Biden talks Cancer Moonshot at innovation summit

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  October 25, 2016

In his speech, Biden emphasized the need for data sharing, innovation and investment, as well as collaboration. Although collaboration is key, he said, "our systems are ill-equipped to reward collaboration, to reward team science, to give credit to everyone involved in a publication."

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

By Associated Press  |  October 25, 2016

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

White House argues that courts don't belong in House-ACA funding fight

By Erica Teichert  |  October 24, 2016

The Obama administration blasted House Republicans on Monday for inappropriately involving federal courts in their dispute over funding for the Affordable Care Act, alleging the lawmakers are trying to circumvent the Constitution with their lawsuit.

SNF chain will pay $145 million settlement over unnecessary rehab services

By Erica Teichert  |  October 24, 2016

Life Care Centers of America and its owner will pay $145 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Tricare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation services over a seven-year period. It's the largest-ever False Claims Act settlement with a skilled-nursing facility chain.

New data expose mysterious world of off-exchange health plans

By Harris Meyer  |  October 24, 2016

Individual and small-group health plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2016 were cheaper than plans sold off the exchanges, according to new data providing the most detailed look yet at how the ACA exchanges compare with the off-exchange market.

Longtime Silver Cross Hospital CEO to retire

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  October 24, 2016

Paul Pawlak, who has led Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill., for nearly 30 years, is retiring next year.

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