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The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 22, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' influence on healthcare is hard to overstate, especially after this year's landmark King v. Burwell case. He placed No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.

Closer provider-insurer ties bring new challenges

Closer provider-insurer ties bring new challenges

By Joseph Conn  |  August 15, 2015

Increased collaboration between providers and payers is inevitable, but that doesn't mean the future financial interests of these oft-warring parties will align, say healthcare leaders surveyed in Modern Healthcare's third-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.

Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies

Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies

By Sabriya Rice  |  August 15, 2015

Deaths, whether inevitable or caused by preventable medical errors, happen daily at most hospitals. But few have adopted best practices for handling complaints or even questions from family members and caregivers, whose first and understandable reaction often starts with the word “why.”

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

The one-year pause in big payouts to top officials at the nation's hospital systems is over. Executives in many of the top-paying positions saw large pay bumps in 2015, driven in part by bonus packages triggered by improved quality and financial performance.

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.

Nursing homes' use of binding arbitration comes under fire

Nursing homes' use of binding arbitration comes under fire

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 08, 2015

There's general agreement that a CMS rule barring nursing facilities from requiring arbitration agreements is long overdue. But while industry representatives generally support the proposed rule, parts of it have left some trial lawyers and patient advocates fuming.

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