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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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Phoenix Children's, Arizona Blues team up to curb obesity
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a rare direct payer-provider partnership, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona are launching a medical home program to prevent childhood obesity.
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CMS to states: Clock is ticking to fix Medicaid-access tech woes
By Virgil Dickson | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is quizzing six states about whether technical woes are delaying Medicaid access for their residents, and if so, when and how states plan to fix the glitches. The states involved have until Monday to respond to the query sent to them June 27.
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Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks
By Los Angeles Times | July 10, 2014
Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. A group of Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state court, accusing the company of...
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Calif. insurer discloses 18,000 providers' Social Security numbers
By Computerworld | July 09, 2014
The Social Security numbers of roughly 18,000 California physicians and healthcare providers were inadvertently made public after a slip-up at health insurance provider Blue Shield of California, the organization said. The numbers were included in monthly filings on medical providers that Blue...
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Lawsuits: Calif. doctors used fake hardware in spine surgeries
By Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) | July 09, 2014
Doctors in Southern California have implanted counterfeit screws and rods, ginned up in a small machine shop, into the backs of thousands of injured workers, according to lawsuits filed throughout the state.
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