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ACA repeal-and-replace efforts just got a lot more difficult

By Melanie Evans  |  June 27, 2015

The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Data Points for June 15, 2015

Data Points for June 15, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2015

Data Points for the week of June 15, 2015, covered the following topics: Bad debt at hospitals, the ACA, ER visits, lung cancer deaths, abortion and Medicare drug payments

Bonus bonanzas: Association CEOs got healthy pay raises in 2013

Bonus bonanzas: Association CEOs got healthy pay raises in 2013

By Michael Sandler  |  June 06, 2015

Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.

For-profit provider firms see 2014 revenue gains

By Michael Sandler  |  May 30, 2015

A revenue spike from hospital admissions buoyed HCA Holdings, which maintained the top spot on Modern Healthcare's list of the largest investor-owned healthcare providers in 2014. Almost all the ranked companies saw a surge in 2014 operating revenue over 2013.

VA's internal watchdog refused to investigate Aurora project

By Associated Press  |  May 02, 2015

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog issued more than 1,500 reports between 2010 and 2014, not one focused on the agency's troubled hospital project in Aurora, The Denver Post reported Friday.

Many five-star hospitals scored low on other measures

Many five-star hospitals scored low on other measures

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 02, 2015

A large percentage of hospitals that received Medicare's top five-star rating on patient satisfaction were penalized for excessive readmissions or fared poorly on curbing hospital-acquired conditions, a Modern Healthcare analysis shows.

Healthcare logjam breaks in Congress

Healthcare logjam breaks in Congress

By Paul Demko  |  April 25, 2015

There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...

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