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Connecticut considers property tax changes for not-for-profit hospitals | Modern Healthcare

Two bills that could determine how much money Connecticut municipalities are paid for their tax-exempt properties passed legislative committees this week.
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Obamacare enrollment may hit 7 million goal at deadline

Obamacare enrollment may hit 7 million goal at deadline | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
(Bloomberg) — Early returns suggest the Obama administration may reach a projection of 7 million enrollees made before the U.S. health exchange struggled at its startup.
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Setting Healthcare Interop On Fire

Setting Healthcare Interop On Fire | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
There's a new software standard for sharing health data that's gaining a lot of interest and support. Still in "prototype" format, it's called Fast Health Interoperable Resources or FHIR (pronounced 'fire') and the early interest is more than just curiosity. Several high profile projects ‒ including the new CommonWell Health Alliance ‒ are [...]
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Beyond The Health Law Enrollment Numbers, State-By-State Disparities, Penalties Draw Headlines - Kaiser Health News

The Wall Street Journal reports that federal officials have sent a "nudging" email to consumers who haven't picked a plan yet. And the New York Times examines how the push to expand health coverage has taken the shape of a number of very different and uneven individual efforts instead of "a sweeping federal overhaul."
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CHIME Time: Engaging patients as consumers | Modern Healthcare

Patients increasingly expect a better experience in accessing and consuming healthcare services. Providers are beginning to respond with IT-enabled solutions.
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Increasing Transparency in Health Care with Open Payments

Increasing Transparency in Health Care with Open Payments | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
By Ted Doolittle, Deputy Director, CMS Center for Program Integrity At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, we are committed to transparency. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we have...
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NW Massachusetts' regional hospital closes; state plans probe |
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NW Massachusetts' regional hospital closes; state plans probe | <br/>Modern Healthcare | Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Financially troubled North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital shut down Friday, and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said her office would conduct an investigation into the actions that led to
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