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Massachusetts healthcare industry spent $19M lobbying state lawmakers

By Associated Press  |  May 23, 2015

Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry's political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

Drugmakers funnel payments to high-prescribing doctors

Drugmakers funnel payments to high-prescribing doctors

By Bob Herman  |  May 23, 2015

Nearly one-quarter of Medicare's top-prescribing physicians received consulting fees or other financial perks from manufacturers of the drugs they prescribed in 2013, renewing nagging questions about conflicts of interest in medical decisionmaking.

Uncapped programs fuel vast expansion of healthcare sector

Uncapped programs fuel vast expansion of healthcare sector

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 23, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid have precipitated the vast expansion—and even the creation—of many profitable industry sectors including hospitals, physician groups, managed-care insurers, home health, drug manufacturers, devicemakers and others.

From the publisher: Happy anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid

From the publisher: Happy anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid

By Fawn Lopez  |  May 23, 2015

Modern Healthcare has documented every Medicare and Medicaid milestone and challenge since Crain Communications purchased the magazine in 1976. This section commemorates the programs' 50th anniversary by providing some history and an overview of their challenges.

Commentary: Defined-contribution model would improve care

Commentary: Defined-contribution model would improve care

By Douglas Holtz-Eakin  |  May 23, 2015

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former Congressional Budget Office director, writes that Medicare and Medicaid have an obligation to provide high-quality care to America's seniors and low-income beneficiaries, and they must be made financially sustainable.

Commentary: Medicare, Medicaid protect us from healthcare risks

Commentary: Medicare, Medicaid protect us from healthcare risks

By Judy Feder  |  May 23, 2015

Georgetown University professor and former HHS official Judy Feder writes that the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid enactment calls for a celebration. Medicare provides health insurance protection to virtually all older Americans and many workers who become disabled.

Stanford Health Care adds ValleyCare

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 23, 2015

Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, Calif., has completed its merger with ValleyCare Health System, a single-hospital system in Pleasanton, Calif.

Summit to examine physician concerns about bundled payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 23, 2015

Providers and policymakers will explore implementation strategies for bundled-payment models and address physician concerns about the CMS' bundled-payment experiments at the Fifth National Bundled Payment Summit in Washington.

ASCO proposes reformed pay model for cancer care

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 23, 2015

Oncologists have proposed a new payment model for cancer care using consolidated billing codes, bundled payments and care-management fees, which they hope will improve quality of care and reduce costs.

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