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Q&A: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back'

Q&A: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back'

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Advocate Health Care CEO James Skogsbergh has begun his term as chairman of the AHA's board of trustees. In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Skogsbergh, a former college baseball player, didn't duck the high hard ones on the challenges facing the AHA and Advocate.

Healthcare on pace for another huge year of job gains

By Bob Herman  |  April 02, 2016

Hospitals, doctors’ offices and other healthcare settings added 36,800 jobs in March, representing roughly 1 out of 6 jobs created across the entire U.S. economy last month.

New CDC guidelines unlikely to change opioid Rx practices

New CDC guidelines unlikely to change opioid Rx practices

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 19, 2016

In long-awaited final guidelines for prescribing opioid medications, federal health officials mostly kept recommendations widely criticized as restricting access to pain-relieving drugs.

Is Essure warning a game changer?

Is Essure warning a game changer?

By Sabriya Rice  |  March 05, 2016

The FDA recommends that labeling for Bayer's Essure should highlight specific safety concerns. The agency gave it a black-box warning and a checklist for patients to initial indicating that they understand a suite of potential adverse events.

Editorial: Abortion safety as subterfuge sets a dangerous precedent

Editorial: Abortion safety as subterfuge sets a dangerous precedent

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 27, 2016

Texas' legislative effort to restrict abortion providers, to be reviewed this week by the U.S. Supreme Court in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, has troubling economic implications for healthcare providers that go well beyond abortion. It's worth reviewing some of the issues raised by the case.

Deaths of newborn heart surgery patients at Pa. hospital raise red flags

By Michael Sandler  |  February 08, 2016

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children stopped performing non-emergency heart surgery pending internal review. The hospital did not reveal the reason behind the move, saying only that it is making progress in increasing volumes and improving performance, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Connecticut law addresses surprise facility fee charges

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 30, 2015

Connecticut patients who receive outpatient services at a hospital will be given fair warning before they are charged with facility fees under legislation that takes effect Jan. 1.

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