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Health Care Prices, Employment Up: Spending Flat

ANN ARBOR — The Altarum Institute’s monthly checkup on America’s health care spending finds prices up, particularly for hospitals and medicine, but not the expected increase in care utilization that was expected from millions more Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 282 more words

Featured

Fact check: Does the federal budget cut $80 billion from hospitals and schools?

ABC News AAP 3 July 2014

ABC Fact Check takes a look at what’s in the budget papers, and what’s really in store for hospital and school funding. 19 more words

Leadership / Management

Efforts to cut unnecessary blood testing bring major decreases in health care spending

EurekAlert July 1, 2014  Karen Tong

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges. 114 more words

Clinical Pathology

It looks like Obamacare is working

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of initial economic data about healthcare amid the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. 371 more words