HEALTH BEAT Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ... Posted on 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "... Posted on 1/24/13 at 9:19 AM
THE NEW FORTY The Jenna Act
I do believe the cures for theills of the world can be found in the conversations conducted in hair salons, barber shops and nail salons. Theyfunction likethink tanks where the patrons and the stylist... Posted on 3/7/12 at 10:18 PM
IT'S GOOD TO BE IN ND Obamacare?
A thought that came to me last night:
Opponents of current health care reform proposals put forth by the Democrats in Washington have been referring to these plans, and in a sense the movement behind... Posted on 11/10/09 at 3:32 AM
FARGO — Medical centers in western North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch need help in diagnosing which patients requesting nonemergency services are bad debt risks. As part of a fund of almost $10 million to help defray hospitals’ bad debts in 2013-15, lawmakers appropriated $700,000 for new information technology screening tools to curb bad debt expense by evaluating patients’ creditworthiness.
PIERRE, S.D. — A quirk in the federal health care law that could force tens of thousands of people who identify as Native American to start paying for insurance or pay a fine isn’t expected to affect many people in the Dakotas.
PIERRE, S.D. — A quirk in the federal health care law that could force tens of thousands of people who identify as Native American to start paying for insurance or pay a fine isn't expected to affect many people in the Dakotas.
FARGO — Fargo-based Evolution1 describes its software platform as the nation’s largest electronic payment solution for companies that offer health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts to pay for health care and the consumers who use them.
Sometimes the best journalism explains what’s right under our noses. In Steven Brill’s exhaustive Time magazine cover article, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” it’s the staggeringly expensive, grotesquely inefficient and inhumane way Americans pay for medical care.
BISMARCK — More than 20,000 more North Dakotans may have health insurance after members of the House voted Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to align with the federal requirement under the Affordable Care Act.
A project to build a $20 million health care facility in Dickinson took another major step forward during a groundbreaking ceremony and press conference Wednesday at the Biesiot Activities Center on the Dickinson State University campus.
FARGO — Sixty percent of North Dakotans who responded to a recent poll said they oppose the federal health care law nicknamed Obamacare, which U.S. Rep. Rick Berg and fellow Republicans are using to wage war on Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the state’s highly visible U.S. Senate race.
Charli Torno, left, and Amy Brown, both of Dickinson, shop for bling and baubles at the Masquerade Jewelry sale at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Care Center on Wednesday in Dickinson. Proceeds from the sale go to the St. Joseph’s Hospital
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