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Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem on demonstrating value, device-tax repeal

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem on demonstrating value, device-tax repeal

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 24, 2015

Michael Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based devicemaker Edwards Lifesciences, discusses the company's plans, how his firm demonstrates the value of its products to health systems and the prospects for repeal of the medical-device tax. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Jaimy...

Added protections for consumer information on HealthCare.gov

By Associated Press  |  January 24, 2015

The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.

Virginia Mason says steps taken to correct endoscope safety issues

By John N. Frank  |  January 24, 2015

Virginia Mason Medical Center, responding Saturday after numerous press reports of deaths at its facility over a two-year period, said in a statement that the problem stemmed from endoscope cleaning guidelines that were inadequate.

Corrections and clarifications

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 24, 2015

The Jan. 19 story “Hiring in healthcare will improve, but boom will bypass hospitals” incorrectly stated that the American Health Care Association represents...

Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion

By Associated Press  |  January 24, 2015

University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they're planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive-care unit.

Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

By Associated Press  |  January 24, 2015

Tennessee's State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, on Friday decried what he called "dishonest scare tactics" by a conservative group running radio ads targeting GOP lawmakers.

Penn State Health plans to acquire CHI hospital, and other news

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 24, 2015

Penn State Health is one step closer to acquiring another in-state hospital. Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has approved plans for the acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.

CMS  can order trials before OKing payment for new tech

CMS can order trials before OKing payment for new tech

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 24, 2015

The CMS will continue ordering some drug and device manufacturers to collect evidence on how well their technologies work before giving its final approval on reimbursement.

Hospitals seeking mergers with bigger players can be choosier

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 24, 2015

Hospitals across the country have been rapidly consolidating for some time, but more of them are doing so now from a position of financial strength as they see increased volume and an improved payer mix under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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