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Provider plans price more aggressively on insurance exchanges
By Paul Demko | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The launch of the Obamacare exchanges has offered an opportunity for provider-sponsored plans to compete on a level playing field with the traditional insurers that long have dominated the individual and small-group markets.
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Devicemaker sales reps being replaced in the OR | Hospitals train staff to take over OR role of helping surgeons
By Jaimy Lee | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To cut the price of orthopedic implants and curb the influence of manufacturers, some hospitals are training their own employees to provide technical assistance to operating room staff, displacing company sales representatives who have offered this service to surgeons for decades.
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Without Medicaid expansion, some hospitals suffer | Hospitals see big differences between Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states
By Beth Kutscher | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are seeing deep reductions in their uninsured volume and the amount of uncompensated care they deliver. That's not happening in nonexpansion states.
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Hospital executives see slower growth in compensation
By Rachel Landen | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Executive salaries at not-for-profit hospitals and health systems have come under scrutiny, with critical attention focused on multimillion-dollar compensation packages.
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Morphing healthcare market forces top execs to retool their skills
By Melanie Evans | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare executive jobs are morphing as the marketplace—driven by new financial incentives in the ACA and risk-based contracting—forces providers to overhaul their processes in an attempt to deliver higher-quality care at lower cost.
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Using big data to target preventable readmissions
By Joseph Conn | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Provider organizations are turning to beefed-up predictive analytics tools to reduce their 30-day readmission rates and avoid Medicare penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Aging HIV/AIDS patients pose challenges for providers
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For infectious-disease specialist Dr. Nicholas Van Sickels, treating HIV in his older patients requires him to know much more than how to keep white blood cell counts high.
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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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N.C. Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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Slavitt named second-in-command at CMS
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Andrew Slavitt has huge responsibilities and challenges ahead as the new second-in-command at the CMS.
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