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Blog: Rating a politician's claim that Medicaid kills

By Harris Meyer  |  April 27, 2015

One of Florida's most powerful Republicans reportedly is using the results of a narrow study focusing on surgical outcomes to insinuate that extending Medicaid to more Americans increases their chances of dying.

Insurers face tougher oversight on protecting data

By Bob Herman  |  April 25, 2015

New national guidelines indicate health insurers will face tougher regulatory scrutiny over how they protect customers from data breaches. But the guidance likely won't do much to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.

Top 25 Women in Healthcare - 2015

Top 25 Women in Healthcare - 2015

April 25, 2015

See who made the list. Read about the state of gender diversity in healthcare and about the careers and accomplishments that make these leaders the Top 25 Women in Healthcare in 2015.

First-quarter lobbying by healthcare interest groups

First-quarter lobbying by healthcare interest groups

April 25, 2015

Healthcare groups are girding themselves for the renewed legislative activity. There was a significant increase in lobbying spending by major stakeholders in the first quarter. The American Hospital Association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and America's Health Insurance...

Administration bears down on states to expand Medicaid

Administration bears down on states to expand Medicaid

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 25, 2015

Healthcare providers have mixed responses to the administration's aggressive linkage of uncompensated-care funding to Medicaid expansion. Hospital leaders in Florida, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas strongly support Medicaid expansion but don't want to risk losing the money.

Video: Why nurses matter more than ever

Video: Why nurses matter more than ever

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano (one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare) says nurses are well-positioned to improve healthcare quality and care coordination and take on new roles as more care moves out of hospitals.

More docs get incentive pay, but many opt to take penalties

By Darius Tahir  |  April 25, 2015

WASHINGTON—The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its Physician Quality Reporting System and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers chose to accept pay cuts rather than participate in the quality reporting system.

CDC says Indiana HIV outbreak is tip of drug-abuse iceberg

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 25, 2015

Federal, state and local public officials are working to get an HIV outbreak in rural Southern Indiana under control. But new cases are still being reported every day and they don't believe the outbreak has peaked yet.

Register for the Top 25 Women in Healthcare Awards Dinner

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

Join us the evening of August 20 for the 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare Awards Dinner. This year marks our 6th for recognizing an influential and powerful group of women who have gone above and beyond in leading their organization and employees to great heights. Make your reservation today.

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

By Melanie Evans  |  April 25, 2015

For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.

Selecting the Top 25 Women in Healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

To select Modern Healthcare's sixth biennial list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare, sponsored by Furst Group, the magazine started with more than 200 nominations submitted between Dec. 15, 2014, and...

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