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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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The secret committee behind our soaring healthcare costs

Politico, August 21, 2014

CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2014

Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 21, 2014

Report: 7M people can get Obamacare early

The Hill, August 21, 2014

Aetna to shut down CarePass by the end of the year

MobiHealthNews, August 21, 2014

What it really means when doctors say they don't take insurance

Time / Reuters, August 21, 2014

Californians favor tougher rules on health insurance rates, survey says

Kaiser Health News, August 21, 2014

Healthcare giants battling for control of Pittsburgh's market

Kaiser Health News / NPR, August 21, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Partners with North Shore-LIJ for Heart Care

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, August 20, 2014

Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

The Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2014

Embattled NJ hospital appoints new CEO

NJ.com / The Star-Ledger, August 20, 2014

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

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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