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Billing squeeze: Hospitals in middle as insurers and doctors battle over out-of-network charges

Billing squeeze: Hospitals in middle as insurers and doctors battle over out-of-network charges

As more insurers shift to narrow provider networks to keep premiums down, hospitals increasingly find themselves caught in the middle as patients, insurers and physicians fight over who should pick up bills for services that patients unknowingly receive from out-of-network doctors.


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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.


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“Awakenings” author, pioneering neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

“Awakenings” author, pioneering neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. Those stories and many more came from the pen of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York.

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