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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rumblings that corporate tax reform will close favorable loopholes for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are getting louder, fueling a rush of high-dollar cross-border deals.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Of the 12 specialties that showed increases in this year's Modern Healthcare survey of surveys, only five enjoyed pay hikes that exceeded the 1.5% general inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for 2013.
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By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One can only hope the spate of tax-motivated mergers in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries finally will motivate Congress to reform the corporate tax code—a long-sought goal of the business community.
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Late News
By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gentiva Health Services, the object of unwanted advances to buy a portion of its stock by Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare, announced Thursday it had found an unnamed white-knight bidder willing to pay $17.25 per share, or roughly $635 million, for all of Gentiva.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is going ahead as scheduled this week in Melbourne, Australia, despite the loss of roughly 100 AIDS activists and researchers in a Malaysia Airlines plane crash July 17.
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The Week Ahead
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Universal Health Services will be the first hospital chain to report earnings this week for a quarter that's widely expected to show that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is improving financial performance.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
San Diego is host through Thursday to more than 1,000 hospital executives, directors, trustees and clinicians in town for lectures and debates on healthcare leadership, dealmaking, innovation and technology.
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Regional News
By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health has launched a $1.2 billion capital plan, which by the year 2020 will rebuild two facilities, and create a new research center and a new wellness facility.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. John Jay Shannon was promoted to CEO at Cook County (Ill.) Health and Hospitals System in late June, and he already has been told to find $67 million in savings in four months.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new Kentucky state law that expands prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses took effect last week.
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News
By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In August 2011, Accretive Health was riding high in the healthcare business world. Shares of the Chicago-based revenue-cycle management company hit a high, trading at more than $30. But the company's fortunes have changed in the past three years.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If closely held companies choose not to provide contraceptive coverage for employees, they can't do so in secret.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A federal judge in Orlando, Fla., gave hospitals and health systems a reason to cheer when he ruled that violating Medicare's conditions of participation doesn't automatically expose providers to the triple damages available under the False Claims Act.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association's political action committee is running TV ads backing congressional Republican incumbents who have been friendly to the hospital industry in hopes of fending off more right-wing challengers who take a harder line on government healthcare spending.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How much power should dentists and doctors wield over competitors who aren't doctors when the power to regulate also potentially could reduce competition that benefits consumers?
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, has overcome its initial reservations about the Obamacare exchanges and will compete in up to two dozen state marketplaces during the 2015 open enrollment period. That's at least twice as many as it participated in this year.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is asking Congress for $10 billion in new funding to hire 10,000 additional clinical staff over the next two years and to pay for veterans' care delivered by private providers.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Catholic Health Initiatives is making a major push into commercial health insurance, with pending applications to sell commercial plans in five states next year and 18 states by 2016.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HCA, the country's largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, previewed strong second-quarter results last week, highlighting a 12.2% increase in income before taxes. It also raised its financial guidance for the year.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 28,000 outreach workers helped about 10.6 million Americans learn about health insurance options during the 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Each worker assisted an average of nearly 400 individuals.
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By Darius Tahir | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS' watchdog agency will be scrutinizing the Obamacare insurance exchanges over the accuracy of payments to insurers and providers, consumer eligibility for premium subsidies, information technology contracting, and the security and privacy of information.
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By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two new studies are raising concerns about management of early stage prostate cancer and treatment.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Per capita spending on Medicaid beneficiaries varied widely across the country in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis by the Government Accountability Office.
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Cover Story
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rumblings that corporate tax reform will close favorable loopholes for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are getting louder, fueling a rush of high-dollar cross-border deals.
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Features
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Of the 12 specialties that showed increases in this year's Modern Healthcare survey of surveys, only five enjoyed pay hikes that exceeded the 1.5% general inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for 2013.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This year's 2014 survey includes data from 13 recruiting firms, consultants and professional organizations.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One can only hope the spate of tax-motivated mergers in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries finally will motivate Congress to reform the corporate tax code—a long-sought goal of the business community.
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Guest Commentary
By Dawn Morton-Rias | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a clinical physician assistant has been talking with patients about their healthcare needs and concerns. But that type of one-to-one patient engagement and education is getting harder to do these days.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the article “Data collection could stump next wave of predictive analytics," it's a very good article, capturing many instances of data analytics that illustrate the benefits and the challenges in this...
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Best Practices
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jaime Parent, associate chief information officer and vice president of health information technology at Rush University Medical Center, was frustrated by the tough employment challenges facing Chicago-area military veterans. Parent, a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 20 years in the Air Force,...
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Q&A
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Bruce Bagley is president and CEO of TransforMED, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which provides guidance and support to physicians implementing patient-centered medical homes.
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By the Numbers

A list of the largest healthcare merger-and-acquisition deals through June 2014, ranked by announced purchase price based on Modern Healthcare reporting. Source: Modern Healthcare Insights 2014 Healthcare M&A Watch, Q1 and Q2 analysis. Published July 21, 2014, p. 20.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. William Walker, 69, is the new board chairman of America's Essential Hospitals.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, will step down and become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, effective July 28. He will replace Dr. Lonny Reisman, who left Aetna in April.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of July 21, 2014, covered the following topic: Prison healthcare
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The same compound that makes flatulence smelly could actually possess some healing properties.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is now scientific evidence that Motörhead is the hardest-rocking band on earth, according to German doctors writing in the British medical journal The Lancet.
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