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Ascension to pay workers at least $11 an hour

Ascension to pay workers at least $11 an hour

By Melanie Evans  |  May 22, 2015

One of the nation's largest health systems, Ascension Health, will set a system-wide minimum wage of $11 an hour. The healthcare industry employed 2.8 million workers last year who earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less.

Holiday note, weekend news reminder

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

Modern Healthcare A.M. will not be published Monday, May 25, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Modern Healthcare A.M. will resume publication on Tuesday, May 26.

AHIP's Ignagni to take CEO post at insurer EmblemHealth

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

Karen Ignagni, the longtime head of America's Health Insurance Plans, is leaving the industry's powerful lobbying group to become president and CEO of EmblemHealth, a financially troubled insurer based in New York.

Ascension to pay workers at least $11 an hour

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

Ascension Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, will set a system-wide minimum wage of $11 an hour. The healthcare industry employed 2.8 million workers last year who earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less.

21st Century Cures bill approved for full House vote

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

House committee members Thursday voted unanimously to move the proposed 21st Century Cures Act toward consideration by the full body. The bill will provide more than $10 billion in funding over five years to the NIH, as well as $550 million in added funds for the FDA.

CMS blinks in Medicaid stare down with Florida

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

The CMS is appearing to blink in its stare down with Florida over Medicaid expansion. The agency informed state officials that it tentatively plans to renew a waiver that has provided Florida billions in supplemental Medicaid funding to help hospitals with uncompensated-care costs.

Grassley presses CMS on Medicare Advantage fraud

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley is pressing the CMS and the U.S. Justice Department to crack down on Medicare Advantage fraud—an issue that's spurring a growing number of lawsuits and could be costing the government billions.

Press Ganey presses play on Wall Street

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

Press Ganey Holdings stock began trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and closed at $27.50 per share. The patient-satisfaction measurement firm based in South Bend, Ind., announced Tuesday that 8.9 million shares would be sold at $25 per share, before underwriting discounts.

Experts say don't delay calling security to investigate data breaches

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 22, 2015

IT staffers at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield believed they had contained a hack back in June. But on Wednesday, the insurer said personal information on 1.1 million individuals was breached. Experts warn any delay could magnify the compromised security and increase public relations damage.

ASCO proposes fundamental cancer-payment restructure

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 21, 2015

A payment reform strategy offering consolidated billing codes and bundled cancer-care payments aims to “fundamentally restructure” the way cancer care is paid for in the U.S.

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