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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.

Is St. Luke's dragging its feet on Saltzer unwinding?

Idaho's St. Luke's Health System is apparently taking its sweet time unwinding its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group after it was ordered dissolved after a successful lawsuit by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had sued on antitrust grounds.

ICD-10 testing lags among providers

Provider organizations continue to lag behind in testing for the transition to ICD-10, according to a survey unveiled Wednesday by the eHealth Initiative.

3 ways to better accommodate overweight patients

Going to the doctor's office can be a stressful experience for patients who are overweight, thus compromising the physician-patient relationship and increasing the odds that heavy patients will avoid the very care that could help address or prevent weight-related disease.

National Patient Safety Foundation releases new guidelines for investigating medical errors

In addition to understanding why a medical error happened, healthcare organizations must also take strong action through its root cause analysis process to keep it from happening again, according to new guidelines released this week by the National Patient Safety Foundation.