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November 19, 2012


Top Stories
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
During the past eight weeks, officials and staff at a hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich., have been scrambling to manage a virulent outbreak of an infection that had not been seen in humans.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Black Friday is almost upon us, but it's not the annual run-with-the-bulls, post-Thanksgiving spasm of retail mayhem that typically signals the start of the holiday shopping season.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Federal rules say that doctors, and only doctors, are supposed to decide whether a Medicare patient gets admitted to a hospital for care.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Federal Trade Commission is challenging Reading (Pa.) Health System's proposed acquisition of the Surgical Institute of Reading.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The centerpiece of the CMS' efforts to move from a pay-and-chase anti-fraud system to an advanced $90 million predictive-modeling system will be delayed for at least six months, according to congressional auditors. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office investigated the status of the CMS...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The co-chairman of the House GOP Doctors' Caucus said he is “pretty confident” that Congress will approve a one-year freeze in Medicare physician pay rates during the lame duck session of Congress. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) told reporters that the caucus has discussed a plan to push...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. is not alone among high-income nations in its efforts to push health information technology use to primary-care providers, according to results of a recent survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Nor is the U.S. alone in its struggle to achieve interoperability of systems and the free exchange of...
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Regional News
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Despite ongoing antitrust investigations by the state attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission, Idaho's largest healthcare provider, St. Luke's Health System, intends to move forward with plans to acquire Idaho's biggest physician practice.
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Ten months after Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear threw cold water on the University of Louisville Hospital's plans to be part of a three-way merger with two affiliates of Catholic Health Initiatives, the governor appeared at a news conference announcing that an extensive process of requesting and...
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FORT MYERS, Fla.—Acadia Healthcare Co., Brentwood, Tenn., purchased Park Royal Hospital, Fort Myers, for about $33.4 million in cash and assumed debt. The 76-bed psychiatric hospital, which opened in March, can be expanded to 114 beds within the existing building, according to an...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
TOWSON, Md.—Catholic Health Initiatives would exit Maryland under a deal moving forward to sell St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson to the University of Maryland Medical System. The parties announced in March they had entered exclusive negotiations and last week said they had sought...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
GRAND BLANC, Mich.—Ascension Health's Michigan division announced the formation of Reverence Home Health & Hospice, a statewide home-care provider. The plan includes 15 Ascension hospitals in Michigan and other facilities from Borgess Health, Genesys Health System, St. John Providence...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
During the past eight weeks, officials and staff at a hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich., have been scrambling to manage a virulent outbreak of an infection that had not been seen in humans.
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Federal lawmakers, government health officials and health-system pharmacists want clearer policies to determine who should regulate the large-scale compounding pharmacies such as the one blamed for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that has left 33 dead.
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The idea of receiving healthcare in a drugstore, supermarket or other retail location has caught on with an increasing number of patients who appreciate the convenience and cost.
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Special Feature
By Ed Finkel
Based in Alpharetta, Ga., group purchasing organization and healthcare finance consultancy MedAssets has a 500-employee facility in Saddle River, N.J., an area that found itself in the bull's-eye of superstorm Sandy in October.
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By Ed Finkel
The healthcare system and the dedicated people who work in the field are essential to a vigorous, prosperous and happy community. That's a given. What's also a given is that many of the people who are inspired to work in the field are also driven to improve their communities in activities away from...
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By Ed Finkel
The Itasca Project, an 8-year-old employer-led civic alliance in the Twin Cities that focuses on quality of life, has brainstormed and implemented initiatives to improve outcomes such as education, job opportunities, public safety and healthy lifestyles.
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By Ed Finkel
Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas takes care of its own—and its community.
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By Ed Finkel
As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act moves forward, healthcare providers will need to pay increasing attention to prevention. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass., believes that means building stronger ties with institutions' surrounding...
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By Ed Finkel
The philanthropic work of J.R. Thomas, CEO of MedSynergies, has benefited everyone from military families, to aspiring healthcare professionals to the healthcare industry in general throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
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Special Report
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Federal rules say that doctors, and only doctors, are supposed to decide whether a Medicare patient gets admitted to a hospital for care.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Black Friday is almost upon us, but it's not the annual run-with-the-bulls, post-Thanksgiving spasm of retail mayhem that typically signals the start of the holiday shopping season.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The voters sent the same president back to the White House and kept the same parties in control of Congress. They did not vote for the status quo, however: The consensus in this election was that something must be done about the national debt, and those who won … must break the...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Mike Duggan, CEO of Detroit Medical Center, announced that he will step down from the for-profit health system to pave the way for a possible run for mayor of Detroit, Modern Healthcare sister publication Crain's Detroit Business reported. Joe Mullany, currently DMC president, will...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hey, moms and dads, want Junior or Princess to become a surgeon? Then perhaps you need to encourage them to play video games, along with hitting the books.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of the casualties from this month's congressional elections is a familiar face in the healthcare industry: Rep. Pete Stark, the California Democrat who currently serves as the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee's ranking member and is widely known for the three-part physician...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A Malaysian hospital faced a bit of a religious dilemma this month. Seems hundreds of people were drawn to see what they believe is an image of the Virgin Mary on a window at Sime Darby Medical Centre.
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