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Healthcare CEOs lead in pay growth again

For the second consecutive year, healthcare CEOs in the Standard & Poor's 500 index were compensated millions of dollars more than their counterparts in other industries, according to an Associated Press/Equilar analysis.

Milliman: It now costs more than $25K a year to insure a typical family

The cost of healthcare coverage for an average household has topped $25,000 annually, according to a new report by Milliman.

 

Many hospitals, systems report financial downturns due to EHR implementations

The implementation of electronic health records systems on a large scale has damaged the bottom lines of many major healthcare organizations, Among them, according to Becker's Hospital Review, are heavyweight hospitals and healthcare systems such as the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas and Partners HealthCare, the predominant provider network in Massachusetts.

Arizona Supreme Court: Hospitals don't have to return payments from Medicaid patients

Arizona's Medicaid program has won a narrow legal victory in state court regarding its ability to file liens against patients if they were hospitalized due to a personal injury and received a payment from a third party for damages.

ACEP sues feds over out-of-network emergency patients

The American College of Emergency Physicians has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over emergency reimbursement rules it says run the risk of insufficient payments.

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