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Obamacare legal battle threatens subsidies for millions
By Joe Carlson | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If Obamacare opponents succeed in their legal battle to block premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange, millions of Americans would lose their insurance, thousands of companies would avoid a penalty for not providing employee coverage, and premiums in the individual market would soar.
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More healthcare association execs earn $1 million or more
By Melanie Evans | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The ranks of healthcare association chief executives who earned $1 million or more grew in 2012, Modern Healthcare's look at the latest publicly available data shows.
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Private insurance exchanges attract more employers
By Paul Demko | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After years of facing rising health benefit costs, household products manufacturer Church & Dwight in 2012 switched its 3,200 employees from a health benefit program with three plan choices into a single, high-deductible health plan. But this year the publicly traded Ewing, N.J.-based company...
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Hospitals offering patients no-interest payment plans
By Beth Kutscher | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of hospitals and physician groups are working with a handful of vendors to offer no-interest credit lines, which establish a formal agreement for patients to pay over time but carry no interest or penalties.
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Antibiotic-free meat shows up on more hospital menus
By Lola Butcher | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of U.S. hospitals are serving antibiotic-free or reduced-antibiotic meat and poultry to their patients, staff and cafeteria diners. They are finding creative ways to offset the higher price of the meat and find vendors with an adequate supply.
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Rural hospitals get creative in staffing for IT needs
By Catherine Hollander | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some rural hospitals are training current employees such as nurses in IT skills, some are partnering with other hospitals to share IT staff and some are outsourcing the work to consultants.
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Pfizer faces lawsuits that claim Lipitor caused diabetes
By Joe Carlson | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Several hundred women are suing Pfizer in federal court, alleging the company knew that women taking Lipitor faced an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and that Pfizer's warning label did not clearly describe that risk.
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Medicare ACO architect Gilfillan leads changes at CHE Trinity
By Beth Kutscher | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Richard Gilfillan, who left his post as director of the CMS Innovation Center last June, hopes that in his role as president and CEO of CHE Trinity Health he can take a healthcare model that emphasizes value over volume and use it to reshape how U.S. healthcare is delivered.
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Hospitals hire more doctors as CEOs as focus on quality grows
By Andis Robeznieks | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With record-high turnover among hospital CEOs last year and an intensifying focus on clinical quality, a growing number of healthcare organizations are appointing physicians to their top executive positions, experts say.
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50 Most Influential Physician Execs to be honored at gala
By Modern Healthcare | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare will host a celebratory gala recognizing this year's 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders set for mid-September in downtown Chicago.
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