Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - May 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-05-30 Minnesota Health Care Group to launch pilot 'pay-for-performance' initiative to reduce treatment costs for depression 0 None
2008-05-30 Maine Democratic Rep. Allen proposes mix of public, private health plans to achieve universal coverage 0 None
2008-05-30 Consumers Union to launch hospital ratings service 0 None
2008-05-30 Report ranks Aetna, Cigna most efficient, accurate among health insurers in reimbursements to physicians 0 None
2008-05-30 Sen. Kennedy to introduce bill to revise national cancer act 0 None
2008-05-30 Maine Democratic Rep. Allen proposes mix of public, private health plans to achieve universal coverage 0 None
2008-05-30 South Carolina House fails to override veto of cigarette tax increase that would have funded health care programs 0 None
2008-05-30 NewYork-Presbyterian ranks top in U.S. News children's hospital survery 0 None
2008-05-28 Cancer survivors are living "in limbo" with unmet needs for care 0 None
2008-05-28 CQ's Carey discusses Medicare legislation, Medicaid regulations, bipartisan health care summit 0 None
2008-05-28 Hospitals hire 'nocturnists' to improve patient care during night, weekend hours, Wall Street Journal reports 0 None
2008-05-28 CMS approves Pennsylvania Medicaid Waiver Program to help residents with autism 0 None
2008-05-28 AARP to work with Hollywood to include health care issues in viewing 0 None
2008-05-28 Federal Judge prevents 'sneaky attempt' by Bush administration to implement Medicaid rule, editorial states 0 None
2008-05-28 SEC says companies must allow shareholders to vote on universal health coverage proposal 0 None
2008-05-28 Medical errors - Is healthcare getting worse or better? 0 None
2008-05-27 Netherlands bears part of the costs of ageing in other EU countries 0 None
2008-05-27 Digital Healthcare appointed to major NHS Framework contract 0 None
2008-05-26 Americans believe wounded Iraq war veterans generally neglected 0 None
2008-05-25 FDA will monitor medical records of Medicare beneficiaries to identify potential prescription drug, medical device safety problems 0 None
2008-05-25 Florida Governor signs health care bill that allows insurers to sell bare-bones health plans 0 None
2008-05-25 Federal Government should use pre-emption to strengthen citizens' protections, editorial says 0 None
2008-05-25 Massachusetts Medical Society sues group insurance commission over physician rankings 0 None
2008-05-22 AstraZeneca supports transparency legislation on payments to health care providers 0 None
2008-05-22 CBO finds health IT unlikely to generate significant savings 0 None
2008-05-22 Senate Finance Committee Democrats to move forward with Medicare package that includes Medicare Advantage plan cuts 0 None
2008-05-22 Senate leaders reach agreement on process for considering war supplemental spending bill, Medicaid provision 0 None
2008-05-22 Louisiana Gov. Jindal's administration asks State Senate to restore millions in health care budget cuts 0 None
2008-05-22 New efforts to improve medical products for patient safety 0 None
2008-05-21 White House opposes use of Medicare Advantage indirect medical education funds as offset in Medicare bill, Sen. Baucus says 0 None
2008-05-21 Insurers urge Gov. Rell to veto legislation that would expand state employee health insurance pool 0 None
2008-05-21 Eliminating Medicaid dental benefits could lead to more costly treatment for California residents, report finds 0 None
2008-05-21 Senate to vote Thursday on war supplemental appropriations bill with Medicaid provisions 0 None
2008-05-21 Rep. Ryan proposes plan to reduce entitlement spending, revise health care system 0 None
2008-05-21 Veteran group to present proposals for advance funds for health care in department of Veterans Affairs budget 0 None
2008-05-21 Michael Parkinson becomes a 'dignity' ambassador for the elderly 0 None
2008-05-21 Old age is the new middle age - Health Secretary Alan Johnson says 0 None
2008-05-20 Seniors face 'soaring costs' for health care, Chicago Tribune reports 0 None
2008-05-20 CMS announces contract winners in first phase of Medicare durable medical equipment bidding program 0 None
2008-05-20 Some specialty hospitals would benefit from amendment in supplemental war appropriations bill 0 None
2008-05-20 Presidential candidates' health care advisers discuss role of Federal Government in providing coverage to U.S. residents 0 None
2008-05-20 Senator Moore to discuss health care reform at ACNM 53rd Annual Meeting 0 None
2008-05-20 Public funding plan for Scotland is simply PFI-lite 0 None
2008-05-19 CQ's Carey looks at Bush Administration SCHIP directive, privacy protections in health IT bill, request for increased FDA funding 0 None
2008-05-19 CMS to launch three-year Medicare demonstration program that bundles payments for physician, hospital services 0 None
2008-05-19 Average 2008 employee out-of-pocket costs for family health care to increase 10.5%, according to Milliman Index 0 None
2008-05-19 Senate leaders agree on privacy protections amendment to health care information technology bill 0 None
2008-05-19 Coalition proposes using Medicaid, SCHIP funds to purchase private coverage for uninsured 0 None
2008-05-19 Two California health insurers agree to reinstate coverage for 1,200 people whose policies were rescinded after incurring high medical bills 0 None
2008-05-19 Michigan Judge rules against Blue Cross Blue Shield rate hikes, cites large surplus 0 None
2008-05-19 House Committee holds hearing on concerns about nursing home ownership, inspections 0 None
2008-05-19 Cleveland Clinic Medical School to offer no-cost education for students pursuing academic careers 0 None
2008-05-19 More than 10,000 beneficiaries enrolled in Oklahoma insurance premium assistance program 0 None
2008-05-19 Despondent nurse practitioners - disabling postmodern punishment 0 None
2008-05-15 New Wilmot Cancer Center offers expanded care, research for cures 0 None
2008-05-15 Getting sick in Victoria could be a worry 0 None
2008-05-14 Poll finds planning tops action when it comes to healthcare advance planning 0 None
2008-05-13 Washington Post series examines errors in psychiatric diagnoses, medications of detained immigrants 0 None
2008-05-13 U.S. adults trust Obama more than McCain on health care 0 None
2008-05-13 Report proposes near-universal health coverage system allowing individuals, small businesses to purchase insurance through private plans or new Medicare-like option 0 None
2008-05-13 Physician Gainsharing programs reduce hospital spending 0 None
2008-05-13 Facing the Presidential candidates; pollsters say sweeping health reform unlikely in new administration and congress 0 None
2008-05-13 New York Times examines health care access of undocumented immigrants 0 None
2008-05-13 AP/Miami Herald looks at Democratic Presidential candidates' proposed health plans 0 None
2008-05-13 Washington Post examines lack of health care for undocumented immigrants in detention centers 0 None
2008-05-13 Business Week examines college-recommended health insurance plans for students 0 None
2008-05-13 Former Surgeon General Carmona outlines preventive methods for chronic diseases in opinion piece 0 None
2008-05-13 CQ's Carey looks at new Medicare marketing guidelines, health care provisions added to supplemental war spending bill, House panel approval of health care bills 0 None
2008-05-13 Veteran disability payments to increase as number of veterans decreases 0 None
2008-05-12 End-stage dementia patients deserve the same access to palliative care as people with cancer 0 None
2008-05-11 Implementation of nurse-to-patient ratios laws in California is successful, says American Society of Registered Nurses 0 None
2008-05-11 New Hampshire House passes bill to create plan to lower insurance premiums for small businesses 0 None
2008-05-11 New Hampshire House passes bill to create plan to lower insurance premiums for small businesses 0 None
2008-05-11 Georgia Gov. Perdue signs bill establishing tax exemptions for employer-provided high-deductible policies 0 None
2008-05-09 UNISON welcomes assurances over NHS reform 0 None
2008-05-08 Senate version of supplemental war appropriations bill would delay Medicaid regulations, increase FDA funds 0 None
2008-05-08 Senate Finance Committee discusses offsets for estimated $15M to $18M cost of Medicare payment delay; Bush administration requests June 16 deadline 0 None
2008-05-08 House Energy and Commerce Committee approves bill to reauthorize community health centers program 0 None
2008-05-08 Illinois Gov. Blagojevich to stop enrolling people in expanded FamilyCare program 0 None
2008-05-08 ACP says Medicare cuts will hurt physicians in small practices - asks Congress to pass legislation to avert pending pay cut 0 None
2008-05-08 Medicare fee cuts could devastate rehabilitation services 0 None
2008-05-08 New report says Australia's health system in need of renovation 0 None
2008-05-07 U.S. manufacturers spend twice as much as foreign competitors on health care, report finds 0 None
2008-05-07 Senate Finance Committee holds first in series of Congressional hearings on U.S. health system overhaul 0 None
2008-05-07 New legislation would require mandatory Federal standards for physical, mental health care for detained immigrants 0 None
2008-05-07 Theft of medical information becoming more common, USA Today reports 0 None
2008-05-07 Economic downturn prompts many nurses to work more shifts, helps address nursing shortage 0 None
2008-05-07 Lawmakers, industry reps, officials discuss Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment 0 None
2008-05-07 Workers with no healthcare protecting Kaiser Permanente facilities 0 None
2008-05-06 Nurse care for schizophrenia patients 1 3
2008-05-06 Nurse practitioners as entrepreneurs: constrained or liberated? 0 None
2008-05-06 House hearing to address concerns over Medicare durable medical equipment competitive bidding program 0 None
2008-05-06 Lawsuit filed to stop 10% Medicaid provider payment rate reduction in California 0 None
2008-05-06 Healthy San Francisco program prompts some companies to shift costs to consumers but appears effective 0 None
2008-05-06 Newspapers examine issues related to health care proposals of Presidential candidates 0 None
2008-05-06 Senate action on Medicare MD Pay Bill might be delayed due to Medicaid, war funding efforts, AARP lobbyist says 0 None
2008-05-06 Michigan Senate passes bill that would expand, reduce cost of private health insurance 0 None
2008-05-06 CQ's Carey looks at genetic anti-discrimination approval, debate over Medicaid regulations, lLegislation to treat substance abuse among veterans 0 None
2008-05-06 CMS announces decision on Medicare coverage of artificial hearts, long-term acute care hospital reimbursements 0 None
2008-05-06 Some states to ask Congress to regulate marketing of private Medicare plans 0 None
2008-05-05 New SCHIP enrollees have unmet health care needs 0 None
2008-05-02 Who pays for health care when workers are uninsured? 0 4
2008-05-01 Does it matter that medical graduates don't get jobs as doctors? 0 None
2008-05-01 Intensive training for medical staff in Latin American hospitals reduces serious complication of pregnancy 0 None
2008-05-01 Patient safety project complete as entire U-M Health System offers online ordering 0 None


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