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May 21, 2012


Top Stories
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Accretive Health saga took another turn last week as the billing and collection company said it would launch and fund a panel to set patient collection standards.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On the morning of March 27, a group of 46 quality improvement professionals gathered in a brightly lit conference room on the ground floor of a large hotel near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The FCC is on the cusp of unleashing technology that could release patients from the constellations of machines that monitor them in the hospital and revolutionize the level of home monitoring.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Massachusetts Senate quickly passed legislation that would take dramatic steps to overhaul the way healthcare is paid for in the state and aggressively control the growth in how much it costs.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Members of National Nurses United pushed for a tax of Wall Street profits before a crowd of thousands in downtown Chicago at a protest staged to coincide with the NATO summit. “This is a phenomenal demonstration of the frustration that's happening in society,” union President RoseAnn...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In his first major public speech as head of the U.S. Justice Department's civil division, Stuart Delery told an audience of corporate attorneys in San Francisco that fighting healthcare fraud must include substantive penalties and remedies beyond attention-grabbing monetary settlements. Delery's...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., appointed Benjamin Breier president in addition to his role as COO. Breier, 41, took over the president title from Paul Diaz, who will remain CEO. Breier, a Modern Healthcare Up & Comer in 2010,...
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Cover Story
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The FCC is on the cusp of unleashing technology that could release patients from the constellations of machines that monitor them in the hospital and revolutionize the level of home monitoring.
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Features
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As healthcare construction costs continue to escalate, it's become generally accepted that typical general acute-care hospitals will cost about $1 million a bed—except in California.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The new replacement naval hospital at Camp Pendleton near San Diego will cost $451 million and will have only 67 beds. But with almost 2,000 outpatient and 131 emergency department visits projected for the building each day, it's not meant to be a typical inpatient facility.
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Special Report
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On the morning of March 27, a group of 46 quality improvement professionals gathered in a brightly lit conference room on the ground floor of a large hotel near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Accretive Health saga took another turn last week as the billing and collection company said it would launch and fund a panel to set patient collection standards.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Beware of scientists who moonlight as politicians. A case in point is the Institute of Medicine obesity report that endorses far more regulation of food, business, real estate, healthcare, transportation, the works. The Weight of the Nation is one of those prestige doorstops—at some...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Re: "Most profitable critical-access hospitals," it should be noted that all of the Wisconsin hospitals listed are part of larger organizations. As such, the information on profitability reported in Medicare cost reports...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 20 largest pharmaceutical companies, ranked by U.S. retail sales (December 2011). Source: IMS Health. Published May 21, 2012, p. 34.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, named Warner Thomas, currently the system's president and COO, CEO effective Sept. 1. He replaces Dr. Patrick Quinlan, who was selected to lead the new Ochsner Center for Community Wellness and Health Policy. Thomas, 46, was chosen as part of a...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Vital fluids gurgle through a tangle of hoses connected to a machine.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The summer concert season is quickly approaching, much to Outliers' delight, and the country's largest nurses union was busy last week promoting one of the first shows of the season.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers has rarely felt a draw to the electronic arts. However, if the Sonys and Microsofts of the world developed video games that helped spur us to meet that burdensome “exercise three times a week” requirement, we may reconsider.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
May is National Military Appreciation Month. Attendees of the MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit in Las Vegas recently assembled and shipped 1,800 individual care packages to U.S. troops overseas. Outliers wants to know what your healthcare organization is doing to support the members of...
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