IOM: The doctor will see you TODAY should be standard

By Andis Robeznieks  |  June 30, 2015

Provider-focused approaches to scheduling and failure to appropriately use nurse practitioners and physician assistants are among the reasons timely access to care remains a problem in the U.S., according to an Institute of Medicine report.

Marriage ruling brings Medicaid costs and benefits for same-sex spouses

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 30, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to legalize same-sex marriage across the country will have mixed effects for same-sex couples when it comes to Medicaid. Experts say the ruling will affect coverage rules for both Medicaid medical and long-term-care benefits.

CHI's latest financials show road to growth can be bumpy

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 30, 2015

In an industry that's been rapidly consolidating, Catholic Health Initiatives has had a particularly rapid growth trajectory. The Englewood, Colo.-based system has struggled to contain costs associated with acquiring new hospitals. But CHI is improving in its core business, which could bode well...

Healthcare workers wonder how expected overtime rule affects them

By Michael Sandler  |  June 30, 2015

The home-care sector is keeping an eye out for an expected move by the White House to make up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay. Some say it could benefit fee-based employees while others believe it could cause employers to scale back on hiring specialized workers.

High court case could threaten union finances at public systems

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 30, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case asking it to limit the power of public unions to collect fees from nonmembers. The case could threaten the finances and membership efforts of unions that represent healthcare workers at publicly owned providers.

Celgene pays $1B to enter collaboration with Juno Therapeutics

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 30, 2015

Leading biotech firm Celgene Corp. will pay $1 billion to enter into a 10-year collaboration with Juno Therapeutics. The move broadens the company's cancer drug portfolio by gaining access to Juno's budding pipeline of oncology immunotherapies.

IOM reports 'unacceptable' disparities in cardiac arrest survival

IOM reports 'unacceptable' disparities in cardiac arrest survival

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 30, 2015

A report from the Institute of Medicine suggests revamping the national strategy for cardiac arrest to standardize surveillance, coordination, data collection, public education and the sharing of best practices pertaining to the condition.

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