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“Awakenings” author, pioneering neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

By Associated Press  |  August 30, 2015

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. Those stories and many more came from the pen of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York.

NLRB ruling could shake up healthcare staffing industry

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 28, 2015

A ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board could complicate relations between healthcare organizations and their workers employed by staffing agencies. Healthcare staffing firms may become a target for unions looking to organize workers in multiple facilities in one fell swoop.

Stakeholders say new 340B guidance adds red tape

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 28, 2015

Both supporters and critics view the release Thursday of long-awaited federal guidance on the 340B Drug Pricing Program as a much-needed step to understand compliance. But an initial review of the 90-page document has some stakeholders worried.

Froedtert continues to see higher volume, improved payer mix

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 28, 2015

Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee-based system, ended its fiscal 2015 in a better financial position than the previous year as it added patients, improved its payer mix and found ways to deliver care more efficiently.

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