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Obama to speak at Catholic Health Association assembly

Obama to speak at Catholic Health Association assembly

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 26, 2015

President Barack Obama will speak at the Catholic Health Association's 2015 annual membership assembly in June, the association announced Monday. His speech will focus on the future of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.

UPMC offers buyouts to 3,500 workers

By Melanie Evans  |  May 26, 2015

In Pittsburgh's fiercely competitive market, the UPMC health system announced voluntary buyouts to reduce labor costs.

Koch subsidiary acquires Irish medical device firm

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 26, 2015

Koch Industries, run by controversial conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, has acquired Irish medical devicemaker Protek Medical through its subsidiary Molex, the company recently announced.

CMS plans new website to better track fraud

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 26, 2015

The CMS wants to launch a system to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over questionable claims. Fraud costs the federal government an estimated $60 billion to $90 billion annually.

Supreme Court decision could lead to more fraud lawsuits in healthcare

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 26, 2015

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday won't extend the statute of limitations in fraud lawsuits, as many in the healthcare industry had feared it might. But the ruling could make it easier, in some cases, for whistle-blowers to file fraud lawsuits over issues already brought to court.

Lucier named CEO at NuVasive

Lucier named CEO at NuVasive

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 26, 2015

Gregory Lucier will continue to serve, in a permanent capacity, as CEO of medical devicemaker NuVasive.

Drugmakers funnel payments to high-prescribing doctors

Drugmakers funnel payments to high-prescribing doctors

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 26, 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.

Medicare and Medicaid: The next half-century

Medicare and Medicaid: The next half-century

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 26, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid have dramatically altered American life and all facets of the U.S. healthcare industry. The programs are poised to change significantly in the years ahead. Explore our special coverage marking their 50th anniversary.

WHO plans global battle against antimicrobial resistance

WHO plans global battle against antimicrobial resistance

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 26, 2015

World health leaders adopted a plan Monday addressing the rising global problem of antimicrobial resistance, as well as efforts toward improving access to vaccines for developing countries.

Medicare and Medicaid: The next half-century

Medicare and Medicaid: The next half-century

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 25, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid have dramatically altered American life and all facets of the U.S. healthcare industry. The programs are poised to change significantly in the years ahead. Explore our special coverage marking their 50th anniversary.

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