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Southern opposition to Obamacare not monolithic, could change, new report says
By Paul Demko | August 25, 2014
The South has been a hotbed of opposition to Obamacare with the vast majority of states there opting not to expand Medicaid or establish state-based exchanges, two pillars of the federal healthcare law.
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Reform Update: GOP likely to focus on repealing medical device tax, employer mandate
By Paul Demko | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
If Republicans win control of the Senate in November, which most political forecasters rate as a better-than-even proposition, they almost certainly will vote to repeal Obamacare. In doing so, they will join House Republicans, who have voted many times to wipe out the law. That's what Republican...
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Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB
By Andis Robeznieks | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS has ruled that all medical malpractice claims that include a written demand for payment must be reported to a national database even if the cases are resolved under state programs designed to settle the matters outside of court.
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VA bill signed into law, now doc-recruitment challenge looms
By Virgil Dickson | August 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has signed a bill that not only gives the Veterans Affairs Department billions more to contract out care for vets but also roughly $5 billion to hire more medical personnel. However, experts caution that the VA will need to do a superior marketing job to lure doctors away...
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Controversial Medicare recovery audits make limited return
By Paul Demko | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is restarting audits of Medicare fee-for-service claims on a limited basis. The program has been dormant since June 1 when current audit contracts expired.
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Not all 30-day readmissions indicate problems, study says
By Sabriya Rice | August 04, 2014
Are all 30-day readmissions really a bad thing? Not necessarily, according to researchers comparing readmission rates among California hospitals. The study found safety net hospitals in the state often had better outcomes on 30-day mortality measures, but were still more likely to face readmission...
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Magazine
States may need to take big steps to keep subsidies
By Harris Meyer | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some state officials and legal experts argue it should be relatively easy for states that have not yet established their own insurance exchanges to find a legal workaround to retain federal premium subsidies following last month's ruling disallowing subsidies through the federal exchange.
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Information
Congress sends VA overhaul to White House
By Associated Press | August 01, 2014
Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for healthcare and fix other problems at the Veterans Affairs Department.
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IOM report on medical education questions doc-shortage fears
By Andis Robeznieks | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Physician organizations are not happy that an Institute of Medicine panel's vision for overhauling Medicare-funded medical training questions two beliefs that are widely held in healthcare: that a severe physician shortage is imminent and the only way to avoid it is an infusion of federal money for...
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Reform Update: Saying Medicaid expansion will help some vets is not likely to sway opponents
By Virgil Dickson | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress this week is expected to approve new funding to get veterans off waiting lists and into care. While that moves forward, some patient advocates, hospital leaders and politicians are pointing to another more controversial way to help a small portion of the veteran population that doesn't...
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