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Obama: 8 Million ‘Signed Up’ in Marketplace

Rich Daly, HFM Senior Writer/EditorApr. 18 —President Barack Obama said Thursday 8 million people have “signed up” for coverage in the government-run health insurance marketplaces created by his signature healthcare law.The announcement came two days ... [Published Healthcare Financial Management Association - 20 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 7 reports

FDA Warns Uterine Fibroids May Spread Hidden Cancer When Removed By Traditional Procedure

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday its warning against the use of laparoscopic power morcellation, a technique used to remove a woman’s uterus or non-cancerous fibroids found in the uterus, as evidence suggests the technique may ... [Published Medical Daily - 43 mins ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 10 reports

Obama Discussing Health Care Sign-Ups Taking Questions At Press Briefing

President Barack Obama is set to answer questions during Thursday's White House press briefing.The president was expected to speak on the latest Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers, as well ... ... [Published Big News Network - 2 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

Healthways reaches $9.5M settlement with Minnesota Blue Cross

Nashville-based Healthways will pay $9.5 million to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to settle a contract dispute.The dispute is related to a contract between Healthways and Blue Cross that was in effect from 2001 to 2008.As part of the settlement, ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

Breathe Technologies obtains fifth FDA approval for NIOV system

Breathe Technologies has obtained the fifth 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its non-invasive open ventilation (NIOV) system, allowing its use with compressed air supply for non-oxygen dependent patients.With the new ... [Published Medical Devices Business Review - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 22 reports

Obama touts 8 million health care sign-ups

WASHINGTON – President Obama announced Thursday that 8 million people had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and that 35 percent of them were under the age of 35, countering those who predicted that it would attract mainly older ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

Consumers Circumvent Physicians When Using Mobile Health Apps

Despite an explosion in consumer use of mobile health and fitness applications, doctors continue to be hesitant to recommend mHealth apps to their patients. There are more than 43,000 health apps available on Apple's iTunes store alone, but due to a lack ... [Published Health Data Management - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 6 reports

New Canadian Mammography Study Sparks Controversy

A recent report from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS) determined that mammography screening does not reduce deaths from breast cancer.The findings reignited the much heated debate that started in 2009 when the U.S. Preventive Services ... [Published Health Imaging Hub - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 6 reports

AHIMA demands 2015 start for ICD-10

Healthcare IT News: The American Health Information Management Association has called for the Department of Health and Human Services to announce Oct. 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible. ... [Published I360 Gov - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 6 reports

Out of pocket health-care spending

Canadians in lower income households hardest hit for out-of-pocket health care costs ... [Published CBC - Apr 17 2014]
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First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 6 reports

FDA gives thumbs up to mini ICDs

The FDA approved the latest generation of Boston Scientific’s implantable cardiac devices.Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific received the go-ahead to market devices that include its Dynagen Mini and Inogen Mini implantable cardioverter-defibrillators ... [Published Cardiovascular Business - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 4 reports

General Electric Completes CHCA Acquisition - Analyst Blog

In a concerted effort to boost its portfolio in software, data and analytics, diversified conglomerate General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) recently completed the acquisition of operating room (OR) management and analytics solutions provider CHCA Computer ... [Published Benzinga.com - Apr 16 2014]

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Clark expects more health systems that primarily use employed doctors to follow the trend, but not those that that depend on independent physicians. "Most hospitals fear this would harm their relationship with the physician" he said
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The different administration routes of nanosuspensions are also presented with their potential therapeutic benefits."
Daniel Sulmasy, a professor of medicine and ethics at the University of Chicago, said, "In some ways, [escalating health care costs] represent a failure of wider society to take up the issue" (Pollack, New York Times , 4/17)
...For example, Texas Association of Health Plans Executive Director David Gonzales said he realizes deadlines are approaching, but "our plans have not given me any indication, nor do I think they've given anybody else any indication, about how they plan to approach 2015" (Demko [1], Modern Healthcare , 4/17)

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