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How it was done

By Joseph Conn  |  November 29, 2014

E-mail invitations were sent to physicians and other providers in the Modern Healthcare subscriber database, as well as to members of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.

Unreported GPO fees may cause hospital overpayments

Unreported GPO fees may cause hospital overpayments

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 29, 2014

A government watchdog agency wants to know if hospitals accurately report payments they receive from group purchasing organizations that could affect Medicare spending.

Final weeks for nominations

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 29, 2014

Modern Healthcare is accepting nominations for its 2015 ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare.

'Allegro' tells a musical medical tale

'Allegro' tells a musical medical tale

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 29, 2014

Through mid-December, fans of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musicals have a rare chance to see what's considered the Broadway hit-makers' biggest flop.

There's a surgery for that!

There's a surgery for that!

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 29, 2014

Our preoccupation with how we look seems to be spiraling ever higher, at least if you consider the new array of procedures that plastic surgeons are devising.

The $2.6 billion pill

The $2.6 billion pill

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 29, 2014

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development recently updated its 2003 estimate of the cost to develop a new drug. The latest estimate, $2.6 billion, roughly triples a single drug's alleged R&D costs.

Beth Israel Deaconess settles suit over data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  November 29, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.

'Solid start' to open enrollment, HHS reports

'Solid start' to open enrollment, HHS reports

By Paul Demko  |  November 29, 2014

The Obama administration appears to have avoided a repeat of last year's disastrous open-enrollment kickoff when HealthCare.gov was plagued by technological problems during its first two months of operation.

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