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By Modern Physician | April 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Cerner reports earnings increase, predicts boost from ICD-10 delay
By Joseph Conn | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health information technology developer Cerner Corp. expects the congressionally imposed delay of the move to ICD-10 codes will be good for business.
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Oregon plans to ditch exchange in favor of HealthCare.gov
By Paul Demko | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Oregon is poised to abandon its problem-plagued insurance exchange in favor of the federal marketplace and its HealthCare.gov website.
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UHS, first to report post-ACA results, shows 15.3% jump in income
By Beth Kutscher | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital chain Universal Health Services reported a 15.3% improvement in net income and a 4.8% bump in revenue as margins improved in its acute-care business and remained strong in behavioral health.
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FDA approves first HPV test for primary cervical-cancer screening
By Sabriya Rice | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The first human papillomavirus DNA test to screen women for cervical cancer was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The stand-alone test can be used to assess whether women need to undergo additional testing and their risk of developing cervical cancer in the future.
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Invacare reports loss as major plant remains largely offline
By John N. Frank | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medical-products manufacturer Invacare Corp. is two-thirds of the way to getting Food and Drug Administration permission to resume full-scale production at a key U.S. facility. But with that wheelchair-producing plant still hobbled by a 2012 FDA consent decree, the company reported a net loss of...
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Healthways talks up new business as quarterly loss rises
By John N. Frank | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health services firm Healthways, under fire from a major investor, put the best face on its earnings Thursday despite reporting a $9.6 million net loss for the quarter, noting that the company had signed 20 contracts in the first quarter and secured a deal with an unnamed Fortune 100 employer for...
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Childhood vaccines prevent 322 million illnesses: CDC
By Sabriya Rice | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths will be prevented thanks to routine childhood vaccinations, according to new statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday.
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