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Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 22, 2014

When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.

Pa. Supreme Court demands state health centers stay open

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2014

Twenty-six Pennsylvania state health centers must remain open, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Thursday, reversing a lower court's decision that allowed the state to move forward with shuttering them.

CHE Trinity Health's new name: Trinity Health

By Melanie Evans  |  November 19, 2014

The rebranded health system created by the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health will focus its strategy through 2020 on physician engagement and population health, seeking to leverage its expansive operations.

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

By Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 15, 2014

The race to enroll uninsured Americans in health plans has started again—but with only half as much time as the first open enrollment and a harder-to-convince pool of potential customers.

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

By Lisa Schencker , Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 08, 2014

It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.

Medicaid expansion faces new hurdles

Medicaid expansion faces new hurdles

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 05, 2014

Voters not only stopped the Medicaid expansion dead in its tracks on Tuesday night, they elected Republican candidates vowing to change or roll back Medicaid in states that have already expanded.

Dr. Gary Gottlieb named CEO of Partners in Health

Dr. Gary Gottlieb named CEO of Partners in Health

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 01, 2014

Dr. Gary Gottlieb, 59, will be CEO of Partners in Health, a not-for-profit that operates globally to address healthcare access where poverty is prevalent, including recent work in the West African nations fighting Ebola.

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