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Sanders endorses Clinton's health policies while some of his supporters resist

Sanders endorses Clinton's health policies while some of his supporters resist

Sen. Bernie Sanders embraced Hillary Clinton's less-than-universal healthcare proposal at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night. But some of his supporters haven't made that compromise.

What to know about Medicare’s big bundled-payment expansion

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 25, 2016
What to know about Medicare’s big bundled-payment expansion

A new mandatory program would make hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. It would also add new procedures to the hip and knee pilot launched this year.

Insurers will consolidate even if mega-mergers fail

By Bob Herman  |  July 23, 2016
Insurers will consolidate even if mega-mergers fail

Even if the feds bury Anthem's acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's Humana deal, the big five health insurers are likely to forge new transactions to scale up and improve their position at the bargaining table with consolidating hospitals and systems.


Research

Medical schools, 2016

Medical schools, 2016

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.


Providers

Partners HealthCare loses 400 physicians to Tufts

Nearly 400 physicians at Hallmark Health System in Medford, Mass., have voted to join the physician network of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, leaving Partners HealthCare's physician organization after acquisition plans fell through.

Technology

HHS to fund cybersecurity information exchange

HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's information technology systems. The goal is to allow healthcare and public health sectors and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and...

Safety & Quality

How hospitals see the so-called 'July effect'

How hospitals see the so-called 'July effect'

Doctors and hospital leaders are skeptical of the "July effect," the term describing the mass arrival of new medical graduates that allegedly leads to more medical errors, lower quality of care and even higher mortality rates. They're also working to make sure it isn't real.

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