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Obama in Tennessee: 'Y'all should be able to find a solution' to expand Medicaid

Obama in Tennessee: 'Y'all should be able to find a solution' to expand Medicaid

With the future of the Affordable Care Act secured, President Barack Obama returned to Nashville to praise the progress the country has made under the law. But he said more work is needed to make sure that the number of people without insurance continues to fall.

CMS will modify—not scrap—'two-midnight' rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 01, 2015

The CMS plans to soften but keep the controversial "two-midnight" rule governing short hospital stays in spite of aggressive calls from providers and policy experts to abandon the policy.


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Building the IT Architecture for Accountable Care

Building the IT Architecture for Accountable Care

Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.


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Allscripts buys 10% stake in NantHealth

Allscripts buys 10% stake in NantHealth

Allscripts, a major EHR vendor, is furthering its relationship with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth precision medicine startup. The two companies hope to collaborate on a precision medicine platform for cancer care.

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Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

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