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By Modern Healthcare  |  October 20, 2017

Senate committee members worry about privacy in employee engagement programs, Merck lays off 1800 sales employees, and pollution kills.

Athenahealth reports tough third quarter and layoffs

Athenahealth reports tough third quarter and layoffs

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 20, 2017

Athenahealth had a tough third quarter as providers stepped back from the electronic health record vendor's products, sparking an "organizational redesign" with nearly 400 employees laid off.

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2017

Sens. Lamar Alexander's and Patty Murray's bill to resume paying cost-sharing subsidies to insurers has support from all 48 Democratic and independent senators, as well as 24 total co-sponsors from both parties. But its fate remains unclear as some Republicans seek changes that could threaten...

Intermountain reorganizes its regions to form a 'model for tomorrow'

Intermountain reorganizes its regions to form a 'model for tomorrow'

By Alex Kacik  |  October 19, 2017

The Salt Lake City-based integrated health system is replacing its geographically defined administrative regions with a systemwide structure made up of community care and specialty care groups to better align internally to deliver more efficient and effective care, CEO Marc Harrison said.

CMS may have overcorrected in cancellation of cardiac models

CMS may have overcorrected in cancellation of cardiac models

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 19, 2017

The CMS may have overcorrected when it honored some hospitals' requests to cancel mandatory cardiac pay models. The move means hospitals that were ready to embrace the models could be out millions of dollars.

Athenahealth to lay off more than 400 employees

Athenahealth to lay off more than 400 employees

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 19, 2017

Athenahealth is shrinking its workforce by 9%, or more than 400 employees, as part of an "organizational redesign" to simplify the cloud-based EHR vendor's structure.

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