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Health IT a key challenge for provider-owned plans

By Joseph Conn  |  June 27, 2015

There's a boomlet underway in health information technology buying, triggered by provider organizations considering or launching their own Medicare Advantage or commercial health plans.

ACA repeal-and-replace efforts just got a lot more difficult

By Melanie Evans  |  June 27, 2015

The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Hospitals train staff to spot victims of human trafficking

Hospitals train staff to spot victims of human trafficking

By Maureen McKinney  |  June 20, 2015

Experts who have studied human trafficking say a victim's most promising lifeline could be a healthcare provider. That's why a number of hospitals and health systems around the country have launched training programs for their staff on how to identify and treat trafficking victims.

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

By Melanie Evans  |  June 13, 2015

Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.

Ruling against subsidies could hit hospital stocks harder than earnings

By Melanie Evans and Beth Kutscher  |  June 12, 2015

Hospitals and investors are banking on the U.S. Supreme Court or the states to save premium subsidies that have made health insurance affordable for 6.4 million people in 34 states. But the stocks of publicly traded hospital companies could take a big hit if that doesn't happen.

Bonus bonanzas: Association CEOs got healthy pay raises in 2013

Bonus bonanzas: Association CEOs got healthy pay raises in 2013

By Michael Sandler  |  June 06, 2015

Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.

New CMS rule could reshape Medicaid managed care

New CMS rule could reshape Medicaid managed care

By Virgil Dickson and Bob Herman  |  May 30, 2015

It's not yet clear whether a sweeping proposed rule governing Medicaid managed care will resolve coverage and access problems for the growing number of low-income adults and children in private Medicaid plans. But it's likely that there will be political jockeying over many of its provisions.

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