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Access Denied: Insurers slowly removing barriers to addiction treatment

Access Denied: Insurers slowly removing barriers to addiction treatment

By Shelby Livingston  |  April 15, 2017

Even as the death toll rises, opioid addiction isn't treated with urgency like other chronic and deadly diseases. Health insurers make patients and families jump through too many hoops to get coverage for needed inpatient and outpatient care for addiction, including medication-assisted treatment.

Hot healthcare tech scene bubbling up north in the Twin Cities

Hot healthcare tech scene bubbling up north in the Twin Cities

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 01, 2017

If funding were all that mattered, Kyle Rolfing would have based Bright Health somewhere other than Minneapolis. But for Rolfing, president of the consumer-oriented health insurance company, success starts with talent.

Teaching physicians how to lead

Teaching physicians how to lead

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Hauler, an osteopathic physician, was juggling several leadership roles in 2014 when she decided to get an MBA.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Colleen Conway-Welch

Health Care Hall of Fame: Colleen Conway-Welch

By David Royse  |  March 25, 2017

In her long career in nursing, Colleen Conway-Welch figured out sometimes it's good to bend the rules a bit. She first realized that early in her career, as she cared for a patient nearing death.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Hall honorees through the years

Health Care Hall of Fame: Hall honorees through the years

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

From 1988 through 2016, 103 healthcare luminaries were inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. They represent trailblazers from all sectors of the industry, including familiar names dating to the American Revolution and the Civil War...

Health Care Hall of Fame: Honoring values that will endure

Health Care Hall of Fame: Honoring values that will endure

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 25, 2017

The two honorees being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame for 2017 dedicated their careers to promoting two key building blocks for organizational success in healthcare: leadership diversity and effective nurse leaders.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Thomas Dolan

Health Care Hall of Fame: Thomas Dolan

By David Royse  |  March 25, 2017

As an assistant professor and later director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri's School of Health Related Professions in the 1970s, Thomas Dolan looked around and saw a lot of similar students.

Consumers fueling outpatient construction

Consumers fueling outpatient construction

By Joseph Conn  |  March 18, 2017

The architects and construction companies who make their living designing and building healthcare facilities are bullish in their outlook on healthcare construction, despite the uncertainty surrounding healthcare policy in Washington, D.C.

Changing how doctors get paid

Changing how doctors get paid

By Dave Barkholz  |  March 11, 2017

Hospitals and physician groups across the country are beefing up merit pay for quality and patient satisfaction in their physician compensation plans. But Geisinger Health System is doing something radically different.

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