May 172014
 
Doctors, hospital feud over the future of health care
Crain’s Chicago Business
Swedish Covenant Hospital is locked in a nasty feud with many of its physicians as major changes aimed at controlling the cost of health care affect how doctors do their jobs. The argument reached a crescendo in late April when hospital CEO Mark Newton

May 172014
 

Boston Globe
Partners HealthCare, state near wide-ranging deal
Boston Globe
Partners HealthCare System has reached a tentative agreement with state regulators that would allow it to complete a long-planned takeover of South Shore Hospital, but limit how much Partners can charge for medical services and prevent the state's

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May 172014
 
In health care, 'reference pricing' could end up costing unwary consumers
Minneapolis Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket. The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for a new cost-control strategy called "reference pricing.

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May 172014
 

Forbes
Disruptive Healthcare Start-up Oscar Raises $80 Million, Valuation Nears $1
Forbes
The technology-based health insurance company founded by Josh Kushner (Thrive Capital), Kevin Nazemi and Mario Schlosser today announced quietly on its Tumblr page it has raised an $80 million investment round. Sources close to the deal say the …
Healthcare startup Oscar approaches $1B in valuationNew York Business Journal

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May 172014
 

Washington Post
White House aide named by Obama to oversee health-care law, other priorities
Washington Post
The move, which comes three days before senior White House health-care adviser Phil Schiliro will step down, aims to institutionalize some of the changes chief of staff Denis McDonough made in the wake of the health-care law's botched debut last fall.
Obama names new deputy chief of staff to oversee healthcareReuters
Obama appoints ACA adviser to key policy rolePolitico
Obama promotes aide Canegallo to deputy chief of staff to manage health care Newser

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May 172014
 
Dissecting Health Care
Barron’s
Under his care since 2007, the $1.9 billion Janus Global Life Sciences fund (ticker: JFNAX) has gone up an average of 24% a year for the past five years, more than two percentage points a year better than other health-focused funds. "Ultimately, I

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May 172014
 
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
InformationWeek
With the mandated adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), many healthcare professionals for the first time got centralized access to patient records. Now they're figuring out how to use all this information. Although the healthcare industry has

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May 172014
 

SFGate
Veterans Secretary Ousts Health Care Official Amid Criticism
New York Times
WASHINGTON — One day after deflecting calls from unhappy senators to shake up his leadership team, Eric Shinseki, the secretary of veterans affairs, ousted the department's soon-to-retire head of health care. The move came amid snowballing allegations …
How VA hospitals are a government-run disasterNew York Post
Top US veterans' healthcare official resigns amid scandalReuters
Top Veterans Affairs Health Care Official ResignsTIME
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May 172014
 
Exclusive: ARC Healthcare near $3.7 billion deal for Griffin-American Healthcare
Reuters
American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust – known as ARC Healthcare – is trying to finalize a purchase agreement in the next two weeks with Irvine, California-based Griffin-American, which owns senior housing and nursing facilities, hospitals, medical

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May 172014
 
Federal health-care subsidies may be too high or too low for more than 1
Washington Post
The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors, according to internal documents and three people familiar

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