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Doctor fired back at gunman in Pa. hospital attack

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Philadelphia hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said....

NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions

The impact of socio-demographic factors on 30-day hospital readmissions will be the focus of a robust new National Quality Forum trial, the organization announced Wednesday. The trial will consider such factors as income, education, race and primary language....

House plan to sue Obama over employer-mandate delay moves forward

A resolution authorizing the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority by delaying the employer mandate in the federal healthcare law cleared the House Rules Committee Thursday....

Reform Update: Cost-sharing subsidies help poor pay for ACA care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies for buying exchange coverage have drawn huge attention this week following conflicting appellate court rulings about their legality. But far less is known about the law's related provision for helping lower-income Americans afford......

Bogus exchange applications resulted in coverage, GAO says

A day after federal appellate courts issued conflicting rulings about whether individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange are eligible for subsidies, a House subcommittee heard about another aspect of health insurance subsidies, namely that it's apparently easy to obtain them under......

Courts issue conflicting rulings on federal insurance subsidies

The federal courts kicked up new uncertainty for the healthcare reform law with conflicting rulings on whether the U.S. can help consumers buy health plans on federally run exchanges. But HHS may be able to sidestep the controversy....

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Doctor fired back at gunman in Pa. hospital attack
By Associated Press | July 24, 2014
A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Philadelphia hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring...
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Reform Update: Medical-loss ratio rebates fall to $332M
By Bob Herman | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal rule requiring health insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care led to more than $332 million in rebates last year, according to HHS.
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NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions
By Sabriya Rice | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The impact of socio-demographic factors on 30-day hospital readmissions will be the focus of a robust new National Quality Forum trial, the organization announced Wednesday. The trial will consider...
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House plan to sue Obama over employer-mandate delay moves forward
By Paul Demko | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A resolution authorizing the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority by delaying the employer mandate in the federal healthcare law...
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Going public has its price for IMS, prompting Q2 loss of $220 million
By Rachel Landen | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Several one-time charges for IMS Health Holdings left the company with a $220 million second-quarter net loss despite a boost to revenue driven by double-digit growth in technology services.
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Gilead reports massive Q2 earnings jump thanks to Sovaldi
By Virgil Dickson | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Gilead Science's second-quarter earnings blew through year-ago levels, thanks in part to its blockbuster, and controversial, hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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Vital Signs
Outcomes pioneer memorialized nearly 74 years after his death
By Sabriya Rice | July 23, 2014
The grave of a Boston surgeon considered by many to be a pioneering advocate for tracking patient outcomes and acknowledging medical errors was memorialized Tuesday by the American College of...
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Bogus exchange applications resulted in coverage, GAO says
By Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A day after federal appellate courts issued conflicting rulings about whether individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange are eligible for subsidies, a House subcommittee heard about...
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Reform Update: Cost-sharing subsidies help poor pay for ACA care
By Bob Herman | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies for buying exchange coverage have drawn huge attention this week following conflicting appellate court rulings about their legality.
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Sales of da Vinci robotic surgery systems continue to flag
By Jaimy Lee | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Intuitive Surgical saw its revenue and income fall again in the second quarter as sales of its da Vinci robotic surgery systems continued to drop.
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Courts issue conflicting rulings on federal insurance subsidies
By Joe Carlson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal courts kicked up new uncertainty for the healthcare reform law with conflicting rulings on whether the U.S. can help consumers buy health plans on federally run exchanges. But HHS may be...
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Dr. Susan Turney leaving MGMA to lead Marshfield Clinic
By Andis Robeznieks | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney plans to resign Aug. 29 to take over as the first CEO of the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System starting Sept. 1.
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