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Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report....
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MedPAC members consider arbitration to control drug prices

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members say the panel needs to explore how to lower hospitals' drug prices covered under Medicare Part A, with some members floating binding arbitration as a...
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Financial Challenges Top Hospital Leaders’ Main Concerns From 2018

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Those economic worries were followed by concerns about government mandates and patient safety....
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KPC Group offers $610M for four Verity Health hospitals

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
California-based Verity wants to implement a public auction where other buyers could outbid KPC for Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Seton Coastside in Moss...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs

Jan 19, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals...
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NYC Health & Hospitals proposes changes to charity-care payments

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Previous cuts to the DSH program brought NYC Health & Hospitals to the brink of being unable to pay its workforce on time in fall 2017. Now, it wants to change the state formula...
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For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won't survive to be discharged, a U.S. study suggests....
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Jan. 21-25: Medicaid Policies in Focus

Jan 19, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 17—As Congress’s primary Medicaid advisory body prepares to meet next week, hospitals and insurers are clashing over changes to the program’s managed care...
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State Highlights: Georgia Governor Seeks Changes To Medicaid Program; Ohio Hospital Draws Allegations Of Negligence After Patient Deaths

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Georgia, Ohio, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Kansas, Texas, California, New Hampshire, Minnesota and...
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Steps to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions Studied

Jan 19, 2019 , WebMD
Nighttime room entries dropped by 44 percent after researchers educated doctors and nurses on the health consequences of in-hospital sleep...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals Scrambling

Jan 19, 2019 , RxList
Major hospital groups on Tuesday highlighted the challenges created by both frequent shortages of critical products, including saline and injectable opioids, and rising prices for medicines, including decades-old generic...
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New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil For A Brighter Lupus Future

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Can krill oil improve the quality of life of people living with systemic lupus erythematous? A clinical trial, involving 20 centers in the United States, is currently enrolling patients to answer this question. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City, is aiming to enroll four patients w......
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Flu Season 2018-19: How Are We Doing?

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
This flu season has shown both higher immunization rates and lower rates of flu-like illnesses. There continue to be hospitalizations due to flu-like complications, and deaths due to flu, but, to date, the incidence of all flu-related illnesses has declined this...
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MedPAC recommends consolidating Medicare quality programs

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality programs and boost payments for high-performing...
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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
The flu can alter your immunity and make you more prone to other infections,. Getting a flu shot is relatively cheap and can reduce hospitalizations, acute heart illnesses and...
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Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations

Jan 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness HospitalizationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00...
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Healthcare groups, hospitals tell president, Congress to end shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hundreds of groups including major healthcare industry associations and hospitals sent letters to Congress and President Donald Trump urging an end to the partial government shutdown, citing health consequences of the lapsed...
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Researchers Pinpoint Factor That Predicts Unplanned Hospital Readmissions

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research from West Virginia University suggests a widely used index to assess hospital patients’ risk of readmission may have a blind spot. Physicians and nurses use a tool called the “LACE index” to identify which patients are most likely to be readmitted to the hospital because symptoms come ......
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Scott Steiner to lead Phoebe Putney Health System

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Steiner will replace Joel Wernick, who is retiring after 30 years as the Georgia system's top executive. Steiner currently serves as CEO of four Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in...
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Drug Prices an Increasing Challenge for Hospitals: Survey

Jan 17, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 15—Most hospitals have had to juggle their budgets in recent years to accommodate increasingly expensive drugs, according to a new survey....
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