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Summit to examine physician concerns about bundled payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 23, 2015

Providers and policymakers will explore implementation strategies for bundled-payment models and address physician concerns about the CMS' bundled-payment experiments at the Fifth National Bundled Payment Summit in Washington.

AHIP's Ignagni moving to head up troubled N.Y. insurer

By Bob Herman  |  May 23, 2015

Karen Ignagni, 61, the longtime head of America's Health Insurance Plans, is leaving the industry's powerful lobbying group to become president and CEO of EmblemHealth, a financially troubled insurer based in New York.

Assisted-suicide debate focuses attention on palliative, hospice care

Assisted-suicide debate focuses attention on palliative, hospice care

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 16, 2015

Many healthcare professionals and patient advocates, regardless of their stance on the emotionally charged issue, hope the recently reignited national debate over physician-assisted suicide will boost awareness and use of palliative care and hospice care.

Providence gets boost from Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 02, 2015

Providence Health & Services saw operating margin gains last year as it treated more patients and reduced its bad debt, particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs.

Court to weigh wage protections for home-care workers

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 02, 2015

The home-care industry and the Obama administration will face off Thursday in a federal appeals court in Washington in a case with major financial implications for the industry and its low-wage workers.

Dr. Stephen Grubbs heads new ASCO department

Dr. Stephen Grubbs heads new ASCO department

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 02, 2015

Dr. Stephen Grubbs has been named senior director of the new clinical affairs department of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Alexandria, Va.

Broadening focus from healthcare to well-being

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 18, 2015

Just as the medical home has morphed into the medical neighborhood, a new initiative seeks to take the concept of population health to the national and international levels.

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