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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Republican governors—particularly those in tough re-election battles—could find it politically dicey to resist taking steps to keep exchange subsidies flowing in their states.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration hopes the latest legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act never reaches Chief Justice John Roberts and his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court. But some legal scholars say there's reason to think that past opinions by conservative justices would...
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare reform is producing positive financial benefits for publicly traded hospitals, if early Q2 earnings releases are any indication of what to expect from other systems when they report quarterly earnings.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What had seemed like one issue Republicans and Democrats could agree on suddenly fell into another partisan chasm last week in Washington, raising the specter of Congress adjourning for the summer without passing any measure to address long wait times and poor care at Veterans Affairs facilities.
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The Week Ahead
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Institute of Medicine is putting the $15 billion the federal government spends each year on physician training under its microscope. On July 28, it will release a report on how to reform graduate medical education financing, governance and accountability.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Policymakers will be watching for a repeat of last year's good news when the Medicare trustees release their annual report to Congress on July 28.
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Regional News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A “rogue” gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with about 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said last week.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health has agreed to pay $1.55 million to resolve claims it mishandled controlled substances.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said last week.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center in Boston improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses.
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News
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While federal courts last week ruled on the legality of insurance subsidies issued from federally run exchanges, Congress was hearing about another, much more dollars-and-cents subsidy issue, namely how easy it apparently is for consumers to lie to obtain subsidies.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Last week, Ascension Health, headquartered in St. Louis, said it plans to transfer part of its ownership in Tucson-based Carondelet Health Network into an unusual three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gilead Sciences' second-quarter earnings blew through year-ago levels, thanks in part to its blockbuster, controversial hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS has issued an interpretive rule requiring drug companies to provide discounts on orphan drugs sold through the federal 340B drug discount program, just months after a federal judge struck down its previous version of the rule.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Low-income and disabled Americans who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their coverage and care.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A federal rule requiring health insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care led to more than $332 million in consumer rebates last year, HHS reported last week.
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By Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is seeking nominations for this year's roster of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists.
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Cover Story
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Republican governors—particularly those in tough re-election battles—could find it politically dicey to resist taking steps to keep exchange subsidies flowing in their states.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration hopes the latest legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act never reaches Chief Justice John Roberts and his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court. But some legal scholars say there's reason to think that past opinions by conservative justices would...
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Features
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Andrew Slavitt has huge responsibilities and challenges ahead as the new second-in-command at the CMS.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The conflicting appellate court opinions on the validity of health insurance subsidies in states with federally run exchanges will give the U.S. Supreme Court a second opportunity to eviscerate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a decision that is at least a year away.
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Guest Commentary
By Esther M. Friedman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What can be done to improve the situation of people with dementia and their caregivers?
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the Q&A with Dr. Robert Wah, the new American Medical Association president, “Doctors should be captain of the ship,” I wish to offer a more contemporary view that patients and families want the provider who is best prepared to meet their needs and preferences to lead the...
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Q&A
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Anthony Tersigni, CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, talks about his system's recent integrated delivery partnership with CHE Trinity Health, its growth strategy, his management style and issues related to Catholic healthcare doctrine.
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By the Numbers

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2013-14 school year. Sources:
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Susan Turney, 61, will be CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jim Skogsbergh, CEO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, will be the next chair-elect of the American Hospital Association.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of July 28, 2014, covered the following topics: The high cost of emergency department care
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An archeological dig at an 18th-century battlefield in upstate New York may also turn up signs of the Revolutionary War's largest smallpox hospital.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians. Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
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