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King v. Burwell outcome gets the fantasy football treatment

By Bob Herman  |  March 03, 2015

Oral arguments begin Wednesday for King v. Burwell, the case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act's subsidies in many states. And according to a popular analytics tool, the law's challengers are favored to win.

Trinity improves operating metrics but investment income lags

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 03, 2015

Trinity Health, one the country's largest not-for-profit health systems, improved its operating margin in the first half of its fiscal 2015 as volume increased and it benefited from a recent acquisition.

FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused

By Associated Press  |  March 03, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

Pennsylvania faces bumps in switch from alternative Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania faces bumps in switch from alternative Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 03, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf started working to deliver on a campaign promise soon after taking office: unwinding his GOP predecessor's alternative Medicaid expansion. Some providers and patient advocates are concerned about collateral damage as 200,000 enrollees switch plans.

St. Alphonsus to replace hospital, reduce beds in Idaho

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 03, 2015

Boise, Idaho-based St. Alphonsus Health System will convert its acute-care hospital in Nampa, Idaho, to an ambulatory center and spend $80 million to create a hospital at its other campus in the southern Idaho city.

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 03, 2015

Two huge data breaches have occurred in the past six months, exposing health information on millions of people. Register for our free Thursday webinar to hear Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and RAND Corp. researcher Lillian Ablon discuss the risk of cybercrime.

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