Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - June 2008

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2008-06-30 $300m earmarked to care for the elderly outside hospital in Australia 0 None
2008-06-26 What price for a more effective Australian health care system? 0 None
2008-06-26 House votes 355-59 to approve legislation that would delay Medicare physician fee cut 0 None
2008-06-26 War supplemental spending bill that would block Medicaid rules shows 'inability' of Congress to control spending, opinion piece states 0 None
2008-06-26 Mississippi lawmakers should pass legislation to create sustainable funding for Medicaid, Gov. Barbour writes 0 None
2008-06-26 New York Times Editorial, column address provision in Medicare bill to delay DME competitive bidding program 0 None
2008-06-26 Mailing error left 16,000 Commonwealth Care beneficiaries unaware of coverage cancellation, how to appeal decisions 0 None
2008-06-26 Senate panel approves $153.1 billion for discretionary spending in labor-HHS-education bill for FY 2009 0 None
2008-06-26 GOP lawmakers, health care officials raise concerns with proposed health disparities bill at house panel hearing 0 None
2008-06-26 Inquest hears how overworked, exhausted doctors make mistakes 0 None
2008-06-25 Harbor House to assist transplant and critical care patients, families 0 None
2008-06-25 First comprehensive report on colorectal cancer care in Europe and Australia reveals need for action 0 None
2008-06-25 Few employers addressing employees' obesity despite increasing costs 0 None
2008-06-24 CBO Director Orszag says health IT holds promise, but no panacea for health care costs 0 None
2008-06-24 Future of Medicare at stake in Presidential election, opinion piece states 0 None
2008-06-24 Reps. Barton, Dingell to introduce legislation that aims to spur nationwide adoption of electronic health records 0 None
2008-06-24 USA Today examines online second-opinion services 0 None
2008-06-24 Social Security officials call for social security numbers to be removed from Medicare ID cards 0 None
2008-06-24 New Orleans teaching hospital that would replace charity will require state funds 0 None
2008-06-24 Nursing home alternative challenges traditional system 0 None
2008-06-24 Lack of health insurance for many U.S. residents 'merely a symptom' of larger problem with costs, according to opinion piece 0 None
2008-06-24 Montana measure to expand SCHIP, Medicaid eligibility to be included on November ballot 0 None
2008-06-24 San Francisco Chronicle examines health insurance claim denials 0 None
2008-06-24 House to vote on modified version of Senate Democrats' Medicare physician pay patch bill 0 None
2008-06-24 Health Minister accuses the AMA of being protectionist 0 None
2008-06-24 Overtired 'ambos' make mistakes 0 None
2008-06-24 Australia's first Chief Nursing Officer will give nurses a political voice 0 None
2008-06-24 More government in health care is not a prescription for reform 0 None
2008-06-23 Australian Medical Association says aged care residents the victims of 'inertia' by the government 0 None
2008-06-19 Top scientists say 'NHS won't survive next 20 years' 0 None
2008-06-19 Audit to be done on nursing home where elderly were given poison pancakes 0 None
2008-06-17 New AMA public health policies on vitamin D, processed foods, flavored cigarettes, tobacco sales, disaster medicine and seniors 0 None
2008-06-17 AMA adopts strategies to help address medical student debt - aim to help relieve physician shortage 0 None
2008-06-17 Employer health care costs projected to rise by nearly 10% in 2008 and 2009 0 None
2008-06-17 Kaiser Daily Health Policy report feature highlights recent blog posts 0 None
2008-06-17 Few community health centers receive reimbursement for providing language services, report indicates 0 None
2008-06-17 Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report rounds up health news from the campaign trail 0 None
2008-06-17 Insurers often improperly reimburse physicians, adding $200 billion annually to U.S. health care costs, AMA report finds 0 None
2008-06-17 Connecticut Governor vetoes health care bill that would have expanded State employee health insurance plan 0 None
2008-06-17 Washington post examines Medicare's 'growing fraud problem' 0 None
2008-06-17 Washington Post examines growth of employment in health care industry, increased costs 0 None
2008-06-17 American Medical Association members say 'secret shoppers' should not be used to gauge quality at physicians' offices 0 None
2008-06-17 Massachusetts health insurance law of 2006 working, but challenges lie ahead, NYT editorial states 0 None
2008-06-17 Health IT might not produce immediate savings, but it could improve quality of care, reduce health disparities 0 None
2008-06-17 U.S. health care debate must address 'plight of the underinsured,' editorial states 0 None
2008-06-17 Newspapers highlight health care, economic proposals of Presidential candidates Obama, McCain 0 None
2008-06-17 Gingrich outlines proposal to address health care costs 0 None
2008-06-17 Hawaii physicians, hospitals urge Gov. Lingle to release Medicaid physician payment funds 0 None
2008-06-17 Pennsylvania Senate Republicans unveil health care plans 0 None
2008-06-17 Coalition calls for end of redesigned Medicaid program in West Virginia 0 None
2008-06-17 Colorado SCHIP classified 10% of beneficiaries incorrectly 0 None
2008-06-17 Expansion of health insurance could help reduce health care disparities, lawmakers, experts say 0 None
2008-06-11 Australian Government oddly excludes AMA again on health plans - AMA negative about plans to ease GP shortage 0 None
2008-06-11 Obama, McCain discuss health care proposals 0 None
2008-06-11 CMS to launch Medicare pilot project that will provide physicians with incentives to use health IT 0 None
2008-06-11 Massachusetts insurers to expand health plans with physician ranking system despite lawsuit 0 None
2008-06-11 Colorado SCHIP classified 10% of beneficiaries incorrectly, according to state auditors 0 None
2008-06-11 House bill would allow small businesses to form statewide, nationwide pools for purchasing insurance 0 None
2008-06-11 Without increased funding, California's dominance and public health are threatened, according to new report 0 None
2008-06-11 UNISON welcomes government guidance on procurement 0 None
2008-06-11 Government and nurses call for a major shake-up of Australia's health system 0 None
2008-06-11 The Politico examines prospects for U.S. health care system overhaul 0 None
2008-06-11 Bush Administration requests $275 million increase for FDA in FY 2009 budget 0 None
2008-06-11 Bill 'best way to ensure' transparency of possible conflicts of interest, editorial states 0 None
2008-06-11 Utah Medicaid program to launch initiative to reduce unnecessary ED visits 0 None
2008-06-11 Obama launches economic tour, promotes health care proposal 0 None
2008-06-11 Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report feature highlights recent blogs 0 None
2008-06-11 CMS announces $15 million funding increase for Medicare counseling programs 0 None
2008-06-10 Agfa HealthCare assigned second phase RIS/PACS agreement with First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University 0 None
2008-06-10 Philadelphia Inquirer examines health care price transparency issue 0 None
2008-06-10 Panel discusses expanding health coverage to uninsured via 'early Medicare' program 0 None
2008-06-10 Decision by Democratic Presidential Candidate Clinton to suspend campaign decreases prospects for individual health insurance mandate, Wall Street Journal reports 0 None
2008-06-10 Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft launch personal electronic health records pilot program 0 None
2008-06-10 New Jersey lawmakers advance bill that would require income verification of all state-funded health insurance program applicants 0 None
2008-06-10 CQ's Carey discusses Democratic, GOP Medicare proposals, VA mental health bill, health care IT measure 0 None
2008-06-10 Congressional Democrats move to impose new limits on specialty hospitals 0 None
2008-06-10 New Indigenous health clinics commence 0 None
2008-06-08 Louisiana's Charity Hospitals need $35 million to continue services at current levels 0 None
2008-06-08 Massachusetts employers, insurers lobby against higher employer fees for uninsured workers, support cost control efforts 0 None
2008-06-08 House panel hearing focuses on health IT privacy, cost concerns 0 None
2008-06-08 Senate Finance Committee hears testimony on health IT, quality of care, medical liability laws in preparation for major health system overhaul efforts next year 0 None
2008-06-08 Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Obama criticizes health care proposal of opponent McCain 0 None
2008-06-08 Kansas Health Institute News Service examines prospects for expanding health coverage in state 0 None
2008-06-08 Connecticut lawmaker asks Gov. Rell to delay implementation of Charter Oak health plan 0 None
2008-06-08 Health care legislation might not top next administration's agenda, former house leader says 0 None
2008-06-08 Walgreen agrees to pay $35 million to settle allegations of improper medication switches for Medicaid beneficiaries 0 None
2008-06-08 Colorado Gov. Ritter signs 11 health care bills to increase access, expand coverage 0 None
2008-06-08 South Los Angeles residents face difficulties receiving medical care for variety of reasons 0 None
2008-06-08 Senate approves $3.1 trillion FY 2009 budget resolution without proposed reductions in Medicare, Medicaid spending 0 None
2008-06-08 Wall Street Journal letter to the editor responds to column in support of medical liability reform 0 None
2008-06-08 California Legislature takes up multiple health care bills 0 None
2008-06-08 HHS releases comprehensive plan to encourage nationwide adoption of health IT 0 None
2008-06-08 U.S. immigration policy irrational when U.S.-born physicians in short supply 0 None
2008-06-08 Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report feature highlights recent blog entries 0 None
2008-06-08 Study finds wide racial, geographic health care disparities among Medicare beneficiaries 0 None
2008-06-08 Building a healthy future for rural communities 0 None
2008-06-08 UNISON condemns proposed cuts to care home inspections 0 None
2008-06-08 UNISON members say yes to NHS pay offer 0 None
2008-06-05 New NHS guidelines on recreational drug use in nightclubs 0 None
2008-06-05 Majority of U.S. House supports repeal of Medicare therapy caps 0 None
2008-06-04 Independent presidential health panel proposed 0 None
2008-06-04 ACLU urges Congress to maximize medical privacy of electronic health records 0 None
2008-06-04 UNISON rejects private management move for NHS 0 None
2008-06-04 New Filton Blood Centre to open in July 0 None
2008-06-04 Tough action against underperforming hospitals and primary care trusts in UK 0 None
2008-06-03 Number of uninsured Massachusetts residents decreased by nearly half in 2007 0 None
2008-06-03 Health IT legislation stalled by privacy concerns 0 None
2008-06-03 Health insurer lobby releases plan to reduce U.S. health care costs by $145 billion 0 None
2008-06-03 Finance Committee staffers meet with stakeholders about Medicare physician cuts 0 None
2008-06-03 Rep. Walberg touts market-based health care legislation in Washington Times op-ed 0 None
2008-06-02 Arizona Republic examines health insurance policy rescissions 0 None
2008-06-02 Senate Democrats to move forward with bill that would halt 10.6% Medicare physician payment cut despite veto threat 0 None
2008-06-02 Lawmakers seek to revive legislation that would eliminate COBRA coverage limits 0 None
2008-06-02 Health care standards needed at immigration detention centers, opinion piece states 0 None
2008-06-02 Improving palliative care 0 None
2008-06-02 Prime Healthcare to acquire three hospitals from Tenet Healthcare 0 None
2008-06-01 13.7 million young adults in the United States lack health insurance coverage 0 None

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