Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - March 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-03-31 Minorities underrepresented in New York state physician workforce, study finds 0 None
2009-03-31 California stimulus funding not enough to stave off cuts to some health care services 0 None
2009-03-31 U.S. Supreme Court denies request for emergency injunction to block healthy San Francisco employer contribution mandates 0 None
2009-03-31 Pennsylvania health system decreasing complications, costs with 'warranty' system emphasizing best practices 0 None
2009-03-31 CMS announces new rules for Medicare Advantage plans that aim to protect sick beneficiaries from high out-of-pocket costs 0 None
2009-03-31 Couples retiring this year need $240,000 to cover medical expenses 0 None
2009-03-31 HHS report says health reform vital to U.S. economy as costs rise, quality of care worsens 0 None
2009-03-31 President Obama meets with house Democrats, links passage of budget with ability to move on health reform 0 None
2009-03-30 Low-income families with sick children often enrolled in high-deductible health care plans 0 None
2009-03-30 Retention is part of the answer to the nursing shortage 1 4
2009-03-30 Minority participation critical to health care development, opinion piece says 0 None
2009-03-30 New York Times examines challenges faced by a Minneapolis hospital that treats many Somali, Hispanic patients 0 None
2009-03-30 CQ's Armstrong discusses budget reconciliation, coverage proposal from private insurers, Sebelius confirmation 0 None
2009-03-30 South Carolina audit finds inadequacies in Medicaid transportation service program 0 None
2009-03-30 Federal lawsuit questions Medicaid's ability to deny care deemed necessary by doctor 0 None
2009-03-30 UnitedHealth Group, Ingenix to testify at senate hearing about out-of-network rates 0 None
2009-03-30 New York Times examines Massachusetts health insurance law as model for U.S. health reform 0 None
2009-03-30 Health Reform Dialogue Coalition releases recommendations for U.S. health care system overhaul 0 None
2009-03-30 $78 billion spent for heart disease care in 2006 0 None
2009-03-30 Florida senators introduce bill to prevent Medicaid fraud 0 None
2009-03-30 Obama discusses health reform during internet town hall meeting 0 None
2009-03-30 Senate panel hears from witnesses detailing insurer practices that limit transparency of payment rates 0 None
2009-03-30 Hoyer to coordinate committees on health care legislation process 0 None
2009-03-30 Senate committee advances budget resolution; debate remains over whether to use reconciliation to fast track health reform 0 None
2009-03-30 New survey tracks behavioral health treatment trends 0 None
2009-03-29 Cleaning fluids used in hospitals may pose a health risks 0 None
2009-03-25 National Urban League urges Obama to address racial health disparities in annual report 0 None
2009-03-25 Nearly 11% of Utah residents uninsured 0 None
2009-03-25 CMS orders end to 'referral fees' to sales agents for Medicare Advantage plans 0 None
2009-03-25 Los Algodones, Mexico has become a popular destination for dental medical tourism 0 1
2009-03-25 More physicians performing house calls 0 None
2009-03-25 Employers increase use of eligibility audits for workers' dependents to reduce health care costs, survey finds 0 None
2009-03-25 AHIP, BCBS say insurers willing to stop basing premiums on members' health status if all U.S. residents are required to obtain coverage 0 None
2009-03-25 Sebelius, DeParle discuss health care reform with congressional lawmakers 0 None
2009-03-25 Obama says balancing budget without addressing health care is 'impossible' 0 None
2009-03-25 Rockefeller neuroscientist applies basic science to health care reform 0 None
2009-03-24 Recession exacerbates financial problems at California community health clinics 0 None
2009-03-24 Texas offering loan repayments to pediatric dental, medical physicians who accept Medicaid 0 None
2009-03-24 Local, state health departments forced to cut services for undocumented immigrants amid economic recession 0 None
2009-03-24 One in five U.S. workers uninsured 0 None
2009-03-24 White House announces plans for Obama to nominate IHS Director 0 None
2009-03-24 Speakers at White House-sponsored forum discuss possibility of public health coverage option, preventive care 0 None
2009-03-24 Administration officials signal White House might accept cuts to proposed budget as long as health care reform, other priorities are preserved 0 None
2009-03-24 Ownership of electronic health information must be addressed 0 None
2009-03-23 Belfast gets new cancer centre 0 None
2009-03-23 Preliminary health insurer survey results indicate some patients want to know physician's race when selecting provider 0 None
2009-03-23 U.S. health reform should not be modeled on Massachusetts health insurance law, according to report 0 None
2009-03-23 HHS names former Harvard Professor Blumenthal as National Health Care Information Technology Coordinator 0 None
2009-03-23 U.S. Labor Department releases more details about COBRA subsidie 0 None
2009-03-23 HHS names panel of experts to advise government on spending for comparative effectiveness research 0 None
2009-03-23 House Veterans' Panel approves bill that would cover emergency treatment at non-VA facilities 0 None
2009-03-23 Sen. Grassley says compromise on public-private option health care system will be difficult 0 None
2009-03-23 CQ's Armstrong discusses proposed public health plan option; new bill on FDA tobacco regulation 0 None
2009-03-23 Rhode Island Governor plans to cut dental services for 38,000 low-income residents 0 None
2009-03-23 New York City public hospital system announces cuts targeting mental health, community clinics 0 None
2009-03-23 Obama's proposed FY 2010 budget would require nearly $9.3 trilion in borrowing over 10 years, according to CBO report 0 None
2009-03-22 Environmental cleaning intervention reduces MRSA in intensive care units 0 None
2009-03-20 3 million people at risk with out of date European Health Insurance Cards 0 None
2009-03-17 1 in 4 Americans lacks timely access to optimal care during time-sensitive medical emergencies 0 None
2009-03-17 Telemedicine expansion gives parents more options 0 None
2009-03-16 Review of hospital infection control strategies 0 None
2009-03-16 Obama nominates former New York City health chief Hamburg as FDA commissioner, Baltimore Health Commissioner Sharfstein as Deputy 0 None
2009-03-16 Obama advisers suggest President might not oppose taxing some employer-sponsored health benefits 0 None
2009-03-12 USAID launches early cancer detection program in Georgia 0 None
2009-03-12 Treatment of European coronary patients fails to meet standards of international guidelines 0 None
2009-03-12 Better health and prosperity in Europe via improved clinical research 0 None
2009-03-11 Dramatic growth in number of hospitalists over last two decades 0 None
2009-03-11 Outspoken health care reformer, Obama advisor, visits URMC 0 None
2009-03-11 Financial incentives stimulate changes in medical practice 0 None
2009-03-11 Diagnostic errors: The new focus of patient safety experts 0 None
2009-03-11 Clinicians should lead the way on 'greener' healthcare 0 None
2009-03-11 Critical barriers hindering implementation of electronic personal health records detailed 0 None
2009-03-10 Studies investigate end-of-life healthcare 0 2
2009-03-10 When a patient wishes to leave against medical advice - ethical dilemma for physicians 0 None
2009-03-10 Health insurance status associated with frequency of eye care visits 0 None
2009-03-10 Extra medicare charges for the rich a slippery slope, expert says 0 None
2009-03-08 Powder-free latex gloves decrease allergy risk in hospitals 0 None
2009-03-08 Hopkins community nursing showcases public health principles 0 5
2009-03-08 New clinical support tool gives doctors the complete picture 0 None
2009-03-08 Electronic medical records improve operating room scheduling 0 None
2009-03-05 Racial disparities in ER length of stay point to added risks for minority patients 0 None
2009-03-05 New evidence-based educational guidelines advise paradigm shift in physician education 0 None
2009-03-05 Mobile phones belonging to hospital workers covered in bugs 0 None
2009-03-05 Unemployment benefits improve health of the unemployed 0 None
2009-03-05 Seattle report ranks local hospitals on access to care for minorities, low-income individuals 0 None
2009-03-05 Wilmington News Journal examines bilingual hospital staff serving as interpreters 0 None
2009-03-05 New York paid $28 million in Medicaid payments for 20,000 people receiving benefits in other states, audit finds 0 None
2009-03-05 More companies offering 'telehealth' consultations 0 None
2009-03-05 Employers plan to reduce contributions to employees' premiums in 2010, survey says 0 None
2009-03-05 Many U.S. residents younger than age 65 lacked health insurance at some point during past two years, report finds 0 None
2009-03-05 Kansas lawmakers to examine increase in payments to group with ties to HHS Secretary-Designee Sebelius 0 None
2009-03-05 Obama hosts health care summit at White House 0 None
2009-03-04 Hazardous conditions found in home healthcare may put frail and seniors at risk 0 None
2009-03-04 Contra Costa County considering health services cuts for undocumented immigrants, inmates 0 None
2009-03-04 Maine medical residents receive dental care training to address state dentist shortage 0 None
2009-03-04 Bill would limit Federal funding for Florida Medicaid pilot program 0 None
2009-03-04 Some physicians asking patients to sign 'gag orders' 0 None
2009-03-04 Grassley to introduce bill modifying how 'not-for-profit' hospitals set executive pay 0 None
2009-03-04 Texas Senate Committee approves bill to protect needle-exchange programs 0 None
2009-03-04 Sen. Baucus hopes to introduce comprehensive health reform legislation this summer 0 None
2009-03-04 Obama administration officials defend health care, other provisions in FY 2010 budget proposal 0 None
2009-03-04 Rhode Island Governor drops Medicaid consultant plans 0 None
2009-03-04 Federal health officials, prosecutors switch focus to physicians in illegal kickback cases 0 None
2009-03-03 UB and AHRM, Inc. help Buffalo join the electronic medical revolution 0 None
2009-03-02 Impact of recession on hospitals 0 None
2009-03-02 UT Southwestern teaching hospital halves its rate of premature births 0 None


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