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The eyes have it when it comes to Medicare payouts

By   /  Monday, April 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on The eyes have it when it comes to Medicare payouts

Of the 3,286 individual doctors in the Tri-Counties who billed Medicare for reimbursements in 2012, fewer than 1 percent received more than $1 million from the federal program.

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Health care prices under scrutiny in Sansum-Cottage merger

By   /  Friday, April 18th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Health care prices under scrutiny in Sansum-Cottage merger

As the regulatory review of the proposed merger between Cottage Health System and Sansum Clinic  stretches to the six-month mark, a recent federal court ruling points out key issues that arise when a dominant hospital system buys a major physician group. In an Idaho case decided earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission intensely focused Read More →

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Sebelius speaks frankly about women in leadership at Fielding talk

By   /  Tuesday, April 8th, 2014  /  Health Care, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Sebelius speaks frankly about women in leadership at Fielding talk

  [EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathleen Sebelius resigned on April 10, the New York Times and other national media outlets reported.] On a day when President Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating equal pay for women working for federal contractors, Fielding Graduate University hosted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a more down-to-earth discussion Read More →

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The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

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A prescription for team work: Conejo doctors band together against UCLA incursion

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A prescription for team work: Conejo doctors band together against UCLA incursion

Choice Health Associates is a loose affiliation of physicians in private practice who have teamed up to better compete with big out-of-town providers.

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Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

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Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

With $2.3 million in recent federal funding, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is moving forward with clinical trials of its artificial pancreas, a device that researchers hope will substantially improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.

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