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Are healthy communities composed of healthy employees?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 03, 2015

Businesses could have a significant impact on public health, according to a new report. Workplace wellness strategies that focus solely on employees are less effective than those that also address social determinants within the communities where the businesses are located.

Could new mindsets and strategies halt spread of HIV?

By Andis Robeznieks  |  July 31, 2015

HIV prevention advocates hope a new White House long-term strategy and a turning political tide will help stop new cases of the disease. The Obama administration announced they will use new science along with national and community efforts to lower the number of new HIV cases by 25% and reduce the...

CMS announces 0.9% hospital payment increase for 2016

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 31, 2015

The CMS lowered its final increase for hospitals rates in 2016 to a scant 0.9%, down from the 1.1% increase it proposed in April. The move will heighten pressure on the nation's 3,400 acute-care hospitals to rein in costs and reduce unnecessary spending.

Blog: A good year for healthcare stocks all around

By Michael Sandler  |  July 31, 2015

Some hospital system executives are citing booming insurer stock prices as a clear market signal that consolidation will give payers the upper hand in future price negotiations with hospitals and other providers. But insurers are not the only ones seeing strong results.

Bills related to behavioral health are piling up on the Hill

By Shannon Muchmore  |  July 31, 2015

Several bills dealing with treatment of substance abuse and behavioral health issues plus initiatives to move the mentally ill out of jails and prisons and into the healthcare system have been introduced with bipartisan support in both chambers.

Molina Healthcare's stock rises on rosy second quarter

By Bob Herman  |  July 31, 2015

Second-quarter earnings at Molina Healthcare were five times higher than the same period last year. The managed-care insurer based in Long Beach, Calif., is almost exclusively focused on Medicaid populations.

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