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KPMG survey finds 50% of health systems receive value-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  January 23, 2017

Half of healthcare systems get some or most of their reimbursement under contracts that put them at risk for the cost and quality of care, according to a new KPMG survey. The results are somewhat more upbeat than a Modern Healthcare survey last June.

Cleveland Clinic's holistic center is on rapid ascent

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  January 23, 2017

The Center for Functional Medicine, which the clinic has said is the first of its kind at an academic medical center, focuses on a holistic treatment of the root causes of health problems.

Aetna faces slim chance of winning appeal of decision to block Humana merger

Aetna faces slim chance of winning appeal of decision to block Humana merger

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 23, 2017

Aetna and Humana could appeal the court's decision, which would allow the $37 billion merger a chance to close in what some expect will be a more lenient antitrust environment under President Donald Trump's administration. But some experts say Trump will have no bearing on the court's ruling.

Breaking news from around the country ...

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2017

Today's regional healthcare roundup includes President Donald Trump reviving a policy to eliminate funding for foreign groups providing abortion services, a look at the Republican governors against an ACA repeal, and more.

News from other sources ...

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2017

Today's roundup of technology, pharmaceutical and device news includes the pharma industry rolling out a new campaign to address criticisms, Rep. Tom Price having ties to drug and device makers, and more.

Trump's ACA executive order heightens insurance market jitters

Trump's ACA executive order heightens insurance market jitters

By Harris Meyer  |  January 22, 2017

President Donald Trump's executive order Friday instructing federal agencies to go as far as they can legally to roll back the Affordable Care Act buys time for Congress to come up with a replacement plan, but it could disrupt the insurance markets.

If you like the technology, invest in the firm

If you like the technology, invest in the firm

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 21, 2017

Over the past year, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center forged partnerships or made investments with more than a dozen startup firms offering technological solutions that expand patient access to healthcare.

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