Breaking Healthcare News November 15, 2012
- Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South
The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.
- Hospitals see slowest rise in insurer revenue since 2005: S&P
Revenue to hospitals from commercial insurers and fee-for-service Medicare during the year that ended in September grew at the slowest annual rate since January 2005, according to economic indices released by Standard & Poor’s.
- Interoperability roadmap needed: IT exec says
The U.S. healthcare industry, with appropriate and firm federal leadership in selecting and enforcing a core set of health information technology standards, should be able to achieve a widespread level of health information interoperability, but it…
- WakeMed marks $100 million for EHR system
WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, N.C., is bookmarking nearly $100 million to implement an integrated electronic health-record system, its largest single health IT investment to date.
- SGR patch expected in lame duck session
The co-chair the GOP Doctors’ Caucus is “pretty confident” that Congress will approve a one-year freeze in Medicare physician pay rates during the lame duck session of Congress.
- IPC acquires Delaware hospitalist practice
IPC the Hospitalist Co., North Hollywood, Calif., has acquired Christiana Medical Group, a Newark, Del.-based acute-care hospitalist practice.
- Renal Ventures to open vascular access centers
Renal Ventures Management, a Lakewood, Colo.-based dialysis services provider, said it plans to open a new division of vascular access centers next year.
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