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Healthcare leaders downbeat on compromise ACA fix bill

Healthcare leaders downbeat on compromise ACA fix bill

While hoping for a solution to address the individual market, executives gathered at Modern Healthcare’s Leadership Symposium are skeptical that lawmakers will act.

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Software helps predict employee retention

Software helps predict employee retention

Arena’s job applicant screening platform helps healthcare organizations improve employee retention by algorithmically analyzing applicants’ responses to assessments.

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Intermountain reorganizes its regions to form a ‘model for tomorrow’

Intermountain reorganizes its regions to form a ‘model for tomorrow’

The Salt Lake City-based integrated health system is replacing its geographically defined administrative regions with a systemwide structure made up of community care and specialty care groups to better align internally to deliver more efficient and…

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Athenahealth to lay off more than 400 employees

Athenahealth to lay off more than 400 employees

Athenahealth is shrinking its workforce by 9%, or more than 400 employees, as part of an “organizational redesign” to simplify the cloud-based EHR vendor’s structure.

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CMS overcorrects in cancellation of cardiac models

CMS overcorrects in cancellation of cardiac models

The CMS may have overcorrected when it honored some hospitals’ request to cancel mandatory cardiac pay models. The move means hospitals that were ready to embrace the models could be out millions of dollars.

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CMS makes first move to hold docs accountable for Medicare spending

CMS makes first move to hold docs accountable for Medicare spending

The CMS has kickstarted an experiment to determine if MACRA will lead to reduced Medicare spending.

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Sure, There’s A Health Care Deal. That Doesn’t Mean It Can Pass

Sure, There’s A Health Care Deal. That Doesn’t Mean It Can Pass

Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.

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Maryland launches healthcare cost and quality site for residents

Maryland launches healthcare cost and quality site for residents

Maryland launched on Thursday the website Wear the Cost, which allows residents to look up the cost and quality of certain procedures at the state’s hospitals in order to promote consumerism and transparency.

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US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

Kite Pharma’s newly approved blood cancer treatment, Yescarta, uses gene therapy techniques not to fix disease-causing genes but to turbocharge T cells, immune system soldiers that cancer can often evade.

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Study: Opioids can cause harm in hospitals beyond addiction risk

Study: Opioids can cause harm in hospitals beyond addiction risk

A new analysis suggests hospitals should pay more attention to reducing adverse events related to the use of opioids among inpatients.

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