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October 8, 2012


Top Stories
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 150 hospitals say they will get rid of deep fryers, boost the amount of fruits and vegetables they purchase, and stop promoting junk food at the cash register.
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By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On June 6, I went to have my annual physical. I paid a $15 copay, but I also had blood work done, and when I walked out of the office, I had no idea how much I was going to be obligated to pay for those tests.
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By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Change meets challenge as healthcare interest groups anticipate the political outcome—and resulting policy consequences—of next month's presidential election.
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Late News
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif., announced that he will retire in December 2013.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A call by several Republican House leaders to hit the pause button on federal electronic health-record incentive payments sits poorly with the top Obama administration official overseeing health information technology. Dr. Farzad Mostashari, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 500 law-enforcement officials fanned out across the country last week to execute arrests in a coordinated healthcare fraud takedown involving charges against 91 people in seven cities for false Medicare billings allegedly totaling $429 million. A joint operation of the U.S. Justice...
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Regional News
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NEW YORK—New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. said major construction is complete for its $325 million Harlem Hospital Center Mural Pavilion, which opened at the end of September. The pavilion, which connects the Harlem Hospital's Martin Luther King Jr. Pavilion and the Ronald H.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Illinois officials chose a relatively lean small-group policy as the benchmark plan for essential health benefits in the state under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Gov. Pat Quinn's healthcare council approved Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Blue...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Blue Shield of California has reached an exclusive agreement with a company founded by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to provide information technology services for a newly created accountable care organization. The ACO will include Access Medical Group, an...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
RICHARDSON, Texas—Dallas-based Methodist Health System broke ground Sept. 27 on Methodist Richardson Medical Center-Bush/Renner, a $120 million outpatient hospital in Richardson. The new facility will be an expansion of the health system's existing 147-bed acute-care hospital,...
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Cover Story
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 150 hospitals say they will get rid of deep fryers, boost the amount of fruits and vegetables they purchase, and stop promoting junk food at the cash register.
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Features
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Just before the 2008 elections, behavioral healthcare providers scored a big win with the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act—best known as the federal bailout of the U.S. financial sector.
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Special Report
By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Change meets challenge as healthcare interest groups anticipate the political outcome—and resulting policy consequences—of next month's presidential election.
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Editorial
By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On June 6, I went to have my annual physical. I paid a $15 copay, but I also had blood work done, and when I walked out of the office, I had no idea how much I was going to be obligated to pay for those tests.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The change to electronic patient records at U.S. hospitals was inevitable, but using these new systems to cheat must not be. The federal pitch to move to electronic records came enveloped in promises of lower costs and better care. It all sounded pretty good. Recent reports, however, have...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Nurses group: AAFP 'out of step' on medical-home leadership," discussions about nurse-practitioner and medical-doctor practice almost always come down to who has the most education, the most...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 20 largest healthcare Political Action Committee donations, ranked by total political action committee contributions for federal candidates for 2012 election cycle. Source: Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org). Published Oct. 8, 2012, p. 34.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Norman Majors, senior VP and chief administrative officer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, plans to retire at the end of the year. Majors, 67, joined the hospital in 1978. He will continue to serve part time next year as senior adviser to the CEO. … Methodist...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The legions of Apple fans who queue up each time the company unveils an updated version of its iPad probably aren't thinking about how they can use the device to peer into the gray matter of arguably the 20th century's greatest thinker.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Let me entertain you,” conjures up one image.Going viral does another.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The way you get more hunting dogs showing up is you feed them. And the Justice Department is cooking with Crisco right now.”
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Corrections and Clarifications
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Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group was omitted from the list of largest healthcare management consulting firms and would have ranked 11th with $54 million in total provider revenue for 2011.
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