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FDA, hospitals to examine how IT collides with financial incentives
By Darius Tahir | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Representatives of hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration will examine whether various technologies are effective in keeping patients out of the hospital at the upcoming ECRI Institute annual conference in Washington.
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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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Thinking about growing Kindred's primary-care doc capability
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Ben Breier is president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, a post-acute-care provider that reported $4.9 billion in revenue in 2013.
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Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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...
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Hostile ballot initiatives confront health insurers
By Bob Herman | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Earnings report may reveal UnitedHealth's exchange plans
By Paul Demko | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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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Dan Yunker is new CEO of Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, and other news makers
Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dan Yunker has been named CEO of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council effective Sept. 30.
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Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action
Paul Demko | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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...
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Seppi elected Washington State Medical Association president
Bob Herman | September 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Brian Seppi has been elected president of the Washington State Medical Association, effective Sept. 20.
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Washington State University OKs new medical school plan
Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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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