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As King v. Burwell decision approaches, CDC details sharp drop in uninsured

As King v. Burwell decision approaches, CDC details sharp drop in uninsured

The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of last year dropped to a low not seen in decades. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the insurance landscape in the first nine months of 2014, only 11.9% of respondents said they were uninsured.

New Medicare ACO rules near release

By Melanie Evans  |  May 29, 2015

The CMS is expected to issue final regulations soon that could significantly affect whether hospitals and doctors remain willing to participate in Medicare's accountable care program.

Medicare and Medicaid: The next half-century

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 25, 2015
Medicare and Medicaid: The next half-century

Medicare and Medicaid have dramatically altered American life and all facets of the U.S. healthcare industry. The programs are poised to change significantly in the years ahead. Explore our special coverage marking their 50th anniversary.


Research

Pharmaceutical companies, 2015

Pharmaceutical companies, 2015

A list of the largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, ranked by 2014 revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other sources. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published May 25, 2015. p. 50


Finance

NextCare acquires three urgent-care centers

NextCare Holdings, a Mesa, Ariz.-based urgent-care and occupational medical services provider, has acquired three new facilities in Arizona, allowing it to provide care to more than 90% of the state's population.

Safety & Quality

Blog: What a difference the dialysis data makes

Before a controversial five-star rating system for dialysis facilities was released this year, kidney-care groups seemed unified in their opposition to the system. DaVita was against it until the ratings put the company's facilities in a positive light.

People

Susannah Fox named first woman CTO at HHS

Susannah Fox named first woman CTO at HHS

The longtime Pew Research Center expert on the impact of health information technology and social media on patient engagement and consumers will take over as HHS's top technology adviser.

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