug. 26 • CDC: Car Crash Victims Cost $17 Billion in 2005

http://bit.ly/cwHR3z

 

Aug. 25 • Surgeon Envisions Nationwide Trauma System

http://bit.ly/9dATvN

 

Aug. 25 • 25% of Californians Uninsured

http://bit.ly/9BztVy

 

Aug. 25 • Risk of Mortality Increases with Waist Size

http://bit.ly/bRz32d

 

Aug. 24 • HHS to Give $32 Million for Rural Healthcare Access

http://bit.ly/bi1gfM

 

Aug. 23 • Fear of Falling Can Lead to Falls, Researchers Conclude

http://bit.ly/8ZiE9b

 

Aug. 23 • OIG: Feds Paid $43.3 Million for Possibly Ineffective Drugs

http://bit.ly/bF1IAs

 

Aug. 20 • Palliative Care for Cancer Patients Prolongs Life, Study Finds

http://bit.ly/agAHMZ

 

Aug. 20 • Insurance Industry Sues to Halt Anti-Rescission Rules in CA

http://bit.ly/c6nfSq

 

Aug. 18 • FCC Proposal to Expand Rural Broadband Too Limiting

http://bit.ly/dvPo3R

 

Aug. 18 • Medical Error Disclosure Program Found to Reduce Lawsuits

http://bit.ly/bjBMI0

 

Aug. 18 • CMSS Joins ‘Red Flags Rule’ Lawsuit Against FTC

http://bit.ly/cV7y3O

 

Aug. 17 • 99% of CA UTIs Incorrectly Coded, Study Says

http://bit.ly/9lrdW6

 

Aug. 17 •  1 in 2 Catheter-Linked UTIs Avoidable, Study Says

http://bit.ly/9Lj60A

 

Aug. 16 • 1 in 5 Hospitalizations Involve Diabetes Patients

http://bit.ly/9H7BKA

 

Aug. 16 • NY Physician Charged in Medicaid Drug Fraud Ring

http://bit.ly/aSqbfL

 

Aug. 12 • FTC Cracks Down on Fake Health Plans

http://bit.ly/a5H8iF

 

Aug. 11 • Top 10 Most Costly, Frequent Medical Errors

http://bit.ly/94kKmF

 

Aug. 11 • Peptic Ulcer Hospitalizations Plummet, Says CDC

http://bit.ly/aw0wRX

 

Aug. 11 • 4 Good News Stories on HAI, and a Bonus

http://bit.ly/9F3RJp

 

Aug. 11 • Hospital MRSA Infection Rates Plunge 28%

http://bit.ly/d4qbYB

 

Aug. 10 • ED Visits Up 23% in 10 Years

http://bit.ly/cCcvUL

 

Aug. 9 • Lack of Eye Protection in Cath Lab Could Lead to Cataracts

http://bit.ly/aW5zpX

 

Aug. 9 • Nursing, Geriatric Programs to Get $159 Million from HHS

http://bit.ly/aFz5yL

 

Aug. 9 • GAO Finds Gaps in CMS Review of Managed Care Rates

http://bit.ly/9ptv84

 

Aug. 6 • APIC: Automated Surveilance Prevents HAIs

http://bit.ly/a6a6iD

 

Aug. 6 • CMS EMR Incentive Funding Reaches $73 Million

http://bit.ly/chw7Pa

 

Aug. 6 • Health Insurance Rules Aim to Restrict Rescissions in CA

http://bit.ly/8XM3w4

 

Aug. 5 • Physician Citizenship Tied to Mortality Rates

http://bit.ly/bDKUba

 

Aug. 5 • Health Insurance Exchange Blasted Over Primary Care Access in Massachusetts

http://bit.ly/90Vk6h

 

Aug. 4 • Filling the Demand for Mental Health Specialists

http://bit.ly/detG1v

 

Aug. 3 • Surgeons Replace Heart Valves Less Invasively

http://bit.ly/cRTCVh

 

Aug. 3 • D.C. Nurses Approve One-Day Work Stoppage

http://bit.ly/aUW5Av

 

Aug. 2 • Feds Offer $51 Million for Health Insurance Exchanges

http://bit.ly/aH1est

 

July 29 • Back Pain Care Spending Nearly Doubled in a Decade

http://bit.ly/c6ln75

 

July 28 • Doctors Need Decision Support in Ordering Imaging Diagnostics

http://bit.ly/cHM0od

 

July 27 • CMS Announces $10 Million Imaging DSS Demo

http://bit.ly/9CWhiq

 

July 27 • CMS Issues Payment Rule, Quality Incentive for Dialysis Providers

http://bit.ly/alR6Ej

 

July 26 • Physician Need Still Outstrips Rising Supply In California

http://bit.ly/bukc2u

 

July 26 • Health Plan Rate Filings to Be Emailed to California Enrollees

http://bit.ly/a1leGi

 

July 23 • Sullenberger Urges Hospitals to Adopt Aviation Culture of Safety

http://bit.ly/9z5cdX

 

July 22 • Home Visit Programs To Receive Millions

http://bit.ly/bUKxrt

 

July 21 • HRSA Hopes Committee Will Translate a Tower of Babel

http://bit.ly/aR509r

 

July 20 • Sanford MeritCare Now Sanford Health

http://bit.ly/8ZrjSQ

 

July 20 • Health Plan Doctor Profiles Inaccurate, Physician Groups Say

http://bit.ly/aE1hfe

 

July 19 • Fewer Medicare Patients for Specialists Due to Consult Code Cuts

http://bit.ly/adRAkk

 

July 16 • Chicago Back Pain Center Aims to Avoid Surgery

http://bit.ly/agP5Ly

 

July 16 • FCC Proposal Would Expand Broadband to Rural Healthcare Providers

http://bit.ly/9remfh

 

July 15 • FDA Criticized for Unsafe Medical Device Approval Process

http://bit.ly/bkhChW

 

July 14 • Failure In Central Line Infection Prevention, Survey Says

http://bit.ly/ajk9oe

 

July 14 • Hospital’s Fast Action Stops Potentially Disastrous HAI

http://bit.ly/bkBHlz

 

July 13 • White House HIV/AIDs Strategy Calls on Providers for Action

http://bit.ly/9SlvN1

 

July 13 • Hospital Ads Suggest Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Will Hurt Care Quality

http://bit.ly/cRwwUJ

 

July 7 • Protocols Needed For Palliative Care at End of Life

http://bit.ly/cZciCL

 

July 6 • CDC To Track Prevention Progress with Monthly ‘Vital Signs’

http://bit.ly/cnMjRR

 

July 2 • California Cracks Down on Unlicensed Medical Providers

http://bit.ly/9SRfHn

 

July 1 • U.S. Wastes Thousands of Useable, But ‘Less Than Perfect’ Transplant Kidneys Because of Poor Distribution

http://bit.ly/bpgnH9

 

July 1 • 99% Of Teaching Hospitals Lack Clinical Care Conflict Of Interest Policies

http://bit.ly/cG0fZP

 

June 30 • OIG: Medicare Paid $1.2 Billion For Drugs With Invalid Prescriber Numbers

http://bit.ly/c9s5cy

 

June 30 • From Fantasyland to Tomorrowland: Wireless Health for Rural Vets

http://bit.ly/alssiI

 

June 29 • Not Discussing End-Stage Disease Prolongs Futile, Costly, and Painful Care

http://bit.ly/cIVvpD

 

June 28 • Electronic Medical Records Strengthen Vaccine Safety Monitoring In Seizure Study

http://bit.ly/bkX7IQ

 

June 29 • Doctors Balk At Vaccinating Pending Plan Reimbursement Increases

http://bit.ly/c2FqAZ

 

June 25 • It’s In the Bag: Bacteria Harbored In Reusable Grocery Bags May Be Causing Foodborne Illness

http://bit.ly/anmhQf

 

June 25 • Not Sure About Patients’ Copays? Ask them Where They Work

http://bit.ly/c4xwpU

 

June 24 • AHA: Congress Must Expand Medicaid Share Now to Avoid State Health and Hospital Cuts

http://bit.ly/9oJvcQ

 

June 23 • SICU Psychosis: Prevent Delirium to Improve Prognosis and Stem Soaring Cost

http://bit.ly/d12ycX

 

June 23 • Most Neurogenic Fibrosis Cases Associated with Three MRI Gadolinium Agents

http://bit.ly/cICzSt

 

June 22 • New Proton Beam Cancer Center Could be the Nation’s Ninth

http://bit.ly/9CkaWW

 

June 21 • White House Announces Another $250 Million, This Time for Public Health Infrastructure and Prevention Efforts

http://bit.ly/byVqb6

 

June 21 • One of Every Nine Workers Has A Job Because of Hospitals

http://bit.ly/bJvVhu

 

June 18 • FDA Again Fines American Red Cross for Blood Safety Lapses; This Time $16 Million

http://bit.ly/bgijmD

 

June 17 • Emergency Rooms See Doubling Of Visits Related to Non-Medical Narcotic Use

http://bit.ly/c8PXKR

 

June 16 • Prying Eyes Will Cost Hospitals Millions

http://bit.ly/cS2fL4

 

June 16 • New MRSA Survey Seeks Updates on Trends, Tactics in Infection Control

http://bit.ly/aEem8H

 

June 16 • Hospital Sends Letters to 3,400 Patients About Possible Endoscopic Equipment Contamination

http://bit.ly/97QYb9

 

June 16 • Hospital Seeks To Terminate Five Hospital Workers For Privacy Breaches on Social Media

http://bit.ly/dw5I9G

 

June 15 • Seven Largest Insurers Incorrectly Pay One in Five Claims, Says AMA

http://bit.ly/9r6EUM

 

June 15 • From the Dakotas to Ireland and Oregon, Sanford Expands Clinics for Kids

http://bit.ly/ay5cs0

 

June 14 • CMS Will Attempt Recovery of $1.7 Million Overpaid in Psychiatric Patient Miscoding

http://bit.ly/ddPtO3

 

June 11 • Six Major Patient Record Breaches Draw $675,000 In Penalties

http://bit.ly/9O64bn

 

June 10 • Kaiser Study Shows Reduction in Fatal and Non-Fatal Heart Attacks with Preventive Care

http://bit.ly/c0ZGAM

 

June 10 • 7 Changes for Medical Schools to Train Doctors for Reform Era Care

http://bit.ly/bFq6N1

 

June 10 • Cochlear Americas Pays $950,000 to Settle Federal Kickback Allegations

http://bit.ly/bNthxD

 

June 9 • Simple ‘Three Bucket’ Tool Helps Prevent Huge Cause of Inpatient Death

http://bit.ly/9j1mGX

 

June 8 • Report Second-Guesses Health Reform Laws but Finds Good Bang for the Buck

http://bit.ly/9AdpAH

 

June 7 • Twenty Percent of High School Youth Took Prescription Drugs without Doctor’s Rx

http://bit.ly/autkUb

 

June 4 • AMA Launches Multi-Million Ad Campaign For Prompt Senate Vote to Reverse Pay Cut

http://bit.ly/b85mJG

 

June 4 • Healthcare Violence Is Increasing; Is Your Hospital Prepared?

http://bit.ly/bIwfhN

 

June 3 • Hospitals Fined More than $1M For Failure to Report Adverse Events

http://bit.ly/bDawfi

 

June 2 • Virtual Colonoscopy Emerges As Turf Battle Between Radiologists, Gastroenterologists

http://bit.ly/cJMtox

 

June 2 • CLABSI: ‘A Polio Campaign for the 21st Century’

http://bit.ly/bWawyg

 

June 1 • Doctors Get Reprieve To 2011 From June 1 Red Flag Rule Enforcement

http://bit.ly/cQEIQy

 

June 1 • Race Matching in Heart Transplants Does Not Improve Survival

http://bit.ly/db4skX

 

May 28 • CDC Says 18% Drop in Central Line Infections Is Just the Beginning

http://bit.ly/ctrA0N

 

May 28 • Emergency Docs Say BlueCross BlueShield Is Wrong About Unnecessary ED Visits

http://bit.ly/bdVn3X

 

May 27 • Revolving Door Of Readmissions and ED Visits More Extensive and Expensive

http://bit.ly/99LyTx

 

May 26 • Quickie Quiz: What’s Your Adverse Events Intelligence?

http://bit.ly/9Ly7y9

 

May 26 • City of Hope Rift with Physicians Threatens Both—and Scares Patients

http://bit.ly/dpulgw

 

May 25 • AMA Says Health Plans Should Enforce Rules in New 10-Point ‘Code of Conduct’

http://bit.ly/aeujOM

 

May 21 • Nine More Hospitals Fined $550,000 for Putting Patients at Risk

http://bit.ly/cAVpgn

 

May 21 • Lawsuit: Red Flags Rule Violates Doctor/Patient Relationship

http://bit.ly/9FHLUs

 

May 20 • ACEP Critical of CDC Report on ED Use

http://bit.ly/9JvV2x

 

May 20• North Shore-Long Island Jewish Teams Up With Lenox Hill

http://bit.ly/9WUeI3

 

May 19 • A Mammogram As A Metaphor For Patient-Centered Care

http://bit.ly/aBvmtB

 

May 19 • Academic Hospitals Team Up to Stop Catheter-Related Infections

http://bit.ly/9KvDgA

 

May 18 • CA Report Says Half of Medicare and Medicaid Bills Pay for Care to Readmitted Patients

http://bit.ly/9tl2xQ

 

May 18 • Moody’s Predicts More Bad News For Nonprofit Hospitals

http://bit.ly/anI3q5

 

May 14 • Falls Could Signal Serious Health Issues That Providers Often Miss

http://bit.ly/aqho4Q

 

May 14 • Federal Law Proposed To Regulate Health Plan Premium Hikes

http://bit.ly/cE12Hq

 

May 13 • New Frailty Test Could Improve Surgical Outcomes, Reduce Cost Discrepancies

http://bit.ly/9W5aay

 

May 13 • Healthcare Costs Up 7.8% for PPO Plans; Miami, New York City Most Expensive

http://bit.ly/bBC8z4

 

May 12 • How the Dakotas Keep Their Doctors: Sanford Merit Says: ‘We Grow Our Own’

http://bit.ly/aJ1Vln

 

May 11 • Increasing U.S. Medical School Spots Won’t Increase Physician Supply

http://bit.ly/d7IYfI

 

May 11 • Eleventh VRSA Case in U.S. Diagnosed; CDC Urges Diligence

http://bit.ly/czzUg9

 

May 7 •HCA Files Common Stock Public Offering Registration Statement

http://bit.ly/c9lnHO

 

May 5 • E-Pharmacy Catches Drug Mistakes for Rural Hospitals in Five States

http://bit.ly/aBooKU

 

May 4 • California Has Fewer Acute Care Beds Per Population Than Other Big States

http://bit.ly/9hWZxI

 

May 3 • Natural Orifice Trials Begin, A Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Hospitals

http://bit.ly/9VepSH

 

April 30 • WellPoint Anthem Retreats From Its 39% Premium Hike Demand After Audit Reveals Bad Math

http://bit.ly/9YbBZd

 

April 30 • Catholic Healthcare West To Provide Medical Directors for CVS Clinics in Phoenix

http://bit.ly/bgP3x1

 

April 28 • Diagnostic Imaging Uses 57% of the Cost of Cancer Care

http://bit.ly/aUTArV

 

April 28 • Medicare Tries to Reduce Fraud and Waste, But Causes Backlog in Payments

http://bit.ly/bGM4Hm

 

April 28 • Will We Ever Start Calling Nurse “Doctor”?

http://bit.ly/b3U1Ok

 

April 27 • To Reduce Spending, American College of Physicians Will Advise Doctors What’s Too Costly, Useless

http://bit.ly/97fzZF

 

April 26 • If the U.S. Lacks Doctors, Can Nurses, Optometrists, and Pharmacists Take Their Place?

http://bit.ly/adwW10

 

April 23 • CBO: U.S. Should Collect $4 Billion A Year in Penalties from Those Who Don’t Buy Health Coverage

http://bit.ly/d5miwR

 

April 22 • Advocacy Group Says One-Third of Cesareans Are Unnecessary

http://bit.ly/bGSsWb

 

April 22 • Hospital Mortality Is Not the Way to Judge Quality

http://bit.ly/9C2v9G

 

April 21 • Southwest Healthcare: How Could So Much Be So Wrong?

http://bit.ly/9ACRPF

 

April 21 • iPad, Cartoon Bear Seek to Ease Kids’ Fears of Medicine

http://bit.ly/bNgFn5

 

April 20 • Physicians Claim Doc Rating System is Misleading Patients

http://bit.ly/dlW4Kj

 

April 20 • Better Nurse-Patient Ratios Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually, Says Study

http://bit.ly/doP7Sh

 

April 19 • Should Doctors Explain Their Board Certification to Patients?

http://bit.ly/9jmU5q

 

April 16 • Technology Fears, Privacy Breaches Remain Barriers for EHR Use

http://bit.ly/cDkEvm

 

April 16 • Congress Holds Off Doc Pay Cut Through May 31

http://bit.ly/bfroOb

 

April 15 • Fewer Preventable Events Equal Lower Medical Malpractice Claims, Says RAND

http://bit.ly/dt4LNC

 

April 15 • Senate Close to Spiking Doc Pay Cut

http://bit.ly/9XpsZI

 

April 14 • 7 Hospitals Fined for Immediate Jeopardy Mistakes

http://bit.ly/ap1mZf

 

April 14 • Wide Gaps Remain in Quality of Care, Says AHRQ

http://bit.ly/aQc6HV

 

April 14 • Why Aren’t Hospitals More Concerned About Blood Safety?

http://bit.ly/cPoZgG

 

April 13 • Jury Finds Against 16 Labor Bosses in Health Worker Case

http://bit.ly/dlA3xl

 

April 12 • National Effort Scrutinizes Costly Blood Transfusion Complications

http://bit.ly/9PcD2e

 

April 9 • More Costly Spine Surgery Has Higher Mortality Than Simpler Procedure, Says Study

http://bit.ly/d3jdLr

 

April 8 • Will Retail Clinics Be a Key Player in Post-Health Reform World?

http://bit.ly/9disUm

 

April 7 • Community Hospital War Pits University Against the Rest of Region’s Healthcare System

http://bit.ly/cBe5Yw

 

April 7 • Recent Earthquakes Renew Interest in Hospitals’ Seismic Stability

http://bit.ly/cBZPQc

 

April 6 • CA Hospital Near Earthquake Epicenter Suffers Minimal Damage

http://bit.ly/9yhZnr

 

April 6 • California Docs Must Now Tell Patients Where to Complain About Their Care

http://bit.ly/9YmTYH

 

April 5 • 10 Issues New CMS Administrator Will Face

http://bit.ly/ccGUdD

 

April 5 • Many Health Professionals Buying iPad, But its Effect on Healthcare Still in Question

http://bit.ly/c0OEbq

 

April 2 • Hospital War Centers Around Achieving Better Payer Mix

http://bit.ly/a5kfgD

 

April 2 • CMS Needs To Improve Improper Payment Recovery, Says GAO

http://bit.ly/aio23d

 

April 1 • State Looks to Protect Volunteer Docs from Malpractice Suits

http://bit.ly/b38xXO

 

March 31 • Health Reform Covers More Children, But Who Will Care for Them?

http://bit.ly/bzPBdt

 

March 31 • What a TV Show Can Teach Us About Readmissions

http://bit.ly/bS9ANt

 

March 30 • 27 Senators Tell CMS to Relax, Postpone Meaningful Use Rules

http://bit.ly/cDiPB5

 

March 29 • Will Obama Name Don Berwick to Lead CMS?

http://bit.ly/apbJ1Z

 

March 26 • Hospital Deals are Part of Growing Consolidation Trend, Say Analysts

http://bit.ly/93jrED

 

March 25 • Emergency Rooms and Docs Brace Themselves For Newly Insured

http://bit.ly/aK0iip

 

March 25 • Health Reform Does Not Control Premiums, States Look to Fill Void

http://bit.ly/d9wgRl

 

March 24 • Is Health Reform A Disaster Or Opportunity for Hospitals?

http://bit.ly/aRgbK0

 

March 24 • Don’t Take Critical Access Hospitals for Granted

http://bit.ly/bR04Aq

 

March 22 • 11 Health Leaders React to House Passing Health Reform

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March 23 • Some Hospitals Turn Profit by Shifting Medicare Losses to Commercial Payers, Says Study

http://bit.ly/bTgOO6

 

March 18 • State Suspends Medicare Advantage Salesman for Fraudulent Tactics

http://bit.ly/aw1MZ6

 

March 19 • Cardiology Group Fights Medicare Pay Cuts by Offering Concierge Services

http://bit.ly/b0eMwI

 

March 17 • Retire And Go Fishing? Not For This Rural Florida Keys Doctor

http://bit.ly/dAGdOP

 

March 5 • $4 Billion in Fraudulent Medicare Charges Found in 2009

http://bit.ly/9sKNec

 

March 5 • Court Rules State Can Use Doc Licensing Fees to Help Bridge Budget Gap

http://bit.ly/cYKFrD

 

March 4 • HRQ: Hospital Patients Less Likely To Get Necessary Care on Weekends

http://bit.ly/9ww8jh

 

March 4 • Harmful Event Detection Misses Problems, Results in Medicare Overpayments, Says OIG

http://bit.ly/91310d

 

March 3 • Nonprofit Providers’ Financial Status Improving, Says S&P

http://bit.ly/abFZZP

 

March 3 • Four Rival Texas Hospitals Bond For Meaningful Use And To Improve Care

http://bit.ly/d0Du9B

 

March 1 • HIMSS Survey: Meaningful Use is Driver of Health IT Spending

http://bit.ly/9KiWtc

 

March 1 • Trained Interpreters Improve Patient and Provider Satisfaction, Says Study

http://bit.ly/d7CCLL

 

Feb. 26 • California AG Investigating Health Plans on Rate Increases

http://bit.ly/9RpyxM

 

Feb. 26 • RAND: Obama Reform Plan Would Insure 30 Million, Cost Less than Congress Plans

http://bit.ly/eTUNPA

 

Feb. 26 • Eight Health Leaders Respond to Obama’s Healthcare Summit

http://bit.ly/9qnKiE

 

Feb. 25 • Hospitals Renew Battle to Hire Doctors in California

http://bit.ly/bxDDgH

 

Feb. 24 • Hospital Leaders Give Strategies to Remove ED Bottlenecks

http://bit.ly/c1YHoL

 

Feb. 23 • Five Health Leaders Respond to Obama Proposal

http://bit.ly/cZoM7W

 

Feb. 10 • Nurse Anesthetists Battle Overlooks Rural Doctor Shortage

http://bit.ly/bKyn9y

 

Feb. 8 • Nurse Anesthetists Say They Practice Safely Without Physician Supervision

http://bit.ly/b7zxxl

 

Feb. 5 • Do Sleepy Medical Residents Jeopardize Patient Care?

http://bit.ly/9B1riO

 

Feb. 4 • Many Small Practice Physicians Putting off Meaningful Use Guidelines

http://bit.ly/9wfrAU

 

Feb. 3 A Captive Audience—and Providers—Benefit from Telemedicine

http://bit.ly/9qByZY

 

Feb. 3 • Doctors Sue To Stop Nurse Anesthetists From Administering Anesthesia

http://bit.ly/9fP3ps

 

Feb. 2 • Hospitals Treating Haitian Earthquake Survivors Will Receive Higher Payments Than Medicare

http://bit.ly/96LmUV

 

Feb. 2 • Obama’s Proposed Budget is a Mixed Bag for Rural Health

http://bit.ly/cy3V56

 

Feb. 1 • Surgeons Still Forgetting To Remove Objects from Patients

http://bit.ly/bdBgNH

 

Jan. 29 • Doctors Speak Out About Red Flags Rule

http://bit.ly/bNkkSp

 

Jan. 29 • Will the iPad Revolutionize Healthcare?

http://bit.ly/9RR2fH

 

Jan. 28 • 13 Health Leaders Respond to Obama’s State of the Union Address

http://bit.ly/c75csY

 

Jan. 28 • California Hospitals Fined for Alleged Immediate Jeopardy Mistakes

http://bit.ly/boLQ32

 

Jan. 27 • Americans Don’t Trust Feds to Protect Patient Health Record Database

http://bit.ly/9iQZ80

 

Jan. 27 • Critical Access Hospitals Could Benefit from Drug Discounts

http://bit.ly/8Yr0oT

 

Jan. 26 • Health Reform Would Spend $5B to Create High-Risk Pools for Uninsurable

http://bit.ly/7rmrAG

 

Jan. 25 • Does Mandating Nurse-Patient Ratios Improve Care?

http://bit.ly/7m6Ewk

 

Jan. 22 • AMA, Other Groups Push to Kill Proposed Physician Pay Cut

http://bit.ly/629pzJ

 

Jan. 21 • 10 Health Reform Provisions That Affect Women

http://bit.ly/6sJSQl

 

Jan. 21 • Senate Bill Takes Aim at Small Employer Insurance Groups

http://bit.ly/6dnYMi

 

Jan. 20 • Can Art—And Artie Shaw—Reduce Health Costs and Improve Patient Satisfaction?

http://bit.ly/7NWtBd

 

Jan. 19 • Senate Bill Would Save Safety Net Hospitals Billions in Inpatient Pharmacy Costs

http://bit.ly/63WQnS

 

Jan. 15 • Healthcare Community Rushes to Aid Haiti Earthquake Victims

http://bit.ly/4DB8ie

 

Jan. 15 • Fraud Prevention Program Axed in Health Reform Plan

http://bit.ly/4HuJxf

 

Jan. 14 • Reform Provision Would Require Providers to Buy Testing Equipment for Obese Patients

http://bit.ly/5k6Fjy

 

Jan. 14 • Rural Minnesota Hospital Survives Fight With Feds

http://bit.ly/4GWFdw

 

Jan. 13 • Physician Groups:Proposed Health Plan Tax Would Hamper Care Coordination, Raise Premiums

http://bit.ly/5bYTSY

 

Jan. 12 • Few Doctors Account for Bulk of Workers’ Comp Expenses, Says Study

http://bit.ly/6Fcgla

 

Jan. 11 • House Reform Bill Would Decrease Uninsured by 24 Million: RAND Study

http://bit.ly/7RU0nr

 

Jan. 8 • FDA Issues Four Wound Care Precautions

http://bit.ly/807MOx

 

Jan. 8 • Five Strategies That Prove Healthcare is  Still a Growth Industry

http://bit.ly/8SygzQ

 

Jan. 8 • States Not Reporting Adverse Events May Harm Patient Safety, Says Inspector General

http://bit.ly/5JK8BK

 

Jan. 8 • Healthcare Created 267,000 New Jobs in 2009

http://bit.ly/6N7JoR