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Conn. exchange chief named CEO of HealthCare.gov

Conn. exchange chief named CEO of HealthCare.gov

By Darius Tahir  |  October 25, 2014

Kevin Counihan, who headed Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange, has tough challenges ahead as the first CEO of HealthCare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that serves 36 states.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.

Marcus Merz, CEO of Fairview, Q3 reform loser

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

The not-for-profit insurer, half owned by Fairview Health Services, rocked Minnesota's already-struggling insurance exchange when it announced in September it would exit the exchange market for 2015.

Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter

Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 18, 2014

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.

Up & Comers awards recognize 12 rising healthcare stars

Up & Comers awards recognize 12 rising healthcare stars

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 11, 2014

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.

Home dialysis grows despite cost and logistical hurdles

Home dialysis grows despite cost and logistical hurdles

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 11, 2014

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.

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 11, 2014

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.

Medicare attack ads surface despite little chance of changes

Medicare attack ads surface despite little chance of changes

By Paul Demko  |  October 04, 2014

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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