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CMS official Cindy Mann's departure surprises, saddens her supporters

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 19, 2014

Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as the CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) surprised healthcare stakeholders who know her and are familiar with her work.

CMS adds late 2013 records to Open Payments database

By Jaimy Lee  |  December 19, 2014

The CMS Friday added about 68,000 new records documenting $200 million in payments made to physicians by medical-device and drug manufacturers to its Open Payments database.

Catholic Health Initiatives keeps Fitch rating despite setbacks

By Melanie Evans  |  December 19, 2014

Fitch Ratings is maintaining it's A+ credit rating for Catholic Health Initiatives, the rapidly expanding national health system that earlier this week reported a sharp drop in its operating performance. Rival rating agency Standard & Poor's recently downgraded CHI because of weak financial results.

Recovery audit lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 19, 2014

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits. The American Hospital Association said in a statement that it disagrees with the court's decision and expects to file an appeal.

Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

By Darius Tahir  |  December 19, 2014

Investment firm Carrick Capital Partners anticipates a busy 2015, with healthcare opportunities clearly in its sights. It has secured the advisory services of former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, a physician, and plans to start a new fund that will include many healthcare investments, according to...

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