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Illinois gov. promises new controls after Medicaid paid for dead
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
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Kansas extending ban on expansion of Medicaid
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has indefinitely extended a ban on expanding Medicaid in Kansas under the federal healthcare overhaul.
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Healthcare site flagged in Heartbleed review
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
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Surgical-robot costs put small hospitals in a bind
By Jaimy Lee | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While overall sales of the da Vinci Surgical System are on the decline, a number of small and rural hospitals are considering acquiring the pricey machine, believing it will help them attract and retain surgeons and appeal to patients.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How many non-elderly Americans will have health insurance in 2014 because of Obamacare? Read Data Points and find out.
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Cover: Rural Robots, April 21, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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Dr. John Agwunobi resigns from health post at Wal-Mart, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After nearly seven years as senior VP and president of health and wellness at Wal-Mart Stores, Dr. John Agwunobi resigned from the position this month.
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ACPE grooms doctors for growing number of physician-executive positions
By Andis Robeznieks | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Moving into management traditionally was seen as a way for physicians to ease into retirement. But physician executives now are in high demand. They are being recruited to lead delivery-system reforms as insurers and providers shift to paying for value rather than volume.
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Cancer drugs' high prices impede comparative research: study
By Sabriya Rice | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The high prices of some cancer drugs drew attention from oncologists last week. Two National Cancer Institute researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine that steep prices make it difficult or impossible to conduct randomized trials comparing the effectiveness of different therapies.
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Key governor races could affect ACA implementation, Medicaid expansion
By Rebecca Kern | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence those states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.
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