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March 12, 2012


Top Stories
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Everything in moderation. Avoid dwelling in the extremes and everything will be OK, right?
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The three leading contenders for the GOP presidential nomination after last week's Super Tuesday primaries say Medicare should give beneficiaries a fixed amount to use toward a private health plan.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Although many providers and drug companies have frozen their compliance with a new federal payment reporting law until regulations are finalized, many devicemakers are busy preparing.
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Late News
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Repealing the provision of the healthcare reform law establishing the Independent Payment Advisory Board would not have an effect on the federal budget this calendar year, but would increase direct spending by $3.1 billion between 2013 and 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A gunman armed with two semiautomatic handguns fatally shot a hospital employee in a first-floor lobby inside UPMC's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, a part of 1,544-bed UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Seven other people were injured before authorities apparently killed the shooter at the...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama is appointing HHS Chief Technology Officer Todd Park as the new federal chief technology officer. In a blog post announcing the appointment, the White House said Park has served as a “hugely energetic force for positive change” at HHS.
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Regional News
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SALEM, Ore.—Oregon is seeking federal approval to shift Medicaid beneficiaries into organizations that will coordinate patients' healthcare. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law a bill that would establish, with federal approval, “coordinated-care organizations” to...
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New Hampshire providers say the federal ruling requiring the state's health commissioner to provide notice and justification of reductions in Medicaid reimbursement is a solid start in their effort to address the cuts in reimbursement.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
WESTWOOD, N.J.—The state of New Jersey approved the reopening of Pascack Valley Hospital before the end of the year as a joint venture between Hackensack University (N.J.) Medical Center and privately held LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas. The hospital, to be renamed Hackensack...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has partnered with CincyTech, a not-for-profit business development organization, also based in Cincinnati, to form QI Healthcare, a new company that will sell the hospital's in-house quality-improvement software. According to a...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
LONGVIEW, Texas—Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., has completed its acquisition of Diagnostic Clinic of Longview. The multispecialty clinic, which serves the East Texas city and surrounding areas, will merge with a CHS subsidiary, 112-bed Longview Regional Medical Center,...
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Cover Story
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The three leading contenders for the GOP presidential nomination after last week's Super Tuesday primaries say Medicare should give beneficiaries a fixed amount to use toward a private health plan.
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Features
By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Electronic health information exchange is ready to take off. Even so, a sizeable segment of the healthcare industry is likely to remain shortchanged.
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Special Feature
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare construction industry is coming back, but it's a comeback with a different look, according to Modern Healthcare's 33rd annual Construction & Design Survey.
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Special Report
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Although many providers and drug companies have frozen their compliance with a new federal payment reporting law until regulations are finalized, many devicemakers are busy preparing.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Everything in moderation. Avoid dwelling in the extremes and everything will be OK, right?
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Mr. Santorum is scoring on the stump with his warnings about the threat to freedom posed by Obamacare. … This will be a crucial issue for Republicans in November because it reflects the great American fault line over the role of government. Yet the issue has bedeviled Mr. Romney...
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Guest Commentary
By Stephen Ubl | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In an environment as complex as today's healthcare system, simple-seeming solutions are often merely simplistic. Nothing better illustrates that maxim than calls for “pricing transparency” in the medical technology market. But a closer examination of that market ought to lead instead to...
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By Curtis Rooney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently confirmed what healthcare group purchasing organizations, hospitals and anyone on the front lines of patient care and healthcare cost containment see every day: Medical device pricing secrecy decreases competition, limits the ability of hospitals...
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Letters
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Regarding “Drug-diversion turf war,” (March 5): Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem, but blaming the distributor for how pharmaceuticals are ultimately sold and used is deeply misguided and will create a supply chain chokehold...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Charles Miller, CEO of Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C., will move to a position with Piedmont's parent, Tenet Healthcare Corp., in hospital operations for the Dallas-based company's southern region, effective March 19. Miller, 60, has been the top executive at Piedmont for the past...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore announced it has agreed to purchase a diamond. A baseball diamond, that is, and not your run-of-the-mill ballpark. St. Agnes is planning to buy the field where Babe Ruth honed his skills as a student at what was then called St. Mary’s Industrial School.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The term “palliative care” may soon join the ranks of “Chinese gooseberry” and “slimehead.”
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Oh, those millennials.You know them: They're the demographic cohort that followed Generation X, known for their linguistic irreverence and “work-life balance” and narcissism, and for never having owned a telephone that didn't also have a built-in camera.
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