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Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

Late News

AHA's Umbdenstock set to retire in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  November 22, 2014

Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's dominant and most powerful hospital lobbying group, will retire from his roles at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed last Friday.

The Week Ahead

NIH leads workshop on data reproducibility

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Earlier this year, two leaders at the National Institutes of Health said there is growing concern from scientists and laypeople that the system for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research “is failing and is in need of restructuring.”

Thanksgiving offers chance to share family health issues

By Bob Herman  |  November 22, 2014

As families gather around their tables to partake in turkey, stuffing and yams, the federal government is encouraging Americans to map out how health issues have defined their ancestry.

Regional News

Kaiser to staff clinics in California Target stores

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 22, 2014

Kaiser Permanente is moving into the retail clinic business, teaming up with big-box retailer Target Corp. to open four store-based locations in California that will use telemedicine to go beyond traditional in-store clinic services.

Banner, University of Arizona deal to close in January

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Phoenix-based Banner Health's $1 billion acquisition of the University of Arizona Health Network, Tucson, is expected to close on Jan. 31, Banner's CEO said in a memo to employees last week.

CHE Trinity Health becomes Trinity Health

By Melanie Evans  |  November 22, 2014

The health system created through the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announced it will name itself Trinity Health.

News

Open enrollment going well, so far

By Bob Herman and Darius Tahir  |  November 22, 2014

Most insurers, hospitals and other enrollment organizations agree that the federal and state exchanges are performing much better this time around. But the process of signing up and re-enrolling millions of Americans still isn't perfect, with some problems reported around the country.

Ryan, Price elected to lead key House finance committees

By Paul Demko  |  November 22, 2014

Two Republican legislators who have pushed for major changes to Medicare and Medicaid and want to scrap Obamacare will lead the top two House finance committees in the next session of Congress.

Recall management poor at hospitals

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 22, 2014

As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.

Immigration order may indirectly expand health coverage

By Paul Demko  |  November 21, 2014

Experts say President Barack Obama's executive order may indirectly lead to a significant number of immigrants, particularly children, enrolling in Medicaid as well as private health plans.

Cover Story

Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

Features
Editorial

Clinical pathways can lead to better cancer care

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 22, 2014

No one likes the idea of physicians practicing cookbook medicine. Yet providers and insurers increasingly are asking physicians to use preordained treatment plans called clinical pathways.

Guest Commentary
Letters
Best Practices

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 22, 2014

When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.

Q&A

Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses his organization's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts.

By the Numbers

28 largest skilled-nursing providers

November 22, 2014

A list of the nation's 28 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2013. Source: Modern Healthcare's 15th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Internal Revenue Service filings and company annual reports. Published Nov. 24, 2014, p. 32.

News Makers
Data Points

Data Points for Nov. 24, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Data Points for the week of Nov. 24, 2014, covered the following topics: Insurance exchanges, open enrollment, healthcare reform.

Outliers
Corrections and Clarifications

Corrections and clarifications

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

A total of 1,224 hospitals made the most recent list of the Joint Commission's Top Performer hospitals, a program that recognizes accredited facilities for outcomes on key quality measures reported the previous year.

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