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DaVita Kidney Care to pay $389 million to settle whistle-blower case
By Gregg Blesch | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
DaVita Kidney Care will pay $389 million to resolve a whistle-blower's allegations that the company induced physicians to steer patients to its dialysis centers with opportunities to profit by buying and selling stakes in clinics.
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Clumsy Ebola response tests nation's faith in public health leaders | Experts urge stronger leadership from the White House and health officials.
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American public's deep fears about Ebola and U.S. politicians' inflammatory rhetoric following the three U.S. cases in Dallas have prompted public health experts to think about how the country might respond to a more serious infectious disease pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from the...
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Dallas nurse Vinson recovering from Ebola, family says
By Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has improved enough that she was approved for transfer out of isolation at Emory University Hospital, her family said late Wednesday.
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CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries
By Steven Ross Johnson and Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Individuals traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be actively monitored for Ebola symptoms for 21 days after they enter the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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North Dakota 'personhood' ballot measure raises concerns about broader healthcare impact
By Paul Demko | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on next month could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state, some experts say.
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Reform Update: Bigger doesn't equal cheaper for patients, studies find
By Melanie Evans | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consolidation across healthcare sectors and local markets may benefit consumers when it reduces costly and potentially harmful duplication and waste. Or not. Consolidation also can increase costs, researchers contend in two newly published studies.
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Outpatient volume fuels Hawaii Pacific Health's FY14 gains
By Bob Herman | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hawaii Pacific Health, a four-hospital system headquartered in Honolulu, reported significant growth in its bottom line in its most recent fiscal year despite inpatient admissions falling.
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