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Superbug a 'triple threat'
By Maureen McKinney | August 01, 2014
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying out a new tactic. They're sounding the alarm on a deadly superbug while it's still rare in the hopes of halting its spread. The target: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
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Video: Geriatricians enter the 'Shark Tank' to hone program pitches
By Modern Healthcare | August 01, 2014
A pitching session modeled on the show "Shark Tank" is one component of the Practice Change Leaders, a yearlong professional development program for geriatricians and others who care for older adults.
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Physician Compensation: 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 01, 2014
This three-page package includes pay ranges of 23 specialties from 13 companies, as well as profiles of all participating companies.
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20 largest healthcare merger-and-acquisition deals through June 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 01, 2014
See a list of the largest healthcare merger-and-acquisition deals through June 2014, ranked by announced purchase price based on Modern Healthcare reporting. Modern Healthcare's new interactive M&A database is also available now.
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Accountable care organizations by state: 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 01, 2014
California claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare's accountable care organizations by state By the Numbers list. Source: Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence.
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Doctors, nurses urge action following Hobby Lobby decision
By Joe Carlson | August 01, 2014
Frontline healthcare practitioners condemned in strong terms the high court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that said closely held private companies should not have to provide insurance coverage for four types of contraceptives to which company owners have religious objections.
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Firms that cut birth-control coverage must notify workers, White House says
By Joe Carlson | August 01, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department announced that in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, employers must formally notify workers if they remove birth-control methods from their lists of covered prescriptions or procedures.
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Soon-Shiong to lead Providence Health's new cancer division
By Bob Herman | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Billionaire philanthropist and healthcare entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has been named the global director for cancer services and bioinformatics at Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash.
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Ambulatory care adds jobs, offsetting hospital hiring losses
By Melanie Evans | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Strong ambulatory-care hiring offset job losses at hospitals and nursing homes last month, with overall healthcare employment largely unchanged at 7,000 new jobs, according to the latest round of federal employment data.
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Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections
By Paul Demko | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress is all but done for the summer. That means attention will now pivot toward the fall elections. Four years ago during the August recess, legislators encountered voters in their home districts angry about the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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