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As Catholic systems grow by acquiring other hospitals, abortions plummet

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 14, 2017

Catholic hospitals operate under religious directives prohibiting them from performing certain reproductive health services, including abortions. As Catholic providers grow by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals, a study reports it's affecting access to that care.

Monopolistic market control depresses healthcare wages

Monopolistic market control depresses healthcare wages

By Alex Kacik  |  September 14, 2017

While hospitals continue to drive the national economy as the leading employers in the industry, employment in outpatient care, where wages are markedly lower, has grown at six times the rate of hospitals. Consolidation may have given employers leverage in setting wages with workers.

Meet UChicago Medicine: A growing medical giant rebrands

Meet UChicago Medicine: A growing medical giant rebrands

By Kristen Schorsch  |  September 14, 2017

While many large hospital systems have been busy wooing smaller suitors to join their networks, UChicago has mainly expanded its reach through less formal affiliations that give community hospitals the branding power and expertise of UChicago without having to merge.

Hospitals fear new GOP block-grant bill would slash Medicaid funding

Hospitals fear new GOP block-grant bill would slash Medicaid funding

By Harris Meyer  |  September 13, 2017

Four Republican senators unveiled a radical proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by handing states $1.2 trillion in ACA subsidies and letting them design their own coverage systems with few limitations on what they could do.

Providers find success in CMS' multipayer model

Providers find success in CMS' multipayer model

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 13, 2017

As the CMS' multipayer model experiments show promising results, clinicians hope the agency will launch more. Value-based models that only target Medicare enrollees may not be enough to give providers incentives to move away from fee-for service.

Finalists announced: Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 13, 2017

Modern Healthcare and sister publication Advertising Age have chosen the top messaging campaigns in the industry for the fourth annual Marketing IMPACT Awards. View a complete list of the finalists, and register to attend the awards presentation and gala celebration on Nov. 7 in Chicago.

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