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January 14, 2013


Top Stories
By Paul Barr and Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The relatively strong flu season, which has reached epidemic levels, could boost revenue at hospitals eventually as a result of increased hospitalizations.
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By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's too soon to pop the Champagne corks on healthcare spending. But the latest evidence suggests the slowdown is real and not just recession-related.
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By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This year was anticipated as the final dash toward the 2014 rollout of the healthcare reform law's major provisions. But the healthcare industry is also coming to the realization that 2013 will probably be remembered for more fiscal fights and deep federal cuts.
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Late News
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The panel that provides Congress with Medicare guidance sought to shield providers from looming payment cuts.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The state of Arkansas' health system transformation is getting a financial boost from Wal-Mart Stores, which committed to providing $670,000 to help underwrite the work of the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative. The initiative, Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson said, is a...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Fitch Ratings knocked West Penn Allegheny Health System's credit rating to C and said analysts believe “negotiated debt restructuring appears to be inevitable to forestall insolvency.” The C rating is the lowest Fitch rating that does not indicate a default. West Penn Allegheny, the...
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Cover Story
By Paul Barr and Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The relatively strong flu season, which has reached epidemic levels, could boost revenue at hospitals eventually as a result of increased hospitalizations.
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Features
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
They are rare events. But serious crimes against homebound patients by their caretakers do happen.
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Special Report
By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This year was anticipated as the final dash toward the 2014 rollout of the healthcare reform law's major provisions. But the healthcare industry is also coming to the realization that 2013 will probably be remembered for more fiscal fights and deep federal cuts.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's too soon to pop the Champagne corks on healthcare spending. But the latest evidence suggests the slowdown is real and not just recession-related.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Americans don't particularly like government, but they do want government to subsidize their healthcare. They believe that healthcare spending improves their lives more than any other public good … Americans opposed any cuts to Medicare by a margin of 70% to 25%. In a democracy, voters...
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Guest Commentary
By George Halvorson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Over the past five years, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO George Halvorson, who will retire at the end of this year, sent a weekly letter to the 180,000 people who work for the nation's largest integrated healthcare delivery system. Every letter celebrated a particular success within the...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Your cover story on how Medicare rewards and outcomes are not always linked (“Quality paradox,”) suggests that the CMS has developed standards for reimbursement for quality that exceed...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Georgia Hospital Association promoted Earl Rogers to president and CEO to replace longtime leader Joseph Parker. Parker, who has served as the GHA's president and CEO since 1986, announced his retirement last July. Rogers, 59, will step into the role July 1. He currently serves as...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's a familiar sensation, particularly among lovers of wool sweaters or frequent victims of insect bites, but itchiness and its causes have long been a source of contentious debate among scientists. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine now think they may have come up with an...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Add “dystextia” to the diagnostic terms physicians can throw around. And while it's about the oft-annoying subject of text-messaging, Outliers will refrain from too much smart aleckery, since it involves a serious topic.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers is sure you're familiar with the phenomenon: You're waiting (… and waiting) in the doctor's office or a hospital, and all there is to read is a 10-year-old copy of Golf.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“There could be another Deval Patrick out there. Maybe it's Don Berwick.”
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