CMS Should Not Pay for Regular CT Screenings for Heavy Smokers, Panel Says

Medicare panel determined that there is not enough evidence to justify annual CT scans to detect early lung cancer in heavy smokers. The CMS’s nine-member Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee voted Wednesday against paying for the screening tool.

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Big Data In Medical Imaging: How Radiologists Are Taking Advantage

The use of business analytics may be a relatively new phenomenon in medicine, but it has been used to great effect in other industries for quite some time.

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Hospital Mergers And Acquisitions Increased In 2013

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) increased among hospitals and health systems in 2013, according to a new analysis by Kaufman Hall. Last year, hospitals and health systems announced 98 new combinations, a 3 percent increase from the previous year and a 51 percent increase from 2010, the analysis found.

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Hospital CEO Turnover Brings Fresh Perspective, Evolving Leadership Position

In an innovative and dynamic period for the healthcare industry, high CEO turnover, leaders from outside the traditional realm and C-suite changes bring new skills and fresh blood into hospitals and healthcare systems, according to a Hospitals & Health Networks post by Mary Grayson.

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