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Los Angeles goes after patient-dumping for a third time
By Bob Herman | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Glendale (Calif.) Adventist Medical Center has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle allegations the 462-bed hospital dropped off a homeless patient on Los Angeles' Skid Row—a downtown district infamous for its homeless population.
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Information
California: Insurers must cover elective abortions
By Associated Press | August 23, 2014
Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.
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Magazine
19 newbies join 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list
By Andis Robeznieks | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nineteen people made Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list for the first time this year.The highest-ranking newcomer is Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who finished second behind President Barack Obama.
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Magazine
Intermountain CEO focuses on using data to improve quality
By Lisa Schencker | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Charles Sorenson remembers telling the board of trustees at Intermountain Healthcare that a program improving procedures for medication management of cardiac patients had reduced readmissions—and cut the health system's income by several million dollars.
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News
Do the CDC’s Ebola precautions for U.S. hospitals go far enough?
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CDC has issued guidelines for hospitals on identifying and treating Ebola patients, but those recommendations, which do not include the head-to-toe “moon suits” used in field hospitals in West Africa and at Emory, have drawn widespread criticism for not going far enough in...
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Kaiser boosts surplus 25% by cutting spending, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaiser Permanente, the 32-hospital California-based system that also operates its own health plan, reported a 25% increase in its net surplus during the second quarter of the year as it added new members and scaled back capital spending.
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Information
Kaiser cuts Obamacare rates 1.4% for 2015; Anthem hikes rates 4.6%
By Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2014
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente is lowering its rates for Obamacare coverage in California by 1.4% next year, and rates for Anthem Blue Cross, a unit of industry giant WellPoint, are going up 4.6%, on average,
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News
Kaiser surplus improves 25% in Q2 with new members, project completions
By Beth Kutscher | August 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Kaiser Permanente, the 32-hospital California-based system that also operates its own health plan, reported a 25% increase in its net surplus during the second quarter of the year as it added new members and scaled back its capital spending.
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Magazine
Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs
By Rachel Landen | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Despite public ire aimed at executives at not-for-profit healthcare systems because of their multimillion-dollar pay packages, their salaries and total cash compensation continued to rise at a far faster clip than average worker salaries in 2012—the most recent year with full data available.
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Vital Signs
Beyond the hype, what's the evidence for digital health's benefits?
By Darius Tahir | August 06, 2014
The health and technology communities have been buzzing about the possibilities of digital health, but is it possible those boosters have argued beyond the evidence? The clinical proof underpinning the effectiveness of digital health is, so far, somewhat sparse.
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