hospital http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Medicare Pulls Back Curtain On Hospital Bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/medicare-pulls-back-curtain-hospital-bills When it comes to health care, the biggest of the big data are all about Medicare.<p>So, it's kind of a <em>BIG</em> deal when the government releases what individual hospitals charge Medicare — and what they actually get paid — for the most common diagnoses and treatments.<p>In a first, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services <a href="http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/index.html">made those figures from more than 3,000 hospitals public Wednesday</a>.<p>A quick spin through the data shows that what hospital Wed, 08 May 2013 21:31:19 +0000 26212 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Medicare Pulls Back Curtain On Hospital Bills Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-31-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis Police debate workplace representation</strong></p><p>Next month, St. Louis City police sergeants are set to decide who will represent their interests at work, and the St. Louis Police Officers Association says it is the best option on the table.</p><p>At a meeting last night, members of the St. Louis Police Officers Association made their case to sergeants.To punctuate their point they brought in Chuck Canterbury, the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 12:03:52 +0000 Sydney Miller, The Associated Press & Tim Lloyd 3818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012 Information about surgical infections at Illinois hospitals now online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/information-about-surgical-infections-illinois-hospitals-now-online <p>For the first time, the <a href="http://www.idph.state.il.us/">Illinois Department of Health</a> is making information about <a href="http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/press11/12.16.11_Hospital_Rept_Card.htm">surgical infections in Illinois hospitals</a> available to the public.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:41:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Information about surgical infections at Illinois hospitals now online Barnes-Jewish Hospital listed as best in St. Louis area, 8th in nation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barnes-jewish-hospital-listed-best-st-louis-area-8th-nation <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=barnes+jewish+hospital&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=barnes+jewish+hospital&amp;hnear=Saint+Louis,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=3351744062764189516&amp;ll=38.643355,-90.263028&amp;spn=0.011732,0.018239&amp;z=15&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:54:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cochran resumes surgeries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cochran-resumes-surgeries <p><strong>Updated 3:40 p.m. with a statement from Sen. McCaskill, additional information from the VA:</strong></p><p>Sen. Claire McCaskill echoed Cong. Carnahan&#39;s sentiment in her statement:</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:58:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cochran resumes surgeries Mo. Gov. Nixon evaluated at hospital following car accident http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-evaluated-hospital-following-car-accident <p>Missouri Gov. <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Jay Nixon</a> has been treated and released from a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway Patrol</a> says Nixon was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a patrol trooper that was rear-ended Friday morning in a three-vehicle accident. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 50 in Jefferson City, just a few blocks south of the Capitol.</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:03:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 274 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Nixon evaluated at hospital following car accident New problems at John Cochran revealed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-problems-john-cochran-revealed <p>Hospital where dental clinic patients were potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis now under fire for problems keeping supplies stocked; Carnahan angered by slow pace of internal report.</p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:17:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 241 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New problems at John Cochran revealed