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Texas Health Resources COO Berdan to succeed Hawthorne as CEO
By Modern Healthcare | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources has promoted an executive from within the organization to succeed retiring longtime leader Douglas Hawthorne.
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Under pressure to run insurance exchanges, states wary of glitches
By Paul Demko | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
New Mexico has decided to stick with HealthCare.gov for 2015. Given the vast technology problems many state-based exchanges experienced during the first open-enrollment period, state officials there and elsewhere remain wary of running their own websites.
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Medicare trustees' report finds 'cautious optimism'
By Darius Tahir | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicare trustees say there are reasons for “cautious optimism” about Medicare's financial outlook, and that Obamacare deserves at least some credit for that.
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HealthSouth expects stronger results as new hospitals boost volume
By Beth Kutscher | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HealthSouth Corp., a publicly traded operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, raised its financial projections for 2014 after what it described as strong results in the first half of the year.
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Kindred drops partial tender offer for Gentiva to pursue entire company
By Beth Kutscher | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Kindred Healthcare late Monday said it will drop efforts to purchase a 14.9% stake in Gentiva and will instead enter due diligence to submit a potential offer for the entire company that would be valued at $17.25 per share.
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Handling of deadly pathogens to get wider look by House committee
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Members of a congressional committee said Monday that they planned to expand their investigation into recent incidents involving safety mishaps at government biosecurity laboratories.
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Court: St. Luke's in Boise can hold onto Saltzer, for now
By Rachel Landen | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, may continue to operate Nampa, Idaho-based physician practice Saltzer Medical Group, despite a January judicial order to divest, a federal judge ruled Friday.
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Steele to step down as Geisinger CEO next year
By Rachel Landen | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System has launched the search for a successor to CEO Dr. Glenn Steele.
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Bill would give VA $17 billion infusion
By Virgil Dickson | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The leaders of the conference committee established to merge House and Senate bills to reform the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department have agreed to give $17 billion to the beleaguered federal agency to turn things around.
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When is a health plan not a payer? WEDI tries to explain
By Joseph Conn | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Many people in the healthcare industry use the terms “payer” and “health plan” interchangeably, but when it comes to a new wrinkle in the requirements for electronic healthcare transactions covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, there's a...
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