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February 18, 2013


Top Stories
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In 2010, Memorial Medical Center, a small hospital in rural San Augustine, Texas, saw its financial losses grow along with demand from patients who could not afford to pay. The hospital's subsidies for free medical care to low-income patients swallowed 4.5% of its budget by the end of the year.
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By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There's no shortage of ironies when it comes to healthcare reform. The latest comes from the decision by over two dozen states to opt out of starting their own health insurance exchanges.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gagged by their supply contracts, some hospitals have devised a simple way to educate physicians about the cost of pricey implants: using color-coded stickers to indicate the level of a device's price.
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Late News
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Momentum is building among House leaders to draft and introduce legislation this year that would repeal Medicare's troublesome sustainable growth-rate formula used to pay physicians, but upcoming budget battles could thwart those efforts.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Democrats floated a new plan to avoid cuts to Medicare and other health programs, but it stands little chance of succeeding. The American Family Economic Protection Act was introduced Feb. 14 to replace the 2% Medicare provider and insurer cuts scheduled to begin March 1 along with a series of tax...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Catholic Health Association says the latest federal rules on birth control coverage are an improvement. But the trade group for Roman Catholic hospitals said it won't make a final judgment until it canvasses its members. Religious leaders have been seeking a broader exemption from HHS'...
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Regional News
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is facing a widening legal battle over allegations that it failed to notify hundreds of patients—including a doctor working at the system—that an identity-theft ring had stolen their unprotected confidential information.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NEW YORK—Bellevue Hospital Center in New York announced it has started to admit patients again after damage from superstorm Sandy in October forced the hospital to evacuate more than 700 patients and close. The hospital is one of two owned by New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NORMAN, Okla.—The Federal Trade Commission bestowed a rare approval on a proposed arrangement between a large group of Oklahoma doctors and a local hospital, even though people involved with the new network admit that they plan to raise some prices. In a 21-page advisory opinion, FTC...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
RENTON, Wash.—Providence Health & Services will have another physician as its president and CEO. Dr. Rod Hochman was promoted to lead the 26-hospital Catholic healthcare system. Hochman, 57, is one of two Providence group presidents. He will succeed Dr. John Koster starting July 1. In...
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Cover Story
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In 2010, Memorial Medical Center, a small hospital in rural San Augustine, Texas, saw its financial losses grow along with demand from patients who could not afford to pay. The hospital's subsidies for free medical care to low-income patients swallowed 4.5% of its budget by the end of the year.
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Features
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Though it might seem counterintuitive, healthcare design experts are saying standardization is the key to flexibility—and the ability to be flexible can mean the difference between going ahead with a construction project or going through another round of costly planning and trying to predict...
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Special Report
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gagged by their supply contracts, some hospitals have devised a simple way to educate physicians about the cost of pricey implants: using color-coded stickers to indicate the level of a device's price.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There's no shortage of ironies when it comes to healthcare reform. The latest comes from the decision by over two dozen states to opt out of starting their own health insurance exchanges.
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Guest Commentary
By Joel White | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Consumers have come to expect the conveniences that come with digital transactions. From checking clothing prices at multiple stores to keeping your bank account in your hand, the Internet in tandem with mobile devices has revolutionized the speed and ease of vast swaths of economic activity.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Your recent coverage of the Journal of American Medical Association study on hospice care (“Hospice use increases but aggressive care still common,”) gives this important subject the attention it deserves and...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers was a little puzzled last week when we read that the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden was without healthcare after leaving the service last fall after 16 years.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When it comes to the Grammy Awards, even Dr. Atul Gawande likes to get his Twitter on.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Think of it as a digital ID card for buying medical marijuana. An enterprising Birmingham, Mich., company has developed digital identification cards that can be used at pay-as-you-go kiosks for transactions at marijuana dispensaries.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The audacity of the government telling the church how to do healthcare … we've been doing it 2,000 years longer than any government.”
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