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Whistle-blower in $320 million SCAN case not entitled to cash

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 31, 2015

The whistle-blower whose case led to a whopping $320 million settlement between the government and SCAN Health Plan in 2012 is not entitled to any of that cash, a federal judge has ruled. Some say the decision could lead to fewer whistle-blowers bringing cases against Medicare Advantage plans.

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone'

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone'

August 29, 2015

Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill...

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 22, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' influence on healthcare is hard to overstate, especially after this year's landmark King v. Burwell case. He placed No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.

Fast-track voucher sells for record

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

United Therapeutics Corp. recently sold a record-setting $350 million voucher for fast-track Food and Drug Administration review to AbbVie. The secondary market for the vouchers highlights the industry's growing thirst to get to market with the next potential blockbuster therapy.

Is Walgreens looking for retail clinic exit?

Is Walgreens looking for retail clinic exit?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 22, 2015

An agreement between Providence Health & Services and Walgreens Boots Alliance could signal that the retail drugstore is looking to get out of the healthcare clinic business.

Hospitals still under stress despite recovering economy

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 22, 2015

Healthcare providers have gotten some balance sheet relief, thanks to a greater number of paying patients over the past couple of years. But bankruptcy filings suggest the industry has recovered more slowly than the improving economy would indicate.

Hospitals use big-data platform to improve care

Hospitals use big-data platform to improve care

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 22, 2015

Cleveland Clinic spinoff Explorys collects and organizes data from hundreds of sources and gives providers and researchers tools and applications that allow them to comb through the data to identify patient risk factors, track outcomes and evaluate treatment success.

Finalists chosen for Marketing IMPACT Awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 15, 2015

Modern Healthcare and sister publication Advertising Age are proud to announce the finalists in the second annual Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards competition.

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