Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Helpful Bacteria May Help Detect Cancers That Have Spread to Liver

Helpful Bacteria May Help Detect Cancers That Have Spread to Liver

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

Danger under the sun: Taking skin cancer seriously | Georgia Health News

Danger under the sun: Taking skin cancer seriously | Georgia Health News

Legislator: Waiver plan still requires legislative OK | Georgia Health News

Legislator: Waiver plan still requires legislative OK | Georgia Health News

The Obama Administration’s New Medicaid Rule Has Health Plans Fuming - NationalJournal.com

The Obama Administration’s New Medicaid Rule Has Health Plans Fuming - NationalJournal.com

‘Milestone’ Rules Would Limit Profits, Score Quality For Medicaid Plans | Kaiser Health News

‘Milestone’ Rules Would Limit Profits, Score Quality For Medicaid Plans | Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Patients less satisfied at large, urban hospitals - FierceHealthcare

Patients less satisfied at large, urban hospitals - FierceHealthcare

New ratings evaluate hospitals' delivery of 'common care' - FierceHealthcare

New ratings evaluate hospitals' delivery of 'common care' - FierceHealthcare

Hospital infection control in the era of superbug outbreaks [Special Report] - FierceHealthcare

Hospital infection control in the era of superbug outbreaks [Special Report] - FierceHealthcare

Sepsis rivals pneumonia, heart failure for readmissions - FierceHealthcare

Sepsis rivals pneumonia, heart failure for readmissions - FierceHealthcare

This Website Is Basically Yelp for Hospitals | TIME

This Website Is Basically Yelp for Hospitals | TIME

Senate hears providers' concerns about observation status crisis - FierceHealthcare

Senate hears providers' concerns about observation status crisis - FierceHealthcare

WellStar expanding reach in LaGrange hospital deal | Georgia Health News

WellStar expanding reach in LaGrange hospital deal | Georgia Health News

Hufstetler wants alternative to Medicaid expansion - Rome News-Tribune: Local

Hufstetler wants alternative to Medicaid expansion - Rome News-Tribune: Local

Patients can be the greatest teachers | Georgia Health News

Patients can be the greatest teachers | Georgia Health News

Smoking rate declining in Georgia, says CDC | Georgia Health News

Smoking rate declining in Georgia, says CDC | Georgia Health News

Study: 23 Pct of US Adults With Health Coverage Underinsured - NYTimes.com

Study: 23 Pct of US Adults With Health Coverage Underinsured - NYTimes.com

Medicare RAC program targeted for reform following spike in observation stays - Modern Healthcare

Medicare RAC program targeted for reform following spike in observation stays - Modern Healthcare

Obamacare’s ‘Narrow Networks’ in California Meet and Beat Expectations | The Fiscal Times

Obamacare’s ‘Narrow Networks’ in California Meet and Beat Expectations | The Fiscal Times

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

Low-volume hospitals increase mortality risk - FierceHealthcare

Low-volume hospitals increase mortality risk - FierceHealthcare

Major teaching hospitals impose restrictions on low-volume surgeries - FierceHealthcare

Major teaching hospitals impose restrictions on low-volume surgeries - FierceHealthcare

Change To Mammogram Guidelines Could Lead To Coverage Shift : Shots - Health News : NPR

Change To Mammogram Guidelines Could Lead To Coverage Shift : Shots - Health News : NPR

Surgeon General Calls Out Atlanta Airport’s Smoking Lounges | WABE 90.1 FM

Surgeon General Calls Out Atlanta Airport’s Smoking Lounges | WABE 90.1 FM

Restructuring Medicaid as Block Grants — Unconstitutional Coercion? — NEJM

Restructuring Medicaid as Block Grants — Unconstitutional Coercion? — NEJM

Soaring Medicaid Enrollment Could Hit State Budgets | The Fiscal Times

Soaring Medicaid Enrollment Could Hit State Budgets | The Fiscal Times

Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening | The Seattle Times

Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening | The Seattle Times

Monday, May 18, 2015

Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Medical library named in honor of noted late surgeon, Dr. M. Delmar Edwards | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Medical library named in honor of noted late surgeon, Dr. M. Delmar Edwards | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Paramedics Steer Non-Emergency Patients Away From ERs | Kaiser Health News

Paramedics Steer Non-Emergency Patients Away From ERs | Kaiser Health News

States Lose $721B If SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare | The Fiscal Times

States Lose $721B If SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare | The Fiscal Times

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Health Law Tax Passed Along to States - NYTimes.com

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Health Law Tax Passed Along to States - NYTimes.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery

Superbug outbreak leaves hospitals with questions, few answers about scopes' safety - FierceHealthcare

Superbug outbreak leaves hospitals with questions, few answers about scopes' safety - FierceHealthcare

Gwinnett, metro Atlanta top exchange enrollment | Georgia Health News

Gwinnett, metro Atlanta top exchange enrollment | Georgia Health News

Louisiana House agrees to financing mechanism for Medicaid expansion | NOLA.com

Louisiana House agrees to financing mechanism for Medicaid expansion | NOLA.com

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

Gwinnett, metro Atlanta top exchange enrollment | Georgia Health News

Gwinnett, metro Atlanta top exchange enrollment | Georgia Health News

Sen. Cassidy Maps a Plan to Overhaul Obamacare - Washington Wire - WSJ

Sen. Cassidy Maps a Plan to Overhaul Obamacare - Washington Wire - WSJ

Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price | Kaiser Health News

Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price | Kaiser Health News

South Carolina's CON program could end in 2018: 3 things to know

South Carolina's CON program could end in 2018: 3 things to know

National Surgical Healthcare acquires majority stake in Optim Healthcare

National Surgical Healthcare acquires majority stake in Optim Healthcare

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

State agencies unveil ‘ArriveAlive’ safe driving campaign | Gwinnett Daily Post

State agencies unveil ‘ArriveAlive’ safe driving campaign | Gwinnett Daily Post

What’s Next If The Supreme Court Strikes Down Obamacare Aid? | Kaiser Health News

What’s Next If The Supreme Court Strikes Down Obamacare Aid? | Kaiser Health News

New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists - The Washington Post

New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists - The Washington Post

Public hospitals brace for possible cuts as Florida’s budget stalemate continues | Miami Herald Miami Herald

Public hospitals brace for possible cuts as Florida’s budget stalemate continues | Miami Herald Miami Herald

Medicaid Expansion Is Still A Tumultuous Fight In Several States | Kaiser Health News

Medicaid Expansion Is Still A Tumultuous Fight In Several States | Kaiser Health News

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

Medical care case from Dougherty County to go before Georgia Supreme Court | Albany Herald

Medical care case from Dougherty County to go before Georgia Supreme Court | Albany Herald

How the fight against prescription drug abuse changed Georgia law | Georgia Health News

How the fight against prescription drug abuse changed Georgia law | Georgia Health News

No agreement between Florida governor, feds on Medicaid | The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer

No agreement between Florida governor, feds on Medicaid | The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer

State wants to try Medicaid experiment | www.myajc.com

State wants to try Medicaid experiment | www.myajc.com

Officials say WellStar won’t lose identity in merger with Emory

The Marietta Daily Journal

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Non-toxic version of bacteria could help treat hospital-acquired infections - FierceHealthcare

Non-toxic version of bacteria could help treat hospital-acquired infections - FierceHealthcare

DaVita to pay $450M to settle Atlanta whistleblower lawsuit | www.wsbtv.com

DaVita to pay $450M to settle Atlanta whistleblower lawsuit | www.wsbtv.com

CDC Foundation chief Stokes to retire | Georgia Health News

CDC Foundation chief Stokes to retire | Georgia Health News

Memorial Health, federal government reach 'agreement in principle' in false claims litigation | savannahnow.com

Memorial Health, federal government reach 'agreement in principle' in false claims litigation | savannahnow.com

Patient safety scores for hospitals get an update | Georgia Health News

Patient safety scores for hospitals get an update | Georgia Health News

Scott headed to DC to negotiate for Florida hospital funds - Baltimore Sun

Scott headed to DC to negotiate for Florida hospital funds - Baltimore Sun

Monday, May 4, 2015

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare

Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare

Patients Not Hurt When Their Hospitals Close, Study Finds | Kaiser Health News

Patients Not Hurt When Their Hospitals Close, Study Finds | Kaiser Health News

Almost 12 million gained Medicaid coverage under ObamaCare | TheHill

Almost 12 million gained Medicaid coverage under ObamaCare | TheHill

White House Recognizes ACS for Role in Passing Medicare Reform

White House Recognizes ACS for Role in Passing Medicare Reform

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

Hospitals stagnate on patient safety outcomes - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals stagnate on patient safety outcomes - FierceHealthcare

Medicare Releases Detailed Data on Prescription Drug Spending - NYTimes.com

Medicare Releases Detailed Data on Prescription Drug Spending - NYTimes.com

Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured : Shots - Health News : NPR

Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured : Shots - Health News : NPR

Washington: Studies: Hospitals fare better in states that expand Medicaid | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC

Washington: Studies: Hospitals fare better in states that expand Medicaid | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC