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New Anthem network makes business case for HMO-ACO hybrid
By Bob Herman | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, the newly announced joint venture among WellPoint subsidiary Anthem and seven prominent Southern California providers, will blend both the past and future as its planned HMO-like structure also looks to implement elements found in today's accountable care organizations.
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Linking Data to Outcomes: Register Today for the Supply Chain Webcast
By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | September 12, 2014
In today's era of health reform and accountable care, the supply chain plays a crucial role in driving high value and positive outcomes. On Oct. 1, Modern Healthcare Custom Media in partnership with Covidien will be broadcasting an exclusive roundtable webcast featuring three top supply chain...
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Home-care workers' bid for higher pay faces uphill battle
By Steven Ross Johnson and Adam Rubenfire | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Home-care workers nationwide took to the streets last week to join fast-food employees in calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. But analysts say that kind of pay hike may be unrealistic for home health providers, many of whom have been squeezed in recent years by state Medicaid pay cuts.
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Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie
By Associated Press | September 03, 2014
Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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Home health workers to join call for $15-an-hour wage
By Adam Rubenfire | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Fast-food workers recently have been leading the call for a $15-an-hour wage, and now unionized home health workers plan to publicly join in that fight.
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N.Y. healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks—but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk, N.Y., facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.
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Data Points for Sept. 1, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: the uninsured, nursing home quality, home health aide pay, GOP Obamacare legal fees, opioid overuse, dental practice profitability
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Care Coordination: A Linchpin in Achieving the Triple Aim
By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | August 28, 2014
Today's providers offer patients some of the world's most cutting-edge medical treatments, technologies and medications, yet one of the largest obstacles patients face isn't access to healthcare systems' tools – it's navigating the system itself.
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Short-term Medicare and Medicaid spending to dip, CBO projects
By Paul Demko | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Spending on Medicare and Medicaid is expected to be roughly $100 billion less than previously anticipated over the next decade in large part because of reductions in the cost of labor and medical services, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
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In response to Prime lawsuit, SEIU goes on the attack
By Beth Kutscher | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
(Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET) The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West is stepping up its campaign to block the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, which is accusing the union of racketeering and extortion.
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