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HCA has solid Q3, downplays benefits from ACA

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 28, 2014

HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.

Valley Medical CEO Roodman talks staff morale and his high pay

Valley Medical CEO Roodman talks staff morale and his high pay

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 04, 2014

Rich Roodman discusses his hospital's recent affiliation with University of Washington Medicine, his views on building good staff morale among his 3,000 employees and the criticism of his $1.4 million compensation package last year.

Spotlight to shine on physician payments

Spotlight to shine on physician payments

By Jaimy Lee  |  September 27, 2014

While the Sunshine Act was intended to help patients understand potential conflicts of interest in their care, some stakeholders fear the data may be used by government investigators and insurers tracking doctors' prescribing, surgical and other practice patterns.

Industry skittish about Open Payments database launch

Industry skittish about Open Payments database launch

By Jaimy Lee  |  September 26, 2014

With less than a week to go before the CMS unveils a new database describing payments made by industry to doctors and teaching hospitals, anxiety is high for the many people and organizations with their reputations on the line.

IRS finalizes rule limiting insurers' tax deductions for employee pay

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 19, 2014

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.

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...

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.

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