NLRB ruling could shake up healthcare staffing industry

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 28, 2015

A ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board could complicate relations between healthcare organizations and their workers employed by staffing agencies. Healthcare staffing firms may become a target for unions looking to organize workers in multiple facilities in one fell swoop.

Stakeholders say new 340B guidance adds red tape

Stakeholders say new 340B guidance adds red tape

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 28, 2015

Both supporters and critics view the release Thursday of long-awaited federal guidance on the 340B Drug Pricing Program as a much-needed step to understand compliance. But an initial review of the 90-page document has some stakeholders worried.

Froedtert continues to see higher volume, improved payer mix

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 28, 2015

Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee-based system, ended its fiscal 2015 in a better financial position than the previous year as it added patients, improved its payer mix and found ways to deliver care more efficiently.

UPMC adds insurance members as Highmark tensions build

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 28, 2015

The UPMC Health System, which has spent the past two years feuding with its largest commercial insurer, improved its financial standing in its fiscal 2015 by adding members to its own health plan.

Insurers begin to review coverage of costly cholesterol drugs

By Bob Herman  |  August 28, 2015

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has given the OK to two pricey drugs that treat high cholesterol, health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are evaluating if one drug should receive preferred coverage over the other.

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