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Hospitals prepare to execute CDC's new Ebola standards

Healthcare experts are calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tighter guidelines for treating Ebola patients welcome but also long overdue. And meeting the standards may pose financial challenges for many facilities....

CDC issues stronger safety standards for healthcare workers handling Ebola

Conceding its previous Ebola safety protocols failed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued more robust guidelines aimed at better protecting workers who confront Ebola and other deadly infectious diseases....

Reform Update: At AAFP gathering, topics range from access to vasectomies

The lasting and fleeting impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are a focus of the American Academy Family Physicians' policy-setting meeting and educational assembly in Washington this week....

CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness

Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas....

Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter

The mergers and acquisitions storm in the life sciences blew in fast and furious in the second quarter and petered out just as quickly. But the ripple effect roiled subsectors of the healthcare industry that previously had been quiet....

At home with the specialist: Oncologists and other specialists launching patient-centered medical homes

A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model....

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Expect more not-for-profit hospital mergers and acquisitions
By Beth Kutscher | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The surge in merger and acquisition activity among not-for-profit health systems has boosted credit ratings for the sector, according to a report from Standard & Poor's.
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Hospitals prepare to execute CDC's new Ebola standards
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare experts are calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tighter guidelines for treating Ebola patients welcome but also long overdue. And meeting the standards may pose...
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Reform Update: Medicaid programs crafting limits on Harvoni usage
By Virgil Dickson | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Which Medicaid beneficiaries will have access to Gilead Sciences' newest high-cost hepatitis C treatment, Harvoni, and when they'll get that access, now depends on prior-authorization criteria being...
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Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters
By Joseph Conn | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare IT experts are split on the promise of a new recommendation that the industry go boldly where the rest of the world has already gone before by modeling its architecture for health...
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Stricter CDC standards for Ebola care expected
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal health officials are expected to issue stricter standards soon for the use of personal protective equipment by healthcare workers who treat patients infected with Ebola.
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AbbVie and Shire end merger talks
Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | October 20, 2014
North Chicago-based medical products maker AbbVie and Irish drugmaker Shire have agreed to terminate their proposed merger.
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Reform Update: At AAFP gathering, topics range from access to vasectomies
By Andis Robeznieks | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The lasting and fleeting impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are a focus of the American Academy Family Physicians' policy-setting meeting and educational assembly in Washington...
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Texas Health Resources CEO admits staff not fully trained before Ebola outbreak
By Adam Rubenfire | October 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan admitted Sunday that the system's Ebola training programs “had not been fully deployed before the virus struck.”
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HHS extends Stark, anti-kickback waiver for ACOs
By Lisa Schencker | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS will allow Medicare accountable care organizations to continue operating outside of federal kickback and physician self-referral laws for at least another year.
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Reform Update: McConnell's claims on Kentucky exchange, Obamacare baffle experts
By Darius Tahir | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made a habit of saying during his hotly contested race for re-election that repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would not...
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Obama names Ebola 'czar'
By Adam Rubenfire , John N. Frank and Virgil Dickson | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ron Klain, a lawyer who served as a senior White House aide to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to both then-Vice President Al Gore and Vice President Joe Biden, has been named Obama's point...
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Financial fallout hits Texas Health Resources
By Rachel Landen | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources, which saw the first U.S. Ebola patient die this month at one of its hospitals, is starting to see financial repercussions from that event and the subsequent attention it's...
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