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Give ACOs a break, AHA tells CMS Innovation Center
By Melanie Evans | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association is lobbying the CMS Innovation Center to make it easier for accountable care organizations to earn Medicare bonuses and delay potential penalties as the agency looks to expand the initiative.
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Last day for 100 Most Influential nominations
By Modern Healthcare | April 18, 2014
Today is the final day to make a nomination for Modern Healthcare's 13th annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees
By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 18, 2014
UPMC now says the personal information of as many as 27,000 of its employees may have been put at risk by a data breach that was first reported to the healthcare conglomerate in February.
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ACA enrollment tops 8 million, Obama says
By Paul Demko | April 18, 2014
Enrollment in health plans sold on the insurance exchanges has reached 8 million, and 35% of those who signed up through HealthCare.gov are under 35, the president said Thursday.
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Big-data firm Explorys names Chickerella COO
By Rachel Landen | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Explorys, a big-data company founded as a spinoff from Cleveland Clinic in 2009, named Thomas Chickerella as its chief operating officer.
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Salmonella cases down, but other foodborne bacteria still a problem
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 18, 2014
Little progress has been made toward reducing food poisoning in the U.S., according to new federal data. Illnesses from salmonella, the most common cause of foodborne sickness, were down 9% in 2013 compared with the average from 2010-2012, according to the findings published Thursday in the Centers...
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Practice Makes Perfect: Collaborating with insurers to implement new payment models
By Jeffrey Milburn | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Last June, MGMA released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we address No. 8 on that list: collaborating with payers to implement new payment models.
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McLaren names O'Halla executive VP, COO
By Rachel Landen | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
McLaren Health Care Corp. promoted Mark O'Halla, one of its hospital executives, to the role of executive VP and COO of the Flint, Mich.-based system.
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Telehealth gains momentum in Obamacare era
By Information Week | April 18, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's focus on population health and cost-cutting is encouraging providers and insurers to invest in remote healthcare technologies.
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Cost of treatment may influence doctors
By New York Times | April 18, 2014
Saying they can no longer ignore the rising prices of healthcare, some of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, not just the effectiveness of treatments, as they make decisions about patient care.
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