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Bundling risk: New demo program shows CMS' eagerness to ditch fee for service

Bundling risk: New demo program shows CMS' eagerness to ditch fee for service

By Melanie Evans  |  July 18, 2015

The hips and knees of the nation's seniors were an obvious target for Medicare's first mandatory test of an alternative payment model for hospitals. But joint replacement isn't the only possible target. Hospitals are now on notice that Medicare will move ahead if they don't do it on their own.

Best Practices: How hospitals can waste less food

Best Practices: How hospitals can waste less food

By Maureen McKinney  |  July 04, 2015

In 2012, roughly 12% of the food that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics prepared went into the garbage. Faced with that sobering statistic—and a scathing article in a local newspaper about food waste at the hospital—the health system's leaders decided to make serious changes.

Medicaid plans struggle to provide mental health services

Medicaid plans struggle to provide mental health services

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 04, 2015

As low state reimbursement rates drive mental health providers away from Medicaid, managed-care plans taking over some state programs are looking for creative ways to deliver a service that many see as key to holding down overall costs.

King ruling dims ACA foes' legal hopes

King ruling dims ACA foes' legal hopes

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding premium subsidies for Americans in all states doesn't necessarily drive a stake through the heart of all anti-Obamacare litigation, but legal experts agreed it does send a discouraging message to the law's legal foes.

Obama administration doubles down on ACA as King decision looms

Obama administration doubles down on ACA as King decision looms

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 10, 2015

In a contentious House hearing, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said President Barack Obama will not consider any GOP proposal to kill the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates. But she said the administration may rely on Congress for a fix if it loses King v. Burwell.

Bonus bonanzas: Association CEOs got healthy pay raises in 2013

Bonus bonanzas: Association CEOs got healthy pay raises in 2013

By Michael Sandler  |  June 06, 2015

Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.

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