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Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone,' says Tenet CEO

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone,' says Tenet CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill...

Texas brings telemedicine care to children at school

Texas brings telemedicine care to children at school

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 29, 2015

Providers in the Lone Star State this week can start billing for telemedicine visits with Medicaid-enrolled children while they're in school. Lawmakers and providers say the move improves access for children whose parents can't miss work for doctor visits.

Miles to go: New Orleans' mental health services still on the mend

Miles to go: New Orleans' mental health services still on the mend

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 29, 2015

New Orleans' health officials have rebuilt a healthcare network in the city that some say is stronger today than before Katrina. But many say the city's mental health system hasn't experienced the same rebound as its medical care system.

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone'

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone'

August 29, 2015

Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill...

Some Advantage plans lose members

Some Advantage plans lose members

By Bob Herman  |  August 29, 2015

Medicare Advantage has been held up as a source of solid growth for health insurers. Humana's reach and expertise in the market attracted Aetna's $37 billion buyout bid. But not all Advantage plans are benefiting from the enrollment wave.

FDA approves cholesterol drug Repatha, and other news

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Repatha, an injectable drug made by Amgen that lowers a person's “bad” cholesterol level. It can be used only for an estimated 5 million to 10 million patients who have certain inherited conditions or a history of serious heart ailments.

Primary-care docs reaping the most from shared-savings ACOs

Primary-care docs reaping the most from shared-savings ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  August 29, 2015

For the second year, the CMS has awarded bonuses to 1 in 4 accountable care organizations working under a Medicare model intended to spur providers to deliver lower-cost care. They will share $422 million out of the $833 million they collectively saved the government in 2014.

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