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2012 National Directory * Certificate of Need Programs * Health Planning Agencies (more. . .)

  • After-Hours ER Care May Come With A Doctor’s Surcharge (KHN)
  • New state law removes barriers to better breast health care (Daily Messenger)
  • Long-anticipated state study of hospital pricing ends with a whimper (Politico)
  • US Hospitals, Surgery Centers Play Tug-of-War Over Ailing Knees (Medscape)
  • Hospitals in Southwest Florida face penalties for avoidable conditions (Naples Daily News)
  • Hopkins expands urgent care to cancer patients (Baltimore Sun/Fierce Health)
  • Rule Change Could Push Hospitals To Tell Patients About Nursing Home Quality (NPR)
  • Regulations Drive Healthcare Cloud Security, Risk Standards (Health IT)
  • Retail clinics may not reduce emergency room visits for minor illness (Rueters)
  • Almost 1 in 4 face surprise bills after emergency-room visit (Tucson.com)
  • More NJ Hospitals Merge: Trying to Improve Health — and Financial Stability (NJ Spotlight)
  • Maine’s rural hospitals struggling to survive seismic changes in health care (Portland Herald)
  • Kansas mental health groups rally behind reform package (Topeka Journal)
  • Access to Health Care a Real Challenge for Rural Communities (State College.com)
  • Mass Health care costs modest, Partners CEO says (Boston Globe)
  • Many Insured Children Lack Essential Health Care, Study Finds (NYT)
  • Kindred is exiting the skilled-nursing home business (Modern Healthcare) 
  • Retail clinics do not decrease emergency department visits (BioEngineer)
  • Post-Acute Matters More Than Hospital Care? (Ortho This Week)
  • How nursing homes are filling the gap in continuity of post-acute care (McKnights)
  • OPTIMISTIC study: Advance care planning in nursing homes challenging but critical (ScienceMag)
  • FTC Takes Action to Block Hospital Mergers (The Legal Intelligencer )
  • Study Links Safe Patient Handling with Decline in Hospital Worker Injuries (Insurance Journal)
  • Health coverage bite keeps getting bigger (Detroit News)
  • Hospitals cutting admission time of psychiatric patients (Crains)
  • Health care sector gets a near-failing grade on cybersecurity (Miami Herald)
  • One Size Does Not Fit All Hospitals: CMS ratings offer an overly simplistic picture of hospital quality (US News)
  • Half of Obamacare customers cut back on care to manage costs, study says (CNBC)
  • Providers: In-home care unlikely after Eureka nursing home closures (Eureka Times-Standard)
  • Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health in Merger Talks: would create one of the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital systems by revenue (WSJ)
  • Emergency Departments a 'Dumping Ground' for Psych Patients (Medscape)
  • Maryland State regulators approve construction of new Prince George’s Hospital (WP)   
  • Nursing Home Group Sues U.S. Government Over New Lawsuit Rule (NPR)
  • The Five Largest Public Healthcare Companies Based In Nashville (BisNow)
  • CMS: Rural Healthcare Faces Hospital Revenue Cycle Challenges (RevCycle)
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty in a Stand-alone Ambulatory Surgical Center: Short-term Outcomes (OrthoSpineNews)
  • Medical Center Hospital to no longer offer health insurance to retirees (ABC 9 KTRE)
  • Community Health Sells Home Care and Hospice Business (WSJ)
  • State approves controversial $1 billion expansion project for Children's Hospital (Fox25Boston)
  • Regulators defend Idaho's nursing home inspection system (AP, KTVB)
  • Pharmaceuticals are driving high cost of medical care, report and hospitals say (INFORUM)
  • Community Health Systems Faces Heat From Investor (WSJ)
  • Denver Health will start texting more patients about their health care (Denver Post)
  • Report: Drug costs on the rise for hospitals (Healthcare Business Tech)
  • Nursing home health care execs accused in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme (USA)
  • Task force releases recommendations to improve nursing home care (Sentinel)
  • In search of stability, Community Health Systems unloads hospitals (Nashville Business Journal)
  • Feds give nursing-home patients right to sue over safety, care (Seattle Times)
  • Two more healthcare networks caught up in outbreak of hospital ransomware (ARS Technica)
  • Syracuse hospital has lowest death rate in NY for heart valve operations (Syracuse.com)
  • Make room for lawyers at the hospital C-suite table (Fierce Health)
  • Patients’ time at home after a stroke varies by hospital (Rueters)
  • For sale? The latest hospital chain that owns St. Petersburg's Bayfront Health needs a bailout (Tampa Bay Times)
  • CPOE effectiveness varies among pediatric hospitals (Fierce Health)
  • Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance? (KHN)
  • UPMC-backed company to offer telemedicine in nursing homes (Pittsburgh Business Journal)
  • Troubled hospital chain Community Health explores options (St. Louis Dispatch)
  • CFour Metro Detroit hospital systems push for public transit millage (MLive)
  • Judge dismisses federal lawsuit accusing Florida of 'warehousing' kids in SNFs (McKnights)
  • MS: Public health agencies/registries must report data to EHR readiness repository (AHA News)
  • Four Delaware health systems form new alliance (The News Journal -Delaware Online)
  • Infographic: Hospital Health IT Use in Maryland (HIN)
  • New ER will increase access to health care in north Baton Rouge, OLOL officials say (Baton Rouge Business Report)
  • Get a new body part and go home the same day: the rise of the ‘bedless hospital’ (STAT)
  • CMS Issues Final Rule to Increase Facilities' Emergency Preparedness (OH&S)
    • Health Care Providers Scramble to Meet New Disaster Readiness Rule (NYT)
  • Gaps in Care Persist During Transition From Hospital to Home (EMSWorld)
  • Extending primary care hours is linked to fewer emergency department visits (AAAS)
  • Chicago hospital tries to improve health of ER 'super-utilizers' — with housing (Chicago Tribune)
  • Patient care can improve with technology in nursing homes (Scienmag)
  • Hospice care improves patient experience (Business Insider/Rueters)
  • Trial begins in antitrust suit against Brevard's Health First (Orlando Sentinel)  
  • Aetna joins other health insurers in scaling back Obamacare participation (The Post Standard)
  • Highmark ranks nursing homes, will cut out bad ones (Penn Live)
  • Maryland health chief says it was mistake not to seek more money for mental health beds (Baltimore Sun)
  • Do Hospital Rankings Really Matter? (Boston Magazine)
  • Unregulated Growth of Trauma Care Centers Results in Poorer Outcomes (HealthLeaders Media)
  • Hospitals get hit with Medicare penalties (Naples Daily News)
  • Study: Minnesota hospitals overused for mental health care (Duluth News Tribune)
  • How much are you saving for retirement? Did you include $130K for health care? (Kansas City Star/Bloomberg)
  • Banner Health alerts 3.7M potential victims of hack of its computers (PC World)
  • Trauma Center Outcomes Are a Function of Patient Volume (Science Daily / Univ. of Pittsburgh)
  • Long-Term Acute Care: Where Does It Fit in the Health Care Continuum? (AJCC)
  • Texas hospitals to get more than $9.5 million to expand health care workforce (Dallas Morning News)
  • $1B Medicare Fraud Scheme, Biggest So Far (CBS Miami)
  • Massachusetts Set to Slash Funding of Its Healthcare Cost Containment Agency (The Boston Globe)
  • Budgets Strained, States Move More Patients Out of Nursing Homes (RI NPR)
  • More Older Americans Cared for at Home (USNews)
  • Direct contracting with hospitals cuts employers’ health care costs (Dallas Business Journal)
  • Home health becoming extension of hospital care (Lexington Herald)
  • Oklahoma Department of Health steps in to make sure nursing homes not impacted by financial troubles (KOCO.com)
  • Montana  Negotiates Cost-saving Pricing with Large Hospitals (Flathead Beacon)
  • Hospital groups demand CMS postpone star ratings ... again (Modern Healthcare)
  • Insurer says Vermont’s two largest hospitals should cut prices (vtdigger.org)
  • Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform health care supply chain (Phys.org)
  • Northwell takes over Coney Island Hospital's troubled lab following fatal mistake (Modern Healthcare)
  • Texas A&M planning to create medical school for physician engineers (KBTX.com) JS Hospital to improve health care delivery (The Express)
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