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Healthcare added 34% fewer jobs in July

Healthcare added 34% fewer jobs in July

By Tara Bannow  |  August 03, 2018

The U.S. healthcare sector made 34% fewer hires in July compared with the prior month, with hospital hiring down and nursing and residential-care facility hiring flat.

Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways

Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways

By Jay Greene  |  July 30, 2018

New Michigan laws on opioids intended to save lives have physicians complaining about unintended consequences. They say regulations have added unnecessary administrative headaches, led to a climate of fear for doctors and left patients unable to get medications when they really need them.

MIPS on track to be SGR 2.0 if not fixed, doctors say

MIPS on track to be SGR 2.0 if not fixed, doctors say

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 26, 2018

During a congressional hearing, leaders from key medical societies accused the CMS of attempting to undermine Congress' work to help doctors move to value-based care as part of MACRA.

Physician pay increases may be slowing

Physician pay increases may be slowing

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 21, 2018

Physician compensation rose only slightly for most medical specialties in 2017, indicating the steady growth in pay seen over the past several years may have started to slow.

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

By Aurora Aguilar  |  July 14, 2018

Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

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