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Voters nix California healthcare initiatives, approve measures in other states

By Adam Rubenfire and Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 08, 2014

Voters in a number of states decided on a variety of hotly contested state ballot initiatives last week, including measures to regulate health insurance rate increases, hike medical liability damage caps, restrict abortions, make experimental medical treatments more available to patients, and...

For the dying, state laws offer hope that critics call hollow

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 05, 2014

Amid a tidal wave of Republican election wins, supporters of so-called right-to-try laws claimed victory as Arizona overwhelmingly approved a measure that will allow dying patients to get drugs and medical devices not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Voters nix California healthcare initiatives, approve measures in other states

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 05, 2014

Voters in a number of states decided a variety of hotly contested state ballot initiatives, including measures to regulate health insurance rate increases, hike medical liability damage caps, lay the foundation for new abortion restrictions and make experimental medical treatments more available to...

Two sentenced in $258 million Medicare fraud scheme

By Associated Press  |  November 01, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department says the operator of community health centers in Baton Rouge, La., and a patient recruiter for a community mental health center in Houston have been sentenced in a $258 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Medicaid expansion fuels enrollment gains for insurers

Medicaid expansion fuels enrollment gains for insurers

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Publicly traded health insurers have been reporting higher figures in their individual markets as they offer insurance to people though exchanges built under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They're also benefiting from another provision of the law: Medicaid expansion.

Louisiana to top Ebola researchers: Stay away

By Bloomberg  |  October 30, 2014

The state sent a letter to members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which is holding its annual conference in New Orleans next week. If they've recently been to any of the West African countries where the virus has infected more than 13,000 people, they shouldn't attend the...

St. Martin Hospital - #14 in the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

St. Martin Hospital - #14 in the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

By Lola Butcher  |  October 24, 2014

The 125 employees at St. Martin Hospital, a 25-bed critical-access hospital in Breaux Bridge, La., each year sign a pledge renewing their commitment to be respectful and supportive of one another. Their promises create a culture that makes for a happy workplace.

DeSalvo leaving ONC for Ebola response team

DeSalvo leaving ONC for Ebola response team

By Joseph Conn and Darius Tahir  |  October 23, 2014

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, sources tell Modern Healthcare.

Shire to pay $56.5 million for improper drug marketing

By Associated Press  |  September 25, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in promoting five different drugs, including its attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR and Vyvanse.

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