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Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions
By Associated Press | August 30, 2014
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
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Data Points for Sept. 1, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: the uninsured, nursing home quality, home health aide pay, GOP Obamacare legal fees, opioid overuse, dental practice profitability
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Prime Healthcare sues SEIU under racketeering law, and other news
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid, but with strings attached
By Virgil Dickson | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents continue to express concern over some of concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand...
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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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Former HHS cybersecurity official found guilty on child porn charges
By Bob Herman | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal jury has convicted a former technology official within HHS on charges related to child pornography, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
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Prime Healthcare Services sues California union under racketeering statute
By Beth Kutscher | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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Class-action suit filed against CHS following breach
By Nashville Business Journal | August 26, 2014
Five Alabama residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Brentwood, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems following last week's announcement that the nonmedical personal information of 4.5 million patients had been breached by Chinese hackers.
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Billing Medicare for poor care not a false claim, court rules
By Bob Herman | August 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A recent appellate court ruling in favor of an Illinois nursing home could shield other healthcare providers from False Claims Act allegations that involve poor quality of care.
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Washington hospitals can't board psych patients in ER
By Beth Kutscher | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Starting this week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling.
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