Political Cartoon: 'Pennsylvania Railroaded?'
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:40
Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Pennsylvania Railroaded?" by John Cole.
Meanwhile, here is today's health policy haiku:
equal to Oliver North?
That's what Lamar wrote.
And, as a bonus:
EVEN JACKIE CHAN COULDN'T SAVE THIS RUSH HOUR
The evening commute
Senate Immigration Bill Would Ease Restrictions On Foreign Health Workers; Measure Advances To Increase Scrutiny On Compounding Pharmacies
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:33
On Capitol Hill, several legislative efforts are moving forward on health issues. Among them is an effort by the Massachusetts delegation to keep bonus Medicare payments for the state's hospital, while House Republicans are looking for another way to deal with bill to fund high-risk insurance pools.
Modern Healthcare: Immigration Bill Seeks...
HHS Report Finds Uptick In Doctors' Use Of Electronic Health Records
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:32
Also in the news, the Pentagon is in search of a new system for veterans' health care while San Francisco is "leading the way" in new health data applications.
USA Today: Incentives Push Doctors To Electronic Medical Records
More than half of doctors' offices and 80 percent of hospitals that provide Medicare or Medicaid will have electronic health...
Highlights: Geography's Role In Elective Surgeries In Calif.; Conn. Democrats Eye Shifting $400M In Medicaid Money; HHS Says Cedars-Sinai Has $2.2M In Billing Errors
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:28
A selection of health policy stories from California, Connecticut, American Samoa, Georgia, Oregon and West Virginia.
Los Angeles Times: Geography Has A Role In Elective Surgery Decisions, Study Finds
Geography plays a role in whether patients in California have elective operations such as joint replacement, weight loss surgery and gallbladder...
Viewpoints: Sen. Alexander Sees Reflections Of Oliver North In Sebelius' Quest To Raise Funds; Vaccine Scare's Legacy
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:25
The Wall Street Journal: Kathleen Sebelius, Meet Oliver North
Major news outlets in recent days have reported that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is raising money from the private sector -- including from health care executives -- for use by a private entity that is helping to implement ObamaCare. ... Is...
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