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Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
By Paul Demko | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
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Medicaid expansion's fate may hang on governors' races
By Virgil Dickson | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The outcome of gubernatorial elections in 15 states could have a pivotal impact on healthcare for millions of people in those states, with the fate of Medicaid expansion and the Obamacare exchanges hanging in the balance.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.
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Nurse wins $1M in Lay's Do Us a Flavor contest
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A nurse who works in the clinical decision unit at Temple University Hospital has won $1 million in Lay's annual Do Us a Flavor contest.
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Supplement
Best Places to Work in Healthcare build positive cultures
By Bob Herman | October 24, 2014
Popular English business magnate Richard Branson made a bold decision this year when he said all salaried employees of his venture capital conglomerate, Virgin Group, would have access to unlimited vacation.
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UPMC, Highmark battle goes back to a courtroom as the state steps in
By Lisa Schencker | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal judge denied insurer Highmark's request Tuesday to block a Wednesday state court hearing over its health plan for seniors, which state officials say violates a previous agreement between Highmark and healthcare giant UPMC.
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Ebola spotlights cuts to federal preparedness funding
By Paul Demko | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Emergency preparedness funding for U.S. public health and healthcare systems has fallen victim to the overall climate of fiscal austerity in Washington, with budget sequestration cuts taking a chunk out of both programs. But that may change with the current Ebola scare.
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AAFP campaign raises training, coverage issues
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Family physicians will announce a new multiyear messaging campaign this week called “Family Medicine for America's Health.”
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At home with the specialist: Oncologists and other specialists launching patient-centered medical homes
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.
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Jazz (and silence) can be good for patients after surgery
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Listening to Dave Brubeck perform the Hoagy Carmichael classic “Stardust” may not become standard procedure in surgery recovery rooms, but researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center found that elective hysterectomy patients had significantly lower post-surgery...
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