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Administration bears down on states to expand Medicaid

Administration bears down on states to expand Medicaid

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 25, 2015

Healthcare providers have mixed responses to the administration's aggressive linkage of uncompensated-care funding to Medicaid expansion. Hospital leaders in Florida, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas strongly support Medicaid expansion but don't want to risk losing the money.

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

By Melanie Evans  |  April 25, 2015

For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.

Tenet promotes Adams, Evans

Tenet promotes Adams, Evans

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 21, 2015

Tenet Healthcare Corp. named Tim Adams senior VP of operations and integration for the Dallas-based hospital chain and Eric Evans CEO of its newly created Texas Region.

CMS takes tougher Medicaid stance to Texas

CMS takes tougher Medicaid stance to Texas

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 20, 2015

Texas officials and the Obama administration are nearing a showdown over Medicaid expansion that threatens billions of dollars of federal funding that helps healthcare providers care for low-income Texans and improve the quality of care.

Data Points for April 20, 2015

Data Points for April 20, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 18, 2015

Data Points for the week of April 20, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, Medicaid, CHIP, foreign-educated nurses, prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries

Texas board imposes new limits on telemedicine

Texas board imposes new limits on telemedicine

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 18, 2015

The Texas Medical Board's recent decision to limit the practice of telemedicine runs counter to the national trend. Most states are seeking to expand their use of such services to increase healthcare access and reduce costs.

Texas doc board votes to restrict telemedicine visits

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

The Texas Medical Board dealt a blow to Dallas-based Teladoc and other telemedicine companies when it voted Friday to approve rules sharply limiting the use of telephone and video consultations to remotely treat patients, the New York Times reported.

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