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Ascension to pay workers at least $11 an hour

Ascension to pay workers at least $11 an hour

One of the nation's largest health systems, Ascension Health, will set a system-wide minimum wage of $11 an hour. The healthcare industry employed 2.8 million workers last year who earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less.

AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni leaving for EmblemHealth

By Bob Herman  |  May 21, 2015
AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni leaving for EmblemHealth

Karen Ignagni, the longtime head of America's Health Insurance Plans, is leaving the industry's powerful lobbying group to become president and CEO of EmblemHealth, a financially troubled insurer based in New York.


Research

Staffing firms, executive search, 2015

Staffing firms, executive search, 2015

A list of the nation's 29 largest healthcare executive search firms, ranked by total number of U.S. placements made for senior-level (senior VP and above)healthcare executives in 2014. Source: Modern Healthcare's tenth annual Executive Search Firms Survey. Published May 18, 2015, p. 36.


Government

CMS blinks in Medicaid stare down with Florida

The CMS is appearing to blink in its stare down with Florida over Medicaid expansion. The agency informed state officials that it tentatively plans to renew a waiver that has provided Florida billions in supplemental Medicaid funding to help hospitals with uncompensated-care costs.

Technology

Experts urge swift call for help to investigate data breaches

Information-technology staffers at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield believed they had contained a data hack back in June, 2014. But on Wednesday, the not-for-profit insurer said the personal information of 1.1 million individuals was breached. Experts warn any delay in responding to a breach...

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