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|Physician Shortage Could Hit 90K by 2025|
The Association of American Medical Colleges is calling on Congress to immediately fund an additional 3,000 medical residency slots each year in addition to the 27,000 to 29,000 residency slots already in place. Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:12 am CST
|Mobile Stroke Units Show Early Promise, But Viability Unclear|
Two studies report improved stroke treatment times when ambulances are equipped to administer thrombolytic therapy. But neither has measured whether the mobile approach is cost-effective. Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:02 am CST
|Hospital sues Bank of America over million-dollar cyberheist|
A public hospital in Washington state is suing Bank of America to recoup some of the losses from a $1.03 million cyberheist that the healthcare organization suffered in 2013. In April 2013, organized cyber thieves broke into the payroll accounts of Chelan County Hospital No. 1 , one of several hospitals managed by the Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth, Wash. The crooks added to the hospital's payroll account almost 100 "money mules," unwitting accomplices who'd been hired to receive and forward money to the perpetrators. On Thursday, April 19, and then again on April 20, the thieves put through a total of three unauthorized payroll payments (known as automated clearing house or ACH payments), siphoning approximately $1 million from the hospital. Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:41 am CST
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|Few clues from Roberts on fate of ObamaCare at Supreme Court|
The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Wednesday on whether to curtail subsidies under ObamaCare, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy providing few clues about where they might fall.Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in... Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:57 pm CST
|5 takeaways from ObamaCare case|
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a new challenge to ObamaCare that threatens to end insurance subsidies for millions of people.While oral arguments are not an accurate barometer of how the court will rule, a divide among the... Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:58 pm CST
|OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: Court split on ObamaCare challenge|
The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Wednesday on whether to curtail tax subsidies under ObamaCare, with Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy providing few clues about how they might rule.Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in favor... Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:40 pm CST