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5 factors will shape what happens to ACA in next 5 years

The Affordable Care Act faced hurdles and achieved milestones in its first five years. Now that its anniversary has passed, attention turns to what's in store for the future of healthcare reform.

CDC looks to Chicago hospitals' example in battle against superbugs

In the wake of the White House's aggressive plan to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes to slash rates of one particularly dangerous superbug nationwide by replicating the success of a program it piloted in five Chicago hospitals, Reuters reported.

Senate passes two health insurance amendments, files a third

The Senate actually got something done last week. Senators voted on budget amendments to cut the employer contribution on their own health insurance and to  improve health insurance price transparency.

Blue Shield of California now faces pressure to lower premiums

After  losing its  tax-exempt status in the state of California  and  spending more than $1.2 billion to acquire another insurer, Blue Shield of California now faces a debate over its premiums,  reported  the  Los Angeles Times.

Aetna, other payers lower costs of HIV drugs

After  facing harsh scrutiny for placing HIV and AIDS prescription drugs in the highest category of cost sharing, insurers are making moves to reduce out-of-pocket costs for these pricey medications.

Healthcare compliance post-ACA: Challenges and opportunities [Special Report]

In this special report, FierceHealthcare  takes a look at the changing role of compliance and the chief compliance officer due to healthcare reform

White House plan calls for aggressive measures against superbugs

The White House has released a new plan to combat antibiotic-resistant infections such as the recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes.

No Senate SGR fix vote until mid-April

The Senate adjourned this morning for a two-week recess before discussing legislation to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.

ACA health center program's future up in the air

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, a doctor training program funded by a provision of the Affordable Care Act, is up for renewal this year.

Sleeping-nurse case renews focus on nurse fatigue

The case of Tanya Lemon, a DeWitt, New York nurse whose disabled patient died when Lemon fell asleep on the job, has reignited the debate on how to reduce fatigue among healthcare workers, according to the Associated Press.