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Northwell Health shutting down CareConnect insurance unit
After enduring millions in financial losses, Northwell is winding down its CareConnect insurance business and withdrawing from New York’s health insurance exchange, where it covers 13,000 members.
Collins, McCain and Murkowski are Modern Healthcare’s most influential people in healthcare
The trio of Sens. Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski jointly were named the most influential in healthcare for their votes that prevented a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
Editorial: First things first fix the insurance exchanges
Congress returns from its summer recess amid hopeful signs that moderates in the Senate will craft bipartisan legislation to bolster the individual insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act.
Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2017 (alphabetical list)
Modern Healthcare is proud to present the 150 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017. An alphabetical list of the companies and organizations is presented here.
Data Points: Blinded by the darkness
Cheyenne hospital regains Medicare, Medicaid status
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials say the hospital has regained its standing with the CMS after losing its deemed status over a complaint.
Last ‘bare’ county in the U.S. scores ACA exchange coverage
After CareSource announced it will sell health insurance exchange plans in Paulding County, Ohio, every county in the U.S now has at least one insurer participating in the exchanges.
California lawmakers to hold universal healthcare hearings
California lawmakers will hold hearings on universal health care during the Legislature’s year-end recess.
DuPage Medical deal a near-record sum for Illinois healthcare
DuPage Medical Group, a rapidly-growing giant suburban doctors’ network, recently recorded Illinois’ second-largest healthcare deal in a decade, following a trend of private equity investment in the state’s medical industry.
Mental-health startup raises $36.6 million to scale up services
Mental-health startups are set to close a record number of venture-backed equity investments this year, after landing 25 deals last year.
Training staff to help gather data on patients’ race, ethnicity and language
It can be uncomfortable for staff members at hospitals to ask patients for personal information such as race and ethnicity. But experts say the data can help providers better address disparities in healthcare access and quality of care.
Safety & Quality
Lawyers: Aetna envelope window reveals patients’ HIV status
Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions.
John Popovich to retire after four decades at Henry Ford Hospital
After 43 years at Henry Ford Hospital, starting out as an intern and rising to become CEO, Dr. John Popovich announced today he will retire in the spring of 2018.
This week’s poll: How much are you using healthcare management consulting firms in 2017 compared with 2016?
Share your opinion in the latest edition of our bi-weekly reader poll. How much are you using healthcare management consulting firms in 2017 compared with 2016?