Two will plead guilty to Rite Aid surplus resale scheme

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 18, 2014

A former vice president of Rite Aid Corp. and his business associate have signed tentative agreements saying they'll plead guilty to allegations they duped the company out of $14.6 million by profiting from deceptive sales of its surplus inventory.

Oregon to use Kentucky software for Medicaid

By Associated Press  |  December 10, 2014

Oregon is planning to use an online Medicaid enrollment system from Kentucky after giving up on its own troubled software. Oregon's Medicaid director, Judy Mohr Peterson, told a state legislative committee about the plan Monday.

Targeting the right patients for support

By Maureen McKinney  |  December 06, 2014

Studies have demonstrated the critical role that patient engagement plays in disease management. Some providers are using the Patient Activation Measure, or PAM, as a tool to help predict which patients are best equipped to engage in their care and which ones will be in need of additional support.

Yordy to retire from helm of PeaceHealth

Yordy to retire from helm of PeaceHealth

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 04, 2014

Alan Yordy has announced that he will retire next summer from his job as president and chief mission officer at Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with 10 hospitals across Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Few states move to establish exchanges despite subsidies' legal peril

By Paul Demko  |  December 02, 2014

The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature appears poised to approve legislation this week establishing a state-based insurance exchange. But the Land of Lincoln is the exception when it comes to states without their own exchanges.

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

Open enrollment going well, so far

By Bob Herman and Darius Tahir  |  November 22, 2014

Most insurers, hospitals and other enrollment organizations agree that the federal and state exchanges are performing much better this time around. But the process of signing up and re-enrolling millions of Americans still isn't perfect, with some problems reported around the country.

Exchange improvements raise hopes for open enrollment

Exchange improvements raise hopes for open enrollment

By Darius Tahir  |  November 15, 2014

After struggling with balky information technology in the first year of open enrollment, the federal and state insurance exchanges have implemented a number of changes to make it easier for consumers to shop for plans and sign up this time.

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 08, 2014

The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

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