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Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 30, 2016

Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.

New Louisiana governor starting Medicaid expansion plan

New Louisiana governor starting Medicaid expansion plan

By Associated Press  |  January 12, 2016

On his first full day in office, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards reversed course from his Republican predecessor Tuesday and started the process of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program.

Medicaid expansion fights in GOP states will continue in 2016

Medicaid expansion fights in GOP states will continue in 2016

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 01, 2016

The struggle to persuade Republican state officials across the country to expand Medicaid to millions of uninsured, low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act will continue in 2016, even as GOP presidential candidates heading into the November elections promise to repeal the law.

Analysis: Medicaid expansion moving closer to reality in Louisiana

By Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press  |  December 14, 2015

Republican state lawmakers who have repeatedly rejected efforts to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program and provide government-funded health insurance to the working poor are showing much more interest in the idea.

Breaking news from around the country ...

December 01, 2015

Today's regional healthcare roundup includes state approval for a Trinity Health-New England deal in Connecticut, millions in missing hospital equipment in Louisiana, UC Davis mulling a new patient tower, and more.

Louisiana election could boost Medicaid expansion in other states

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 28, 2015

The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.

Bundled payment demo has nursing homes seeing stars

Bundled payment demo has nursing homes seeing stars

By Melanie Evans  |  November 21, 2015

Hospitals in more than five dozen metropolitan areas will soon have no choice but to take bundled payments from Medicare for hip and knee replacements. And the skilled-nursing facilities that do business with them face a stark reality of their own.

Healthcare added nearly 45,000 jobs in October

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 07, 2015

The healthcare industry added 44,900 jobs in October. This year, the industry has created almost 407,000 jobs, which almost equals the 410,000 jobs the industry added in 2013 and 2014 combined.

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