Friday, March 29, 2013

CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads

CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

Hospitals to CMS: No more patient surveys, please - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals to CMS: No more patient surveys, please - FierceHealthcare

State agency board OKs hospital provider fee | Georgia Health News

State agency board OKs hospital provider fee | Georgia Health News

Legislating health: The 2013 results | Georgia Health News

Legislating health: The 2013 results | Georgia Health News

Doctors push 'doc fix' in light of Medicare Advantage controversy - The Hill's Healthwatch

Doctors push 'doc fix' in light of Medicare Advantage controversy - The Hill's Healthwatch

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Three top executives out at Medical Center | Business | Macon.com

Three top executives out at Medical Center | Business | Macon.com

More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Gastric Bypass' Effects: Study

Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Gastric Bypass' Effects: Study

Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care: Study

Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care: Study

Corporations Demand More Bang for Their Healthcare Buck

Corporations Demand More Bang for Their Healthcare Buck

Study: Claims costs that drive premiums will rise 32 percent in under health law - The Washington Post

Study: Claims costs that drive premiums will rise 32 percent in under health law - The Washington Post

Economic Changes Hurt The Bottom Line For Rural Ga. Hospitals - Kaiser Health News

Economic Changes Hurt The Bottom Line For Rural Ga. Hospitals - Kaiser Health News

Big items still in the works on Legislature’s final day | www.ajc.com

Big items still in the works on Legislature’s final day | www.ajc.com

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RN-T.com - Floyd Medical Center to add 3 doctors to governing body

RN-T.com - Floyd Medical Center to add 3 doctors to governing body

Only 11% of provider payments tied to quality - FierceHealthcare

Only 11% of provider payments tied to quality - FierceHealthcare

Bill would let hospitals conduct income means test for charity care - FierceHealthcare

Bill would let hospitals conduct income means test for charity care - FierceHealthcare

Primary care rebounds on Match Day - amednews.com

Primary care rebounds on Match Day - amednews.com

Study sees few state winners in ACA Medicaid expansion - amednews.com

Study sees few state winners in ACA Medicaid expansion - amednews.com

Nursing board president: Budget cut putting patients at risk - CBS Atlanta 46

Nursing board president: Budget cut putting patients at risk - CBS Atlanta 46

Large Companies Are Increasingly Offering Workers Only High Deductible Health Plans - Kaiser Health News

Large Companies Are Increasingly Offering Workers Only High Deductible Health Plans - Kaiser Health News

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Locum tenens doc staffing shifts from the exception to the norm - FierceHealthcare

Locum tenens doc staffing shifts from the exception to the norm - FierceHealthcare

RN-T.com - Ga House passes comprehensive gun bill

RN-T.com - Ga House passes comprehensive gun bill

Revised bill would intervene in Albany hospital fight | Georgia Health News

Revised bill would intervene in Albany hospital fight | Georgia Health News

Where legislative bills stand as session nears end | www.ajc.com

Where legislative bills stand as session nears end | www.ajc.com

Lobbying reform: what’s gone down, what’s up next | www.ajc.com

Lobbying reform: what’s gone down, what’s up next | www.ajc.com

IOM Panel Raises Concerns About Lowering Medicare Pay For High Spending Areas - Kaiser Health News

IOM Panel Raises Concerns About Lowering Medicare Pay For High Spending Areas - Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Unenrolled doctors will cause Medicare claims denials starting May 1 - amednews.com

Unenrolled doctors will cause Medicare claims denials starting May 1 - amednews.com

9 ways to market a medical practice after ACA takes hold - amednews.com

9 ways to market a medical practice after ACA takes hold - amednews.com

Doctors may lose potent legal tactic against insurers - amednews.com

Doctors may lose potent legal tactic against insurers - amednews.com

Moody's: DSH cuts put hospital bond ratings, state budgets at risk - FierceHealthcare

Moody's: DSH cuts put hospital bond ratings, state budgets at risk - FierceHealthcare

CMS notifies hospitals of payment reductions - FierceHealthcare

CMS notifies hospitals of payment reductions - FierceHealthcare

Georgia flunks on health price transparency | Georgia Health News

Georgia flunks on health price transparency | Georgia Health News

Disabled people may struggle to get specialty care | Reuters

Disabled people may struggle to get specialty care | Reuters

Monday, March 18, 2013

Residency funding freeze exacerbates doc shortage - FierceHealthcare

Residency funding freeze exacerbates doc shortage - FierceHealthcare

Fight for control of Fulton County likely to escalate over Grady | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

Fight for control of Fulton County likely to escalate over Grady | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

FTC steps up Albany merger fight | Georgia Health News

FTC steps up Albany merger fight | Georgia Health News

Rep. Upton urges bipartisanship on entitlements | Georgia Health News

Rep. Upton urges bipartisanship on entitlements | Georgia Health News

29 States Get ‘F’ For Price Transparency Laws – Capsules - The KHN Blog

29 States Get ‘F’ For Price Transparency Laws – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery

New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery

Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says

Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says

Commentary: ACO affiliation to lower doc productivity, increase costs - FierceHealthcare

Commentary: ACO affiliation to lower doc productivity, increase costs - FierceHealthcare

Senate Democrats' Budget Assumes SGR Repeal

Senate Democrats' Budget Assumes SGR Repeal

Hospitals face dual threat if states don't expand Medicaid: Moody's | Modern Healthcare

Hospitals face dual threat if states don't expand Medicaid: Moody's | Modern Healthcare

Matchmaker, Er, Match Week, Make Me A Doc – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Matchmaker, Er, Match Week, Make Me A Doc – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Thursday, March 14, 2013

High-Fat Dairy Foods Linked to Worse Survival After Breast Cancer

High-Fat Dairy Foods Linked to Worse Survival After Breast Cancer

New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link

New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link

Despite increasing healthcare consolidation, FTC remains wary - FierceHealthcare

Despite increasing healthcare consolidation, FTC remains wary - FierceHealthcare

RN-T.com - Bill to allow guns at schools draws fire

RN-T.com - Bill to allow guns at schools draws fire

Morehouse School of Medicine in national clinical trial to boost colorectal cancer screening - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Morehouse School of Medicine in national clinical trial to boost colorectal cancer screening - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Medicare Revises Readmissions Penalties – Again - Kaiser Health News

Medicare Revises Readmissions Penalties – Again - Kaiser Health News

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care

DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care

Competition from outpatient surgery centers heats up - FierceHealthcare

Competition from outpatient surgery centers heats up - FierceHealthcare

Low-volume hospitals less likely to provide guideline-adherent care - FierceHealthcare

Low-volume hospitals less likely to provide guideline-adherent care - FierceHealthcare

Emory study on blood shelf-life - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Emory study on blood shelf-life - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Gun carry legislation running into some resistance | www.ajc.com

Gun carry legislation running into some resistance | www.ajc.com

Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Health Care Savings - Kaiser Health News

Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Health Care Savings - Kaiser Health News

Monday, March 11, 2013

Decline In Utilization Rates Signals A Change In The Inpatient Business Model – Health Affairs Blog

Decline In Utilization Rates Signals A Change In The Inpatient Business Model – Health Affairs Blog

Hospitals underuse technology to prevent retained surgical items - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals underuse technology to prevent retained surgical items - FierceHealthcare

Study shows obesity growing in Hall

Study shows obesity growing in Hall

Breast cancer survivors get a chance to advance science (video) | Georgia Health News

Breast cancer survivors get a chance to advance science (video) | Georgia Health News

Health Care Cuts From Vaccinations To Research - Kaiser Health News

Health Care Cuts From Vaccinations To Research - Kaiser Health News

GOP Senators Seek To Cut Health Law Funding – Capsules - The KHN Blog

GOP Senators Seek To Cut Health Law Funding – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Legislative briefs | www.ajc.com

Legislative briefs | www.ajc.com

5 steps for employed physicians to resolve contract disputes - amednews.com

5 steps for employed physicians to resolve contract disputes - amednews.com

Medicine remembers legacy of C. Everett Koop, MD - amednews.com

Medicine remembers legacy of C. Everett Koop, MD - amednews.com

Physicians brace for 2% sequester pay cut - amednews.com

Physicians brace for 2% sequester pay cut - amednews.com

Patients surprised by high medical bills challenge hospital overhead charges - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe

Patients surprised by high medical bills challenge hospital overhead charges - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe

Obama Bucks Democrats in Search of Budget Deal - NYTimes.com

Obama Bucks Democrats in Search of Budget Deal - NYTimes.com

Making the cut on Crossover Day | Georgia Health News

Making the cut on Crossover Day | Georgia Health News

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates

Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates

Procedure Lowers 'Hunger Hormone' to Help Obese Lose Weight

Procedure Lowers 'Hunger Hormone' to Help Obese Lose Weight

10 strategies to improve patient safety - FierceHealthcare

10 strategies to improve patient safety - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals have had it with misbehaving docs - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals have had it with misbehaving docs - FierceHealthcare

Physician liability: When an overdose brings a lawsuit - amednews.com

Physician liability: When an overdose brings a lawsuit - amednews.com

Health system brands go national - amednews.com

Health system brands go national - amednews.com

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tackling Obesity May Reverse Heart Disease Damage

Tackling Obesity May Reverse Heart Disease Damage

CDC urges hospital action to stop deadly bacteria - FierceHealthcare

CDC urges hospital action to stop deadly bacteria - FierceHealthcare

Deal picks panel to oversee provider fee | Georgia Health News

Deal picks panel to oversee provider fee | Georgia Health News

Health care regulatory changes fail to advance | Georgia Health News

Health care regulatory changes fail to advance | Georgia Health News

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Access to Doctors Shrinks for Some Medicare Patients | PBS NewsHour | March 4, 2013 | PBS

Access to Doctors Shrinks for Some Medicare Patients | PBS NewsHour | March 4, 2013 | PBS

Republican goal to balance budget could mean deep cuts to health programs - The Washington Post

Republican goal to balance budget could mean deep cuts to health programs - The Washington Post

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2% Medicare pay cut set under sequestration - amednews.com

2% Medicare pay cut set under sequestration - amednews.com

1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Nurse Practitioners Say How They’re Paid Affects Care They Can Provide – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Nurse Practitioners Say How They’re Paid Affects Care They Can Provide – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Hospital Executive Bracing For Budget Cuts Says ‘We Need To Deal With Medicare’ - Kaiser Health News

Hospital Executive Bracing For Budget Cuts Says ‘We Need To Deal With Medicare’ - Kaiser Health News

Bill to allow bigger surgery centers sparks battle | www.ajc.com

Bill to allow bigger surgery centers sparks battle | www.ajc.com