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GOP's replacement for ACA should deeply worry hospitals

Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case are less than a month away. That means members of the media have amped up the hand-wringing over how the ruling will go,...

Does the FTC understand the hospital sector?

The Federal Trade Commission just doesn't get healthcare mergers. That's the opinion of Michael D. Shaw, a healthcare equipment executive, writing for He believes that the FTC is not taking into account factors that rarely occur in other regulated businesses: The government often sets terms for the prices paid for the services rendered, and patients rarely pay for such services directly.

Captive insurers can protect group health plans against high claims costs

Captive insurers are well-positioned to help employers keep rising  group health plan costs in check.

King v. Burwell plaintiffs' argument called into question

David King, the lead plaintiff in the  upcoming Supreme Court case of King v. Burwell, apparently qualifies for veteran's medical coverage. This is significant for a number of reasons.

It's time to build consumer trust. But who will lead the charge?

The new year is bringing a steady stream of insight, opinions and viewpoints on what it will take for mHealth apps and devices to take deep root this year, and it all appears to hinge on one consistent element: consumer trust.

8 best practices for payer data security

By now, you know the gory details: Hackers gained access to personal data for 80 million Anthem customers. You know the response, too: "Why wasn't the data encrypted? The data should have...

More docs learn about the business of medicine before going into practice

By and large, physicians go into practice notoriously underprepared to handle the business of medicine (which happens to inhabit an environment that gets more complex by the day). A recent event sponsored by the University of New York at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute aimed to help change that dynamic, which some analysts say contributes to low morale among physicians, the  Buffalo News  reported.

AHA urges 5 major changes to proposed MSSP rule

The American Hospital Association urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make major changes to its proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and offer participants more rewards and less risk for taking part in the accountable care organization program.

FDA finalizes guidance on medical device data systems

The FDA won't enforce regulations on computer systems used to store, display or collect medical data because they pose a low risk to patients, according to a final  guidance  document. 

Global innovation funds needed to fight superbugs

A worldwide fund is necessary to combat the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, according to a new report released this week and backed by the British government.