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Blue Shield of California reveals executive pay

After several years of questions about executive pay coupled with criticism surrounding the insurer's transparency, Blue Shield of California has issued a detailed report of its top 10 executive salaries in 2015.  

Precision medicine offers nonacademic hospitals a seat at the research table

Non-academic community healthcare providers should embrace the opportunity to contribute to life science research, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Adjusting readmissions data for socioeconomic factors could save thousands

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services intends to incorporate sociodemographic factors into its methodology for determining hospital quality, but in the meantime, some providers are taking the initiative themselves, according to  Kaiser Health News. 

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.

Compensation for primary care doctors outpaced specialties in 2015

It quite literally paid off to be a primary care doctor in 2015, according to a new salary survey from the Medical Group Management Association.

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.

How one independent physician practice survives and thrives in today's healthcare environment [Q&A]

In this FiercePracticeManagement  exclusive, Mark Miller, M.D., explains how he's overcome obstacles that stand in the way of practices staying independent and offers advice on how other solo practitioners can do the same.  

Nurse practitioners' role growing in evolving healthcare landscape

The role of the nurse practitioner has grown increasingly important in the provision of high-quality, patient-centric, team-based care. Indeed, NPs now make up approximately one-third of the workforce in primary care settings, according to American Association of Nurse Practitioners President Cindy Cooke.