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CHE Trinity bets on WebMD creator's new platform
By Joseph Conn | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jeff Arnold, the former health information technology wunderkind who launched WebMD in 1998 at age 28, is at it again.His latest venture, Sharecare, wants to link providers and patients through what he terms “a health and wellness engagement platform.” Launched in Atlanta in 2009, Sharecare has plenty of big-name partners: TV physician and wellness guru Dr. Mehmet Oz; Harpo Studios, owned by Oz's show-biz patroness, Oprah Winfrey; Sony Pictures Television; and mass media and entertainment company Discovery Communications.
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Medicaid expansion fuels enrollment gains for insurers
By Bob Herman | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Publicly traded health insurers have been reporting higher figures in their individual markets as they offer insurance to people though exchanges built under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They're also benefiting from another provision of the law: Medicaid expansion.
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Breier tapped to replace Diaz as Kindred CEO
By Bob Herman | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ben Breier, president and COO of Kindred Healthcare, will take over next year as CEO of the Louisville, Ky.-based post-acute-care operator, which is in the process of ballooning into a $7.1 billion company through the buyout of another large post-acute company.
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Rebranded Navicent sees surplus soar in Q3
By Rachel Landen | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A tightening of expenses, coupled with larger investment gains, helped Central Georgia Health System's net surplus more than double during fiscal 2014.
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Arkansas' Medicaid expansion model could hinge on election outcomes
By Paul Demko | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Arkansas' private-option approach on expanding Medicaid has been widely hailed as a model for other states. It also remains at the center of heated election battles in Arkansas.
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U.S. liability premiums flat as California battles over damage caps
By Lisa Schencker | October 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the battle over California's Proposition 46 nears its Election Day showdown, opponents of the measure haven't highlighted that medical liability premiums have been flat or declining since 2006, even in states that have not imposed caps on damages.
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Prime Healthcare and Daughters of Charity deal faces scrutiny
By Beth Kutscher | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More details were revealed Wednesday about Prime Healthcare Services' proposed acquisition of Daughters of Charity Health System as the parties submitted their takeover application to the California attorney general.
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Burwell taps Fitzpayne for chief of staff position
By Paul Demko | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Alastair Fitzpayne has been named chief of staff to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Fitzpayne has been with the Treasury Department since 2009, where he currently serves as the agency's top congressional liaison.
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Mercy, Rockford Health to forge two-state ACO
By Adam Rubenfire | October 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
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Epic Systems' Judith Faulkner: We're not the bad guy
Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) | October 30, 2014
As Epic Systems Corp. vies for the largest government contract to date for electronic health records, founder and CEO Judith Faulkner is defending the company from criticism it doesn't play nice with others.
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