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Slide Show:  Healthcare winners in 2014

Slide Show: Healthcare winners in 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 24, 2014

It was a tumultuous year in healthcare, and several people and organizations burnished their reputations by showing competence where others had failed.

ACA enrollment hits 7.1 million in state, federal exchanges

ACA enrollment hits 7.1 million in state, federal exchanges

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 23, 2014

Nearly 6.4 million have obtained health insurance coverage through HealthCare.gov as of Dec. 19. Of that, 1.9 million are new sign-ups while the remainder are manual and automatic re-enrollees, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced Tuesday.

Coverage expansion, low cost growth, continued reform battles highlight 2014

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2014

Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.

Court tosses AHA's suit over delayed RAC appeals

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 20, 2014

A U.S. District Court judge last week dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits.

Recovery audit lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 19, 2014

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits. The American Hospital Association said in a statement that it disagrees with the court's decision and expects to file an appeal.

Burwell moves to encourage Ebola vaccine development, use

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 09, 2014

The drugmakers of three potential vaccines in development against the Ebola virus will be immune from legal liability related to their production, testing or distribution, federal officials announced Tuesday.

HealthCare.gov enrollment lower in second week

By Bob Herman  |  December 03, 2014

More than 300,000 people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov in the second week of open enrollment, about 162,000 fewer enrollees than the first week, new government data released Wednesday show.

'Solid start' to open enrollment, HHS reports

'Solid start' to open enrollment, HHS reports

By Paul Demko  |  November 29, 2014

The Obama administration appears to have avoided a repeat of last year's disastrous open-enrollment kickoff when HealthCare.gov was plagued by technological problems during its first two months of operation.

HHS reports solid start to open enrollment

HHS reports solid start to open enrollment

By Paul Demko  |  November 26, 2014

About a half million individuals evenly split between first-time and returning customers signed up for health insurance on federally-run exchanges during the first week of the open-enrollment period.

GOP senators seek to recoup funding from failed state-run exchanges

By Paul Demko  |  November 18, 2014

Three influential Republican senators are seeking answers from HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell about whether the agency will try to get money back from states that used federal grants to build insurance exchanges that flopped.

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