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  • Some states pay doctors more to treat Medicaid patients

    WASHINGTON Fifteen states are betting they can convince more doctors to accept the growing number of patients covered by Medicaid with a simple incentive: more money. The Affordable Care Act gave states federal dollars to raise Medicaid reimbursement...
  • ER at Winter Park Memorial Hospital gets senior-friendly

    ER at Winter Park Memorial Hospital gets senior-friendly
    Winter Park Memorial Hospital's emergency department is the first in the Orlando area to become senior-friendly. Patients are screened to determine whether they should be assigned to the senior track. Several rooms have been modified to cater to older...
  • Medical Marijuana: More Patients, More Products, Low Profile

    Medical Marijuana: More Patients, More Products, Low Profile
    Susan Gilchrist once took nine different medications to ease the chronic pain and fatigue of her multiple sclerosis. Gilchrist, 32, is now off all those drugs, finding more relief, she says, than she has in more than a decade, now that she uses just one...
  • Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

    Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures
    When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery. A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from Medicare and...
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • U. of C. nurses to strike April 30

    U. of C. nurses to strike April 30
    National Nurses United said Friday it has called for a one-day strike April 30 against University of Chicago Medicine. Jan Rodolfo, the union's Midwest director, said no significant movement has been made on sticking issues. The strike notice was...
  • Bill would make Catholic hospitals tell patients about options elsewhere

     Bill would make Catholic hospitals tell patients about options elsewhere
    A measure before Illinois lawmakers would require Roman Catholic hospitals to tell patients they can go elsewhere for birth control, certain medical procedures and other health care choices that violate church teachings. The proposal would amend the...
  • Lawsuit claims IU Health, midwifery practice risked lives

    A federal whistleblower lawsuit says IU Health and midwifery practice HealthNet defrauded the government of millions of dollars, and put low-income pregnant women at risk. The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1basocT ) reports the suit accuses IU Health...
  • Few Chicago-area hospitals shine in government's new patient star ratings

       Few Chicago-area hospitals shine in government's new patient star ratings
    The federal government has adopted a new patient satisfaction metric to rate the nation's hospitals, awarding each institution one to five stars after synthesizing the responses to consumer surveys. In Illinois, the Chicago area stood out for having...
  • No Maryland hospital gets five stars under new federal rating system

    No Maryland hospital gets five stars under new federal rating system
    No Maryland hospital, not even world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, earned a top score under a new, simplified ranking system for patient satisfaction released Thursday by federal health care authorities. The new system — which assigns one to...
  • Leslie Simmons: Hospital improving for the future

    In the weeks since Carroll Hospital Center finalized our partnership agreement with LifeBridge Health, I have been asked by many inside and outside the hospital what it means, what will change and how things will improve. My first response is this: I am...