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November 14, 2011


Top Stories
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
American workers, regardless of industry, are shouldering a greater share of the cost of medical care, based on the results of Modern Healthcare's fourth annual survey of health spending by large U.S. employers.
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Will a new $6 million endeavor be strong enough to help change how an $800 billion federal program has done business for more than four decades?
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By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 2010 health reform law is widely referred to by the shortened name of the Affordable Care Act. If it actually does create affordable care in this country, that will be a novelty.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare industry saw little job creation in October, adding about 11,600 positions, while the overall U.S. unemployment rate was pegged at 9%.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Former McKesson Corp. executive Bruce Broussard has been named president of Humana and is expected to succeed Mike McCallister as CEO within the next year and a half, the insurer said.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
GlaxoSmithKline said it reached an agreement in principle to pay $3 billion to settle a number of investigations, including allegations the company improperly marketed Avandia, its blockbuster diabetes drug.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Trinity Health continued its quest to expand into Chicago with a letter of intent to acquire Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. The deal would lend financial stability to Mercy, a fiscally challenged hospital with a 159-year-old legacy.
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Cover Story
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Will a new $6 million endeavor be strong enough to help change how an $800 billion federal program has done business for more than four decades?
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nursing home companies' use of sale-leaseback deals is likely to continue, at least on a relatively moderate scale, in the wake of an 11% drop in Medicare reimbursement to skilled-nursing facilities that went into effect Oct. 1, industry executives are saying.
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Special Feature
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
American workers, regardless of industry, are shouldering a greater share of the cost of medical care, based on the results of Modern Healthcare's fourth annual survey of health spending by large U.S. employers.
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By Andrew Webber | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. healthcare industry is in the midst of a historic shift impacting purchasers and providers alike. Unprecedented economic conditions have magnified the need for quality and cost savings for employers to remain competitive in a global economy; the implementation of Patient Protection and...
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By Leah Binder | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The take-home from this year's survey from Modern Healthcare: Growth in health costs fuels growth in health costs.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 2010 health reform law is widely referred to by the shortened name of the Affordable Care Act. If it actually does create affordable care in this country, that will be a novelty.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“There are only three weeks left for the congressional supercommittee to come up with a plan to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. ... Only one side, in fact, seems to be trying—the Democrats—and it is being far too accommodating. … Democratic...
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Guest Commentary
By Dr. Tom Delbanco and Jan Walker | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has taken an important step in launching the first national effort to give consumers electronic access to their laboratory results. We certainly agree with the secretary that “When it comes to health, information is power.”
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, appointed Anne Murphy as senior VP of legal affairs and general counsel. Murphy, 50, replaces Max Brown, who announced in January he planned to retire in June 2012. Murphy will start at the two-hospital Rush system on Jan. 1 and Brown will...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who spent the 1960s and '70s getting rich and famous by making music that appealed to that unmistakable blend of angst, pain and alienation felt only by teenagers and those who remember those years.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many expectant parents keep their choices for their baby’s name closely guarded as if it were a matter of national security, but once mom gives birth, they usually drop the embargo and proudly share the little tyke’s name with friends and family.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's no surprise that drug reps have it tough these days. In a new series of ethics and compliance videos, actors from a famed comedy company show just how far a rep will go when he dresses up his two children as medical products and takes them trick-or-treating to a physician's house.
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