March 25, 2010 Why would a nonprofit chain of six hospitals sell itself to Cerberus Capital, a decidedly for-profit investment house named for a mythical three-headed dog guarding Hades? Money.
March 19, 2010 Beginning next year, loads of federal stimulus money will flow to doctors and hospitals to help them buy systems for electronic medical records. Now there's an online calculator you can use to estimate how much your local hospital would be eligibl...
February 26, 2010 A new study concludes that California's biggest networks of doctors and hospitals caused insurers to pump up hospitals' fees twice as quickly as the national average in recent years. A consolidation wave beginning in the late 1990s gave doctors an...
February 19, 2010 When people are discharged from hospitals, they sometimes leave with souvenirs. Some of the items taken might surprise you.
February 8, 2010 A increase in Medicare payments for the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer in doctors' offices was expected to save money by reducing hospitalizations. But a study of what happened at a New York hospital shows the approach backfired.
February 4, 2010 The top court in Illinois found that a law on the books since 2005 violates the state's constitution. The decision, though specific to Illinois, could deal a blow to malpractice overhaul elsewhere.
January 29, 2010 A new report by the Massachusetts Attorney General finds brand name, location and niche specialties have more to do with hospitals' prices than quality, disease burden, or results.
January 7, 2010 Keep it simple, Doc. That's the lesson of two studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, which offer simple ways to save lives, like bathing patients and swabbing their noses with antibiotic ointment.
January 6, 2010
The formula Medicare uses to pay hospitals would get rejiggered under language in both the House and Senate bills to pay more to hospitals that provide better value for the money.
December 31, 2009 Federal officials unveiled more than 500 pages of proposed rules on what doctors and hospitals have to do to collect billions of dollars in stimulus money for switching from paper medical files to computerized health records. Basically, they have ...
December 14, 2009 Have questions about the latest medical treatments for stroke? Join us for a live chat with stroke expert Dr. Lee Schwamm, Monday at noon ET.
November 24, 2009 Staph infections from the community are showing up in hospitals more and more, making the problem of drug-resistant infections more complex.
Plugging into stimulus funds may be tricky for hospitals serving the poor.
October 26, 2009 Hospitals that care for the poor may have trouble getting their share of federal stimulus money to support electronic medical records.
October 16, 2009 The Los Angeles hospital expressed deep regret over radiation overdoses for 200 patients and said it's taking action to avoid a repeat of the problem.
October 14, 2009 More than 200 patients getting CT scans to look for strokes were exposed to excessive radiation, leading the FDA to investigate the causes and potential health impact.
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