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Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 29, 2017

The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.

With ACA repeal dead, shoring up the individual market moves to center stage

With ACA repeal dead, shoring up the individual market moves to center stage

By Mara Lee  |  July 28, 2017

The dramatic collapse of the GOP's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have, for now, minimized the threat of significant Medicaid funding cuts. All eyes now turn to what the Trump administration and Congress will do about a shaky individual insurance market.

HHS seeks applications for new health IT committee

HHS seeks applications for new health IT committee

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 28, 2017

Would-be members of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee have just a few days to get their applications in to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as the Aug. 4 deadline approaches.

Disparities in healthcare access declined under ACA

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 28, 2017

Low-income people saw significant insurance coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act, tightening the wide gap in healthcare access among people of different socio-economic status.

MetroHealth creates executive role for ethics

By Lydia Coutré  |  July 28, 2017

MetroHealth appointed Cheryl Forino Wahl to its newly created role of senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, which aims to validate that the system's policies and practices reflect an ethical culture in which employees do more than simply follow the law, but do the right...

Back office relief:
 Automating the arcane world of device warranties

Back office relief:
 Automating the arcane world of device warranties

By Alex Kacik  |  July 28, 2017

The constant, complicated stream of administrative documents flooding healthcare providers' back offices involved in fulfilling purchase orders, replacing equipment and tracking warranty credits can pose financial risks, but new software aims to help.

McCain, Murkowski, Collins kill 'skinny' ACA bill

McCain, Murkowski, Collins kill 'skinny' ACA bill

By Mara Lee  |  July 28, 2017

For the third time in three days, a majority of Republicans failed to coalesce around a way to repeal and replace Obamacare, as three centrist Republicans voted no on a "skinny repeal."

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