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California responds to narrow networks with tougher rules
By Paul Demko | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
California health plans would face new requirements designed to ensure they offer adequate provider networks under legislation the state Legislature approved last week. The issue of network adequacy has sparked controversy since the state's exchange opened last year with many narrow-network...
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Reform Update: Medicaid expansion may spread to four more GOP-led states
By Virgil Dickson | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Now that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has received CMS approval for his Medicaid expansion plan, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming may be next in line among GOP-led states in seeking a federal green light for their conservative-oriented expansion proposals.
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CMS extends Accenture's Healthcare.gov contract to July 2015
By Virgil Dickson | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Facing a tight window to award a new IT contract for HealthCare.gov before the next open-enrollment period begins in November, the CMS has decided to extend Accenture's contract six months beyond its scheduled January expiration.
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Aurora sees early returns from reform, cost-cutting
By Bob Herman | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Aurora Health Care's operating margin almost tripled in the first half of 2014 with healthcare reform and tight expense control dramatically helping its performance, the Milwaukee-based health system said in a financial disclosure to bondholders.
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North Shore-LIJ's margin dinged by weather, insurance startup
By Bob Herman | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System battled through a sluggish first half, with the Great Neck, N.Y.-based health system still feeling the financial chill from last year's icy, bitter-cold winter.
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Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.
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Window to control Ebola rapidly closing, CDC director warns
By Sabriya Rice | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The window of opportunity for controlling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is rapidly closing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. Teams of individuals with specialized and technical experience are urgently needed on the ground, said the agency's director, Dr. Tom...
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