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Hospital closures, Medicaid expansion to lead rural health meeting agenda
By Jaimy Lee | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Attendees at the National Rural Health Association annual meeting this week in Las Vegas will hear a lot about recent closures of rural hospitals in states such as Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.
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Northwestern Memorial reports strong revenue for quarter, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare reported stronger revenue for its second quarter, thanks primarily to its acquisition of a large physician practice group. Helped along by an influx of $395.4 million in
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Report details stakeholders' roles in price transparency
By Rachel Landen | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals and health plans should serve as front-line resources on price transparency for patients, while employers and the government also should help, according to a report by a coalition of groups led by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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Regional News/South: Feds extend safety net funds for Fla. hospitals
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.
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Vital Signs
Offshore health record storage may pose privacy risks
By Virgil Dickson | April 18, 2014
State Medicaid agencies could be putting beneficiaries' personal information at risk by offshoring administrative functions, according to a report from HHS' Office of the Inspector General.
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UnitedHealth to expand exchange presence as profits dip
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, plans to expand its presence in the state and federal exchange marketplaces in 2015.
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News
Uninsured rate drops faster in states friendly to Obamacare
By Paul Demko | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
States that have embraced the federal healthcare law are seeing significantly sharper reductions in the rate of individuals lacking health insurance than are states that are not implementing key provisions of the law, according to a Gallup survey.
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Price transparency needed from all stakeholders, HFMA task force says
By Rachel Landen | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals and health plans should serve as front-line resources on healthcare price information for patients who want to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. But government and employers should also help consumers understand healthcare prices, according to a report released today by...
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Reform Update: Pharmacists call for delay on new Medicaid generic reimbursement rates
By Virgil Dickson | April 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pharmacists and drug manufacturers are pushing the CMS for a one-year transition period before states attempt to implement a new formula mandated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will significantly trim Medicaid reimbursement rates for generic drugs.
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Information
Feds extend funds to Fla. hospitals for one more year
By Associated Press | April 15, 2014
Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.
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