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Docs almost evenly divided on Affordable Care Act

A new poll from Kaiser Family Foundation showed that 52 percent of primary care doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants reported that they dislike the law, compared to 48 percent who said the opposite.

Why the healthcare industry must take the lead on climate change

The effects of climate change threaten decades of healthcare progress, and health leaders have a responsibility to help reduce energy consumption and frame the crisis as a health issue instead of a scientific or political one, according to a report published by the  Lancet /UCL Commission on Health and Climate Change.

How healthcare leaders can increase transparency, improve patient safety

Organizations must have transparency in order to create a true culture of patient safety. But it takes strong leadership to overcome the barriers to transparency ingrained in healthcare culture so that organizations can be open about errors and mistakes that harm patients and make changes in their systems to keep them from happening again, argue four members of the National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute in a blog post for Health Affairs..

AHA raises concerns about proposed changes to Inpatient Prospective Payment System

The American Hospital Association has raised a variety of concerns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule for fiscal 2016,  AHA News Now  has reported.

Full ACA repeal would cost insurers 19M members, grow national deficit as much as $350B

Insurers stand to lose up to 19 million members if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that subsidies are illegal and lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office, which also estimates the economic damange.

HRSA proposes price ceilings for 340B program

The Health Resources and Services Administration has proposed a new rule that would place a cap on how much drug manufacturers could charge safety-net hospitals participating in the 340B program for drugs intended for outpatient treatment.

Tax exemption worth $24.6B to hospitals in 2011

The nationwide value of tax exemptions for non-profit hospitals has been calculated at $24.6 billion in 2011, nearly double what it was in 2002, according to a new study in the journal  Health Affairs.

Louisiana providers at odds over commercially insured patients

An anti-trust battle is brewing in Shreveport, Louisiana, between the operator of LSU hospitals and a community health system that already has a large market share in the area. 

Louisiana health system claims competitor trying to hijack docs, insured patients

An anti-trust battle is brewing in Shreveport, Louisiana, between the operator of privatized LSU hospitals and a community health system that already has a large market share in the area.

Providers fear consequences of health insurance industry consolidation

As merger rumors intensify between the country's largest health insurers, healthcare providers worry that increased consolidation will spell bad news for them.