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Nurses, others sue over Daughters of Charity pension plan
By Beth Kutscher | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System filed a class-action suit Tuesday, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.
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Dignity, Tenet, Ascension detail Arizona Carondelet deal
By Melanie Evans | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health would invest $30 million in cash and take a minority stake in a proposed Arizona joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Ascension Health, according to a bond offering by Dignity.
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'Code Black' documentary takes you inside the ER
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Life and death struggles aren't the only battles raging in emergency departments. There's also the less visible war between doctors' ideals and the challenges of practicing medicine in today's political and economic healthcare environment.
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Thinking about growing Kindred's primary-care doc capability
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Ben Breier is president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, a post-acute-care provider that reported $4.9 billion in revenue in 2013.
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Hostile ballot initiatives confront health insurers
By Bob Herman | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Insurance industry officials will gather in Washington this week to discuss the biggest political, legal, legislative and regulatory issues their companies face at the local level.
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L.A. County free clinic system to use medical-home model
By Adam Rubenfire | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Los Angeles County is expanding and overhauling its free health program for low-income, uninsured residents. It's one of very few in the U.S. that extends healthcare to residents living in the U.S. illegally and thus don't qualify for the coverage options under the healthcare reform law.
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Prime Healthcare chosen to buy Daughters of Charity hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Daughters of Charity Health System last week officially chose for-profit Prime Healthcare Services as the buyer for its six California hospitals.
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How labs test for Ebola
By Adam Rubenfire | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
As medical professionals prepare for the possible spread of the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released interim guidance this week for the handling of specimens tested for the deadly illness.
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California to launch Medicaid-funded teledentistry
Washington Post | October 10, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that would require Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, to pay for dental services delivered by teams of hygienists and dentists connected through the Internet.
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Prescription database privacy case heads for legal showdown
Information Week | October 09, 2014
The California Supreme Court will decide whether the state's medical board breached patient privacy when it used data from a state prescription database to discipline a physician.
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