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ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79
By Sabriya Rice | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
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Carondelet to pay $35 million in rehab overbilling case
By Modern Healthcare | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Carondelet Health Network, a Tucson, Ariz.-based division of Ascension Health, has agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations that two of its hospitals inappropriately billed Medicare and other federal health programs for inpatient rehabilitation care at two of its hospitals.
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A great hacker will find HIT system flaws, exploit them
By Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014
When you think about how an “advanced persistent threat,” i.e., a hacker, works, think of a professional quarterback like the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rogers.
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Audit: Obamacare medical-device tax not meeting revenue target
By Associated Press | August 19, 2014
An Obamacare tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.
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Apax seeks $3 billion sale of healthcare IT firm TriZetto: sources
By Reuters | August 19, 2014
Private equity firm Apax Partners is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp., hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Reform Update: Arkansas may make Medicaid enrollees fund HSAs
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Arkansas, the first state to establish the conservative private-plan model for expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now is looking to join several other conservative-leaning states in requiring low-income beneficiaries to make monthly contributions to their...
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Cleveland Clinic takes cardiac network to New York
By Bob Herman | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic said Tuesday that it has chosen North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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