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January 21, 2013


Top Stories
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There's little evidence to suggest states will be ready to open the insurance exchanges needed to offer millions of uninsured Americans “affordable, quality healthcare coverage.”
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By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The worse-than-normal flu season brings to the fore a troublesome issue: Should health workers be forced to get the annual influenza vaccine?
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of the lasting ripple effects of healthcare reform has been the drive toward consolidation—with health systems increasingly looking to take more control over the entire spectrum of care.
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Late News
By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The full chain of “business associates” of healthcare providers and others that fall under the reach of the HIPAA privacy and security rule are now on the legal hook to protect patient medical records or be subject to enhanced penalties.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regulatory action to require manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants to prove their devices are safe and effective has triggered new calls for an improved post-market surveillance system for all medical devices.
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Regional News
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
California Gov. Jerry Brown is asking the state to put an additional $350 million toward Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NASHVILLE—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is further expanding its reach across the state with a new affiliation agreement with West Tennessee Healthcare, Jackson. The deal represents 909-bed Vanderbilt's fifth affiliation in the region since October 2011. The academic medical...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— El Camino Hospital filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a voter-approved measure that limits what the public hospital could pay its executives. Officials from the two-campus Silicon Valley hospital filed a complaint in Santa Clara Superior Court in San Jose. The...
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CMS denied New York state's request for emergency cash relief for healthcare providers that lost revenue or saw expenses soar as superstorm Sandy forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHICAGO—University of Chicago Medicine will open a 10-story, $700 million replacement hospital next month, and officials gave politicians and other VIPs a sneak peek at the hospital last week. The hospital is set to admit its first patients Feb. 23. The new facility, named the Center...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PORTLAND, Maine—Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mercy Hospital, a 168-bed hospital in Portland, that is part of Catholic Health East. As part of the deal, EMHS will acquire Mercy and its service units, including VNA Home Health & Hospice in...
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Cover Story
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There's little evidence to suggest states will be ready to open the insurance exchanges needed to offer millions of uninsured Americans “affordable, quality healthcare coverage.”
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Whether millions of Americans get the coverage envisioned in the healthcare reform law will come down to this: whether governors can stomach leaving federal money on the table. Even some of the law's fiercest critics now say they won't.
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Too many dying elderly patients are going into skilled-nursing facilities after leaving the hospital, experts say, and Medicare's reimbursement approach is largely the reason.
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Special Report
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of the lasting ripple effects of healthcare reform has been the drive toward consolidation—with health systems increasingly looking to take more control over the entire spectrum of care.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The worse-than-normal flu season brings to the fore a troublesome issue: Should health workers be forced to get the annual influenza vaccine?
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Guest Commentary
By Steve Nahm and George Mack | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare providers know that one of the principal challenges facing our society is caring for the vast number of aging Americans requiring healthcare. More than 10,000 people a day reach Medicare age, some of whom will develop multiple chronic conditions and account for a large share of Medicare...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Joe Carlson's article "Safe at home” understates the number of direct-care workers in the home-care industry. He cites a government source, which tracks home health aides but does not include...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Mark Smith, founding president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, will step down at the end of the year. Smith, 61, will continue as a clinical faculty member at the University of California at San Francisco and practicing at San Francisco General Hospital's Positive Health...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
University of Chicago Medicine's new $700 million Center for Care and Discovery is scheduled to open Feb. 23. But for some historical preservationists and conservative activists, the bigger countdown is for an old...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Google is already everyone's favorite diagnostician, but perhaps has been somewhat lacking as an epidemiologist.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“It's totally crazy. Our billing system is terrible. I get some explanations of benefits from my insurer, and I don't understand what they are.”
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Corrections and Clarifications
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An article in the Jan. 14 issue (“2013 a 'world of transformation' ”) misstated the number of companies that are members of the Nashville Health Care Council, which established a fellowship for...
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