Hospital hiring spree continues in August

By Bob Herman  |  September 04, 2015

Hospitals have been holding a lot more meet-and-greets for new hires this year, and it's unclear when those might slow down.

Medicaid ICD-10 workarounds in California, three other states worry providers

Medicaid ICD-10 workarounds in California, three other states worry providers

By Joseph Conn  |  September 04, 2015

On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in California and three other states will not fully convert from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system. Instead, they have received CMS approval to convert claims coded in the new ICD-10 system into ICD-9 codes, and use the older system to calculate payments to...

States to feds on extending 'duals' demos: Call me maybe

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 04, 2015

The Obama administration says it needs more time than expected to evaluate a large-scale test that aims to better manage benefits and care for low-income and disabled Americans. The 12 states participating in the initiative seem willing to stick with it, although the two biggest ones have...

Kelly steps down as president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Kelly steps down as president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital

By Barbara Benson, Crain's New York Business  |  September 04, 2015

The president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Robert Kelly, quietly stepped down Thursday from his post. The $4.6 billion hospital removed Kelly's biography and his name from its website, where it once appeared prominently among the executive leadership team.

Experimental blood disorder therapy shows promise in new studies

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 04, 2015

Two papers published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine show promising results in the treatment of two rare blood disorders using an experimental therapy developed by Menlo Park, Calif., biopharmaceutical firm Geron Corp.

Sandoz launches sale of biosimilar Zarxio

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 04, 2015

The first biosimilar medication approved in the U.S. made its way to the market on Thursday, ushering in a new era of competition between such drugs and the original high-cost biologic therapies they emulate.

Review cites problems at Texas hospital during Ebola crisis

By Associated Press  |  September 04, 2015

The Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola was not adequately prepared for a patient with the deadly virus and stumbled because of communication failures, an independent review released Friday found.

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