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Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid
By Associated Press | August 28, 2014
A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after HHS approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal healthcare law, officials said Thursday.
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U.S. chief tech officer Todd Park headed back to California, White House confirms
By Darius Tahir | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In September, according to a White House blog post, Park will be moving to California, where he will recruit tech talent to the federal government as well as “identifying innovative ways to improve the quality of government digital services.”
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Cost-reduction plan raises SSM Health Care's bottom line
By Bob Herman | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
SSM Health Care began a short-term plan last fall to pull $150 million of excess costs out of the organization. So far, the strategy has been paying dividends for the St. Louis-based health system, which released second-quarter results this week.
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Open Payment site scheduled for more downtime, complaints continue
By Darius Tahir | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The troubled Open Payment Act website is encountering a bit more turbulence. The CMS announced Thursday that it plans upcoming outages for the site and that downtime would be used for “scheduled maintenance upgrades.”
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Defense contractors storm the Obamacare contract beach
By Bob Herman | August 28, 2014
HHS' Office of Inspector General released a report this week showing a chorus of companies is being paid to build and maintain HealthCare.gov. The familiar names were there, but two companies in particular raised an eyebrow.
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Cone Health boosts operating margin to 2.6% by cutting costs
By Beth Kutscher | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A focus on cost-cutting efforts helped mark a significant year-over-year improvement in Cone Health's fiscal third-quarter operating margin and net surplus.
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IBM to sell Watson's brainpower to speed clinical and academic research
By Darius Tahir | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IBM on Thursday rolled out yet another healthcare use of its Watson computing technology, namely to help academic and clinical researchers sort through mountains of research data.
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