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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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Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 19, 2014

PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 19, 2014

HHS pressed on insurance discrimination claims

The Hill, August 19, 2014

Medicare Advantage is more expensive, but it may be worth it

The New York Times, August 19, 2014

Hospitals reconsider charity for patients who decline health coverage

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, August 19, 2014

The trouble with trying to sign people up for health insurance when care is already free

The Washington Post, August 19, 2014

Antibiotic Overuse a 'Huge Threat' to Patient Safety, Says CDC

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 18, 2014

Business Roundup: M&A Activity Down Slightly in First Half of 2014

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 18, 2014

Medicare to start paying doctors who coordinate needs of chronically ill patients

The New York Times, August 18, 2014

Government will withhold one-third of the records from database of physician payments

ProPublica, August 18, 2014

Pervasive Medicare fraud proves hard to stop

The New York Times, August 18, 2014

Healthcare chain's bid for 6 CA hospitals draws protest

Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2014

OK's rural hospitals work to stay open, viable

The Oklahoman, August 18, 2014

Medicare ruling could mean $12 million hit to VT hospitals

Valley News, August 18, 2014

Healthcare boosts Charlotte's economy as industry preps for change

Charlotte Business Journal, August 18, 2014

New Goals, New Alliances

Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2014

CFO Exchange: Top Revenue Growth Opportunities ID'd

Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2014

Large Employers Trimming Healthcare Spending

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 15, 2014

Hospitals seek to help consumers with Obamacare premiums

Kaiser Health News / CNN Money, August 15, 2014

How agents hunt for fraud in trove of Medicare data

The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 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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