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Conn. exchange chief named CEO of HealthCare.gov
By Darius Tahir | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The chief of Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange is heading to Washington to become CEO of HealthCare.gov.
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HealthCare.gov to be run by Connecticut exchange leader
By Darius Tahir | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The leader of one of the most successful state-based insurance exchanges will head to Washington to become CEO of the federal marketplace. The CMS named Connecticut's Kevin Counihan to the newly created post on Tuesday.
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Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths
By Andis Robeznieks | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The man who may have to keep his veto pen handy to block congressional Republican efforts to repeal or roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took the top spot in Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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Latest ACA birth-control rule may not assuage objectors
By Paul Demko | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration is proposing a workaround to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds.
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Intermountain CEO focuses on using data to improve quality
By Lisa Schencker | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Charles Sorenson remembers telling the board of trustees at Intermountain Healthcare that a program improving procedures for medication management of cardiac patients had reduced readmissions—and cut the health system's income by several million dollars.
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Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
By Associated Press | August 17, 2014
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's healthcare overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
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National Medical Association names Sanders president, and other newsmakers
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Lawrence Sanders Jr. has been named president of the National Medical Association.
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News
Reform Update: Only 10% of Medicaid ER use is unnecessary, MACPAC says
By Virgil Dickson | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Last year, healthcare reform supporters reeled after the media gave widespread attention to a study of a 2008 Medicaid expansion in Oregon showing it had increased emergency room use by low-income adults. This week, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission released its official pushback...
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HHS grants to fund home-parenting visits in 46 states
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More than $106 million in grant funding is being allocated to 46 states and the District of Columbia to expand programs designed to provide parenting help to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 5.
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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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