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Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

By Associated Press  |  October 15, 2018

Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.

MBA programs for physicians: 2018

MBA programs for physicians: 2018

October 13, 2018

A list of the nation's largest business graduate schools for physician-executives, ranked by number of full-time students enrolled in the 2017-18 year. Source: Modern Healthcare's 16th annual survey of business graduate schools. Published October 15, 2018, p. 34.

Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 13, 2018

A new trend is giving a break to breastfeeding sports fans. Lactation stations have started popping up in sports spaces: basketball arenas and baseball and football stadiums.

Commentary: Health systems must respond to climate change now

Commentary: Health systems must respond to climate change now

By Dr. Karen DeSalvo and Christine Petrin  |  October 13, 2018

Now is the time to take a proactive approach. No community can afford to wait for disaster to strike before strengthening its public health and healthcare system infrastructure.

Week Ahead: Kicking off earnings season

Week Ahead: Kicking off earnings season

October 13, 2018

UnitedHealth Group leads the pack into earnings season with its third-quarter results. In the second quarter, the company reported both higher revenue and profit.

Best Places to Work in Healthcare Most Spirited Table

Best Places to Work in Healthcare Most Spirited Table

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 13, 2018

Congratulations again to all of our 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare honorees. As always, the celebration was quite the party. In addition to receiving awards for their work environment, two organizations tied for a new award presented this year, Most Spirited Table.

Timeline: CVS Health and Aetna inches away from merging

Timeline: CVS Health and Aetna inches away from merging

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 13, 2018

CVS Health and Aetna have not had an easy path in their quest to merge, but they overcame one of the deal's biggest hurdles last week by winning U.S. Justice Department approval.

Aetna, NJ settle over improperly disclosed patient info

Aetna, NJ settle over improperly disclosed patient info

By Associated Press  |  October 12, 2018

New Jersey's attorney general says insurance giant Aetna has agreed to pay a $365,000 fine for violating the privacy of thousands of policyholders in the state in two separate mailings.

Cook County health system to add jobs

Cook County health system to add jobs

By Stephanie Goldberg  |  October 12, 2018

The majority of new hires—about 150—will be care managers who were hired as contract employees to ensure the system could accommodate an increase in patients. Doctors and physician assistants spread throughout the health system will account for about 40 new employees.


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