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Outcome Health offers buyouts

Outcome Health offers buyouts

By John Pletz  |  November 20, 2017

Outcome Health's biggest problem used to be keeping up with all the new hires. Now the company is cutting back staff for the second time in less than two months.

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

By Associated Press  |  November 20, 2017

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The Council of Economic Advisers said some previous studies didn't reflect the number of fatalities blamed on opioids.

Advisory Board finalizes deal with UnitedHealth's Optum

Advisory Board finalizes deal with UnitedHealth's Optum

By Alex Kacik  |  November 17, 2017

The Advisory Board Co.'s shareholders and executives finalized a $2.58 billion deal with UnitedHealth Group's Optum and a private equity firm, splitting the consulting group's healthcare business from its education arm.

Summa Health's financial losses slow

Summa Health's financial losses slow

By Lydia Coutré  |  November 17, 2017

The past three months, particularly October, have been profitable for Summa Health. This is relatively encouraging for the health system, which lost more than $33 million in operating income in the first half of the year.

Hospital-employed physicians drain Medicare

Hospital-employed physicians drain Medicare

By Alex Kacik  |  November 14, 2017

A 49% increase in hospital-employed physicians between 2012 and 2015 led to a $3.1 billion jump in Medicare costs related to four specific procedures.

Iowa wave T-shirts raise money for kids hospital

Iowa wave T-shirts raise money for kids hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 11, 2017

At home games, fans sitting in Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City send a wave of support to patients sitting across the way at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, and now they have t-shirts to match.

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