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As lawmakers trade barbs, nearly 30 states risk running out of CHIP funding

As lawmakers trade barbs, nearly 30 states risk running out of CHIP funding

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 20, 2018

Insults accelerated on the first day of the government shutdown, with Democrats and Republicans failing to reach a deal to reopen the government. CHIP funding is nowhere in sight as some states hover dangerously near the drop-dead deadline for their programs.

Providers' solution for high drug prices: Make them ourselves

Providers' solution for high drug prices: Make them ourselves

By Alex Kacik and Tara Bannow  |  January 20, 2018

The health system-led generic-drug company sent a shockwave through the healthcare industry, but experts warned that it would take plenty of time and capital to ultimately lower drug prices and mitigate shortages.

Ryan, Caldwell named to Health Care Hall of Fame

Ryan, Caldwell named to Health Care Hall of Fame

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 20, 2018

Two industry innovators are being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame—Sister Mary Jean Ryan and George Caldwell. An induction ceremony will take place March 26, in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executive's 2018 Congress in Chicago.

Trump opioid declaration expires Jan. 23

Trump opioid declaration expires Jan. 23

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 20, 2018

Critics doubt a renewal of Trump's opioid public health declaration would bring about much change in a policy they say has so far garnered few results.

'Arrogant' surgeon who 'branded' livers fined in the U.K.

'Arrogant' surgeon who 'branded' livers fined in the U.K.

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 20, 2018

Dr. Simon Bramhall, who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations, was fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) this month and ordered to perform community service, according to the Associated Press.

CMS' focus on 'meaningful measures' faces hurdles

CMS' focus on 'meaningful measures' faces hurdles

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 20, 2018

Providers and payers say CMS' Meaningful Measures initiative is a step in the right direction, but uncertainties still remain around which measures actually matter.

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