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Courts issue conflicting rulings on federal insurance subsidies

The federal courts kicked up new uncertainty for the healthcare reform law with conflicting rulings on whether the U.S. can help consumers buy health plans on federally run exchanges. But HHS may be able to sidestep the controversy....

Dr. Susan Turney leaving MGMA to lead Marshfield Clinic

MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney plans to resign Aug. 29 to take over as the first CEO of the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System starting Sept. 1....

4th Circuit upholds ACA insurance subsidies

Federal judges in Richmond., Va., unanimously upheld the legality of subsidies for insurance exchanges in every state Tuesday. The ruling came roughly two hours after a panel of judges in Washington ruled subsidies on federal exchanges were illegal under language in the Patient Protection and......

D.C. appeals court strikes down ACA insurance subsidies for federal exchanges

A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize insurance premiums for nearly 7 million Americans, dealing a serious blow to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling sets up an almost-certain appeal to the Supreme Court....

Ascension Health plans joint-venture with Dignity, Tenet to run Ariz. hospitals

Ascension Health plans to transfer part of its ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona into a three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health....

Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos

A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday....

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Sales of da Vinci robotic surgery systems continue to flag
By Jaimy Lee | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Intuitive Surgical saw its revenue and income fall again in the second quarter as sales of its da Vinci robotic surgery systems continued to drop.
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Courts issue conflicting rulings on federal insurance subsidies
By Joe Carlson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal courts kicked up new uncertainty for the healthcare reform law with conflicting rulings on whether the U.S. can help consumers buy health plans on federally run exchanges. But HHS may be...
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Dr. Susan Turney leaving MGMA to lead Marshfield Clinic
By Andis Robeznieks | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney plans to resign Aug. 29 to take over as the first CEO of the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System starting Sept. 1.
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Ascension Health plans joint-venture with Dignity, Tenet to run Ariz. hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health plans to transfer part of its ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona into a three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health.
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Researchers affirm cancer risk of common uterine procedure
By Jaimy Lee | July 22, 2014
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IBM-Apple partnership could have big health IT impact
By Darius Tahir | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IBM's plan to partner with Apple could prove significant for healthcare, addressing issues of data security that have stood in the way of the expansion of mobile healthcare usage and development.
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Anti-cancer forces cheer $23B verdict against tobacco giant
By Sabriya Rice | July 21, 2014
Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. suffered another legal setback last week when a Florida court awarded $23 billion in damages to the family of a man who died of lung cancer following years of...
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Big data helps unlock rare disease's secret, but cost could remain issue
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Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos
By Associated Press | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers...
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Reform Update: Narrow insurance networks under ACA depressing physician pay
By Andis Robeznieks | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The physician pay landscape has flattened out, and healthcare reform may be a primary cause.
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Bottom-line ACA gains starting to show in hospital financials, Zacks says
By John N. Frank | July 21, 2014
Happy days are here, financially, for hospitals thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, says Zacks Investment research in a recent blog post.
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Samitt to leave DaVita
By Bob Herman | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of HealthCare Partners, the Torrance, Calif.-based division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, will step down on Aug. 1. DaVita CEO Kent Thiry will assume responsibility for the...
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