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  • The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it

    The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it
    Jan. 1 was a red-letter day for America's provision of healthcare to its poorest residents--and we do mean red. That was the expiration day of a two-year bump in Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians seeing Medicaid patients. The raise,...
  • Medicare cuts a prescription for disaster

    When it was announced that more than $700 billion would be stripped from Medicare to help finance the Affordable Care Act, one wondered how that would affect the health care of seniors as well as those providing it. Well, wait no longer for the answer....
  • California's Rep. Ami Bera hopes for some common ground in 2015; a question and answer

    WASHINGTON Rep. Ami Bera was sworn in Tuesday for a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, but only a few months ago, his return to the Capitol was anything but certain. Bera, a Democrat who represents California's 7th District, started...
  • Sen. Kaine introduces bill to negotiate Medicare prescription costs

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va, has introduced a new bill to overturn the non-interference clause that prevents the government from negotiating drug costs for Medicare. Such a bargaining tool has long been considered a way to reduce costs for the Medicare...
  • CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent

    CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent
    The head of Waterbury Hospital said layoffs and budget cuts are imminent regardless of whether state Senate leaders can rekindle interest by a Texas hospital chain to buy Waterbury and four other nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut. Waterbury Hospital'...
  • Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals

    Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals
    Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
  • Aetna mistake could complicate some Part D drug refills

    Some seniors who enrolled in Medicare Part D plans with Aetna or its subsidiary Coventry Health Care could be in for a surprise when they try to fill their prescriptions this year. During the most-recent enrollment period, Aetna identified some...
  • Agency postpones deadline at New York clinic where Joan Rivers suffered fatal complication

    Agency postpones deadline at New York clinic where Joan Rivers suffered fatal complication
    A federal agency has postponed a deadline at the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure. The comedian died in September of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an...
  • LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility

    LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility
    Lehigh Valley Health Network is opening an a inpatient rehabilitation facility at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The 34-bed facility will occupy the sixth and seventh floors of the Kasych Family Pavilion's South Tower, LVHN...
  • Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts

    Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts
    Local hospitals are making strides in reducing hospital-acquired infections, new data from the hospitals show. Reducing hospital-acquired infections is complex in a place where a lot of sick people are in close quarters. It takes education; changes in...
  • Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide

    Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide
    Hospitals will pay for not meeting criteria to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Read which ones in Modern Healthcare: Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals For more health news, go to www.dailypress.com/health