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CDC confirms Ebola case at Texas hospital

The first Ebola infection diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a patient getting treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday....

BREAKING: Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden announced in a press conference late Tuesday that the first U.S. case of Ebola has been found in Texas, with tests positive on specimens from a patient now being cared for in a Dallas hospital....

Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare subsidies

In a legal setback for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that people in states that rely on the federal insurance exchange are not eligible for Obamacare premium subsidies to help them pay for coverage....

Open Payments website launches

The federal government Tuesday launched a highly anticipated website detailing payments made by medical device and drug companies to physicians and teaching hospitals....

UnitedHealth's Optum to buy MedSynergies

Optum, a consulting and analytics division of the country's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, has agreed to acquire physician practice consulting firm MedSynergies....

Schlichting to retire from Henry Ford Health, Lassiter taking the reins

Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting said Monday she will retire from her role at the Detroit-based organization in December 2016, and a newly hired hospital executive from California will take the CEO spot....

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CDC confirms Ebola case at Texas hospital
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The first Ebola infection diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a patient getting treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Centers...
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BREAKING: Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
By Associated Press | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden announced in a press conference late Tuesday that the first U.S. case of Ebola has been found in Texas, with tests positive on...
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UnitedHealth's Optum to buy MedSynergies
By Bob Herman | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Optum, a consulting and analytics division of the country's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, has agreed to acquire physician practice consulting firm MedSynergies.
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Open Payments website launches
By Jaimy Lee | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government Tuesday launched a highly anticipated website detailing payments made by medical device and drug companies to physicians and teaching hospitals.
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Incentive-based contracts thriving in commercial insurance market
By Melanie Evans | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health plans that cover two-thirds of commercially insured Americans used incentives this year to motivate hospitals and doctors to improve quality and manage costs, according to a new survey. Those...
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Reform Update: Doc groups concerned over looming Medicare penalties tied to quality reporting
By Andis Robeznieks | September 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare will begin docking physicians' pay next year if they decline to report on quality measures under the voluntary Physician Quality Reporting System launched in 2007. Providers, however, remain...
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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistle-blowers
By Associated Press | September 29, 2014
The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has reached financial settlements with three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistle-blower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA...
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RACs recouped $3B for Medicare in 2013
By Bob Herman | September 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare's recovery auditors returned more than $3 billion into the program's coffers last year, a new government report shows. And providers that appealed those audits won less than 1 in 5 tries.
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North Shore-LIJ creates outsourcing firm for ICD-10 coding
By Bob Herman | September 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., said Monday it has created a new division called HealthForce to help other providers improve their coding in the runup to the ICD-10...
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For their first year, ACOs see varied scores in quality measures
By Melanie Evans | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Quality varied widely among Medicare accountable care organizations during their first year, with a few earning millions of dollars in bonuses but scoring below average on all but a handful of...
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Second-quarter health spending steady as economy rebounds
By Melanie Evans | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new federal snapshot of the U.S. economy provides no evidence that the millions of newly insured Americans fueled faster growth in health spending immediately after Obamacare's first enrollment...
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Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action
By Paul Demko | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under...
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