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  • Hospice program honored

     
    It has an ungainly name -- optimizing advanced complex illness support, or OACIS -- but a noble mission. OACIS, Lehigh Valley Health Network's palliative care program, recently received a national honor for carrying out that mission. OACIS, established in 2006
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions
    Some of the Chicago area's most prominent research hospitals — and others that serve its poorest residents — face significant penalties from Medicare for having too many patients in recent years return for a second visit within a month of...

    Job-based health premiums increasing slowly, deductibles faster

    WASHINGTON Average premiums for job-based family health coverage are up just 3 percent this year, while the cost of single coverage rose only 2 percent, continuing a sustained trend of moderate growth in insurance costs, according to a nationwide survey...

    Shift in hospital admission policy can have costly implications for patients

    If you find yourself in a hospital for more than a few hours, make sure you find out if you have been admitted for inpatient care or if you are merely considered an outpatient under what is called "observation care." If you haven't been admitted to the...