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FTC wins appeal in ProMedica case

The Federal Trade Commission extended its recent winning streak in healthcare cases Tuesday when a federal appeals court agreed that a 2010 hospital acquisition by Ohio's ProMedica system was illegal....

Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration

The Obama administration's top Medicare official is stepping down from his post. CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum has been with the agency for more than five years....

Sebelius’ Enroll America fundraising limited to two calls: GAO

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising efforts on behalf of a not-for-profit group leading Obamacare enrollment efforts were limited to two previously disclosed phone calls, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office....

Surgical-robot costs put small hospitals in a bind

While overall sales of the da Vinci Surgical System are on the decline, a number of small and rural hospitals are considering acquiring the pricey machine, believing it will help them attract and retain surgeons and appeal to patients....

Deal volume dips while value soars in first quarter

Fewer deals and higher prices was the prevailing theme across the four healthcare industry sectors tracked in Modern Healthcare's first-quarter M&A Watch report for 2014....

Truven's 15 Top systems: Consistency boosts quality

Some hospital systems working to improve performance have turned the phrase "in a rut" into a constructive concept as they institute protocols to improve the consistency and efficiency of healthcare for patients....

Video News: CEO Trevor Fetter on Tenet after the Vanguard deal

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Heartbleed hasn't shaken healthcare software development methods
By Joseph Conn | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Open-source software development is retaining the support of many healthcare information technology users, developers and security professionals despite the recent issues raised by the discovery of...
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Health IT issues, care-coordination worries top new ECRI safety list
By Sabriya Rice | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Failure of health IT systems, poor coordination of patient care and lack of planning for expected drug shortages are all listed among the top concerns facing healthcare organizations in a new ECRI...
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Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration
By Paul Demko | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration's top Medicare official is stepping down from his post. CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum has been with the agency for more than five years.
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FTC wins appeal in ProMedica case
By Joe Carlson | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Federal Trade Commission extended its recent winning streak in healthcare cases Tuesday when a federal appeals court agreed that a 2010 hospital acquisition by Ohio's ProMedica system was illegal.
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CMS searching for small biz vendors for next HealthCare.gov contract
By Virgil Dickson | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is in the early stages of determining if a smaller vendor could take over HealthCare.gov when Accenture’s one-year contract expires.
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Kids getting codeine despite safety concerns
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Little progress has been made toward adhering to national guidelines against the use of drugs containing codeine within hospital emergency department settings, despite concerns about prescribing them...
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Reform Update: Patients often seek care outside of their ACOs, research shows
By Melanie Evans | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare accountable care organizations may find the incentive to manage healthcare quality and cost very weak. New research suggests patients frequently seek care outside of the ACOs they're...
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Sebelius’ Enroll America fundraising limited to two calls: GAO
By Paul Demko | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising efforts on behalf of a not-for-profit group leading Obamacare enrollment efforts were limited to two previously disclosed phone calls, according to a...
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Mednax acquires Anesthesia Associates in Virginia
By Rachel Landen | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Mednax, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced its acquisition Monday of Fredericksburg (Va.) Anesthesia Associates, the third Virginia-based anesthesia practice to join the national medical group's...
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Vital Signs
More patients chose specialists over primary-care docs in 2013
By Andis Robeznieks | April 21, 2014
It was probably just a matter of time before it happened, but 2013 may have marked the first year that office visits to specialty physicians outnumbered office visits to primary-care doctors.
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Daughters of Charity's credit rating lowered six notches to B-
By Melanie Evans | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Standard & Poor's lowered the credit rating for the faltering Daughters of Charity Health System in California by six notches, an unusually steep rating plunge that puts the organization at...
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Reform Update: Governor races could be referendum on ACA, Medicaid expansion
By Rebecca Kern | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.
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