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Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos
By Associated Press | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday.
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EHNAC launches ACO tech accreditation program
By Joseph Conn | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has begun beta testing a new accreditation program for the technological capabilities of accountable care organizations, the Farmington, Conn.-based not-for-profit standards development and accreditation body has announced.
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Osteopathic association votes for advanced billing estimates for patients
By Andis Robeznieks | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Osteopathic Association is advocating for hospitals and other healthcare facilities to give patients an advance estimate of what their total costs will be for scheduled procedures. The association also wants that estimate to include whether ancillary fees for laboratory, imaging and...
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Reform Update: Narrow insurance networks under ACA depressing physician pay
By Andis Robeznieks | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The physician pay landscape has flattened out, and healthcare reform may be a primary cause.
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Tufts improves finances in third quarter by managing expenses
By Beth Kutscher | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses, the Boston-based hospital reported.
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Thermo Fisher sells lab equipment company for $480 million
By Bob Herman | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to sell Cole-Parmer Instrument Co. to private-equity firm GTCR for $480 million.
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Most consumers unclear about physician quality, poll finds
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that.
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AIDS conference honors victims of jet crash
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
An international AIDS conference has opened in Australia with a tribute to several delegates who were killed en route to the gathering when their Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down.
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Study to find if cancer cluster exists
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
Health officials in Missouri's St. Louis County plan to examine a potential cancer cluster in the area around Coldwater Creek, a waterway contaminated decades ago with nuclear waste.
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CDC lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
The shutdown of two federal biohazard laboratories because of an anthrax scare and other safety problems could disrupt operations at a biohazard lab in Galveston.
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