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Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters

Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 18, 2014

The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...

Hostile ballot initiatives confront health insurers

By Bob Herman  |  October 11, 2014

Insurance industry officials will gather in Washington this week to discuss the biggest political, legal, legislative and regulatory issues their companies face at the local level.

Earnings report may reveal UnitedHealth's exchange plans

By Paul Demko  |  October 11, 2014

When UnitedHealth Group kicks off the third-quarter earnings season for insurers Thursday, reform watchers will be eager to hear more from its executives about their intentions for the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment.

Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action

Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action

By Paul Demko  |  September 26, 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under the federal healthcare law. Insurers and many healthcare economists argue that limiting consumer...

Washington State University OKs new medical school plan

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 20, 2014

Washington State University's board of regents unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the “dire need” for more doctors in the state.

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