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August 6, 2012


Top Stories
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While eyes around the planet last week were focused on the London Olympics, U.S. politicians were providing truly world-class entertainment on healthcare.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As Massachusetts launches an aggressive effort to contain healthcare spending, the rest of the country will be watching.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
WellStar Health System envisions a healthcare mall, of sorts, where mom can get a mammogram, dad can refill his cholesterol medication and junior can get his sports physical, all in the same place.
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Late News
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Stanley Nelson, praised for prescient decisionmaking in running healthcare organizations, died Aug. 3. He was 86.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health, San Francisco, and Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, said they will seek to form a Medicare accountable care organization in Arizona. The not-for-profit California system, which owns three Arizona hospitals, and for-profit Vanguard, which owns five Arizona hospitals operating as...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An ambulatory surgery center in Illinois filed an antitrust lawsuit against the state's largest insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and the dominant health system in two southern counties, alleging an illegal business arrangement to establish a monopoly that increases consumers' prices...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Senior senators from both parties want stepped up enforcement and new laws after some Medicaid providers were found to owe large amounts of unpaid federal taxes. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, recommended both steps after a recent Government...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A story on social media and staffing (“The Recruiting Network,” July 30) misstated...
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Regional News
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Middle Tennessee, the national hub of the for-profit hospital industry, is attracting more whistle-blowers as the U.S. attorney in Nashville has made healthcare fraud a focus.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
FARGO, N.D.—Sanford Health broke ground last week on its $541 million Sanford Fargo Medical Center. The 1.2-million-square-foot, 460-bed facility is considered one of the largest healthcare construction projects that will start this year, and Sanford used the occasion to hold a...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SPOKANE, Wash.—Two not-for-profit healthcare organizations are forming a new company with more than 300 physicians—but they're stressing that this is not a merger or acquisition deal. The Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care are forming a new limited-liability...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
WOONSOCKET, R.I.—Rhode Island's attorney general granted Steward Health Care System more time to close its deal to acquire Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. Boston-based Steward had requested that Attorney General Peter Kilmartin waive a 60-day deadline he set when approving the...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As Massachusetts launches an aggressive effort to contain healthcare spending, the rest of the country will be watching.
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Features
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The launch of public health insurance exchanges in the states next year could presage an even broader movement to private insurance marketplaces.
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Special Report
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
WellStar Health System envisions a healthcare mall, of sorts, where mom can get a mammogram, dad can refill his cholesterol medication and junior can get his sports physical, all in the same place.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While eyes around the planet last week were focused on the London Olympics, U.S. politicians were providing truly world-class entertainment on healthcare.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“It's the slow season, a drowsy summer between the primaries and formal nomination in a month. Why not take a quick trip overseas, stocked with photo-ops and foreign flags? Mitt Romney is showing why not in a series of road trip gaffes. … The GOP contender dug himself in deeper by...
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Guest Commentary
By Eili Klein and Ramanan Laxminarayan | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Research published July 2 by our organization, Extending the Cure, shows a troubling, seasonal rise in antibiotic resistance—one that adds urgency to hospital efforts to combat the problem of resistance and resistant infections that can spread...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Re: “Mass. patients face cost barriers to care after reform: study,” ModernHealthcare.com, July 27: The article reporting the study of access to care...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Arthur Gonzalez, CEO of Hennepin Healthcare System, Minneapolis, will be the new CEO of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority, effective Sept. 4. He replaces the retiring Dr. Patricia Gabow, who has been CEO of the Colorado safety net provider since 1992. Gonzalez—who will be...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers was, to borrow a Britishism, gobsmacked to find that a showpiece segment of the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games celebrated … healthcare. Dancing nurses and doctors, children bouncing on beds. All in tribute to the National Health Service. During the segment, the...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
And while we're talking about the Olympics, could hospitals' bans on accepting and giving gifts be responsible for lackluster sales of corporate hospitality suites for the London games?
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
And to round out our Olympics theme this week, it appears one VA employee has a new award: a bronze medal.
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