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Cut prices for low-risk hospital outpatient surgeries: HHS report
By Joe Carlson | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare should pay hospitals less for low-risk outpatient surgeries, the program's fiscal watchdog suggests in a report published this morning.
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Final days for 100 Most Influential nominations
By Modern Healthcare | April 17, 2014
The ability to successfully manage change is an indispensible and definitive leadership attribute in all sectors of healthcare.
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By Modern Physician | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Comment on today's news and share your opinions with other readers. Submit your letter to the Modern Physician Reader Forum at moddoc@crain.com. Submissions must include name, title, affiliation, city and state. Modern Physician reserves the right to edit all...
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Comment on today's news and share your opinions with other readers. Submit your letter to the HITS Reader Forum at hitsdaily@modernhealthcare.com. Submissions must include name, title, affiliation, city and state. Health IT Strategist reserves the...
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Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds
By Sabriya Rice | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults could be misdiagnosed during outpatient visits, and about half of those errors could prove to be harmful for the patient, finds a new study in the journal BMJ.
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Reform Update: Uptick hinted in healthcare use, spending
By Melanie Evans | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Recent indicators provide increasing evidence that health spending may be accelerating, even before millions of Americans newly insured through the federal and state insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion start their healthcare shopping. Signs point to a rebound in healthcare use, which has...
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Insurers pour money into fight against Calif. ballot initiative
By Paul Demko | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A political battle looms over whether regulators in the nation's most populous state will have the authority to reject proposed health insurance rate hikes, a power that could make a big difference in the fate of the Obamacare insurance exchanges.
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Boston-area hospitals partner on new health system
By Rachel Landen | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital are partnering to form a health system to encourage collaboration between academic teaching hospitals and community-based providers.
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Uninsured rate drops faster in states friendly to Obamacare
By Paul Demko | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
States that have embraced the federal healthcare law are seeing significantly sharper reductions in the rate of individuals lacking health insurance than are states that are not implementing key provisions of the law, according to a Gallup survey.
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