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February 25, 2013


Top Stories
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cardiologist Dr. Blair Erb has a new strategy when patients with known coronary artery disease come to his office for annual stress tests, which he believes are almost always unnecessary.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the countdown to the launch of painful federal budget cuts nears the zero hour, it would be foolish to expect new allocations of funding for anything, including medical research.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In 2010, overwhelmed by a deluge of performance data coming from both internal and external sources, officials at the University of Michigan Health System formed a 25-member clinical quality committee charged with gathering all the information in one place and parsing out top priorities.
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Late News
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Final rules implementing individual and group insurance market reforms under the healthcare reform law were issued by HHS late last week.
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS is bracing itself for the automatic federal budget cuts set to take effect next week, but it does not have a projection of how many department employees will be affected by the spending reductions.
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Regional News
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The experiences of Milwaukee's Froedtert Health system during the past several weeks represent something of a microcosm of what the nation's healthcare system as a whole is going through.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CLEVELAND—The Cleveland Clinic has agreed to share electronic records through the state of Ohio's CliniSync electronic medical-record exchange system, said Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, which runs CliniSync. University Hospitals announced a similar...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who swiftly rejected Medicaid expansion under health reform after last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision allowed states to do so, called for the state to expand the safety net program for three years, or as long as federal tax dollars cover all the costs.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
IRVING, Texas—Christus Health, a Catholic not-for-profit health system, announced that it plans to enter into a joint venture with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, a Chilean university owned by the Catholic Church. The memorandum of understanding signed by the two provides for...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced that LifeSolutions, its not-for-profit organization that specializes in employee assistance programs, has acquired Erie, Pa.-based Northwest Beacon EAP. Though financial details of the agreement are not being released,...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cardiologist Dr. Blair Erb has a new strategy when patients with known coronary artery disease come to his office for annual stress tests, which he believes are almost always unnecessary.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Radiologists are pushing back against critics of medical imaging overuse with a broad effort that seeks to defend the role of radiology and imaging within new payment and care-delivery models.
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Features
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The popular notion in healthcare is that the most aggressive fraud hunters—known as “zone program integrity contractors,” or ZPICs—focus on small players. That idea is wrong.
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Special Feature
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In 2010, overwhelmed by a deluge of performance data coming from both internal and external sources, officials at the University of Michigan Health System formed a 25-member clinical quality committee charged with gathering all the information in one place and parsing out top priorities.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the countdown to the launch of painful federal budget cuts nears the zero hour, it would be foolish to expect new allocations of funding for anything, including medical research.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
From Aurora, Colo., to Newtown, Mass., to the apparent suicide of country singer Mindy McCready, the issue of mental illness has become a high-profile topic. Time after time, in tragedy after tragedy, we find people who have lost hope, become severely depressed, or who have displayed significant...
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Guest Commentary
By Susan Chimonas, Frederica Stahl and David Rothman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
No one has been more effective than Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in promoting transparency in medicine. From 2004 to 2010, he investigated undisclosed conflicts of interest between physicians and pharmaceutical and device companies. His findings helped lead to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Joe Carlson's interview with outgoing Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz (“Championing consumers,”) repeated one of the chairman's favorite catchphrases, “pay-for-delay,” in the...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Brentwood, Tenn., named Kent Wallace, president and COO of Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, its new CEO, effective March 1. Wallace will replace RegionalCare founder Martin Rash, who was promoted to executive chairman. Wallace will serve on the board...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
You get only one chance to make a first impression, the saying goes. And, if that first impression is made in an intensive-care unit, it could make the difference for physicians trying to establish trust with a patient's family members in a short period of time.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences may not be the Nobel Prize, but the 11 inaugural winners aren't likely to complain. The researchers and scientists honored last week each get $3 million, more than twice the cash that comes with the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers has to confess: We love Oscar! And we paid extra attention to one of this year's big Academy Award contenders, but not only because of its cinematic merits. It seems Steven Spielberg's “Lincoln,” which features Daniel Day-Lewis as America's 16th president, led one...
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