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March 26, 2012


Top Stories
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Consider it a twist on medical tourism, but this time we can call it the great American medical road trip.
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By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An arid-like landscape continues to creep across vast sections of the country. But this phenomenon isn't tied to climate change, it's a cultural and professional one known as a surgical desert.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Boulder, Colo., may have more hospital capacity than it needs, but that did not stop construction of a replacement for Boulder Community Hospital with just as many beds as before.
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Late News
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Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission have filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to stop the acquisition of a hospital in southwest Georgia by the public body that owns the healthcare provider's only competitor, Phoebe Putney Health System.
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The Massachusetts Public Health Council approved the merger between the Lahey Clinic, a 327-bed hospital in Burlington, Mass., and Northeast Health System, Beverly, Mass.
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Cigna, the Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurance company, has launched what it is calling a “collaborative accountable care” initiative with Fairfax (Va.) Family Practice Centers, a physician-owned and operated medical group with more than 100 doctors practicing in 12 locations.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Former CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick will continue his work in public policy as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, the organization announced.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Five nurses employed by a Philadelphia hospice company are accused of taking part in a multiyear fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced. Authorities say nurses with Home Care Hospice participated in the alleged fraud from January 2005 through December 2008, according to the indictment.
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Cover Story
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Boulder, Colo., may have more hospital capacity than it needs, but that did not stop construction of a replacement for Boulder Community Hospital with just as many beds as before.
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Features
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Post-acute experts are making the case that nursing home specialists are the change agents who will improve the care of skilled-nursing facility residents—and lower rehospitalization rates.
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Special Report
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An arid-like landscape continues to creep across vast sections of the country. But this phenomenon isn't tied to climate change, it's a cultural and professional one known as a surgical desert.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For resource-strapped rural hospitals, measuring surgical quality is critical not only for spurring improvement efforts but also for retaining local patient populations.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Consider it a twist on medical tourism, but this time we can call it the great American medical road trip.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“One of the most promising cost-control measures in the new healthcare law is an entity called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB. To be launched in 2015, IPAB will have the authority, if growth in healthcare costs exceeds a certain target, to recommend changes to the Medicare...
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Guest Commentary
By Kenneth Raske and Bruce Vladeck | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In response to pressures from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the private insurance market, most healthcare organizations are reorganizing and restructuring their clinical business models. And while not every provider seeks accountable care organization status, most expect to be...
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Letters
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While I agree that it is frustrating to see excellent Catholic healthcare facilities losing opportunities to serve the needs of all, regardless of their faith (which has been their tradition for centuries or millennia), it is also frustrating that many still do not understand the fundamental issues...
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News Makers
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Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons department of psychiatry chairman, has been chosen president-elect of the 36,000-member American Psychiatric Association. Lieberman, 64, also is psychiatrist-in-chief at the Columbia University Medical Center...
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Outliers
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The Veterans Affairs Department is asking for help from a rock star as well as the Housing and Urban Development Department to promote the creation of a new mobile information technology application to benefit homeless veterans.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“One does not place anything into cyberspace one would not wish to have stenciled large on the skin of the Met Life blimp,” was the advice offered by Chicago radio journalist Dave McBride in a March 2002 letter to Chicago media columnist Robert Feder. Ten years later, it's a lesson that...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers, we must confess, loves trivia and factoids. So we were fascinated to run across a Bloomberg story with a rather startling statistic: The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is the world's fourth-largest employer, behind only the Chinese Army, Indian Railways and Wal-Mart...
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