MKSAP: 63-year-old man with pleuritic left-sided anterior chest pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 63-year-old man is evaluated for pleuritic left-sided anterior chest pain, which has persisted intermittently for 1 week. The pain lasts for hours at a time and is not provoked by exertion or relieved by rest but is worse when supine. […]

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Kaiser sees stronger financial performance in Q1

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and their respective subsidiaries saw their first quarter operating surplus nearly double as membership increases and normal seasonal revenue patterns contributed to stronger financial…

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Substance abuse patients suffer from privacy rules, agency says

Existing federal privacy regulations are keeping healthcare organizations, including health-information exchange organizations, accountable care organizations and coordinated care organizations from relaying information about patients’…

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MetroHealth plans to be self-supporting by 2016, revitalize main campus

MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros Friday announced plans for the taxpayer-supported hospital to be completely self-supporting by 2016, as well as the launch of a countywide focus group to brainstorm ideas of how to overhaul the health system’s aging…

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Ballot initiative would weaken California’s exchange, report says

California’s fledgling health-insurance exchange could be destabilized if voters pass a ballot measure that would grant veto authority over premium rates to the state’s insurance commissioner, according to an industry-backed report released on…

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Henry Ford Health System faces credit rating downgrade

Henry Ford Health System is being reviewed for a credit rating downgrade because of a drop in its financial performance and a pending merger that’s heating up competition in the Detroit market.

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The relatively low compensation of infectious disease specialists

Now a median of $174,000 per year is hardly chump change, so I don’t expect much in the way of sympathy on these data. On the other hand, someone has to to be last, and note that our income hasn’t increased a bit since the last time I commented on this survey three years ago. So it’s worth […]

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Medicaid expansion offers slim initial profits for insurers, report says

Health plans with Medicaid contracts are poised to see significant enrollment growth with the expansion of the program in roughly half the nation’s states. But those insurers are unlikely to see significant profits from new Medicaid customers in the…

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Centura Health signs management deal with Middle Park

Centura Health, a 15-hospital network jointly sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and the Adventist Health System, has deepened its relationship with Middle Park Medical Center by entering into a management agreement effective June 1.

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