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Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood, McConnell says

By Associated Press  |  September 02, 2015

The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives.

2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare announced

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 02, 2015

Modern Healthcare is proud to present the 100 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015. Find out who made this year's list.

SSM Health acquires St. Louis University Hospital

SSM Health acquires St. Louis University Hospital

By Melanie Evans  |  September 01, 2015

SSM Health, St. Louis, on Monday closed a deal to acquire St. Louis University Hospital from Tenet Healthcare Corp. SSM says it plans to replace the hospital within five years.

Indiana University Health names new CEO

Indiana University Health names new CEO

By Michael Sandler  |  September 01, 2015

Current Indiana University Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Murphy has been promoted to president and CEO. Daniel Evans Jr. is retiring after 13 years at the post.

Retooled two-midnight rule gets mixed reviews

Retooled two-midnight rule gets mixed reviews

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 01, 2015

Providers and policy experts are split on the Obama administration's proposal to salvage the controversial two-midnight rule with a series of modifications intended to mollify its many critics. Some influential stakeholders still want it killed.

Capella completes $900 million sale to REIT

By Michael Sandler  |  September 01, 2015

Capella Healthcare, the privately held, Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, Tuesday announced it has finalized its $900 million sale to a real estate investment trust. In the deal, Medical Properties Trust acquires Capella's properties and a minority ownership in operations.

Medicare Advantage plans to test value-based insurance design

By Bob Herman  |  September 01, 2015

The CMS Innovation Center unveiled a new demonstration program Tuesday that will allow Medicare Advantage insurers to encourage the use of clinically valuable services by lowering out-of-pocket costs for enrollees.

Patients much likelier to choose hospital that employs their doctor

By Melanie Evans  |  September 01, 2015

When patients have to go to the hospital, they're likely to choose a facility that employs their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating...

Georgia's big Medicaid winners will soon be announced

By Bob Herman  |  September 01, 2015

This month, Georgia is expected to announce which private insurers will manage the care for 1.3 million low-income Medicaid beneficiaries. Analysts predict the incumbent plans will prevail.

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