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Week Ahead: CHI-Dignity set to become one

Week Ahead: CHI-Dignity set to become one

December 15, 2018

As the year comes to a close, CHI-Dignity are poised to create a mega health system. Meanwhile, in D.C., budget drama unfolds like a reality T.V. show.

FDA sends lab monkeys into retirement after outcry

FDA sends lab monkeys into retirement after outcry

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 15, 2018

More than two dozen former FDA lab monkeys have found a new home at a Florida primate sanctuary after their use in nicotine experiments inspired protests.

By the Numbers Supplement: 2018-2019 Edition

By the Numbers Supplement: 2018-2019 Edition

December 15, 2018

Modern Healthcare's 20th annual resource guide filled with statistics, rankings and financial figures that shape the healthcare industry. Published Dec. 17, 2018.

Judge strikes down ACA as unconstitutional

Judge strikes down ACA as unconstitutional

December 14, 2018

A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, ruling that the law's individual mandate could not be severed from the rest of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law. The White House says the ACA will stand during the appeals process.

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

By Associated Press  |  December 14, 2018

A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.

Berwick to hospitals: Focus more on health, less on reimbursement

Berwick to hospitals: Focus more on health, less on reimbursement

December 14, 2018

At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 30th annual conference, social determinants of health were the central theme in several keynote speeches and presentations. Leaders like Dr. Don Berwick called on providers to make this part of their mission.

Medicaid overspends billions on supplemental payments

Medicaid overspends billions on supplemental payments

December 14, 2018

A federal advisory panel for Medicaid wants HHS to better monitor Medicaid's biggest supplemental payment program for hospitals after finding that states have been overspending billions of dollars.

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

December 14, 2018

Molina Healthcare is kicking former CEO Dr. J. Mario Molina's medical practice out of its network, forcing roughly 78,000 patients to either find new doctors or switch health plans to keep their current ones.


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