1,300 Kaiser nurses begin four-day strike

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 23, 2016

Registered nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center began their four-day strike Thursday. The 1,300 unionized nurses claim the hospital inadequately staffs units, leading to unsafe conditions for patients.

Strong health jobs growth can't save May hiring numbers

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 04, 2016

The industry added 46,000 jobs last month, more than the disappointing 38,000 jobs created by the overall economy, as several sectors suffered large job losses, according to last week's report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Blog: New health reform bill shows why Republicans struggle with replacing Obamacare

By Harris Meyer  |  May 31, 2016

Sweeping new legislation unveiled by two congressional Republicans to partly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act highlights the formidable political and policy challenges the GOP faces in taking on a law that has significantly expanded coverage and made popular changes in insurance practices.

Arizona court rules hospitals can file some Medicaid liens

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 28, 2016

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for the costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.

Mount Sinai CEO: 'No layoffs' in rebirth of Beth Israel

Mount Sinai CEO: 'No layoffs' in rebirth of Beth Israel

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  May 28, 2016

Since 2000, 19 New York City hospitals have closed. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System's CEO, doesn't want to be responsible for the loss of No. 20.

Epic Systems loses appeal in overtime pay dispute

By Joseph Conn  |  May 27, 2016

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.

UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 19, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams says the union is still interested in pooling autoworkers into one large health plan, though work has gone slowly following the controversy generated after the concept was floated during last fall's Detroit 3 contract talks.

Data Points for May 9, 2016

Data Points for May 9, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Data Points for the week of May 9, 2016, covered the following topics: diversity among healthcare executives, managers, board members, nurses and doctors, diversity training and matriculants to medical schools by race and ethnicity

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