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USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

By Associated Press  |  May 22, 2018

Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and a former campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday.

What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 19, 2018

There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time that the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent efforts to stem immigration.

Judge strikes down California's aid-in-dying law

Judge strikes down California's aid-in-dying law

By Harris Meyer  |  May 15, 2018

California's physician aid-in-dying law was thrown into limbo when a state judge overturned it, ruling the Legislature unconstitutionally passed the law during a special session limited to healthcare issues.

Physician groups warn MIPS could harm patients, doctors

Physician groups warn MIPS could harm patients, doctors

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 19, 2018

Several medical associations blasted a value-based payment system created by MACRA for potentially causing harm to patients and sparking millions of dollars in financial penalties for providers.

Data Points: We're No. 1 … in healthcare spending

Data Points: We're No. 1 … in healthcare spending

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 07, 2018

The U.S. continues to outpace other industrialized nations in healthcare spending. Researchers from Harvard and the London School of Economics analyzed data from 11 high-income countries and found that although utilization rates were relatively similar, the U.S. spends twice as much on medical care.

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