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Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
By Paul Demko | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
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Republicans strategize attack on Obamacare if they win the Senate
By Paul Demko | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Count on two years of intensified battles over Obamacare if Republicans win control of the Senate in next month's elections, which pollsters say they have a better-than-even chance of achieving.
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Providers and plans target big push to boost Medicaid enrollment
By Virgil Dickson | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.
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CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness
By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter
By Beth Kutscher | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The mergers and acquisitions storm in the life sciences blew in fast and furious in the second quarter and petered out just as quickly. But the ripple effect roiled subsectors of the healthcare industry that previously had been quiet.
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At home with the specialist: Oncologists and other specialists launching patient-centered medical homes
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.
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Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment
By Jaimy Lee and Sabriya Rice | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the healthcare industry moves away from fee-for-service and toward value-based payments, hospitals and insurers are demanding more evidence that the medical-device industry's new, more expensive products actually improve clinical care and offer economic value.
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Up & Comers awards recognize 12 rising healthcare stars
By Merrill Goozner | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For the Up & Comers class of 2014, Modern Healthcare's editors received more than 150 nominations from a wide variety of healthcare provider, insurer and supplier organizations. Predicting from among that group who will emerge as healthcare's household names over the next few years was no easy task.
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Home dialysis grows despite cost and logistical hurdles
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of U.S. patients are having dialysis at home. But experts say Medicare payment policies, cost issues for providers and patients, patient demographics and physician comfort levels have gotten in the way of broader use.
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Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation
By Beth Kutscher | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The $25 billion dialysis industry faces transformation as it moves from offering a profitable niche service to what insurers see as a cost center under the population health-management approach.
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