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Dr. Harold Paz will become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, will step down and become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, effective July 28. He will replace Dr. Lonny Reisman, who left Aetna in April.
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Reform Update: Insurers, providers may need to work harder to educate ACA's newly covered
By Rachel Landen | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Millions of Americans gained health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this year, but the influx apparently has not yet translated into patients packing doctors' offices. That may reflect a lack of understanding about how and where to seek care—and a lack...
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Convenience, fixed prices boost demand for doctor visits via Web, text
By Los Angeles Times | July 14, 2014
Online medical exams and retail clinics offer a convenient, low-cost alternative to long waits at primary-care offices. Consumers seeking convenience and predictable prices are being driven to search for medical services available at extended hours and for a fixed fee. But critics of the services...
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Penn State Hershey CEO leaves for Aetna
By Bob Herman | July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, will step down and become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, effective July 28.
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Analysts predict healthy Q2 earnings for insurers
By Rachel Landen | July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The earnings consensus among the big health insurance players predicts a healthy second quarter with few surprises, despite financial pressures from fees, rate cuts and higher drug costs, as well as potential risk from a new population gaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable...
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First Choice Emergency Room's parent goes public
By Bob Herman | June 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Adeptus Health, the parent company of the largest free-standing emergency room network in the U.S., went public Wednesday, with shares jumping by the end of the day.
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Success with value-based contracts called a balancing act
By Beth Kutscher | June 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Some providers are finding that success with value-based contracts depends on whether they can counter lower inpatient volume by adding new customers.
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Vital Signs
When it comes to clinical-decision software, what does autonomy mean?
By Darius Tahir | June 06, 2014
The National Nurses United organization has launched a campaign against a perceived invader: algorithms and clinical-decision-support software. The union charges that the software is costing nurses' jobs, and, just as importantly, their autonomy.
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Conn. health plans propose varied rates for 2015
By Paul Demko | June 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two insurers selling products on Connecticut's exchange want to raise premiums by double digits for 2015. But a third competitor is planning to reduce premiums by nearly 10%.
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VA scandal shows the realities of rationing care
By Modern Healthcare | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is an example of single-payer, government-provided healthcare.
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