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Funding innovation from the inside

Funding innovation from the inside

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 13, 2016

Jumpstart Foundry, a Nashville-based venture fund, is hoping to harness the energy of the young, technology-focused entrepreneurs coming into healthcare and channel it into solving actual business problems of some of the country's largest healthcare companies.

Data Points for Feb. 15, 2016

Data Points for Feb. 15, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 13, 2016

Data Points for the week of Feb. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: Mental illness and substance abuse in the U.S., and their social costs.

The iatrogenic roots of the opioid epidemic

The iatrogenic roots of the opioid epidemic

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 13, 2016

The opioid abuse epidemic has become a major issue on the campaign trail because the number of people who die each year from opioid overdoses is approaching 30,000. But it's important to note that nearly two-thirds of those deaths are due to overdoses of prescription opioids, not heroin.

The opioid abuse epidemic: How healthcare helped create a crisis

The opioid abuse epidemic: How healthcare helped create a crisis

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 13, 2016

The federal government, states, drug manufacturers and health providers are scrambling to find ways to confront a deadly drug epidemic that began in the doctor's office rather than the street, and which is affecting a diverse swath of America.

CMS: Overpayments going back six years must be reported

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 13, 2016

The CMS has finalized a controversial rule requiring providers to return Medicare overpayments. The rule, first proposed in 2012, alarmed many healthcare organizations when the CMS floated the idea that providers would be liable for returning Medicare overpayments going back as far as 10 years.

Behind Medicaid's move to pay psychiatric hospitals

Behind Medicaid's move to pay psychiatric hospitals

By Melanie Evans  |  February 13, 2016

Medicaid, the nation's largest payer for behavioral health, is on the cusp of allowing stand-alone psychiatric hospitals into its provider networks for the first time. The change, expected to be finalized in April, should introduce new capacity and competition in the acute-care psychiatric market.

'Academic medical centers have to be great community hospitals'

'Academic medical centers have to be great community hospitals'

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 13, 2016

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System, a $2 billion complex with 13,000 employees, is under financial pressure like most academic medical centers. CEO Marna Borgstrom discusses Yale's approach to value-based care, expansion and how medical training is changing.

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