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Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
Chronic diseases and the cost of care are rising. Are disease management programs improving outcomes for patients with complex, chronic conditions?
Under the "direct primary care" model, patients pay a monthly fee for basic medical services. Learn about the history and current landscape of physician practices offering this arrangement.
February 16, 2012
CalPERS has released a report saying that Gov. Brown's pension reform proposal would cut benefits for new workers and would not significantly reduce state spending. The report was requested by the Legislature. Los Angeles Times' "PolitiCal" et al.
Hospital data released by California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development show that health care quality often is better in urban areas than in rural areas. However, researchers said they did not compile enough data to draw conclusions about the trend. Payers & Providers.
Late last night, a congressional committee approved a 10-month deal to extend a payroll tax cut and delay scheduled cuts to Medicare physician payments. The "doc fix" would be offset through cuts to certain hospital payments and a public health fund. New York Times et al.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation has made a $1.5 million contribution to support a June ballot measure that aims to increase the state tobacco tax. Funding from the tax hike would aid research on smoking-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" et al.
Today, two Republican senators plan to unveil a proposal that would shift many Medicare beneficiaries into private coverage and gradually raise the program's eligibility age. The plan also would impose higher premiums on middle- and high-income beneficiaries. AP/U-T San Diego.
Deloras Jones of the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, Pamela Lassetter of the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board and DeAnn McEwen of the California Nurses Association's Council of Presidents spoke with California Healthline about the state's nurse-to-resident ratio.
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Health information can be used to change the world, according to a group of health care experts who convened this week in San Francisco, a city that has shown the promise of freeing data.
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By Lisa Zamosky, California Healthline Regional Correspondent
Sharp HealthCare's selection as one of six California organizations to participate in the federal government's Pioneer Accountable Care Organization pilot program may have an impact on how care is delivered thorughtout San Diego County.
by David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau
Health insurance exchanges for small businesses are set to go online in 2014, alongside state-based exchanges for the individual market. Recent research shows that the success of the so-called Small-Business Health Options Program will be based on whether it can offer more plan choices and contain costs.
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