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AHA lawsuit over 'two-midnight' rule called uphill battle
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
No matter how strong their legal arguments, hospitals will have a tough time convincing judges to overturn Medicare's controversial new rules on classifying inpatients, some legal experts say.
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Health spending up after years of 'self-rationing,' report finds
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
Patients are returning to the healthcare system after “several years of self-rationing,” as reflected in a 3.2% increase in 2013 prescription-drug expenditures, according to a new report.
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Medtronic appeals heart-valve device ruling
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
Medtronic has appealed a ruling by a federal judge that restricts use of the company's new heart valve device to a limited number of U.S. patients.
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Review continues for troubled Johns Hopkins' black lung program
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
A review of Johns Hopkins University's black lung program is ongoing, the university says. The program was suspended last year after an investigative report that has won a Pulitzer Prize this week.
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Pharmacists call for delay on new Medicaid generic reimbursement rates
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
Pharmacists and drugmakers are pushing for a one-year transition period before states implement an ACA-mandated formula that will significantly trim Medicaid reimbursement rates for generic drugs.
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Proton-beam centers sprout despite evidence drought
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
Hospitals investing in proton-beam radiation therapy centers are gambling on clinical evidence that is still years away to justify their plunge into the expensive technology.
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Final days for 100 Most Influential nominations
By Modern Healthcare | April 16, 2014
The ability to successfully manage change is an indispensible and definitive leadership attribute in all sectors of healthcare.
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