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Other insurers may be liable in Anthem data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  February 28, 2015

Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Endoscope contagion raises questions about FDA oversight

Endoscope contagion raises questions about FDA oversight

By Sabriya Rice and Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 21, 2015

The latest outbreak of a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection spread through contaminated endoscopes has prompted calls for re-evaluating the adequacy of currently recommended cleaning and reprocessing procedures.

Q&A: 'Imagine if healthcare were priced to consumers'

Q&A: 'Imagine if healthcare were priced to consumers'

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a not-for-profit parent of 22 companies offering healthcare products and services, discusses how his companies are seeking to make healthcare more consumer-directed.

Obama budget offers 'pay for' blueprint

Obama budget offers 'pay for' blueprint

By Paul Demko  |  February 07, 2015

When it comes to healthcare, forget the Republican derision that greeted President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 and the dead-on-arrival rhetoric of inside-the-Beltway pundits.

Endoscope infections at Virginia Mason prompt broader safety fears

Endoscope infections at Virginia Mason prompt broader safety fears

By Jaimy Lee  |  January 31, 2015

Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.

Funding woes imperil future of state-run exchanges

By Darius Tahir and Paul Demko  |  January 10, 2015

Starting this month, state-run insurance exchanges are legally required by the healthcare reform law to be financially self-sustaining. But that mandate is being ignored across the country, and there do not appear to be any immediate consequences for the states.

CHI faces financial strains in building national network

CHI faces financial strains in building national network

By Melanie Evans  |  December 20, 2014

In the ongoing rush of healthcare deals, perhaps no other health system has been as aggressive as Catholic Health Initiatives, which has executed a dozen transactions in the past three years that have expanded its operations into health insurance and established a $1 billion foothold in Texas.

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