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ICD-10 Coding Uncovers Higher Rate of Fatal Falls Among Seniors

ICD-10 Coding Uncovers Higher Rate of Fatal Falls Among Seniors | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
A report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy concludes that an increase in death rate attributed to falls is not because more...
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Omnicare Must Pay $50 Million for Illegally Dispensing Painkillers to ...

Omnicare Must Pay $50 Million for Illegally Dispensing Painkillers to ... | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Drug company Omnicare Inc. will pay the U.S. government $50 million dollars to settle complaints that it handed out medication to nursing home patients all over the country without prescriptions signed by doctors.
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Beyond Obamacare: How to Fix Our Enormous, Inefficient Health-Care System

Beyond Obamacare: How to Fix Our Enormous, Inefficient Health-Care System | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Whatever the Supreme Court decides about the individual mandate, the main battle remains to be fought: how to rein in the grotesque costs of the current system.
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Hospitals lose millions from cancelled surgeries - FierceHealthcare

Hospitals lose millions from cancelled surgeries - FierceHealthcare | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Patient no-shows and cancellations on the day of surgery are costing hospitals millions of dollars each year, Anesthesiology News reported. Researchers at Tulane University Medical Center found that Read more...
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Michael F. Cannon discusses the health care exchanges at Citizens' Council for Health Freedom forum

Michael F. Cannon discusses the health care exchanges at Citizens' Council for Health Freedom forum | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Featuring Michael F.Cannon (@RepSimmons Obama’s Healthcare exchange will not give PA more control.#HandsoffPA http://t.co/uZFhic0u...)...
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Obamacare or not, healthcare reform in progress

Obamacare or not, healthcare reform in progress | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
News: Obamacare or not, healthcare reform in progress | healthcare, care, consumers, price, consumer, treatment, hospital, costs, based, hoag (Obamacare or not, healthcare reform in progress - OCRegister: Live Insurance NewsObamacare or not, healthcare...
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In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out

In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
The slowing of the growth rate is partly explained by the recession, but evidence suggests that changing behavior of health care providers and consumers also partly accounts for it.

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Medicaid funding up to Senate - TimesDaily.com

Medicaid funding up to Senate - TimesDaily.com | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
$602 million.

That’s how much state Medicaid will need in fiscal 2013 to adequately serve about 900,000 low-income and disabled Alabamians.

This is just a typical example of the shortfall in funding that all states are facing.

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Boy Scout begins project to help local nursing home

Boy Scout begins project to help local nursing home | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
An assisted living community will benefit from a local boy scout's desire to help. In order for Boy Scouts to reach the rank of eagle they must complete a service project.
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How Predictive Modeling Cuts Readmissions

How Predictive Modeling Cuts Readmissions | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
With the threat of reimbursement losses for preventable 30-day readmissions, healthcare organizations are analyzing care transitions used in tandem wi...
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U.S. Chief Technology Officer discusses health-care reform's effects ...

U.S. Chief Technology Officer discusses health-care reform's effects ... | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicked off the 2012 GSB Healthcare Innovation Summit at Stanford yesterday with a fast-paced talk about how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect health ...
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The Valuable Data of Healthcare : TaxoDiary

Apixio has announced that it has provided funds for research to the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) at Stanford University for developing data driven methods to improve health care outcomes.
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As US Supreme Court mulls healthcare, rumors fly - Reuters

As US Supreme Court mulls healthcare, rumors fly - Reuters | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
As US Supreme Court mulls healthcare, rumors flyReutersNow comes the nationwide angst of waiting - as long as two months - for decisions, particularly the one that will resolve the most high-stakes and closely watched case of the year: the challenge...
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Study Explores What Factors Drive Health Care Spending - Kaiser Health News

A report out today from the Health Care Cost Institute analyzed what insurers and households paid for medical care from 2007 to 2010.
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Hospital ED Wait Times Reveal Huge Variations

Hospital ED Wait Times Reveal Huge Variations | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Responding to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pilot program, 74 hospitals from around the country posted median wait times for their...
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3 reimbursement changes for hospital performance - FierceHealthcare

3 reimbursement changes for hospital performance - FierceHealthcare | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Hospitals are bracing themselves for some significant reimbursement changes under health reform that could hit their pocketbooks. The American Hospital Association (AHA) outlined top issues in its Read more...
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42% of American adults will be obese by 2030, study says

42% of American adults will be obese by 2030, study says | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
The ranks of obese Americans are expected to swell even further in the coming years, rising from 36% of the adult population today to 42% by 2030, experts said Monday.
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US charges more than 100 for Medicare fraud schemes - Reuters

US charges more than 100 for Medicare fraud schemes - Reuters | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
WGAL LancasterUS charges more than 100 for Medicare fraud schemesReuters* Sebelius uses arrests to defend Obama healthcare law * FBI investigating more than 2600 healthcare fraud cases By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - US authorities...
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CMS Proposed Rate Increase

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ObamaCare ruling will determine legality of healthcare mandate ...

April 28, 2012 • Jane Hong, Staff Writer Filed under News. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more widely known as ObamaCare, is a major issue that President Barack Obama has been forced to deal with during ...
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Monterey, CA : Health Care Costs Are Declining : Is This A Long-Term Trend Or A Short Term Blip? : Hands to Help Seniors

Monterey, CA : Health Care Costs Are Declining : Is This A Long-Term Trend Or A Short Term Blip? : Hands to Help Seniors | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
New Help in town (Health care costs are on the decline.

I would read to much into this, but it is interesting to keep an eye on, especially with elections coming up this fall. time will tell.

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Drug shortages leave healthcare providers foraging for vital medicines - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Drug shortages leave healthcare providers foraging for vital medicines - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comDrug shortages leave healthcare providers foraging for vital medicinesThe Star-Ledger - NJ.comBy Susan Todd/The Star-Ledger Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerSusan Goodin, associate director for clinical trials and therapeutics at...
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Technology key to population health management, ACO maturation - FierceHealthIT

Technology key to population health management, ACO maturation - FierceHealthIT | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
As healthcare shifts to model emphasizing more accountable care, technology will be an indispensable part of the equation, according to a report unveiled this week by the Institute for Health Read more...
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Republican report blasts Obama's healthcare law - Reuters

Republican report blasts Obama's healthcare law - Reuters | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Republican report blasts Obama's healthcare lawReutersBy David Morgan | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Thursday issued a politically charged report that quoted President Barack Obama's corporate advisers as predicting his 2010 healthcare overhaul...
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Tort Reform Arrives to Healthcare - Sue the Patient - Forbes

Tort Reform Arrives to Healthcare - Sue the Patient - Forbes | Healthcare in the News | Scoop.it
Daily BeastTort Reform Arrives to Healthcare - Sue the PatientForbesAs healthcare titans UPMC and Highmark duel each other for supremacy in Pennsylvania, another type of patient battle made headlines this week in North Carolina.
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