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340B showdown: Big pharma, hospitals squaring off in lobbying fight

340B showdown: Big pharma, hospitals squaring off in lobbying fight

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 21, 2018

Hospitals have adopted a take-no-prisoners approach in the fight with Big Pharma over the 340B drug discount program. Can this strategy hold as Congress, oversight agencies, the courts and the Trump administration ratchet up scrutiny of the program?

Physician pay increases may be slowing

Physician pay increases may be slowing

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  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

By Virgil Dickson  |  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

By Alex Kacik  |  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.

Editorial: Healthcare support jobs should be well-paid jobs

Editorial: Healthcare support jobs should be well-paid jobs

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 21, 2018

Growing pay inequality is a huge problem in healthcare. It's going to take a conscious commitment by healthcare's top leaders, sustained over many years, to turn the industry's critical support jobs into good jobs.

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