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Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing

Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing

A Federal Reserve interest rate hike could come as soon as this month, but that isn't likely to deter healthcare borrowing. It may even encourage providers to accelerate spending plans to stay ahead of rising rates.

What Medicare's value-based insurance test could mean for commercial plans

By Bob Herman  |  September 03, 2015

Supporters hope a new Medicare Advantage experiment offering lower out-of-pocket costs for high-value services and providers will become a template for health plans with sizable cost-sharing, which have become the standard offering from employers and insurers.

Kirk Adams leaving longtime SEIU post

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 03, 2015
Kirk Adams leaving longtime SEIU post

Kirk Adams, the longtime healthcare chief for the Service Employees International Union, is leaving that role to join the Healthcare Education Project, a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association.


Research

Biotechnology companies, 2015

Biotechnology companies, 2015

A list of the 20 largest biotechnology companies ranked by 12-month revenue as of June 30, 2015. Source: BioPharm Insight. Published Aug. 31, 2015, p. 35.


Technology

Sandoz launches sale of biosimilar Zarxio

The first biosimilar medication approved in the U.S. made its way to the market on Thursday, ushering in a new era of competition between such drugs and the original high-cost biologic therapies they emulate.

Safety & Quality

Premier launches nationwide battle against superbugs

Premier, the Charlotte, N.C.-based group purchasing and performance-improvement company, has launched a nationwide initiative to combat antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Later this week, the National Quality Forum will consider an antibiotic stewardship measure proposed by the CDC.

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