Thursday, August 30, 2012

Albany Herald | Experts back FTC in Phoebe court case

Albany Herald | Experts back FTC in Phoebe court case

Patient safety law protects some documents in court case - amednews.com

Patient safety law protects some documents in court case - amednews.com

SGR repeal cost estimate drops to $245 billion - amednews.com

SGR repeal cost estimate drops to $245 billion - amednews.com

Patient dumping remains a concern for nation's EDs - amednews.com

Patient dumping remains a concern for nation's EDs - amednews.com

Deal’s Medicaid decision could put hospitals at risk | www.ajc.com

Deal’s Medicaid decision could put hospitals at risk | www.ajc.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grady back in the black, but future funds uncertain | Georgia Health News

Grady back in the black, but future funds uncertain | Georgia Health News

28% of ICU patients have missed diagnosis - FierceHealthcare

28% of ICU patients have missed diagnosis - FierceHealthcare

WellPoint’s CEO Braly Resigns Under Pressure From Shareholders - Businessweek

WellPoint’s CEO Braly Resigns Under Pressure From Shareholders - Businessweek

State workers use incentives to get healthier - The Times-Herald

State workers use incentives to get healthier - The Times-Herald

GOP leaders are not sold on Ryan's trumpeted Medicare plan – USATODAY.com

GOP leaders are not sold on Ryan's trumpeted Medicare plan – USATODAY.com

Deal says he won’t pursue Medicaid expansion | Georgia Health News

Deal says he won’t pursue Medicaid expansion | Georgia Health News

Friday, August 24, 2012

Deadline passes, health system now out-of-network with UnitedHealthcare

Deadline passes, health system now out-of-network with UnitedHealthcare

CBO Says Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected – Capsules - The KHN Blog

CBO Says Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected – Capsules - The KHN Blog

State employees, teachers face big premium hike | Georgia Health News

State employees, teachers face big premium hike | Georgia Health News

FTC decision jeopardizes authority of medical boards, doctors say - amednews.com

FTC decision jeopardizes authority of medical boards, doctors say - amednews.com

Medical staff has no standing to sue hospital, court rules - amednews.com

Medical staff has no standing to sue hospital, court rules - amednews.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bariatric Patients With OSA Fail To Show Symptoms, Have Greater Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke, Depression And Post-Operative Complications

Bariatric Patients With OSA Fail To Show Symptoms, Have Greater Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke, Depression And Post-Operative Complications

Doctor-Patient Disagreements Over Informed Consent Can Lead To Litigation

Doctor-Patient Disagreements Over Informed Consent Can Lead To Litigation

New Guide Provides Patients With Information About Reflux Disease And Its Connection To Barrett's Esophagus And Esophageal Cancer

New Guide Provides Patients With Information About Reflux Disease And Its Connection To Barrett's Esophagus And Esophageal Cancer

Radiation Therapy After Lumpectomy Helps Prevent A Future Masectomy

Radiation Therapy After Lumpectomy Helps Prevent A Future Masectomy

Obama pushes for state help on health exchanges | Reuters

Obama pushes for state help on health exchanges | Reuters

Medicare Rises as Prime Election Issue - NYTimes.com

Medicare Rises as Prime Election Issue - NYTimes.com

Regulators Urged To Move Swiftly To Prevent ‘Rate Shocks’ – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Regulators Urged To Move Swiftly To Prevent ‘Rate Shocks’ – Capsules - The KHN Blog

NGHS, United still in contract talks

NGHS, United still in contract talks

Monday, August 13, 2012

Texting while driving laws hard to enforce » Local News » The Daily Citizen, Dalton, GA

Texting while driving laws hard to enforce » Local News » The Daily Citizen, Dalton, GA

Dozens of Metro Atlanta Hospitals Will Pay Penalties for Readmission Rates | Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Dozens of Metro Atlanta Hospitals Will Pay Penalties for Readmission Rates | Public Broadcasting Atlanta

A simple, fair way to reduce health costs | Georgia Health News

A simple, fair way to reduce health costs | Georgia Health News

FAQ: How Paul Ryan Proposes To Change Medicare - Kaiser Health News

FAQ: How Paul Ryan Proposes To Change Medicare - Kaiser Health News

Medicare To Penalize 2,211 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions - Kaiser Health News

Medicare To Penalize 2,211 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions - Kaiser Health News

Patients using outpatient services more often - FierceHealthPayer

Patients using outpatient services more often - FierceHealthPayer

More spending doesn't mean better trauma outcomes - FierceHealthcare

More spending doesn't mean better trauma outcomes - FierceHealthcare

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Study: Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won't See New Medicaid Patients - Kaiser Health News

Study: Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won't See New Medicaid Patients - Kaiser Health News

Medicaid cuts loom; state to extend insurer pacts | Georgia Health News

Medicaid cuts loom; state to extend insurer pacts | Georgia Health News

Survey: Boomers Worry About Medicare’s Future, Want More Details From Candidates – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Survey: Boomers Worry About Medicare’s Future, Want More Details From Candidates – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Opponents denounce Georgia Regents University name | The Augusta Chronicle

Opponents denounce Georgia Regents University name | The Augusta Chronicle

Piedmont announces interim leadership | Georgia Health News

Piedmont announces interim leadership | Georgia Health News

Governors aside, feds building health care markets  | ajc.com

Governors aside, feds building health care markets  | ajc.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Are juries too harsh on malpractice cases? - FierceHealthcare

Are juries too harsh on malpractice cases? - FierceHealthcare

Succession planning lacking in healthcare - FierceHealthcare

Succession planning lacking in healthcare - FierceHealthcare

Satisfaction scores seen as crucial to physician success - amednews.com

Satisfaction scores seen as crucial to physician success - amednews.com

Hospital websites don't tell whole story on robot-assisted surgery - amednews.com

Hospital websites don't tell whole story on robot-assisted surgery - amednews.com

Court rules nurse anesthetists don't need physician supervision - amednews.com

Court rules nurse anesthetists don't need physician supervision - amednews.com

IOM wants map redrawn on Medicare doctor pay - amednews.com

IOM wants map redrawn on Medicare doctor pay - amednews.com

Physicians seeing patient visits rebound in 2012 - amednews.com

Physicians seeing patient visits rebound in 2012 - amednews.com

Medical ID theft: Double danger for doctors - amednews.com

Medical ID theft: Double danger for doctors - amednews.com

U.S. probes HCA heart procedures, hospital billing - The Washington Post

U.S. probes HCA heart procedures, hospital billing - The Washington Post

Monday, August 6, 2012

Could a national registry save hospitals from hiring problem workers? - FierceHealthcare

Could a national registry save hospitals from hiring problem workers? - FierceHealthcare

HCA revenues rise with strong inpatient admissions - FierceHealthcare

HCA revenues rise with strong inpatient admissions - FierceHealthcare

'Georgia Regents University' to be recommended to Regents | The Augusta Chronicle

'Georgia Regents University' to be recommended to Regents | The Augusta Chronicle

Study: Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won't See New Medicaid Patients - Kaiser Health News

Study: Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won't See New Medicaid Patients - Kaiser Health News

Hospital notifies surgical patients of possible exposure to fatal disease - FierceHealthcare

Hospital notifies surgical patients of possible exposure to fatal disease - FierceHealthcare

Postponing SGR cuts will cost $271B - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

Postponing SGR cuts will cost $271B - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

Johns Hopkins: Nurse-pharmacy medication reconciliation pays for itself - FierceHealthcare

Johns Hopkins: Nurse-pharmacy medication reconciliation pays for itself - FierceHealthcare

Hospital execs prepare for OR boost - FierceHealthcare

Hospital execs prepare for OR boost - FierceHealthcare

Medical News: Infusion Pumps Recalled - in Public Health & Policy, FDA General from MedPage Today

Medical News: Infusion Pumps Recalled - in Public Health & Policy, FDA General from MedPage Today

Medical News: Medicare Sets Hospital Rates for 2013 - in Public Health & Policy, Medicare from MedPage Today

Medical News: Medicare Sets Hospital Rates for 2013 - in Public Health & Policy, Medicare from MedPage Today

Medical News: Elective Surgery Safe for RA Patients - in Rheumatology, Arthritis from MedPage Today

Medical News: Elective Surgery Safe for RA Patients - in Rheumatology, Arthritis from MedPage Today

U.S. Officials Brace for Huge Task of Operating Health Exchanges - NYTimes.com

U.S. Officials Brace for Huge Task of Operating Health Exchanges - NYTimes.com

New Ads Promote Health Law’s Preventive Benefits – Capsules - The KHN Blog

New Ads Promote Health Law’s Preventive Benefits – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Medical News: CMS OKs Limited Coverage for Plasma Gel - in Public Health & Policy, Medicare from MedPage Today

Medical News: CMS OKs Limited Coverage for Plasma Gel - in Public Health & Policy, Medicare from MedPage Today

Medical News: Covidien Opens R&D Facility in China - in Practice Management, Practice Management from MedPage Today

Medical News: Covidien Opens R&D Facility in China - in Practice Management, Practice Management from MedPage Today

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

States need more CMS guidance on Medicaid expansion - FierceHealthcare

States need more CMS guidance on Medicaid expansion - FierceHealthcare

90% of hospitals improve quality with virtual collaboration - FierceHealthcare

90% of hospitals improve quality with virtual collaboration - FierceHealthcare

Hospital collection firm fined, banned from state - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

Hospital collection firm fined, banned from state - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

McKesson settles Medicaid price-fixing suit for $151M - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

McKesson settles Medicaid price-fixing suit for $151M - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

A Systemic Approach to Containing Health Care Spending — NEJM

A Systemic Approach to Containing Health Care Spending — NEJM

Doctors, Patients, and Lawyers — Two Centuries of Health Law — NEJM

Doctors, Patients, and Lawyers — Two Centuries of Health Law — NEJM