Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines. ...Read More
Medicine and nutrition: delicious together
From an early age, Timothy Harlan knew that cooking was his calling. At age 11, the Atlanta native started washing dishes in a restaurant.
|New ACO Targets Cost Curve, Quality|
Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Physician Partners and UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana have launched a new accountable care organization the partners hope will eventually achieve healthcare’s Holy Grail: bending the cost curve.
|Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?|
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines.
|Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer|
Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Laura Lazarus|
When it comes to an adventure, Dr. Laura Lazarus reaches new heights. After her sister treated her to a trapeze lesson, she took up the flying version.
|Hospital Pharmacies Prep for Drug Takebacks|
The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists pushed for and has been granted inclusion in a federal program beginning next month which allows the collection and disposal of discarded medications in a healthcare setting. Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 6:48 am CDT
|3 NC Health Systems Form Shared Services Organization|
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, and Vidant Health have no geographic overlap and are not in competition with one another, but the deal should enable them to attain benefits of scale while retaining their independence. Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 6:41 am CDT
|After surgery, surprise $117,000 medical bill from doctor he didn't know|
Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee. He was blindsided, though, by a bill of about $117,000 from an "assistant surgeon," a Queens-based neurosurgeon whom Mr. Drier did not recall meeting. Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 6:29 am CDT
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|Analysis: Spotty coverage for rare disease drugs on exchanges|
People with rare diseases may struggle to find coverage for the drugs they need on ObamaCare's exchanges, according to a new analysis. Health plans on the marketplaces only offered coverage for a group of key drugs 65 percent of the time on average... Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 3:47 pm CDT
|New mental health grants announced post-Newtown|
Federal health officials announced nearly $100 million in new grants to boost mental health services for young people, nearly two years after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn. prompted a national debate on the issue. Health and Human Services (HHS... Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 2:49 pm CDT
|Court nixes ObamaCare mandate delay lawsuit|
A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit over the delay of ObamaCare's employer mandate, a sign that a similar challenge in the works by House Republicans might not fare well. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said the plaintiffs did not have... Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 1:58 pm CDT