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Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
By Paul Demko | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
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Conn. exchange chief named CEO of HealthCare.gov
By Darius Tahir | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kevin Counihan, who headed Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange, has tough challenges ahead as the first CEO of HealthCare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that serves 36 states.
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DeSalvo leaving ONC for Ebola response team
By Joseph Conn and Darius Tahir | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, sources tell Modern Healthcare.
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Emory hospital to care for second Dallas health worker with Ebola
By Adam Rubenfire , Bob Herman and John N. Frank | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The second nurse infected with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was transported Wednesday to the biocontainment unit at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.
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Reform Update: Threat to Service Corps funding endangers primary-care efforts, groups say
By Sabriya Rice | October 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The National Health Service Corps has been a key program in offering access to primary care in rural and underserved areas since its establishment in 1972. President Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus package and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act increased funding for the program, which...
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Extendicare paying $38 million fine for poor quality care, and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Extendicare Health Services, a long-term-care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that they billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and...
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PhRMA again challenges 340B rule on orphan-drug discounts
By Adam Rubenfire | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The pharmaceutical industry has gone back to court to block a rule that allows safety net hospitals to buy so-called orphan drugs at a discount through the 340B program to treat non-orphan conditions or diseases.
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Reform Update: Publicly traded insurers take bigger role in Obamacare's second year
By Paul Demko | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An expanding marketplace is enticing publicly traded insurers to take a more aggressive approach on the federal and state health insurance exchanges for the next open-enrollment period, with UnitedHealth Group making the biggest bet.
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Vital Signs
HealthCare.gov will still have 'imperfections,' Burwell says
Paul Demko | October 09, 2014
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell acknowledged on Wednesday that HealthCare.gov is still a work in progress, with little more than a month before the start of the next open-enrollment period through the state and federal exchanges.
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Beware the sophomore slump
Merrill Goozner, Editor | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
All the trends are positive as the insurance industry, the government and healthcare reform advocates gear up for the second year of open enrollment on the federal and state-run insurance exchanges.
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