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Schlichting to retire from Henry Ford Health, Lassiter taking the reins

Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting said Monday she will retire from her role at the Detroit-based organization in December 2016, and a newly hired hospital executive from California will take the CEO spot....

Spotlight to shine on physician payments

While the Sunshine Act was intended to help patients understand potential conflicts of interest in their care, some stakeholders fear the data may be used by government investigators and insurers tracking doctors' prescribing, surgical and other practice patterns....

When the tiny hospital can't survive: Free-standing EDs with primary care seen as new rural model

Free-standing emergency departments have the potential to give rural populations access to care in areas where hospitals close. But many experts say that approach needs to be part of a broader solution that mixes emergency care with beefed-up primary and preventive care....

Beware the sophomore slump

All the trends are positive as the insurance industry, the government and healthcare reform advocates gear up for the second year of open enrollment on the federal and state-run insurance exchanges....

Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under the federal healthcare law. Insurers and many healthcare economists argue that limiting consumer......

Second-quarter health spending steady as economy rebounds

A new federal snapshot of the U.S. economy provides no evidence that the millions of newly insured Americans fueled faster growth in health spending immediately after Obamacare's first enrollment push, even amid overall improvement in the nation's economic footing....

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Incentive-based contracts thriving in commercial insurance market
By Melanie Evans | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health plans that cover two-thirds of commercially insured Americans used incentives this year to motivate hospitals and doctors to improve quality and manage costs, according to a new survey. Those...
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For their first year, ACOs see varied scores in quality measures
By Melanie Evans | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Quality varied widely among Medicare accountable care organizations during their first year, with a few earning millions of dollars in bonuses but scoring below average on all but a handful of...
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Second-quarter health spending steady as economy rebounds
By Melanie Evans | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new federal snapshot of the U.S. economy provides no evidence that the millions of newly insured Americans fueled faster growth in health spending immediately after Obamacare's first enrollment...
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Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action
By Paul Demko | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under...
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Industry skittish about Open Payments database launch
By Jaimy Lee | September 26, 2014
With less than a week to go before the CMS unveils a new database describing payments made by industry to doctors and teaching hospitals, anxiety is high for the many people and organizations with...
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Medicare's Pioneer program down to 19 ACOs after three more exit
By Melanie Evans | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Three more accountable care organizations dropped out of Medicare's Pioneer program, which was designed to test the payment and delivery model with a small group of elite providers deemed best...
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Third U.S. Ebola patient released from hospital
By Associated Press | September 25, 2014
An elated Dr. Rick Sacra said at a news conference that he was cleared of the Ebola virus by the federal Centers for Disease Control and left the isolation unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in...
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Reform Update: Sunshine Act website has current challenges, big potential
By Darius Tahir | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare industry groups are bracing for the rollout of another Obamacare-mandated federal website. It's the scheduled Sept. 30 debut of the Open Payments site presenting data on medical...
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CMS seeks to clarify coverage for autism treatment under CHIP, Medicaid
By Virgil Dickson | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has moved to clarify confusion about a bulletin it released in July on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Uncertainty...
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University of Rochester Medical Center sets sights on rural hospital
By Bob Herman | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center wants to add a fourth hospital to its network: Noyes Health in Danville, N.Y., a small town located about 50 miles from Rochester.
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Intermountain, Cerner collaborate on Defense health IT bid
By Joseph Conn | September 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Cerner, one of several major electronic health-record system vendors competing for a multibillion-dollar contract to replace the Military Health System's EHR, has entered what it terms a...
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Hospitals' uncompensated care will drop $5.7 billion this year: HHS
By Virgil Dickson | September 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration has a new projection of the benefit hospitals will enjoy this year as they provide less care that no one pays for: $5.7 billion. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid...
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