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Employer mandate grows more unpopular

House Republicans plan to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's willingness to delay penalties associated with the employer mandate, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Report: Medicare Part D spending will soar from hep C drugs

As the health insurance and pharma industries clash over the cost of hepatitis C drugs, a new report finds the high-priced meds will drive up Medicare Part D spending by about $2.9 billion to $5.8 billion next year.

Hospitals pay to use U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' logo

Hospital staff and administration work hard to earn a place in the  U.S. News and World Report  's Best Hospital rankings each year, but those same hospitals then pay the publication if they want to use the "Best Hospitals" logo in advertising, according to  WDAF-TV  in Kansas City, Missouri.

How to cover palliative care in health plans

The median length of time Medicare patients spent in hospice care in 2012 was only 19 days, according to a report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet for patients with serious illnesses to receive extra care, they must agree to forgo receiving treatment for their disease.

Hospital seek innovative ways to ease patient "scanxiety"

An increasing number of hospitals try to reduce the extreme fear that patients often have from the thought of being enclosed inside scanning equipment, a condition that healthcare professionals refer to as "scanxiety," according to  SFGate.

3 ways to serve as your own mystery shopper

If you host a party, chances are you miss most of the good stuff. After all, your hands are full, you're focused on not dropping the h'ordeurvres and making sure you interact with each and every guest. If something pulls your attention away from any one of these tasks, there could quite literally be a fire in the kitchen.

Judge rules St. Luke's-Saltzer partnership can continue during appeal

A federal appeals court ruled St. Luke's Health System in Idaho can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while fighting a ruling that found the acquisition in violation of antitrust laws, according to the Associated Press.

Task force: Opioid prescribing standards needed

Standardized rules surrounding the amount of painkillers physicians may prescribe for specific surgeries and conditions is a critical factor in addressing the deadly epidemic of painkiller abuse, and a new task force in Massachusetts will work toward that change and more, the  Boston Herald  reported.

The ultimate patient experience: High-quality care plus free Wi-Fi and 42-inch televisions

A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate  patient- centered  experience will give it an edge in the marketplace,  Healthcare Finance News   re ports.

Hospitals waste $11 billion a year on inefficient communication

As care coordination gains popularity in the healthcare industry, especially within accountable care organizations, healthcare leaders must ensure their teams of doctors, nurses and staff use the most efficient communication processes possible to protect their patients and organizations' bottom lines.