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Retooled two-midnight rule gets mixed reviews

Retooled two-midnight rule gets mixed reviews

Providers and policy experts are split on the Obama administration's proposal to salvage the controversial two-midnight rule with a series of modifications intended to mollify its many critics. Some influential stakeholders still want it killed.

Whistle-blower in $320 million SCAN case not entitled to cash

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 31, 2015

The whistle-blower whose case led to a whopping $320 million settlement between the government and SCAN Health Plan in 2012 is not entitled to any of that cash, a federal judge has ruled. Some say the decision could lead to fewer whistle-blowers bringing cases against Medicare Advantage plans.


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.


Insurance

Some Advantage plans lose members

Some Advantage plans lose members

Medicare Advantage has been held up as a source of solid growth for health insurers. Humana's reach and expertise in the market attracted Aetna's $37 billion buyout bid. But not all Advantage plans are benefiting from the enrollment wave.

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