Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Supreme Court sets March hearing for new ObamaCare case | Fox News

Supreme Court sets March hearing for new ObamaCare case | Fox News

As Docs Face Big Cuts In Medicaid Pay, Patients May Pay The Price | Kaiser Health News

As Docs Face Big Cuts In Medicaid Pay, Patients May Pay The Price | Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

6 must-know strategies to build a safer hospital - FierceHealthcare

6 must-know strategies to build a safer hospital - FierceHealthcare

Emergency surgeries increase costs, mortality rates - FierceHealthcare

Emergency surgeries increase costs, mortality rates - FierceHealthcare

Georgia hospitals struggle, refuse to sign on to state-survival plan - FierceHealthcare

Georgia hospitals struggle, refuse to sign on to state-survival plan - FierceHealthcare

The Marietta Daily Journal - Independent physicians under attack says doctor

The Marietta Daily Journal - Independent physicians under attack says doctor

Feds punish 29 Ga. hospitals over harm to patients | Georgia Health News

Feds punish 29 Ga. hospitals over harm to patients | Georgia Health News

Medicare Cuts Payments To 721 Hospitals With Highest Rates Of Infections, Injuries | Kaiser Health News

Medicare Cuts Payments To 721 Hospitals With Highest Rates Of Infections, Injuries | Kaiser Health News

Monday, December 22, 2014

More states expand authority for advance-practice nurses - FierceHealthcare

More states expand authority for advance-practice nurses - FierceHealthcare

Georgia Senate May Discuss Medicaid Expansion; But Some Say Unlikely To Pass | WABE 90.1 FM

Georgia Senate May Discuss Medicaid Expansion; But Some Say Unlikely To Pass | WABE 90.1 FM

How court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians | Georgia Health News

How court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians | Georgia Health News

Report faults Ga., other states on fighting disease | Georgia Health News

Report faults Ga., other states on fighting disease | Georgia Health News

Governor Bentley says he's exploring Medicaid expansion | TuscaloosaNews.com

Governor Bentley says he's exploring Medicaid expansion | TuscaloosaNews.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project | The Bulletin

Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project | The Bulletin

Quit Smoking Before Surgery Program - American College of Surgeons

Quit Smoking Before Surgery Program

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

Limits to resident hours don't improve patient safety - FierceHealthcare

Limits to resident hours don't improve patient safety - FierceHealthcare

Most in state health plan pick Blue Cross | Georgia Health News

Most in state health plan pick Blue Cross | Georgia Health News

Georgia, South still low in health rankings | Georgia Health News

Georgia, South still low in health rankings | Georgia Health News

Gov. Robert Bentley cracks open the door to expand Medicaid and enhance state revenues for budget | AL.com

Gov. Robert Bentley cracks open the door to expand Medicaid and enhance state revenues for budget | AL.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study

Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine

Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

Sagging rural hospital tries to get an urban boost | Georgia Health News

Sagging rural hospital tries to get an urban boost | Georgia Health News

State putting together Ebola hospital network | Georgia Health News

State putting together Ebola hospital network | Georgia Health News

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Leapfrog Group names top 2014 hospitals

Top Hospitals

3 ways hospitals can create an optimal patient experience - FierceHealthcare

3 ways hospitals can create an optimal patient experience - FierceHealthcare

A new seat at the C-suite: Chief Data Officer - FierceHealthcare

A new seat at the C-suite: Chief Data Officer - FierceHealthcare

Grady using tough ads in Blue Cross dispute | Georgia Health News

Grady using tough ads in Blue Cross dispute | Georgia Health News

Will 2015 be the year for medical marijuana? | Georgia Health News

Will 2015 be the year for medical marijuana? | Georgia Health News

More Competition Helps Restrain Premiums In Federal Health Marketplace | Kaiser Health News

More Competition Helps Restrain Premiums In Federal Health Marketplace | Kaiser Health News

VA whistleblowers honored as public servants of the year - The Washington Post

VA whistleblowers honored as public servants of the year - The Washington Post

Monday, December 1, 2014

Reducing scarring in damaged blood vessels - Medical News Today

Reducing scarring in damaged blood vessels - Medical News Today

Hospitals embrace social media, but have yet to realize its full benefits - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals embrace social media, but have yet to realize its full benefits - FierceHealthcare

State Medicaid chief stepping down | Georgia Health News

State Medicaid chief stepping down | Georgia Health News

NSQIP Conference Call for Abstracts

NSQIP Conference Call for Abstracts

First steps for new breast cancer vaccine show promise - Medical News Today

First steps for new breast cancer vaccine show promise - Medical News Today

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

Administration Warns Employers: Don’t Dump Sick Workers From Plans | Kaiser Health News

Administration Warns Employers: Don’t Dump Sick Workers From Plans | Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Compassionate care key in decreasing patient pain, boosting outcomes - FierceHealthcare

Compassionate care key in decreasing patient pain, boosting outcomes - FierceHealthcare

Medical errors traumatize doctors and nurses - FierceHealthcare

Medical errors traumatize doctors and nurses - FierceHealthcare

Free market hospitals provide up-front cost of surgery | www.wsbtv.com

Free market hospitals provide up-front cost of surgery | www.wsbtv.com

Burwell soliciting ideas for 'increased transparency' at HHS - Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO

Burwell soliciting ideas for 'increased transparency' at HHS - Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO

F.D.A. Issues Caution on Use of Uterine Surgery Device That Can Spread Cancer - NYTimes.com

F.D.A. Issues Caution on Use of Uterine Surgery Device That Can Spread Cancer - NYTimes.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

Optimize patient flow: The key to reducing readmissions - FierceHealthcare

Optimize patient flow: The key to reducing readmissions - FierceHealthcare

Grady contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia to end - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Grady contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia to end - Atlanta Business Chronicle

$30 million accounting oversight at St. Francis leads to layoffs | Business | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

$30 million accounting oversight at St. Francis leads to layoffs | Business | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage | Kaiser Health News

Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage | Kaiser Health News

CALL 1-877-996-4464 TODAY! The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act


 CALL 1-877-996-4464 TODAY!  
The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act 

Now is the time to put as much pressure on Congress as we can to pass The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) this year, as leaders in both the House and Senate have not yet committed to holding a vote on this critical legislation. We must keep the pressure on Senators and Representatives to ensure leaders in both chambers make this is a high-priority issue, and bring this legislation to the floor this yearIt is OUR job as Advocacy Leaders for the College to make sure this message is widely spread and acted upon.
 
There is a coordinated effort within the physician community to flood Capitol Hill with phone calls from all specialties pushing action. The reason we are using phone calls instead of emails through the SurgeonsVoice platform is that phone calls add a certain sense of urgency, and coordinated with many other physician societies, lends itself to a shorter term, more immediate strategy.  (There will literally be an intern in each office tallying the number of calls on this issue, and the greater the number, the more likely the Representative will quickly take positive action.) 

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED TODAY
We need your urgent help. Using the information below, please call your Representative and Senators and urge them to ensure action is taken immediately to repeal the SGR before Congress adjourns for the year.

BACKGROUND
The physician community continues to urge Congress to pass The SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) this year, however leaders in both the House and Senate have not yet committed to holding a vote on this critical legislation. 
 
Surgeons must keep the pressure on their Senators and Representatives to ensure leaders in both chambers make this is a high-priority issue, and bring this legislation to the floor this year.

INSTRUCTIONS
Please call toll-free 1-877-996-4464 today.
 
You will be asked to enter your home zip code and will then be connected to your Representative and Senators' offices. Once you are connected, tell them you are a constituent and leave your name, phone number, and address, along with the suggested message below.
 
PHONE MESSAGE
“As a surgeon and as your constituent, I ask you to urge Congressional leaders to bring to the floor and enact H.R. 4015/S. 2000, The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014, before the end of this year.”

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? CONTACT ACS ADVOCACY STAFF:
Washington Office Phone: 202-337-2701 or Email: 
ahp@facs.org
 
Thank you for taking the time to take action on this critical issue. Please encourage your peers and your contacts to do the same.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Docs happier when they can do what they want to do - FierceHealthcare

Docs happier when they can do what they want to do - FierceHealthcare

Attacks on health-care workers, nurses, doctors spark alarm | The Augusta Chronicle

Attacks on health-care workers, nurses, doctors spark alarm | The Augusta Chronicle

Big doings in state’s booming health IT industry | Georgia Health News

Big doings in state’s booming health IT industry | Georgia Health News

Seniors’ Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused | Kaiser Health News

Seniors’ Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused | Kaiser Health News

Monday, November 17, 2014

CMS Releases 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule - Update from ACS Washington Office


 CMS Releases 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule - Update from ACS Washington Office 

Last Friday evening, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, which included a provision to transition all 10- and 90-day global codes to 0-day global codes.  The transition for 10-day global codes would begin in 2017 and the transition for 90-day global codes would begin in 2018.  CMS has not yet developed a methodology for making this transition. 

CMS believes a transition to 0-day global codes would:
·         Increase the accuracy of PFS payment by setting payment rates for individual services based more closely on the typical resources used;
·         Avoid potential duplicative or unwarranted payments when a patient receives post-operative care from a different practitioner;
·         Eliminate disparities between the payment for E/M services in the global periods and those furnished individually;
·         Maintain the same-day policy of including pre- and post-operative services in the 0-day global; and
·         Facilitate availability of more accurate data for new payment models and quality research.   
ACS Advocacy to Date
Prior to the release of the Final Rule, ACS submitted a detailed comment letter to CMS stressing that CMS should not move forward with this proposal without a comprehensive analysis of the effect it would have on the provision of surgical care, surgical patients, and the surgeons who care for them.  Given that this is a wide-ranging proposal affecting well over one-third of all CPT codes, we asserted that CMS should delay its implementation until stakeholders have had sufficient time to comment meaningfully.  In the interim, we described and made recommendations on a number of issues that CMS must resolve before moving forward with the proposed policy.  These include:  (1) CMS’ data accuracy concerns; (2) implementation considerations; and (3) unintended or unknown consequences.  ACS also held a conference call with CMS staff to reiterate these concerns and to share the initial results of data analyses that ACS has done to examine the impact of this policy.  Our letter and communications with CMS underscored that, above all, ACS is committed to high quality care of the surgical patient. 

ACS Advocacy Moving Forward
ACS will continue to oppose the implementation of this policy unless CMS assures that it will not negatively impact patients and can be implemented in a way that properly accounts for the care that surgeons provide.  

In the next few months, ACS will take the following steps:
·         Submit comments to the Final Rule to CMS by the December 31 deadline;
·         Develop and implement a legislative strategy;
·         Continue working with a statistician to conduct a data analysis of the impact of this policy on surgeons;
·         Meet with CMS;
·         Coordinate efforts with the surgical coalition;
·         Discuss at the December GSCRC meeting and at the January HPAG meeting;
·         Coordinate with the AMA, AAMC, MGMA, AHA, and other non-surgical groups; and
·         Update ACS Fellows using special emails, NewsScope, the Bulletin, the Advocate, and the ACS website.  

Joint Commission: Evidence-based care reaps positive results - FierceHealthcare

Joint Commission: Evidence-based care reaps positive results - FierceHealthcare

What to expect in Year 2 of ACA enrollment | Georgia Health News

What to expect in Year 2 of ACA enrollment | Georgia Health News

Some Hiccups, but Federal Health Exchange Website Is in Good Health - NYTimes.com

Some Hiccups, but Federal Health Exchange Website Is in Good Health - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

American College of Surgeons-Ebola Virus Transmission – Resources and News

Ebola Virus Transmission – Resources and News

Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Malignancies: CDC

Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Malignancies: CDC

CDC buying more protective gear for hospitals treating Ebola patients - Atlanta Business Chronicle

CDC buying more protective gear for hospitals treating Ebola patients - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Local hospital leaders Stuenkel, Quinlivan expect changes to Obamacare - Rome News-Tribune: Business

Local hospital leaders Stuenkel, Quinlivan expect changes to Obamacare - Rome News-Tribune: Business

Latest ACA court case reverberates in Georgia | Georgia Health News

Latest ACA court case reverberates in Georgia | Georgia Health News

In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Will Examine Key Part Of Health Law | Kaiser Health News

In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Will Examine Key Part Of Health Law | Kaiser Health News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival

Functional medicine: A new model of care? - FierceHealthcare

Functional medicine: A new model of care? - FierceHealthcare

Big Medicine can lead to big monopolies - FierceHealthcare

Big Medicine can lead to big monopolies - FierceHealthcare

Medicare readmissions penalties will hurt COPD patients, teaching hospitals - FierceHealthcare

Medicare readmissions penalties will hurt COPD patients, teaching hospitals - FierceHealthcare

Columbus Regional to eliminate 219 jobs, includes 99 layoffs | Business | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Columbus Regional to eliminate 219 jobs, includes 99 layoffs | Business | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

GOP Wins All Statewide Posts; Perdue, Deal Win Without Runoffs | WABE 90.1 FM

GOP Wins All Statewide Posts; Perdue, Deal Win Without Runoffs | WABE 90.1 FM

Suit claims WellCare improperly pocketed funds | Georgia Health News

Suit claims WellCare improperly pocketed funds | Georgia Health News

Obama Administration Closing Health Law Loophole For Plans Without Hospitalization | Kaiser Health News

Obama Administration Closing Health Law Loophole For Plans Without Hospitalization | Kaiser Health News

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says

Augusta VA director to resign | The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta VA director to resign | The Augusta Chronicle

Why hospitals should look for docs with social skills - FierceHealthcare

Why hospitals should look for docs with social skills - FierceHealthcare

CDC issues new Ebola guidance for ED workers - FierceHealthcare

CDC issues new Ebola guidance for ED workers - FierceHealthcare

States ask Congress to intervene on drug prices : Special

States ask Congress to intervene on drug prices : Special

With Good Hospital Practices, Emory Rises To Ebola Challenge | Kaiser Health News

With Good Hospital Practices, Emory Rises To Ebola Challenge | Kaiser Health News

Monday, October 27, 2014

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds

Ebola Watch: APIC calls on hospitals to reassess infection control practices - FierceHealthcare

Ebola Watch: APIC calls on hospitals to reassess infection control practices - FierceHealthcare

Ebola ‘hot zone’ immigrants numerous in ATL area | Georgia Health News

Ebola ‘hot zone’ immigrants numerous in ATL area | Georgia Health News

Obama getting mixed news on Medicaid expansions

Obama getting mixed news on Medicaid expansions

Medicaid expansion finds red-state allies | www.myajc.com

Medicaid expansion finds red-state allies | www.myajc.com

Leading by example: Patient experience the Cleveland Clinic way - FierceHealthcare

Leading by example: Patient experience the Cleveland Clinic way - FierceHealthcare

Ebola Watch: APIC calls on hospitals to reassess infection control practices - FierceHealthcare

Ebola Watch: APIC calls on hospitals to reassess infection control practices - FierceHealthcare

Eastside Medical Center names new CEO | Gwinnett Daily Post

Eastside Medical Center names new CEO | Gwinnett Daily Post

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Phoebe Sumter gets new CEO | Albany Herald

Phoebe Sumter gets new CEO | Albany Herald

Is Georgia’s medical access law too weak? | Georgia Health News

Is Georgia’s medical access law too weak? | Georgia Health News

Leadership alert: Physicians feel overwhelmed, unheard - FierceHealthcare

Leadership alert: Physicians feel overwhelmed, unheard - FierceHealthcare

Pete Stark: Law Regulating Doctors Mostly Helped Lawyers - Washington Wire - WSJ

Pete Stark: Law Regulating Doctors Mostly Helped Lawyers - Washington Wire - WSJ

Doctors Still Profit From Medicare Referrals Despite Law | Kaiser Health News

Doctors Still Profit From Medicare Referrals Despite Law | Kaiser Health News

Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived | Kaiser Health News

Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived | Kaiser Health News

Monday, October 20, 2014

Apply now for 2016 ANZ, Germany, Japan traveling fellowships | The Bulletin

Apply now for 2016 ANZ, Germany, Japan traveling fellowships | The Bulletin

MOC review course offered at Clinical Congress | The Bulletin

MOC review course offered at Clinical Congress | The Bulletin

In memoriam: Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, remembered for his enduring contributions to the ACS | The Bulletin

In memoriam: Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, remembered for his enduring contributions to the ACS | The Bulletin

Leading gastroenterology practices announce formation of digestive health physicians association - Medical News Today

Leading gastroenterology practices announce formation of digestive health physicians association - Medical News Today

A four-step approach to expand graduate medical education - FierceHealthcare

A four-step approach to expand graduate medical education - FierceHealthcare

Public health chief to lead state’s Ebola team | Georgia Health News

Public health chief to lead state’s Ebola team | Georgia Health News

Obama appoints "Ebola czar" - FierceHealthcare

Obama appoints "Ebola czar" - FierceHealthcare

Ebola: Legal implications for hospitals, healthcare workers - FierceHealthcare

Ebola: Legal implications for hospitals, healthcare workers - FierceHealthcare

Peake’s new medical marijuana proposal taking shape | State Legislature | Macon.com

Peake’s new medical marijuana proposal taking shape | State Legislature | Macon.com

Emory Learns Lessons Treating Ebola Patients | WABE 90.1 FM

Emory Learns Lessons Treating Ebola Patients | WABE 90.1 FM

Emory Learns Lessons Treating Ebola Patients | WABE 90.1 FM

Emory Learns Lessons Treating Ebola Patients | WABE 90.1 FM

Deal forming response team for potential Ebola risk | Georgia Health News

Deal forming response team for potential Ebola risk | Georgia Health News

Gov. Nathan Deal and Jason Carter on the top issues | www.myajc.com

Gov. Nathan Deal and Jason Carter on the top issues | www.myajc.com

CDC director’s challenge: Deadly Ebola virus and outbreak of criticism - The Washington Post

CDC director’s challenge: Deadly Ebola virus and outbreak of criticism - The Washington Post

Physician assistant roles growing | www.ajc.com

Physician assistant roles growing | www.ajc.com

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Clinical Congress | American College of Surgeons

2014 Clinical Congress | American College of Surgeons

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds

Obama Considers Naming an 'Ebola Czar'

Obama Considers Naming an 'Ebola Czar'

Intolerance of failure blamed for epidemic of overtreatment - FierceHealthcare

Intolerance of failure blamed for epidemic of overtreatment - FierceHealthcare

Medical tourism gains steam among Americans - FierceHealthcare

Medical tourism gains steam among Americans - FierceHealthcare

California hospital shuts down ORs after patient infections - FierceHealthcare

California hospital shuts down ORs after patient infections - FierceHealthcare

CDC's Tom Frieden to face Congress as two representatives call for his resignation - Atlanta Business Chronicle

CDC's Tom Frieden to face Congress as two representatives call for his resignation - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Health data thefts a continuing problem | Georgia Health News

Health data thefts a continuing problem | Georgia Health News

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Gains reported in war against post-surgical pain - FierceHealthcare

Gains reported in war against post-surgical pain - FierceHealthcare

CDC outlines new Ebola protocol with rapid response teams - FierceHealthcare

CDC outlines new Ebola protocol with rapid response teams - FierceHealthcare

Memorial, Mercer break ground on medical school expansion | savannahnow.com

Memorial, Mercer break ground on medical school expansion | savannahnow.com

Kaiser Permanente names new Georgia president - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Kaiser Permanente names new Georgia president - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Latest Ebola-infected nurse headed to Emory | Georgia Health News

Latest Ebola-infected nurse headed to Emory | Georgia Health News

Spike in ER, Hospitalization Use Short-Lived After Medicaid Expansion – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Spike in ER, Hospitalization Use Short-Lived After Medicaid Expansion – Capsules - The KHN Blog

How the new HealthCare.gov stacks up with the old | www.ajc.com

How the new HealthCare.gov stacks up with the old | www.ajc.com

Monday, October 13, 2014

Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report

Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

Heavy antibiotic use in acute care facilities could lead to drug-resistant infections - FierceHealthcare

Heavy antibiotic use in acute care facilities could lead to drug-resistant infections - FierceHealthcare

Pharma Sues Again Over Orphan Drug Discounts to Hospitals - Pharmalot - WSJ

Pharma Sues Again Over Orphan Drug Discounts to Hospitals - Pharmalot - WSJ

Burwell Meets The Press: Managing Expectations On Ebola, Healthcare.gov, ACA Year 2 – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Burwell Meets The Press: Managing Expectations On Ebola, Healthcare.gov, ACA Year 2 – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woman's Thyroid Tumor Yields Clues on How to Battle Cancer

Woman's Thyroid Tumor Yields Clues on How to Battle Cancer

Nurse-led intervention program didn't improvement readmission rates or reduce ER visits - FierceHealthcare

Nurse-led intervention program didn't improvement readmission rates or reduce ER visits - FierceHealthcare

Memorial seeks dismissal of federal lawsuits, call it "fundamentally untrue" | savannahnow.com

Memorial seeks dismissal of federal lawsuits, call it "fundamentally untrue" | savannahnow.com

One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance : Shots - Health News : NPR

One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance : Shots - Health News : NPR

Atlanta airport, 4 others to screen travelers for Ebola | Georgia Health News

Atlanta airport, 4 others to screen travelers for Ebola | Georgia Health News

Hearing officer determines Certificate of Need law applies to any divestiture of Phoebe North | Albany Herald

Hearing officer determines Certificate of Need law applies to any divestiture of Phoebe North | Albany Herald

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2014 Clinical Congress | American College of Surgeons

2014 Clinical Congress | American College of Surgeons

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study

Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report

No more good ol' boy network for hospital boards - FierceHealthcare

No more good ol' boy network for hospital boards - FierceHealthcare

Medical Schools Aim to Better Prepare New Doctors for Residency - US News

Medical Schools Aim to Better Prepare New Doctors for Residency - US News

Mass. Becomes First State To Require Price Tags For Health Care | CommonHealth

Mass. Becomes First State To Require Price Tags For Health Care | CommonHealth

Officials Question the Rising Costs of Generic Drugs - NYTimes.com

Officials Question the Rising Costs of Generic Drugs - NYTimes.com

Will map of ACA enrollment look different in 2015? | Georgia Health News

Will map of ACA enrollment look different in 2015? | Georgia Health News

Study: Robotic Surgery More Costly For Ovarian Problems – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Study: Robotic Surgery More Costly For Ovarian Problems – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More At Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says - Kaiser Health News

Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More At Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says - Kaiser Health News

Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping | www.ajc.com

Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping | www.ajc.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Next stage of ACO evolution: Bundled payments - FierceHealthcare

Next stage of ACO evolution: Bundled payments - FierceHealthcare

More hospitals seek upfront payments from patients - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

More hospitals seek upfront payments from patients - FierceHealthFinance - Health Finance, Healthcare Finance

Financial Ties Between Doctors and Health Care Firms Are Detailed - NYTimes.com

Financial Ties Between Doctors and Health Care Firms Are Detailed - NYTimes.com

Canceled Health Plans: Round Two - Kaiser Health News

Canceled Health Plans: Round Two - Kaiser Health News

Obamacare Enrollment: Second Year An Even Tougher Challenge - Kaiser Health News

Obamacare Enrollment: Second Year An Even Tougher Challenge - Kaiser Health News

Georgia board licenses doctors other states won’t | www.myajc.com

Georgia board licenses doctors other states won’t | www.myajc.com

In North Carolina, a different attitude | www.myajc.com

In North Carolina, a different attitude | www.myajc.com

Medical board’s ‘trust system’ lets doctors limit online... | www.myajc.com

Medical board’s ‘trust system’ lets doctors limit online... | www.myajc.com