After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 09, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, has put forward a Medicare-for-all plan that has been criticized by his Democratic rival. It's likely to draw more fire from Hillary Clinton and Republicans alike as Sanders becomes viewed as a serious contender.

Ruling gives hospitals hope on RAC appeals backlog

Ruling gives hospitals hope on RAC appeals backlog

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 09, 2016

Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.

Blog: Could the federal government as a customer influence vaccine shortages?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 09, 2016

The U.S. could face fewer vaccine shortages if government agencies are willing to pay more for the vital drugs, according to a recent study. That's because the federal government, the largest purchaser of vaccines, could influence manufacturers to invest in technology and processes that fix the...

UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

By Michael Sandler  |  February 09, 2016

Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison, Wis. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Medicaid insurer Molina doubles profit in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  February 09, 2016

UnitedHealth Group and other diversified payers have struggled with some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid-centric payers, such as Molina Healthcare, have proven to be clear-cut winners under healthcare reform.

Lincare ordered to pay $239,800 HIPAA privacy penalty

By Joseph Conn  |  February 09, 2016

An administrative law judge ruled that respiratory- and infusion-care provider Lincare must pay $239,800 for failing to safeguard patient information. The case marks the second time in eight years HHS has extracted a privacy penalty through litigation rather than a negotiated settlement.

Emeritus deal drags down Brookdale Senior Living results

By Melanie Evans  |  February 09, 2016

Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior and assisted-living company, ended the final months of the year with flat revenue and a drop in occupancy as the company struggled to digest its $2.8 billion acquisition of Emeritus Corp.

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