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False positives for lung cancer screening don't increase patient anxiety

In a study of National Lung Screening Trial participant responses to false positive diagnoses, those who received false positive screening did not report increased anxiety or a lower quality of life compared to those who received negative screening results.

House questions FTC's health data, cybersecurity authority

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT isn't the only federal agency being accused by Congress of not knowing the limitations of its regulatory authority when it comes to health IT. Similar charges were leveled at the Federal Trade Commission by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing on Thursday.

Former CMS head talks accountable care ROI

Both payers and providers can reap financial returns from ACO efforts, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator and current Director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., told AAFP News.

Union battles, layoff threats make nurses the auto-workers of the 21st century

Just as car manufacturing defined industry in the 20th century, healthcare, which employes one in 10 workers, drives the 21st century, and today's nurses find themselves in the same position as their former auto worker counterparts, according to  The Economist.

Republican lawmakers blast Medicare Advantage cuts

Republicans claim the Obama administration is "masking" Medicare Advatage cuts now to avoid making voters angry in an election year, according to The Hill.

One dead, two injured in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

A shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus in Yeadon, Pennsylvania Thursday left one mental health caseworker dead, a doctor wounded and the suspected shooter critically injured, the  Delaware County Daily Times  reported.

Young adults not as crucial to reform success

Opinions vary regarding the belief that enrolling  young adults may determine reform success. On one hand, experts believe that the number of young adult sign-ups and the male-to-female ratio will determine success. On the other hand, some say that having more young, healthy people purchasing healthcare is not as crucial as people think, according to an opinion piece published by  Philly.com.

Hospitals must address employee fraud reports with procedural fairness

As the government makes it easier for hospital employees to report fraud and quality issues, and as social media gives disgruntled employees an outlet to air dirty laundry, hospitals must work employees to make them feel comfortable addressing concerns internally,  Hospitals & Health Networks  reported.

McDonald cites IT as critical to new era for VA

In addressing the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs earlier on Tuesday, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, talked about several IT initiatives he views as vital to turning the agency around.

Insurers worry ACA loophole could lead to unpaid premiums, bad debt

Thanks to a loophole in the Affordable Care Act regulations, insurers worry customers who purchased plans on the federal marketplace could evade paying their December premiums, reports Vox.