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Bay Area powerhouses to create joint company, ACO
By Bob Herman | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Executives at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, and John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, Calif., have inked a letter of intent to create a jointly owned and operated company, with one of its goals to create an accountable care organization for the Bay Area.
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Reform Update: California exchange plans have small increases for 2015
By Rachel Landen | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Most consumers purchasing coverage on the California health insurance exchange will see small or moderate increases in their 2015 premiums when open enrollment starts Nov. 15. But those consumers paid significantly more for their individual-market coverage in 2014 than they paid for similar plans...
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California pharmacists resist translating medicine labels
By NPR | July 30, 2014
This week California's Board of Pharmacy will discuss new regulations that would require all pharmacies in the state to provide translated labels on prescription drug bottles. Statewide, 44% of Californians speak a language other than English at home. But the board's executive officer, Virginia...
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New AHA chair-elect is Jim Skogsbergh of Advocate, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jim Skogsbergh, CEO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, will be the next chair-elect of the American Hospital Association.
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Cox named CFO of Alameda Health System
By Bob Herman | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
David Cox has been appointed CFO of Alameda Health System, a safety net system in Oakland, Calif., effective July 14.
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California court halts $4 billion privacy suit against Sutter Health
By Sacramento (Calif.) Bee | July 22, 2014
A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare system's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard...
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Loma Linda University Health unveils $1.2B capital plan
By Bob Herman | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health has launched a $1.2 billion capital plan, which by the year 2020 will rebuild two facilities, and create a new research center and a new wellness facility.
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California plans to cut Medicaid application backlog by September, CMS told
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
California hopes to decrease its Medicaid application backlog to 350,000 potential enrollees by September from the 600,000 applications it had on hand at the end of June, the state said in a letter sent to the CMS earlier this week.
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Eshoo, Pallone campaign for key committee spot with contributions to other lawmakers
By Paul Demko | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Reps. Frank Pallone and Anna Eshoo continue to dole out contributions to their colleagues in hopes of bolstering their own chances at landing the top Democratic slot on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Avoid the rush! Some ERs are taking appointments
By Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News | July 16, 2014
In an era of increased competition driven by the nation's health law, hospitals in California and around the country are hoping online ER appointments will help attract patients anxious to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment.
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