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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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How healthcare's Washington lobbying machine gets the job done
By Paul Demko | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Providers, insurers, drug and device manufacturers, and the major trade associations are among the largest funders of the inside-the-Beltway influence industry. This year, they're on pace to spend nearly $500 million seeking to advance policies or avoid setbacks on issues crucial to their interests.
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Medicare attack ads surface despite little chance of changes
By Paul Demko | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare is surfacing in political attack ads leading up to the Nov. 4 elections in several races that could determine which party controls the senate in 2015—and how much power congressional Republicans will have in wrangling with the Obama administration over the ACA and other healthcare...
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Radiology being transformed by cloud, proponents say
By Darius Tahir | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If digital cloud technology proponents have their way, the field of radiology will be transformed, with major changes in who does the work of reading images, and where and how it's done.
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