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Hospital hiring spree continues in August

Hospital hiring spree continues in August

By Bob Herman  |  September 04, 2015

Hospitals have been holding a lot more meet-and-greets for new hires this year, and it's unclear when those might slow down.

Kelly steps down as president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Kelly steps down as president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital

By Barbara Benson, Crain's New York Business  |  September 04, 2015

The president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Robert Kelly, quietly stepped down Thursday from his post. The $4.6 billion hospital removed Kelly's biography and his name from its website, where it once appeared prominently among the executive leadership team.

House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing

By Associated Press  |  September 02, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos for next week. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where Republicans who run Congress stand.

Patients much likelier to choose hospital that employs their doctor

By Melanie Evans  |  September 01, 2015

When patients have to go to the hospital, they're likely to choose a facility that employs their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating...

'Awakenings' author, pioneering neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

'Awakenings' author, pioneering neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

By Associated Press  |  August 30, 2015

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. Those stories and many more came from the pen of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York.

How a North Carolina insurer posted what it pays providers on the Web

How a North Carolina insurer posted what it pays providers on the Web

By Bob Herman  |  August 29, 2015

In January, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina launched an online site that allows the public to see how much it pays particular providers for certain services. An unexpected group pushed BCBS of North Carolina to expand its price transparency efforts—physicians.

Primary-care docs reaping the most from shared-savings ACOs

Primary-care docs reaping the most from shared-savings ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  August 29, 2015

Accountable care organizations in Medicare's Shared Savings Program get to decide for themselves how to distribute bonuses, and primary-care doctors appear to be benefiting the most, according to a review of disclosures by the participants.

Data Points for Aug. 31, 2015

Data Points for Aug. 31, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

Data Points for the week of Aug. 31, 2015, covered the following topics: Estimated cost for U.S. military to provide transition-related healthcare to transgender personnel, nursing home care, Medicare Advantage competition and physician diversity.

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