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Ebola spotlights cuts to federal preparedness funding
By Paul Demko | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Emergency preparedness funding for U.S. public health and healthcare systems has fallen victim to the overall climate of fiscal austerity in Washington, with budget sequestration cuts taking a chunk out of both programs. But that may change with the current Ebola scare.
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AAFP campaign raises training, coverage issues
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Family physicians will announce a new multiyear messaging campaign this week called “Family Medicine for America's Health.”
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At home with the specialist: Oncologists and other specialists launching patient-centered medical homes
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.
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Jazz (and silence) can be good for patients after surgery
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Listening to Dave Brubeck perform the Hoagy Carmichael classic “Stardust” may not become standard procedure in surgery recovery rooms, but researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center found that elective hysterectomy patients had significantly lower post-surgery...
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Pa. Medicaid expansion plans struggle to sign up providers
By Virgil Dickson | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicaid managed-care plans providing coverage under Pennsylvania's Medicaid expansion are struggling to find enough hospitals and physicians for their networks.
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Pa. Medicaid managed-care expansion plans struggle to sign providers
By Virgil Dickson | October 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicaid managed-care plans providing coverage under Pennsylvania's Medicaid expansion are struggling to find enough hospitals and physicians for their networks.
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University of Pennsylvania Health System posts robust 2014 financials
Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, one of the largest academic medical centers in the country, recorded massive gains in its revenue and surpluses last year, while keeping expenses in check.
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Universal Health Services buys London-based Cygnet Health, and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Universal Health Services, one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S., is jumping back onto the international scene.
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UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer
Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Erie Indemnity Co., an Erie, Pa.-based company that provides automobile, home and life insurance, has decided to drop Highmark as the health plan for its 4,600 employees because of the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger of what...
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UPMC-Highmark feud prompts employer to ditch Highmark, others may follow
Bob Herman | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Erie Indemnity Co., an Erie, Pa.-based company that provides automobile, home and life insurance, has decided to drop Highmark as the health plan for its 4,600 employees, due in large part to the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger...
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