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ACPE changes name to reflect shifting healthcare realities
By Andis Robeznieks | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American College of Physician Executives has changed its name to the American Association for Physician Leadership, in response to how the healthcare industry is looking to physicians, not just physician executives, to help it navigate through healthcare reform.
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CMS targets nursing homes' overuse of antipsychotic drugs
By Sabriya Rice | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS will push nursing homes to reduce their use of antipsychotic medications by 25% by the end of 2015 and plans to incorporate a measure of the drugs' use to its star-rating system for consumers.
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Which Catholic employers offer birth control? Look to the insurers
By National Public Radio | September 21, 2014
The Affordable Care Act requires that most health plans offer birth control to women. Around the country, Catholic employers have been arguing in court that having anything to do with insurance coverage of contraceptives violates their freedom of religion. But when the insurance companies...
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Kentucky aiming to revamp services for elderly
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
Kentucky is overhauling its elderly services with the aim of stretching resources and helping aging baby boomers remain independent and live out their final years at home, rather than in an institution.
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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs abortion-clinic law
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.
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After surgery, surprise $117,000 medical bill from doctor he didn't know
By New York Times | September 21, 2014
In operating rooms and on hospital wards across the country, physicians and other health providers typically help one another in patient care. But in an increasingly common practice that some medical experts call drive-by doctoring, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging...
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Texas hospital to work with CMS on TB exposure
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate.
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