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Fast-track voucher sells for record

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

United Therapeutics Corp. recently sold a record-setting $350 million voucher for fast-track Food and Drug Administration review to AbbVie. The secondary market for the vouchers highlights the industry's growing thirst to get to market with the next potential blockbuster therapy.

Data Points for Aug. 17, 2015

Data Points for Aug. 17, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 15, 2015

Data Points for the week of Aug. 17, 2015, covered the following topics: Antipsychotic drugs, hospital CEO compensation, healthcare "super-utilizers" and mortality from pneumonia.

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

The one-year pause in big payouts to top officials at the nation's hospital systems is over. Executives in many of the top-paying positions saw large pay bumps in 2015, driven in part by bonus packages triggered by improved quality and financial performance.

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.

Five doc groups in Ohio forming collaborative

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 08, 2015

Five large, independent physician groups in Ohio are collaborating to ensure their survival against the increasing employment of physicians by health systems.

SEC gives green light to new CEO pay ratio rule

SEC gives green light to new CEO pay ratio rule

By Bob Herman  |  August 05, 2015

The spotlight on executive compensation packages is about to get hotter. And for healthcare executives, among the highest-paid in the country, it could result in tough conversations about income inequality and how their pay is justified.

Doc pay resumes upward march after prior year's slowdown

Doc pay resumes upward march after prior year's slowdown

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 18, 2015

Twenty physician specialties received a pay hike in 2014, while only three specialties saw their average pay decline from 2013 to 2014, according to Modern Healthcare's 22nd annual Physician Compensation Survey. The largest pay increase last year was in urology.

OIG to more closely scrutinize doctors' compensation

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 12, 2015

An attorney with HHS' Office of Inspector General said Thursday that the OIG is hiring additional lawyers to look into taking more administrative actions against doctors. They're looking for the types of questionable payment arrangements addressed in an OIG fraud alert issued earlier this week.

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