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Barnyard dust holds clue to halting asthma

Barnyard dust holds clue to halting asthma

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

A New England Journal of Medicine study examined differences in asthma rates between two isolated farming communities in Indiana—the Amish and the Hutterite. It found the latter's airborne dust triggers more breathing issues among mice.

Emory Healthcare teams up with Stratus hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 03, 2016

Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is partnering with Stratus Healthcare, an affiliation of 21 hospitals around Georgia, to develop a clinically integrated network and strengthen access to specialty care.

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 13, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals

CMS selects hospitals for rural health demonstration

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 04, 2016

The CMS has announced rural hospitals that will participate in a new demonstration known as the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. Hospitals involved in the demonstration will receive additional Medicare reimbursement for new services that make getting healthcare more convenient.

Small practices need allies

Small practices need allies

By Howard Wolinsky  |  July 23, 2016

Dr. Joe Schlecht isn't afraid of MACRA, although he knows the design of the new Medicare payment system will be challenging for small practices like his. “Most primary-care physicians are still practicing like they did 10 years ago. They don't even know how to spell MACRA,” he said.

Franken introduces bill to boost discounts for rural healthcare IT

Franken introduces bill to boost discounts for rural healthcare IT

By Joseph Conn  |  July 18, 2016

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a bill to help cut the operating costs of health IT in rural areas. The legislation would create a group tasked with offering financial and technical assistance to rural hospitals and physicians and advice on how to increase internet access in rural areas.

Data Points for June 6, 2016

Data Points for June 6, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

Data Points for the week of June 6, 2016, covered the following topics: Rural healthcare, EMS services in rural areas, VA services in rural areas, and healthcare access in rural areas.

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...

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