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MLR Rule a Baby Step Toward Spending Reductions

The medical loss ratio, also known as the 80/20 rule, is trimming spending by payers. But the fate of the nation's drive to cut healthcare costs rests in the hands of the biggest spenders—providers.

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MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2014

Targeting Self-Insured Populations

Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 27, 2014

New head of Healthcare.gov is CT's Counihan

Kaiser Health News / WNPR, August 27, 2014

Nonprofit hospitals' 2013 revenue lowest since recession, report says

The New York Times, August 27, 2014

Twenty Obamacare contractors exceeded cost estimates, review finds

The Hill, August 27, 2014

Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe

The Baltimore Sun, August 27, 2014

Study: Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening

Reuters, August 27, 2014

Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2014

Could a wording 'glitch' doom Obama's healthcare law?

Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2014

Medicare star ratings allow nursing homes to game the system

The New York Times, August 26, 2014

Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 25, 2014

Hospitals look for new ways to collect unpaid medical bills

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 25, 2014

Patient worries emerge over chargemasters at Pittsburgh's regional hospitals

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 25, 2014

State sites outperform US marketplace in Affordable Care Act signups

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 25, 2014

CHS breach a sign of healthcare's security illness

eWeek, August 25, 2014

Healthcare success causes MN clinic to close

KARE 11 / Associated Press, August 25, 2014

Oregon sues Oracle, blaming tech giant for failed healthcare website

Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2014

Apple hints at a push into healthcare — let's all hope that happens

Business Insider, August 25, 2014

Apple steps up health push as it begins talks with insurers

ZDNet, August 22, 2014

LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

The Times Picayune / Associated Press, August 22, 2014

Excellence in Heart Attack Receiving Centers
Streamlined processes and STEMI networks are among the efforts being used to improve care for heart attack patients.
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