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Physician pay increases may be slowing

Physician pay increases may be slowing

July 21, 2018

Physician compensation rose only slightly for most medical specialties in 2017 indicating the steady growth in pay seen over the past several years may have started to slow.

How to limit
 drug prices

How to limit
 drug prices

July 21, 2018

HHS received over 3,000 comments on the Trump administration's Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices, which was released in May. Hospitals, health insurers and drugmakers had plenty to say on how to address soaring drug prices

Health systems look to mend fractured consumer experience

Health systems look to mend fractured consumer experience

July 21, 2018

The healthcare industry has largely been unable to meet consumers' expectations, but a group of health system and physician group executives shared how they plan to change that at Modern Healthcare's Consumerism Symposium.

Physician Compensation: 2018

Physician Compensation: 2018

July 21, 2018

A Special Feature on the nation's average physician compensation in a variety of specialties from 12 companies. Source: Modern Healthcare's 25th annual Physician Compensation Survey. Published July 23, 2018, p. 16-17.

Largest medical schools, 2018

Largest medical schools, 2018

July 21, 2018

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools--10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic--ranked by total active enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Published July 23, 2018, p. 34.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 20, 2018

IBM Watson and the VA continue their partnership, pharmaceutical companies sue opioid dealers and Scott Gottlieb asserts that almonds don't lactate.

NOTE TO READERS

July 20, 2018

This morning's MHAM was sent without our complete coverage of the most recent news. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

By Associated Press  |  July 20, 2018

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S.


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