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Medicare Advantage plans to test value-based insurance design

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 02, 2015

The CMS Innovation Center has unveiled a new demonstration program that will allow Medicare Advantage insurers to encourage the use of clinically valuable services by lowering out-of-pocket costs for enrollees.

Competitor sues Florida system Health First

By Lisa Schencker  |  September 02, 2015

A public hospital has joined a number of Florida providers alleging integrated system Health First is engaging in unfair business practices. The lawsuits come amid increasing numbers of health systems moving toward integration across the country.

Patients much likelier to choose hospital that employs their doctor

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 02, 2015

When patients must go to the hospital, they're likely to pick a facility that employs their doctor, a study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating care.

House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing

By Associated Press  |  September 02, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos for next week. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where Republicans who run Congress stand.

Radiation oncology practice settles with HHS over data breach

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 02, 2015

Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, paid $750,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with the theft of protected information from 55,000 current and former patients.

Retooled two-midnight rule gets mixed reviews

Retooled two-midnight rule gets mixed reviews

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 02, 2015

Providers and policy experts are split on the Obama administration's proposal to salvage the controversial two-midnight rule with a series of modifications intended to mollify its many critics. Some influential stakeholders still want it killed.

Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood, McConnell says

By Associated Press  |  September 02, 2015

The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives.

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