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Today’s Rundown

  1. Industry Voices—The future of bundled payments
  2. Last-minute bipartisan deal averts government shutdown, boosts funding for NIH, prevents Planned Parenthood cuts
  3. Hospitals turn to job cuts amid budgetary woes
  4. Boston, Indiana hospitals pay millions to settle fraud cases
  5. The 5 best-paying jobs in healthcare
  6. America’s other drug problem

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Industry Voices—The future of bundled payments

Monday, May 1, 2017 Despite delays and potential changes to the federal program, bundled payment models are likely here to stay.

Top Stories


Last-minute bipartisan deal averts government shutdown, boosts funding for NIH, prevents Planned Parenthood cuts

Monday, May 1, 2017 Congressional leaders have come up with a bipartisan agreement that will keep the government open through the end of September and provide additional funding for the National Institutes of Health. Both the House and the Senate still must vote on the $1 trillion spending plan this week before funding runs out on Friday night.


Hospitals turn to job cuts amid budgetary woes

Monday, May 1, 2017 Squeezed budgets and regulatory uncertainty are pushing a number of hospitals across the country to cut back on staff. The reasons that these providers need to tighten their belts varies, but there are some commonalities, too, like the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act.


Boston, Indiana hospitals pay millions to settle fraud cases

Friday, April 28, 2017 The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced major settlements in cases involving IU Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will pay $10 million to resolve a suit that involved allegedly fraudulent grant funding. The other case involves an $18 million civil settlement by Indiana University Health Inc., and HealthNet Inc., to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act.


The 5 best-paying jobs in healthcare

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 It’s good to be an orthopedic surgeon. The profession leads the list of the highest paid healthcare jobs in 2017, according to new salary data from a leading professional network site.


America’s other drug problem

Friday, April 28, 2017 Every year, nursing homes in most states nationwide flush, burn or throw out tons of valuable prescription drugs. But in Iowa, unexpired prescription drugs are collected and and given to needy patients for free.

News of Note

Toby Cosgrove, M.D., who has served as president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic for nearly 13 years, announced Monday he intends to step down. FierceHealthcare article Though Anthem has lost an appeal of the ruling against its proposed purchase of Cigna, the health insurance industry at large may not lose its desire to consolidate. Anthem remains committed to completing the transaction, the insurer said in a statement following Friday’s decision by a federal appeals court, adding that it is reviewing the opinion and “will carefully evaluate our options." FierceHealthPayer article A new study suggests penalties for excessive readmission rates of heart attack patients are unfair to hospitals that serve socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. FierceHealthcare article

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