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November 28, 2011


Top Stories
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Expanded and more aggressive accounting has cut the rate of improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid, according to the Obama administration, but providers worry they're bearing increasing costs from those initiatives.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If all goes according to plan, next summer should be a mighty interesting time in American politics. That's when, in the heat of the presidential campaign, the nation is likely to learn the fate of the healthcare reform law, at least according to the collective wisdom of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rising cost of Tricare, the military's healthcare coverage program, has brought increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and an administration intent on reducing the federal budget deficit.
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Late News
By Joe Carlson and Gregg Blesch | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Federal Trade Commission on Friday announced it will once again challenge a proposed merger between competing hospitals in Rockford, Ill., citing fears that the consolidation could increase costs and lower quality of care.
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Regional News
By Vince Galloro | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services has long responded to the Service Employees International Union in much stronger and more public ways than its fellow hospital operators in California. The hospital chain now has moved the feud to federal court, filing an antitrust lawsuit alleging that the union and...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
RIO RANCHO, N.M.—Presbyterian Rust Medical Center opened Oct. 22 with Gov. Susana Martinez, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) and Rio Rancho Mayor Thomas Swisstack in attendance at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to a news release from the medical center, which is part of Presbyterian...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PITTSBURGH—Officials for Western Pennsylvania Hospital said an upcoming renovation will reopen and expand the emergency room and renovate five medical-surgical floors.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
LORIS, S.C.—Loris Healthcare System has agreed to become part of McLeod Health, Florence, S.C., according to a news release. No financial terms were disclosed. Voters in Horry County, S.C., approved a referendum earlier this month, with 85% of votes in favor, that gave the Loris...
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By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled against the state in a lawsuit contesting the state Health Department practice of allowing infant blood samples to be used for research purposes without getting permission to do so.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SANDUSKY, Ohio—Cleveland Clinic has acquired North Coast Cancer Care, a 70-employee cancer treatment center based in Sandusky. The center now joins Cleveland Clinic as a department within the Taussig Cancer Institute.
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Cover Story
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Expanded and more aggressive accounting has cut the rate of improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid, according to the Obama administration, but providers worry they're bearing increasing costs from those initiatives.
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Features
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For July 2020, some envision a new type of doctor entering the workforce: One who may not write very well but has extensive biochemistry knowledge, has a solid grasp of behavioral and social sciences, and has critical analysis and reasoning powers never seen before in the halls of medicine.
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Special Report
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rising cost of Tricare, the military's healthcare coverage program, has brought increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and an administration intent on reducing the federal budget deficit.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If all goes according to plan, next summer should be a mighty interesting time in American politics. That's when, in the heat of the presidential campaign, the nation is likely to learn the fate of the healthcare reform law, at least according to the collective wisdom of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The healthcare overhaul was the signature achievement of President Barack Obama and the then-majority Democratic Congress in 2010. But you'd never know. Supporters appeared to be running away from the law during the 2010 campaign—and nothing since has changed that impression. The real...
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Guest Commentary
By David Chernow | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's rare these days for Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything. It's even more rare to find consensus in the industry on federal policy. But on one issue—defining which patients would be best treated in long-term acute-care hospitals—we have now seen it on display.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., named Sarah Krevans as COO with oversight of Sutter's five Northern California regions and its home health and hospice services. Krevans, 53, will begin in the position in January and currently is president of Sutter Health's Sacramento Sierra Region. The...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Just in time for the most dangerous cooking day of the year, here comes … Shatner?Yes, William Shatner, who has grown on our popular culture like an ironic moss since 1966, has teamed up with a major property insurer to deliver a public health message to the masses.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Several observers on Twitter sent out tweets about the American Medical Association House of Delegates' lack of social media skills, but it's doubtful that many delegates will ever read them. Or, as American College of Physicians Senior Vice President Bob Doherty put it, “What if u tweet and...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While social media may not be big at the AMA's House of Delegates, someone attending must be getting their social media on. If it wasn't for social media, it doesn't appear that there would be any evidence that three high-profile docs from Washington came to New Orleans for last week's American...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“We are outraged that Congress is seriously considering language that would effectively categorize pizza as a vegetable in the school lunch program. It doesn't take an advanced degree in nutrition to call this a national disgrace."
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