Skilled Healthcare Group Gets Court Verdict of Not Meeting Minimum Nursing Home Standards in California And May Not Be Able to Appeal– Skilled Healthcare’s Liability Insurance Has Been Exhausted For This Year So Now What? Skilled Healthcare Group Gets Court Verdict of Not Meeting Minimum Nursing Home Standards in California And May Not Be Able to Appeal– Skilled Healthcare’s Liability Insurance Has Been Exhausted For This Year So Now What?

The size of the award may be reduced as the article sates and one of their facilities in northern Ca...

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Caritas Christi Health Care Reaches Agreement to Acquire Landmark Medical Hospital in Rhode Island–Private Equity Firm Cerberus Purchased Caritas in March Pending Final Approval Caritas Christi Health Care Reaches Agreement to Acquire Landmark Medical Hospital in Rhode Island–Private Equity Firm Cerberus Purchased Caritas in March Pending Final Approval

The ink has not dried yet on the acquisition of Caritas by private equity firm Cerberus yet and the ...

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nasty Coke Strike in Washington Over Health and Retirement Benefits-Drivers Go On Strike and Coke Cuts Their Health Insurance Off The Next Day Stating Premium Payroll Deduction Would Not Be Met Nasty Coke Strike in Washington Over Health and Retirement Benefits-Drivers Go On Strike and Coke Cuts Their Health Insurance Off The Next Day Stating Premium Payroll Deduction Would Not Be Met

The article states that talks broke off and thus the workers went on strike and as we are seeing tod...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Office of the National Coordinator Awards Lockheed Martin $9 Million to Create Real World Model of Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Office of the National Coordinator Awards Lockheed Martin $9 Million to Create Real World Model of Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)

Occasionally I update news on this project but you may or may not be familiar with the NHIN.  This i...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Stephen Colbert Talks Social Media–Eric Schmidt Says You Should Not Make Mistakes and You Can Change Your Life Stephen Colbert Talks Social Media–Eric Schmidt Says You Should Not Make Mistakes and You Can Change Your Life

This is funny and talks about how social networks function , your online pass could destroy your rea...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

El Camino Hospital Offers New Treatment for Severe Asthma–Bronchial Thermoplasty Approved by FDA in April El Camino Hospital Offers New Treatment for Severe Asthma–Bronchial Thermoplasty Approved by FDA in April

This is a new procedure for those who has serious asthma problems and where medication is not workin...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Personal Health Records–Updated and New Link under the Medical Quack Resources Column Personal Health Records–Updated and New Link under the Medical Quack Resources Column

I like to keep the far right hand side open for both advertisers and resources to be used by healthc...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

SonoSite Catheter Guidance System Gets Approval from FDA SonoSite Catheter Guidance System Gets Approval from FDA

This is good news as we always can use more visuals when placing a catheter.  The system uses an inf...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

HealthSpring To Pay $545M For Bravo Health Medicare Company With Profits of 1 Billion in 2009-Over 800 Million in 2010 Thus Far HealthSpring To Pay $545M For Bravo Health Medicare Company With Profits of 1 Billion in 2009-Over 800 Million in 2010 Thus Far

Bravo also had profits of over 800 Million in the first half of 2010 and HealthSpring is in the same...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Pet Insurance Reform Bill Passes in California–Waiting for Governor to Sign-Some Employers Now Offer As Part Of Benefit Packages-It’s Gone to the Dogs! Pet Insurance Reform Bill Passes in California–Waiting for Governor to Sign-Some Employers Now Offer As Part Of Benefit Packages-It’s Gone to the Dogs!

I love my dog a lot and I guess this is a good thing but human health insurance is far more importan...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

E-commerce Gateway for Determining Eligibility Recommended by Health IT Policy Committee Along with Prototype Algorithms/Portals for States to Utilize To Build E-commerce Gateway for Determining Eligibility Recommended by Health IT Policy Committee Along with Prototype Algorithms/Portals for States to Utilize To Build

In the last couple of years this is a big deal for practices in keep current as many are changing pl...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

California Legislation Bill on Breached Data Should Be Vetoed by the Governor-He Did It Before and Should Do It Again-Legislature Not in Touch With IT and California Still Needs Infrastructure Updates to Be Compliant–Unrealistic Law California Legislation Bill on Breached Data Should Be Vetoed by the Governor-He Did It Before and Should Do It Again-Legislature Not in Touch With IT and California Still Needs Infrastructure Updates to Be Compliant–Unrealistic Law

I hate to sound like a broken record here but the provisions of what is on this bill are enough to m...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

St. Johns Hospital In Santa Monica Agrees to pay $5.25 million For Over Inflated Claims to Medicare St. Johns Hospital In Santa Monica Agrees to pay $5.25 million For Over Inflated Claims to Medicare

The hospital agreed to the payment without admitting any guilt or wrong doing.  The charges were in ...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

TriZetto (Owned by Apax Partners PE Firm) Buys Tela Sourcing And Gains IT Resources to Outsource Claim and Other Transactions To India With US Medical Billing TriZetto (Owned by Apax Partners PE Firm) Buys Tela Sourcing And Gains IT Resources to Outsource Claim and Other Transactions To India With US Medical Billing

We have a large Senior HMO/Medicare group in southern California that does big business with Trizett...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Buffalo Beacon Community To Begin Improving Health Care With Use of IT-Connect and Get the “Dead Patients” Out of the Rank and File of the City Benefit Packages Too Buffalo Beacon Community To Begin Improving Health Care With Use of IT-Connect and Get the “Dead Patients” Out of the Rank and File of the City Benefit Packages Too

When we combine insurer information we need to make sure we have “live” patients here so the informa...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finding Value with Healthcare and Education Spending In Tough Economic Times-Special Interests And Lack of Business Intelligence Sometimes Clouds The Issues of the Big Picture Finding Value with Healthcare and Education Spending In Tough Economic Times-Special Interests And Lack of Business Intelligence Sometimes Clouds The Issues of the Big Picture

This week it was education in the news and we have the same thing in Healthcare too with the announc...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

DePuy (Johnson and Johnson) Issues Recalls Hip Replacement Systems And Commits To Working with Related Cost DePuy (Johnson and Johnson) Issues Recalls Hip Replacement Systems And Commits To Working with Related Cost

The DePuy knee and hip systems have had their share of news coverage of late and now an official rec...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
 
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