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After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, has put forward a Medicare-for-all plan that has been criticized by his Democratic rival. It's likely to draw more fire from Hillary Clinton and Republicans alike as Sanders becomes viewed as a serious contender.

Ruling gives hospitals hope on RAC appeals backlog

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 09, 2016
Ruling gives hospitals hope on RAC appeals backlog

Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.

Q&A: '2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' IHI chief says

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 06, 2016
 Q&A: '2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' IHI chief says

Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.


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Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.


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Medicaid insurer Molina doubles profit in 2015

UnitedHealth Group and other diversified payers have struggled with some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid-centric payers, such as Molina Healthcare, have proven to be clear-cut winners under healthcare reform.

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UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison, Wis. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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