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DEA probe in Utah may affect access to Rx records

By Erica Teichert  |  August 06, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration believes a Utah physician may have ties to an international drug cartel, and it wants access to the state's prescription drug monitoring program to continue its investigation.

Making HSAs work for chronic care

Making HSAs work for chronic care

By Bob Herman  |  July 30, 2016

Early last month, U.S. Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)—both of whom sit on the House Ways and Means Committee's Health Subcommittee—introduced a bill that would change how the federal tax code treats high-deductible health plans that are paired with tax-exempt...

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.

Oregonians use ER less, docs more after Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 23, 2016

After expanding Medicaid, residents of Oregon are largely able to find a doctor and have dropped ER visits, despite a more than 50% increase in the number of people using the program, according to a new analysis by the state.

Q&A: 'Being smart and cautious is the right way to go'

Q&A: 'Being smart and cautious is the right way to go'

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 11, 2016

Providence Health & Services CEO Dr. Rod Hochman discusses his aggressive population health management strategy for his 34-hospital system and Providence's proposed merger with St. Joseph Health System, which would have major implications for the competitive landscape in the Los Angeles basin.

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