Aug 042014

WPLN (blog)
Community Health Paying $98M to Settle US Claims
ABC News
The Justice Department and Community Health announced the settlement Monday. The government alleges that the company admitted patients to the hospital when it wasn't medically necessary and then billed Medicare, Medicaid and the military's Tricare …
Community Health Systems pays $98M to settle DOJ claimsThe Tennessean
Community Health to pay $89 mln to settle Justice Dept billing probeReuters
Community Health Systems agrees to at least $97 million settlement in civil The Southern
WPLN (blog) -MarketWatch
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Aug 042014
What Is Perfect Human Health? Google Wants to Map It
Google mapped the world's streets and developed self-driving cars to roam them. Now, the company wants to map something much larger: perfect human health. Google Baseline, announced last week, will collect molecular and genetic information from an …
Google plans to map the human body for future

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Aug 042014
Health Insurer to Stop Covering Uterine Procedure
Wall Street Journal
A health insurer with 5.2 million customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware said it would stop covering a procedure done with a gynecological surgical tool that can spread cancer. Highmark Inc., which is one of the largest Blue Cross Blue
Allegheny Health Network suspends surgical procedurePittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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Aug 042014

St. George Daily Spectrum
NC scores $4.7 million in ACA grants for health care services
News & Observer
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced some of the grants Monday and the rest last week. The recipients are the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and community health organizations in Durham, Carrboro and other …
Obamacare Leads to Surge in Mental Health TreatmentTIME
Behind New York's 2015 health insurance ratesCapital New York
Watch out for health care scamsSt. George Daily Spectrum -WJXT Jacksonville
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Aug 042014

CBS Local
Prosperous Jobs For Skilled Health Care Managers Heat Up In LA
CBS Local
Health care administrators either direct and coordinate medical services for an entire medical facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area. The number of available positions in the coming years is projected to expand by an impressive 23

Aug 042014

Wall Street Journal
Cardinal Health's Revenue Declines on Loss of Walgreen Contract
Wall Street Journal
Drug wholesalers have been forming ventures and collaborations with other health-care related companies, in an effort to increase their bargaining power with pharmaceutical companies and expand internationally. Bloomberg. Cardinal Health Inc. CAH …
Cardinal Health still coping with Walgreen loss, but beats
Cardinal Health In The Red Despite Fourth-Quarter Earnings BeatBidness Etc
Cardinal Healths Fiscal Q4 Earnings Rise and Beat

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Aug 042014
One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive
NPR (blog)
This is a public health campaign. "As architects and planners, we've been part of the problem, in terms of making our lives so sedentary, making things so easy. And there are ways that we can and should correct that," Burney says. The city wants more

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Aug 042014

Columbus Dispatch
Critics: Kasich top health appointee unqualified
On Friday, Kasichnamed Richard Hodges to be Director of Health. Hodges is not a doctor; he had been head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission – and his lack of health experience may violate Ohio law, which requires at least "significant experience in the …
Kasich's top health department appointment questionedColumbus Dispatch

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Aug 042014
Studies: Thank the recession for the health spending slowdown
Washington Post (blog)
Some of the best news for health care in a while is also driving one of its biggest debates — what exactly is behind the historic slowdown in health-care spending these past few years. Just how much credit should be given to structural changes in the …
Study: The recession is behind the best news in health careVox
Report: Recession, not Obamacare, caused health spending slowdownBusiness Record

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Aug 042014

CBS News
US, foreign health workers to flock to West Africa amid Ebola crisis
Los Angeles Times
With dozens of local doctors and medical staff among the dead, U.S. and foreign experts are preparing to flood into West Africa to help fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Although two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and health worker Nancy
Nigeria confirms doctor as 2nd Ebola
Health workers battle trust issues, attacks in Ebola outbreakCBS News
Health officials scramble to contain EbolaThe Hill
UN News Centre -The Escapist
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