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When the tiny hospital can't survive: Free-standing EDs with primary care seen as new rural model
By Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Free-standing emergency departments have the potential to give rural populations access to care in areas where hospitals close. But many experts say that approach needs to be part of a broader solution that mixes emergency care with beefed-up primary and preventive care.
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Spotlight to shine on physician payments
By Jaimy Lee | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While the Sunshine Act was intended to help patients understand potential conflicts of interest in their care, some stakeholders fear the data may be used by government investigators and insurers tracking doctors' prescribing, surgical and other practice patterns.
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Beware the sophomore slump
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
All the trends are positive as the insurance industry, the government and healthcare reform advocates gear up for the second year of open enrollment on the federal and state-run insurance exchanges.
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Anthem, LA providers creating HMO to compete with Kaiser
By Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An unusual joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross and seven competing Los Angeles-area hospital systems to offer employers a low-priced HMO plan underscores the eagerness of insurers and providers to try novel and risky strategies to survive in the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.
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ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals
By Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals' need to cut costs and coordinate care is driving health systems to give clinical and clerical workers greater responsibility for direct patient services, freeing up more-credentialed professionals for work only they are qualified to do.
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Doc-owned device distributors targeted by feds
By Jaimy Lee | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that three surgeons performed unnecessary spinal surgeries, a distribution company they invested in encouraged them to pressure hospitals to buy its medical implants, and the company and one of the surgeons denied the physician investments even as...
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Our misplaced disease preparedness priorities
By ERROR: Object template NewsitemByline is missing!ERROR: Object template NewsitemByline is missing! | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For years, infectious-disease specialists have warned public health officials to begin preparing for unexpected outbreaks of microbial infections due to climate change.
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Tech fixes ease sharing of sensitive patient data
By Joseph Conn | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This spring, Michigan lawmakers removed a major roadblock to the exchange of patient medical records between behavioral-health and medical providers by approving a uniform patient notification and consent form.
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ACA open enrollment for 2015 causing anxiety for plans, providers
By Paul Demko | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period focused on signing up as many people as possible. But when enrollment for the second year of coverage opens on Nov. 15, the task for health plans, insurance brokers and navigators will be more complex.
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IT entrepreneurs rush into healthcare, but will human touch be missing?
By Darius Tahir | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The vision of providing better, faster, cheaper and more consumer-friendly healthcare is shared by many digital health and telehealth startups. Still, shifting healthcare services to the digital realm involves new challenges in ensuring quality and appropriate utilization.
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