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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Count on two years of intensified battles over Obamacare if Republicans win control of the Senate in next month's elections, which pollsters say they have a better-than-even chance of achieving.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.
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Late News
By Adam Rubenfire , John N. Frank and Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. healthcare system got a new Ebola patient last week when a doctor in New York City tested positive, while another, Texas nurse Nina Pham, was declared free of the Ebola virus.
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By Darius Tahir and Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology confirmed Thursday.
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A new health insurance exchange announced last week by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
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The Week Ahead
By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicaid managed-care plan operators are looking for a way to pay for high-priced specialty drugs such as Sovaldi and Harvoni, the $1,000-per-pill treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In October 2001, the American College of Emergency Physicians met in Chicago amid widespread anxiety over the state of emergency preparedness. The U.S. at the time was reeling from the 9/11 attacks and anthrax fears.
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Regional News
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on Nov. 4 could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System have filed a class-action suit, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.
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By Lisa Schencker | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two Kentucky cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by entering into bogus management agreements with an area hospital in exchange for referring their patients to that hospital.
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News
By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many are welcoming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tighter safety guidelines for treating Ebola patients. But meeting those standards may pose financial challenges for hospitals.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The outcome of gubernatorial elections in 15 states could have a pivotal impact on healthcare for millions of people in those states, with the fate of Medicaid expansion and the Obamacare exchanges hanging in the balance.
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By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The American public's deep fears about Ebola and politicians' inflammatory rhetoric following the three U.S. cases in Dallas have prompted public health experts to think about how the country might respond to a more serious infectious disease pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from the...
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By Lisa Schencker | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A $389 million civil settlement announced last week between \DaVita HealthCare Partners and the federal government over allegations of Medicare fraud is the latest example of the feds going after healthcare companies allegedly violating the anti-kickback statute.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The federal government is offering new funding to help healthcare providers that are less far along in the care transformation process catch up.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pressure is building for the Obama administration to disallow employer-based health plans that technically comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but do not offer hospital coverage.
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Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is now accepting nominations for induction into the Health Care Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Cover Story
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Count on two years of intensified battles over Obamacare if Republicans win control of the Senate in next month's elections, which pollsters say they have a better-than-even chance of achieving.
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Features
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
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By Darius Tahir | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kevin Counihan, who headed Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange, has tough challenges ahead as the first CEO of HealthCare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that serves 36 states.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.
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Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.
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Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The not-for-profit insurer, half owned by Fairview Health Services, rocked Minnesota's already-struggling insurance exchange when it announced in September it would exit the exchange market for 2015.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Remember the excitement surrounding Castlight Health's initial public offering? Last March, the San Francisco startup's stock price soared when investors bought into the idea that online price transparency would transform the healthcare marketplace.
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Guest Commentary
Mike Leavitt | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In years to come, Ebola's impact on Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas will likely become a risk-management classic.
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Todd Evenson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In the years that I've spent working with medical practice administrators and executives, I've learned one important lesson: When you've seen one practice, you've seen one practice.
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Letters
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The article “Proponents see cloud technology transforming radiology” presents an interesting use of cloud-based radiology, backed with practical examples of networks that are employing this model.
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Best Practices
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Don't rush. Take your time. Be careful and deliberate. Federal officials repeated that guidance again and again last week as they reviewed their new, more-stringent Ebola-protection protocols before thousands of healthcare workers in New York City.
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Q&A
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Stephen Ubl became president and CEO in 2005 of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a 270-member group representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice recently spoke with Ubl about the potential...
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By the Numbers

A list of Medicaid budgets by state, each state ranked by average spending per enrollee, 2013. Sources:National Association of State Budget Officers and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Medicaid Enrollment: June 2013 Data Snapshot. Published Oct. 27, 2014, p. 32.
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News Makers
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Christine Candio, 53, will president and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo., effective in January, replacing Gary Olson, who is retiring after 36 years at St. Luke's.
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Dr. Harvey Fineberg has been named president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a not-for-profit based in Palo Alto, Calif., that offers grants for projects to improve patient care. His appointment is effective in January.
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Data Points
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Data Points for the week of Oct. 27, 2014, covered the following topics: latest healthcare stats on Ebola, health IT, CT usage and the uninsured.
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Outliers
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Ebola-themed healthcare worker costumes may be making an appearance amid the sea of ghosts, goblins and ghouls this Halloween.
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Beth Spangler, a senior radiographer at Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, has always had a passion for music.
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A nurse who works in the clinical decision unit at Temple University Hospital has won $1 million in Lay's annual Do Us a Flavor contest.
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