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Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016

Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016

Counties with higher rates of opioid use skewed heavily Republican in the 2016 election. What role did the opioid epidemic play in President Trump’s victory?

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Reporter John Carreyrou On The ‘Bad Blood’ Of Theranos

Reporter John Carreyrou On The ‘Bad Blood’ Of Theranos

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou about his new book, Bad Blood, which takes a deep look at the Theranos scandal.

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Hospitals roll out online price estimators as CMS presses for transparency

Hospitals roll out online price estimators as CMS presses for transparency

The growing availability of personalized estimator tools makes it harder for hospitals to argue they shouldn’t be required to publish prices, as the CMS wants.

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Celebrating a life of faith and service at the century mark

Celebrating a life of faith and service at the century mark

In 2013, Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub was inducted into Modern Healthcare’s Health Care Hall of Fame. This year, she’ll be celebrating another milestone as a testament to a lifetime of good health; June 28 will mark Sister Mary Maurita’s 100th…

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Q&A with Dr. Barbara McAneny on the AMA’s priorities, physician burnout

Q&A with Dr. Barbara McAneny on the AMA’s priorities, physician burnout

For the first time in the AMA’s history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.

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Data show pattern of high lab charges at Little River Healthcare hospitals

Data show pattern of high lab charges at Little River Healthcare hospitals

Insurers and public officials have accused hospitals of entering lab test arrangements in which they agree to bill for high volumes of tests or expensive tests that sometimes were performed elsewhere.

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Commentary: Detention centers are no place for children, even with their families

Commentary: Detention centers are no place for children, even with their families

After facing intense pressure to stop separating immigrant children from their parents, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to end the policy. Unfortunately, his vow to maintain the “zero tolerance” policy will put more children in…

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Hospitals see long road ahead in improving CMS star ratings

Hospitals see long road ahead in improving CMS star ratings

The hospital industry welcomed CMS’ decision to delay the July release of star ratings, and it’s unclear if the Hospital Compare program can be fixed.

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Commentary: Value in healthcare remains an imperative; it’s just the matter of how we get there

Commentary: Value in healthcare remains an imperative; it’s just the matter of how we get there

Researchers have found no correlation between the prevalence of population-based value-based payment models and total cost of care. Does that mean we’ve been on the wrong track? In a word, no. Value, as a principle, remains as solid as ever.

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Week Ahead: VA’s $10 billion contract with Cerner to get oversight committee’s attention

Week Ahead: VA’s $10 billion contract with Cerner to get oversight committee’s attention

The House Veteran’s Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner’s hefty contract to modernize the VA’s electronic health record system.

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