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Teaching physicians how to lead

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Hauler, an osteopathic physician, was juggling several leadership roles in 2014 when she decided to get an MBA.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Honoring values that will endure

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 25, 2017

The two honorees being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame for 2017 dedicated their careers to promoting two key building blocks for organizational success in healthcare: leadership diversity and effective nurse leaders.

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More uninsured patients in N.Y., but less indigent-care funding

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  March 25, 2017

Hospitals that provided the majority of care to uninsured patients in New York City received a minority of state dollars aimed at compensating hospitals for such care, according to the New York State Health Foundation.

Ascension to sell Idaho facility to RCCH HealthCare

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

The Idaho attorney general has blessed the sale of Ascension's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to RCCH HealthCare Partners, a for-profit hospital chain formed through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.

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With Obamacare's fate in the balance, there's some good enrollment news

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 25, 2017

Enrollment on the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplaces dropped almost everywhere this year, amid the Republican push for the healthcare law's repeal and the widespread sentiment that the insurance exchanges were going under. But Utah was a spot of hope for Obamacare supporters.

Keeping tabs on the policies affecting healthcare

By Modern Healthcare.  |  March 25, 2017

President Donald Trump, his administration and the GOP-led Congress are shaking things up in Washington. We've compiled a list of major policies and proposals that will help reshape the healthcare industry.

Future unclear for CMS' mandatory value-based initiatives

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  March 25, 2017

The CMS' decision to delay expansion of a major, mandatory bundled-payment pilot, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, raises questions about the future of such initiatives under the Trump administration.

Pharmacy benefit managers skip insurers in new direct-to-consumer deals

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 25, 2017

In the quest to help patients lower their prescription drug costs and deal with high-deductible health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and tech startups are elbowing out insurers. They're encouraging patients to trade their insurance cards for discount cards when they reach the pharmacy register.

Nominations sought for 100 Most Influential

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for Modern Healthcare's annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2017.

Send entries for annual Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

Modern Healthcare and sister publication Advertising Age are now accepting entries for the fourth annual Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards. This year's deadline for submissions is June 30.

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'Just say no' isn't enough

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 25, 2017

Todd Crandell, who founded Racing for Recovery in 2001 to promote physical fitness as an addiction treatment pathway, lived the idyllic suburban existence. He grew up in the middle-class, northwestern Ohio town of Sylvania, about a 20-minute drive from Toledo, where he still lives.

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Teaching physicians how to lead

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Hauler, an osteopathic physician, was juggling several leadership roles in 2014 when she decided to get an MBA.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Honoring values that will endure

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 25, 2017

The two honorees being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame for 2017 dedicated their careers to promoting two key building blocks for organizational success in healthcare: leadership diversity and effective nurse leaders.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Colleen Conway-Welch

By David Royse  |  March 25, 2017

In her long career in nursing, Colleen Conway-Welch figured out sometimes it's good to bend the rules a bit. She first realized that early in her career, as she cared for a patient nearing death.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Thomas Dolan

By David Royse  |  March 25, 2017

As an assistant professor and later director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri's School of Health Related Professions in the 1970s, Thomas Dolan looked around and saw a lot of similar students.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Hall honorees through the years

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

From 1988 through 2016, 103 healthcare luminaries were inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. They represent trailblazers from all sectors of the industry, including familiar names dating to the American Revolution and the Civil War...

Editorial

Editorial: Some insurance benefits are essential

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 25, 2017

The House of Representatives last week postponed voting to gut Obamacare after new provisions weakening the essential benefits guarantee failed to win support from right-wing Republicans, who are opposed to any form of subsidized health insurance.

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Best Practices

Devising faster, better stroke care

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  March 25, 2017

In an effort to improve a patient's function and recovery after a stroke, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California redesigned treatment protocols in a program it dubbed Stroke EXPRESS, with EXPRESS standing for EXpediting the PRocess of Evaluating and Stopping Stroke

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By the Numbers

Largest Master's Programs in Health Administration in 2017

March 25, 2017

A list of the nation's largest master's programs in health administration, ranked by total number of full-time students enrolled in the 2016-17 school year. Source: Modern Healthcare's 2017 Master's Programs in Health Administration Survey. Published March 27, 2017, p. 50.

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Data Points: VHA wait time update

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

The Veterans Health Administration, responding to the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, has taken steps to reduce delays for veterans seeking outside appointments for care. But problems persist.

Outliers

Doctor turns movie producer to bring historical drama to screen

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

Dr. Eric Esrailian can now make a glamorous addition to his CV: movie producer. The UCLA gastroenterologist played a major role in bring to the screen the “The Promise,” a historical drama about the Armenian genocide starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.

The Amazonian way to a healthy heart

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

Where to find the healthiest hearts in the world? Turn your attention to the Tsimane people, a forager-horticulturalist people in the Bolivian Amazon.

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