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By Modern Physician | April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Stryker sees 77% drop in first-quarter earnings
By Rachel Landen | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medical-device maker Stryker Corp. reported a precipitous drop in earnings for the first quarter of 2014 as hefty charges from product recalls reversed revenue gains from strong sales.
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Revenue, income up at IPC the Hospitalist Co.
By Beth Kutscher | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IPC the Hospitalist Co., which provides outsourced hospitalist services, reported a 12.8% increase in revenue and a 2.1% increase in net income in its first quarter.
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FDA commissioner defends fast-track approval programs
By Virgil Dickson | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A day after the Food and Drug Administration proposed a new accelerated approval pathway for some medical devices, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg rejected suggestions that the agency's efforts to get products to market faster put consumers in danger.
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Accretive Health CEO to step down
By Melanie Evans | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Accretive Health, the healthcare revenue cycle company recently delisted by the New York Stock Exchange and bruised by legal troubles, announced a search to replace President and CEO Steve Schuckenbrock, who announced his retirement after one year on the job.
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Central Georgia Health System may lose Blues contract
By Beth Kutscher | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Central Georgia Health System, based in Macon, is facing the loss of one of its largest commercial contracts after nine months of negotiations with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia failed to yield an agreement on new terms.
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Doctor becomes eighth person sentenced in sprawling Orthofix fraud case
By Joe Carlson | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A Virginia podiatrist who lied to a grand jury about altering patient records to increase Medicare bills has become the eighth person sentenced in the long-running healthcare fraud investigation of orthopedic devicemaker Orthofix International N.V.
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Reform Update: ACO efforts to constrain spending face hurdle—patients
By Melanie Evans | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals and doctors aspiring to increase their margins by controlling health spending are finding their patients' indifference to those efforts a significant obstacle. To grasp how significant, look no further than 300 accountable care organizations under contract with Medicare to manage seniors'...
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