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April 2, 2012


Top Stories
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Consolidation is happening everywhere in healthcare, so it's not surprising that it's happening among hospitalists.
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By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If last week's marathon arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (and all the demonstrations outside) on the healthcare reform law evoked some deja vu, it's not surprising.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the dust settled on last week's live arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, even experts who supported the healthcare reform law said the question for the justices seemed to become not whether to invalidate parts of the law, but how much of it.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Moments after the House of Representatives approved a Republican budget plan that includes sweeping changes to Medicare and Medicaid, House Democrats were quick to note the financial framework has no chance of becoming law.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A longtime leader and an advocate of educating providers on regulatory compliance at the HHS inspector general’s office will retire next month. Lewis Morris, chief counsel for HHS’ inspector general, will step down after advising the office for 25 years. He will be replaced April 1 by...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Researchers worldwide now have public access to an enormous database of information on human genetic variation, officials from the National Institutes of Health and a public-private research collaboration announced. The database was produced by the 1000 Genomes Project, an international research...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Highmark named J. Robert Baum, the insurer’s board chairman and a University of Maryland professor, acting CEO after Dr. Kenneth Melani, Highmark’s president and CEO, was charged with assault and trespass. Melani was placed on unpaid administrative leave pending a board meeting in...
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Regional News
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Martin Health System, Stuart, Fla., has finally kicked off construction of Tradition Medical Center, its new hospital in west Port St. Lucie, after a contentious 14-year approval process and legal struggle. The $110 million, 201,184-square-foot hospital is expected...
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LOS ALTOS, Calif.—Ascension Health Alliance, St. Louis, and Daughters of Charity Health System, Los Altos, have signed a memorandum of understanding for Daughters of Charity to become part of Ascension Health, the alliance's hospital division. Terms of the memorandum were undisclosed...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—Two hospitals in upstate New York signed a letter of intent to join Fletcher Allen Partners in Vermont. Adding Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center, a 251-bed hospital in Plattsburgh, and the 25-bed Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital would make...
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ST. LOUIS—Five area primary-care practices are participating in a pilot project to improve care by adopting the patient-centered medical home model. The five practices are members of the St. Anthony's Physician Organization, which is affiliated with 602-bed St. Anthony's Medical Center...
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Cover Story
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the dust settled on last week's live arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, even experts who supported the healthcare reform law said the question for the justices seemed to become not whether to invalidate parts of the law, but how much of it.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A legislative fix to the healthcare reform law isn't likely to happen soon if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down all or part of it.
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Features
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Young adults were once particularly susceptible to losing health insurance. Finished with school and trying to piece together a career, many decided to gamble on their youth and good health if they weren't offered employer-based coverage.
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Special Report
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Consolidation is happening everywhere in healthcare, so it's not surprising that it's happening among hospitalists.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If last week's marathon arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (and all the demonstrations outside) on the healthcare reform law evoked some deja vu, it's not surprising.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Tuesday's two hours of Supreme Court oral arguments on Obamacare's individual mandate were rough-going for the government and its assertions of unlimited federal power. Several justices are clearly taking seriously the Constitution's structural checks and balances that are intended to...
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Guest Commentary
By Emily Friedman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As happens occasionally, prevention has become a buzzword in healthcare—at least temporarily. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes several provisions boosting preventive health services. Employers, insurers and providers say they want to emphasize prevention. Emerging...
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By Dr. Christine Cassel | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The attention of Americans interested in healthcare reform has largely been focused on Washington of late, but a new report from the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System reminds us that examining the situation closer to home is just as important. The report's key...
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News Makers
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Laura Kaiser, 51, was named executive VP and COO at Intermountain Healthcare system, Salt Lake City. Kaiser formerly was president and CEO of the Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, Fla., and ministry market leader for the Gulf Coast/Florida region of Sacred Heart's parent, Ascension...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Henry Ford's mastery of the assembly line ushered in a new age of productivity. More than a century later, a hospital in Georgia is continuing to find inspiration from the car industry to improve safety and efficiency.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Here at Outliers we are deflated over results of a study on chocolate consumption published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
About 1,000 OR nurses attending a trade conference snapped on pink gloves and danced to Pink's “Raise your Glass” to kick off the second National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The paperless hospital is as likely as the paperless bathroom. It is possible but not necessarily easily achievable. So we don’t have complete absence of paper, I just would say we have eliminated as much paper as possible.”
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