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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What percentage of black women have had utilities turned off because of unpaid cancer treatment bills? Read Data Points and find out.
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Outliers: Asides
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Well, that didn't last long. Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at the state's medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of e-mailed comments opposing the ban.
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Reform Update: States seek contested Medicaid alternatives, cuts
By Virgil Dickson | April 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Proposals from conservative-led states looking to expand their Medicaid coverage in alternative ways have prompted worries among healthcare providers and patient advocates that proposed changes may mean some benefits are discontinued.
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Hospital quality measures need to be overhauled, execs say
By Maureen McKinney | March 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The quality measures hospitals use to gauge processes of care, clinical outcomes and patient experience are in need of serious restructuring, executives said at the ACHE meeting in Chicago.
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Quality argument will be tough to make in debate over narrow networks, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's going to be tough to make the quality argument stick as long as the quality metrics shine on providers who can cherry-pick patients, and rain on disproportionate-share hospitals.
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ADHD medication may be overprescribed in the U.S.
By Sabriya Rice | March 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nearly 5 million privately insured Americans used a medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2012, a 35% increase from 2008, according to an analysis from Express Scripts released this month.
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Regional News/Midwest: Alexian Brothers seeks to boost behavioral health capacity, and other news
By Rachel Landen | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Alexian Brothers Health System, Arlington Heights, Ill., announced plans to integrate its acute-care and behavioral-health services in an effort to deal with increased demand for mental health treatment and a growing shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds.
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Alexian seeks to boost behavioral health capacity
By Rachel Landen | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Alexian Brothers Health System, Arlington Heights, Ill., announced plans to integrate its acute-care and behavioral health services in an effort to deal with increased demand for mental health treatment and a growing shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds.
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Integrate behavioral health with primary care
By David Woodlock | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare's recent series, “Channeling Choice,” asserted that “helping people change their behavior is the work of our century.” If this is true, behavioral-health providers have expertise that can help.
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Regional News/Northeast: Magellan Health Services' 4th-quarter profit tumbles as revenue rises
By Rachel Landen | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Despite a boost in revenue, Magellan Health Services reported that its fourth-quarter earnings were cut in half as the Avon, Conn., healthcare management company's costs soared during the quarter.
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