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Inova Health System and Kaiser Permanente will completely sever ties Oct. 1, cutting off insurance coverage for the health plan's members at Northern Virginia's largest hospital system.
Virginia Hospital Center is consolidating its 100-plus employed physicians into one multi-specialty group under a single brand, building market clout and tightening doctor ties to the parent hospital in an effort to better control cost and quality.
It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it's a problem that's happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.
Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the nation's best hospitals. Locally, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the top D.C.-area hospital.
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Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Healthcare is trying a new piece of technology at Stafford Hospital that builds on the now-commonplace practice of publishing expected ER wait times.
MedStar Health has shored up its position as the District's market-leading health provider, beating back competitors with a lot of help from the D.C. government.
Johns Hopkins University is offering a health care safety course free online.
Different hospitals in different places can charge very different prices for the same procedure.
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