Modern Healthcare Breaking News http://www.modernhealthcare.com Latest Breaking News from Modern Healthcare en-us Modern Healthcare 144 21 http://www.modernhealthcare.com http://www.modernhealthcare.com/graphics/icons/rss.gif Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles to remain flat in 2018 http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119887 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:00 EST The CMS said premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will remain flat in 2018, but Medicare Part A premiums and deductibles will rise. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119887 Health giant Sutter destroys evidence in crucial antitrust case over high prices http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119890 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:00 EST "'Fingers crossed' that I haven't authorized something the FTC will hunt me down for," a staffer wrote after destroying the documents. Sutter, a huge Northern California Health system with 24 hospitals, said it destroyed them by mistake. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119890 LHC Group, Almost Family merger highlights growth of post-acute market http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119888 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:00 EST The LHC Group and Almost Family merger highlights the growing importance providers are putting on post-acute care in a value-driven payment model. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119888 Advisory Board finalizes deal with UnitedHealth's Optum http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119893 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EST 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. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119893 eClinicalWorks sued over patient record inaccuracies http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119894 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records. eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119894 CMS targets opioid abuse, regulatory burden in Medicare Advantage plans http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119892 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EST The CMS' proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program and Medicare prescription drug plans aim to reduce opioid abuse among seniors and dual-eligibles and lessen regulatory burdens for Advantage plans. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119892 FDA to crack down on risky stem cell offerings http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119898 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 EST U.S. health authorities will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119898 VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119891 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST As part of its effort to expand private healthcare, the VA is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119891 HHS names three members to Health Information Technology Advisory Committee http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119899 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 EST The HHS appointees include one of the founders of the HL7 standards organization and a former president of the American Medical Association. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119899 Summa Health's financial losses slow http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119900 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:36:11 EST 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. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171117/NEWS/171119900