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BREAKING: Ascension Health plans joint-venture with Dignity, Tenet to run Ariz. hospitals

Ascension Health plans to transfer part of its ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona into a three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health....

Courts issue conflicting rulings on federal insurance subsidies

Federal judges in Richmond., Va., unanimously upheld the legality of subsidies for insurance exchanges in every state Tuesday, contradicting a 2-hour-old ruling from a panel of judges in Washington....

4th Circuit upholds ACA insurance subsidies

Federal judges in Richmond., Va., unanimously upheld the legality of subsidies for insurance exchanges in every state Tuesday. The ruling came roughly two hours after a panel of judges in Washington ruled subsidies on federal exchanges were illegal under language in the Patient Protection and......

D.C. appeals court strikes down ACA insurance subsidies for federal exchanges

A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize insurance premiums for nearly 7 million Americans, dealing a serious blow to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling sets up an almost-certain appeal to the Supreme Court....

Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos

A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday....

Kindred ups Gentiva bid to $17.25 a share, countering mystery suitor

Kindred Healthcare, determined to acquire Gentiva Health Services, has fired back against Gentiva's claim last week that it has a mystery white knight bidder in the wings. Kindred said Monday that it is prepared to counter the $17.25-per-share bid from the unnamed, third-party bidder to secure a......

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BREAKING: Ascension Health plans joint-venture with Dignity, Tenet to run Ariz. hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health plans to transfer part of its ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona into a three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health.
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Courts issue conflicting rulings on federal insurance subsidies
By Joe Carlson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal judges in Richmond., Va., unanimously upheld the legality of subsidies for insurance exchanges in every state Tuesday, contradicting a 2-hour-old ruling from a panel of judges in Washington.
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IBM-Apple partnership could have big health IT impact
By Darius Tahir | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IBM's plan to partner with Apple could prove significant for healthcare, addressing issues of data security that have stood in the way of the expansion of mobile healthcare usage and development.
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Prices for outpatient hospital services rise 0.5%
By Bob Herman | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prices that private health insurers paid for all hospital services increased 0.2% in June, mostly spurred by the outpatient side, according to the latest seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S.
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Anti-cancer forces cheer $23B verdict against tobacco giant
By Sabriya Rice | July 21, 2014
Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. suffered another legal setback last week when a Florida court awarded $23 billion in damages to the family of a man who died of lung cancer following years of...
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Big data helps unlock rare disease's secret, but cost could remain issue
By Darius Tahir | July 21, 2014
Seth Mnookin has received a lot of attention, and justly so, for his article in this week's New Yorker on rare genetic diseases. The piece is an illustration of effects, some good, some not so good,...
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Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos
By Associated Press | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers...
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Reform Update: Narrow insurance networks under ACA depressing physician pay
By Andis Robeznieks | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The physician pay landscape has flattened out, and healthcare reform may be a primary cause.
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Bottom-line ACA gains starting to show in hospital financials, Zacks says
By John N. Frank | July 21, 2014
Happy days are here, financially, for hospitals thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, says Zacks Investment research in a recent blog post.
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Samitt to leave DaVita
By Bob Herman | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of HealthCare Partners, the Torrance, Calif.-based division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, will step down on Aug. 1. DaVita CEO Kent Thiry will assume responsibility for the...
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Patient safety is improving, has changed from 15 years ago, hospital groups contend
By Sabriya Rice | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Groups representing U.S. hospitals took issue with statements made at a recent Senate hearing that patient safety has not improved in the past 15 years. The hearing did not paint a clear picture of...
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Reform Update: AHA takes political action committee funds straight to voters
By Paul Demko | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association's political action committee is spending large sums on TV commercials that back congressional Republican incumbents who have been friendly to the hospital industry,...
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