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Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

AHA's Umbdenstock set to retire in 2015

AHA's Umbdenstock set to retire in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  November 22, 2014

Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's dominant and most powerful hospital lobbying group, will retire from his roles at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed last Friday.

'Bad behavior' obstructs dual-eligible tests

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 15, 2014

The CMS' test of improved care coordination for low-income, disabled Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid has faced a lot of challenges. The federal official in charge has revealed one more: Some providers are trying to dissuade beneficiaries from participating.

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.

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