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Premier owners can start selling, but will they?



Premier healthcare alliance member-owners now have the chance to convert their shares and sell their stock in the firm, a year after the company went public.

What they will do and when is still not known however.

Narrow-network hospital choices difficult to decipher



People who purchase a narrow-network plan on the federal or state health insurance exchanges still expect a certain level of choice if they need hospital care. But how extensive are their options?

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Would you agree to a 21-day Ebola quarantine?



U.S. healthcare workers who volunteer to join the fight in Africa against Ebola have a new question to ask themselves these days: How would they feel about a 21-day quarantine when they get back home?

California AG: Healthcare breaches were preventable



Healthcare breaches accounted for 15% of all data breaches in California in 2012 and 2013, according to a report from the state's attorney general. Most were easily preventable, the report chides.

EEOC sues Honeywell over wellness program



Honeywell International's wellness program has crossed the line from helping employees to hurting them, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the company in federal court Monday.

Political airwaves dominated by anti-Obamacare ads



More than a quarter of all political advertisements on television this year mention healthcare, and 14% of those specifically reference the federal healthcare law, according to an analysis released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Just 5% of ads that mentioned the healthcare law were sponsored by...

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MGMA sorting through applications for new CEO



Jerard Jensen, the Medical Group Management Association's attorney, has had to play a more visible role at the MGMA's 88th annual conference in Las Vegas as the organization's interim CEO.

Bay State savings test produces positive results: NEJM



Healthcare costs grew more slowly and quality improved more rapidly among doctors and hospitals in the Massachusetts Blues' test of global budgets, compared with quality and performance across the Northeast, research shows.

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Docs gripe, but med students keep coming



Reports of doctors concerned about their autonomy and the future of their profession apparently didn't stop a record 20,343 students from enrolling in medical school or a record 49,480 from applying to med school this year.

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HHS contraceptive workaround isn't making either side happy



The controversy about how to provide contraception coverage to women employed by companies that hold religious objections to such coverage was evident in comments filed regarding a proposed HHS workaround that encompassed rules for such companies and for religious organizations. The comment period...

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