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Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 20, 2016

Michelle Obama during her nearly eight years in the White House succeeded in changing the national conversation about diet and exercise, and gave a major boost to transparency about the foods we eat.

The trends and news behind this year's list

The trends and news behind this year's list

By David May  |  August 20, 2016

Enduring influence is the central theme for many of the names atop this year's list, Modern Healthcare's 15th annual ranking. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 this year are CEOs of two of the nation's largest healthcare systems. The nation's payers are also well represented at the top.

Editorial: Congress needs to stop dithering on Zika

Editorial: Congress needs to stop dithering on Zika

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 05, 2016

Don't hold your breath waiting for members of Congress to return to Washington to deal with the immediate public health threat posed by the Zika virus. That would require putting the public interest over politics, an approach gone missing in action during this poisonous election year.

Bundled-payment expansion brings providers more risk—and opportunity

Bundled-payment expansion brings providers more risk—and opportunity

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 30, 2016

The CMS announced a proposal last week to put three new episodes of care under mandatory experiments with bundled payments, potentially compelling hundreds of additional hospitals into becoming financially accountable for what happens to Medicare patients long after they leave the hospital.

Editorial: Full speed ahead on bundled payments

Editorial: Full speed ahead on bundled payments

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 30, 2016

Rulemakers in outgoing administrations usually end their tenures with a bang, not a whimper. President Barack Obama's appointees at the CMS are no exception.

Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

By Shannon Muchmore  |  July 29, 2016

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Friday that preparations for the second phase of vaccine testing may be impossible without more money, which will be difficult to obtain with Congress on a weeks-long break.

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