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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are seeing deep reductions in their uninsured volume and the amount of uncompensated care they deliver. That's not happening in nonexpansion states.
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By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say some types of adverse events and near-misses commonly happen when new technology is introduced without adequate analysis of how staff will interact with new devices.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To cut the price of orthopedic implants and curb the influence of manufacturers, some hospitals are training their own employees to provide technical assistance to operating room staff, displacing company sales representatives who have offered this service to surgeons for decades.
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Late News
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare industry groups are calculating what they can get done in the lame-duck Congress following the November elections and in the new session that follows, which could feature Republican control of both chambers.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Billions of dollars in federal electronic health-record incentive payments appear to be in jeopardy as hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals that got an early start on the payment program face a more stringent set of criteria this year, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some immigrants who signed up for insurance coverage via HealthCare.gov are on notice that they could lose their coverage unless they immediately furnish proof that they are legally qualified for coverage.
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The Week Ahead
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This week, devicemaker Medtronic will report first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2015. While the financial results are important, many analysts will tune in to hear more about the company's pending acquisition of Covidien.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Leaders of community health centers will come together this week in San Diego to discuss how to meet the increased demand for medical and behavioral-care services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's insurance expansion while facing an end to extra funding under the law.
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Regional News
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 over dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Seven undocumented medical students started classes on Aug. 4 at Loyola University Chicago, but the school still is the only one in the state—and possibly the country—to intentionally enroll such students.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital has initiated talks to acquire its cross-town competitor, St. Mary's Medical Center.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaiser Permanente, the 32-hospital California-based system that also operates its own health plan, reported a 25% increase in its net surplus during the second quarter of the year as it added new members and scaled back capital spending.
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News
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Doctors accustomed to fielding patient questions about the benefits of procedures, drugs and tests say patients increasingly are demanding answers to some very different questions: How much will it cost, do I really need it and can it wait?
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A little-noticed HHS ruling on reporting medical malpractice claims could get in the way of state efforts to promote an alternative dispute-resolution method that several academic medical centers have used effectively to improve quality and reduce lawsuits and damage awards.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CMS' audit contractors may overlap duties and hammer hospitals with multiple reviews of the same payment claims, according to a Government Accountability Office report that corroborates provider concerns.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many behavioral healthcare providers across the country are reporting significantly increased demand for their services because of Medicaid expansion in some states.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare has named Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Group, the winner of its first Healthcare Marketing Visionary IMPACT award.
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Cover Story
By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say some types of adverse events and near-misses commonly happen when new technology is introduced without adequate analysis of how staff will interact with new devices.
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Features
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are seeing deep reductions in their uninsured volume and the amount of uncompensated care they deliver. That's not happening in nonexpansion states.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To cut the price of orthopedic implants and curb the influence of manufacturers, some hospitals are training their own employees to provide technical assistance to operating room staff, displacing company sales representatives who have offered this service to surgeons for decades.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One cannot help but be moved by the heart-rending stories and desperate pleas coming from the four African countries enduring an Ebola outbreak, which has already killed more than 1,000 people.
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Guest Commentary
By Mark Claster | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The business of healthcare is becoming increasingly muddled as hospitals and insurance companies engage in a competition of sorts.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As someone who has worked in the emergency medicine industry for many years, I'd like to offer a different perspective to your publication's portrayal of emergency care than the one presented on the July 28 Data Points page.
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Best Practices
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When Alan Channing took the helm of Sinai Health System in 2004, the Chicago safety net system had made modest strides in diversifying its board of trustees.
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Q&A
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' fifth national coordinator for health IT, discusses progress toward meaningful use of electronic health records, the push for EHR interoperability and the proposed Health IT Safety Center.
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By the Numbers

A list of five major hospitalist service contractors in the nation, ranked by total revenue in 2013 where available. Also includes a list of the highest-paid non-C-suite physicians at not-for-profit healthcare organizations. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published Aug. 18, 2014, p. 30.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, 50, will be president and CEO of Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville, Fla., campus, effective Jan. 1.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Lawrence Sanders Jr. has been named president of the National Medical Association.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Aug. 18, 2014, covered the following topic: Biggest infectious disease killers
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Who's the richest of them all? When Outliers dug into real-time data from Forbes on billionaires, some familiar and not-so-familiar names popped up in the healthcare field for the U.S.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With Ebola ravaging his homeland, world-famous Liberian soccer star George Weah decided he could make a difference by singing about it.
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