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IRS finalizes rule limiting insurers' tax deductions for employee pay
By Virgil Dickson | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing final regulations regarding a somewhat obscure provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a $500,000 limit on the tax deductibility of health insurers' employee pay.

GlaxoSmithKline to end promotional pay to doctors
By Boston Globe | September 19, 2014
The research chief of GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday that the British drug giant is becoming a more “open” organization, moving toward greater collaboration in developing medicines and building confidence with the public by halting payments to doctors for giving promotional talks about...

Pharmacist arrested in tainted-steroid case
By Associated Press | September 04, 2014
A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.

Home health workers to join call for $15-an-hour wage
By Adam Rubenfire | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Fast-food workers recently have been leading the call for a $15-an-hour wage, and now unionized home health workers plan to publicly join in that fight.

Doctors are shifting their business models
By Los Angeles Times | September 02, 2014
Being a doctor in private practice today is more complicated than it used to be, with growing financial pressures, more government regulation, greater oversight by insurers, rapid developments in medicine and pressure to keep up with technology. In response, doctors say they are increasingly...

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67 Tips to Improve Your Employed Physician Network's ROI
September 02, 2014
Employed physicians are critical to value-based care, yet for many hospitals and health systems, they're underperforming assets and a drain on the bottom line.

Indiana hospitals fight state's salary disclosure law
By Associated Press | September 01, 2014
Indiana county hospitals are seeking an exemption from a requirement that they make the salaries of doctors and staff public, saying doing so puts them at a disadvantage with their private counterparts.

Data Points for Sept. 1, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: the uninsured, nursing home quality, home health aide pay, GOP Obamacare legal fees, opioid overuse, dental practice profitability

Practice Makes Perfect: Manage value-based payment initiatives like a retirement plan
By Jeffrey B. Milburn | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we'll tackle No. 4 on that list: Preparing for value-based payments.

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Major hospitalist service contractors / Highest-paid non-C-suite physicians at not-for-profit healthcare organizations
August 16, 2014
A list of five major hospitalist service contractors in the nation, ranked by total revenue in 2013 where available. Also includes a list of the highest-paid non-C-suite physicians at not-for-profit healthcare organizations. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published Aug. 18, 2014, p. 30.



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