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AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, discusses the potential impact of new payment models, as well as regulatory and tax issues, on the $110 billion device industry. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Lower Costs of Care and Improve Outcomes with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lower Costs of Care and Improve Outcomes with Minimally Invasive Surgery

By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media  |  October 14, 2014

Despite its numerous advantages, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is widely under-utilized in the United States, as we shared in a recent post. “MIS is increasingly recognized as a better option for patients due to the lower cost, quicker recovery and fewer risks for complications compared...

Kimberly-Clark spinning off healthcare unit Oct. 31

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 13, 2014

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has set Oct. 31 as the spinoff date for its healthcare business. The divestiture will create a new publicly traded company, Halyard Health, according to a recent Kimberly-Clark Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Reform Update: Ascension Health bars Genentech sales reps from its hospitals

Reform Update: Ascension Health bars Genentech sales reps from its hospitals

By Bob Herman  |  October 02, 2014

Pharmaceutical giant Genentech has come under a maelstrom of criticism from hospitals for its decision to change its distribution methods for three widely used cancer drugs, and now the nation's largest not-for-profit health system is responding with a bold message.

Sunshine on teaching hospitals: The Top 10

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 01, 2014

The CMS' publication Tuesday of industry payments to healthcare providers included financial support for clinical research at teaching hospitals.

3 Steps to Vitalize Shared Decision-Making

3 Steps to Vitalize Shared Decision-Making

By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media  |  October 01, 2014

As more healthcare organizations move toward a value-based care reimbursement model, it may seem that nothing short of complete system overhaul will allow organizations to meet every one of the patient-centered goals laid out by the Affordable Care Act.

FDA cites Hospira for drug manufacturing violations

By Bob Herman  |  October 01, 2014

Drugmaker Hospira said Wednesday that it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration regarding poor manufacturing quality at one of its facilities in Australia.

Genentech's distribution change for cancer drugs upsets hospitals

By Bob Herman  |  September 30, 2014

Drugmaker Genentech is changing the way it ships three high-profile cancer drugs to hospitals, which are concerned that the new process will grossly inflate their already high costs and potentially affect patient care. Genentech contends the change is designed to ensure patient safety and access to...

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