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U.S. won't reveal records on HealthCare.gov security
By Associated Press | August 19, 2014
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's healthcare website because doing so could "potentially" allow...
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Hospitals in Washington state can't board psych patients in EDs, but where will they go?
By Beth Kutscher | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Starting next week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up.
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Loyola med school in Chicago admits undocumented students, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Seven undocumented medical students started classes on Aug. 4 at Loyola University Chicago, but the school still is the only one in the state—and possibly the country—to intentionally enroll such students.
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Malpractice mediation undermined by HHS ruling
By Andis Robeznieks | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A little-noticed HHS ruling on reporting medical malpractice claims could get in the way of state efforts to promote an alternative dispute-resolution method that several academic medical centers have used effectively to improve quality and reduce lawsuits and damage awards.
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OSHA fines New York hospital for workplace violence
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 over dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees.
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Criticism of Oregon's med-mal mediation law off base, lawmaker says
By Andis Robeznieks | August 15, 2014
An Oregon law to encourage settlement of medical malpractice claims through disclosure, apology and compensation has taken heat from HHS and the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen because it exempts some claims from being reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. But the bill's sponsor...
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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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CMS checks eligibility of 310,000 immigrants who bought ACA plans
By Virgil Dickson | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Some immigrants who signed up for insurance coverage via HealthCare.gov have been put on notice that they could lose their coverage unless they immediately furnish proof that they are legally qualified for coverage being offered on the marketplace.
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Baby pictures at the doctor's? Cute, sure, but illegal
By New York Times | August 12, 2014
Pictures of smiling babies crowd a bulletin board in a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan, in a collage familiar to anyone who has given birth. But the women coming in to have babies of their own cannot see them. They have been moved to a private part of the office, replaced in the corridors with...
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Loyola Chicago med school still alone in enrolling undocumented students
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | August 12, 2014
Seven undocumented medical students started classes at Loyola University Chicago on Aug. 4, but the school still is the only one in the state—and possibly the country—to intentionally enroll such students.
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