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November 12, 2012


Top Stories
By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Nov. 6 election reaffirmed the 2010 healthcare overhaul and set the stage for a host of major healthcare decisions lawmakers must consider in the weeks and months ahead.
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By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The headline on the cover of our magazine this week—“Forward”—is an obvious reference to the slogan used by the Barack Obama campaign during this election season.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Large corporations are asking employees to shoulder greater responsibility for their healthcare costs and overall wellness, according to companies surveyed as part of Modern Healthcare's annual look at health benefits programs.
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Late News
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some hospitals remained closed and others continued to grapple with a strain on capacity more than a week after a deadly superstorm that devastated coastal communities in New York and New Jersey.
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Cover Story
By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Nov. 6 election reaffirmed the 2010 healthcare overhaul and set the stage for a host of major healthcare decisions lawmakers must consider in the weeks and months ahead.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama's re-election and a post-election deadline extension are expected to produce a surge of states submitting insurance exchange plans to the CMS.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More states are expected to expand their Medicaid programs following the Nov. 6 election, but it may require extensive deal-making.
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sweeping reforms to the Medicare program are now unlikely, but experts say the program will undoubtedly play a role in the upcoming deficit-reduction talks between the re-elected president and congressional leaders.
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health information technology adoption by the healthcare industry and its promotion by the federal government will continue apace with the political status quo largely intact after last week's election.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The work of groups established by the healthcare reform law to explore better ways of delivering and paying for healthcare will continue as planned now that President Barack Obama secured a second term, but experts say looming deficit talks could jeopardize some of their funding.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospital stocks once again were a bright spot in a gloomy market as the re-election of President Barack Obama signaled more certainty about the fate of healthcare reform.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama's re-election means hospitals and doctors can move with more certainty to develop accountable care, one payment model to be tested in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare executives said.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Despite President Barack Obama's win and its implicit endorsement of healthcare reform, three states expressed displeasure with the reform law by passing referendums that oppose healthcare mandates. A fourth state rejected such a referendum.
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Features
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
People who sue people may receive more undesired attention than anyone else in the world. That is the general idea behind the “Streisand Effect.”
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Special Feature
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Large corporations are asking employees to shoulder greater responsibility for their healthcare costs and overall wellness, according to companies surveyed as part of Modern Healthcare's annual look at health benefits programs.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This is the fifth year Modern Healthcare has conducted a survey of employers to find information on their healthcare spending and employee benefits data.
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By Leah Binder | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare's annual Healthcare Purchasing Power Survey is unique because it captures an important but overlooked force in the economics of healthcare: hospitals in their role as purchasers of healthcare services. After all, health systems are employers—sometimes the largest employers...
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By Andrew Webber | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This is the fifth year that the National Business Coalition on Health has been honored to co-sponsor Modern Healthcare's annual Healthcare Purchasing Power Survey along with the Leapfrog Group. The release of the survey results coincides annually with our conference where, this year, the NBCH is...
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Editorial
By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The headline on the cover of our magazine this week—“Forward”—is an obvious reference to the slogan used by the Barack Obama campaign during this election season.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“A long, difficult period in America is over. After nearly two years of campaigning and billions of dollars spent, voters have made their choice, giving President Barack Obama a second term. It would be nice to be able to look back and say Election 2012 was an invigorating, affirmational...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 20 largest children's hospitals, ranked by number of staffed beds based on the latest CMS report from each facility. Source: Billian's HealthDATA. Published Nov. 12, 2012, p. 34.
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Election Day has finally come and gone, and although it's true that the number of Democratic doctors in the U.S. House of Representatives will have tripled once the new Congress is sworn in, the statistic isn't all that significant—their numbers grew from one to three.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago says it's seeing success with what it calls the first “thought-controlled bionic leg.”
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers is pleased to discover that implantable bionic devices are also on the rise. Researchers recently published a study that found a new experimental device can use energy from a beating heart to power a pacemaker.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The biggest bogey out there is what the states are going to do. We could have a situation where states continue to resist implementing the law.”
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Corrections and Clarifications
| Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Jude Medical recalled the Riata and Riata ST leads, which are used to connect implantable cardioverter defibrillators to cardiac tissue. A story on p. 12 of the Oct. 29 issue (“Alternative heart...
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