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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
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Trump's Corporate Tax Slash Ignores How Little Companies Already Pay
Forbes • Contributor, Erik Sherman
Hospitals call on Trump administration to end mandatory bundled pay programs
Modern Healthcare • Virgil Dickson
It’s time to come together to improve our healthcare system
The Hill • Anthony R. Tersigni, Opinion Contributor
Preop Training May Shorten Hospital Stay: HealthLeaders Media
MedPage Today • Healthleaders Media Staff
It’s Almost Impossible to Find Out the Cost of a Medical Procedure. This Company Is Trying to Change That.
Heritage Foundation • Melissa Quinn
Overnight Healthcare: Trump tweets that GOP plan will bring 'tumbling' premiums
The Hill • Jessie Hellmann
Elder abuse and poor care: The real issue (Guest opinion)
Oregonian • Guest Columnist
U.S. health insurer Humana raises 2017 profit forecast
Reuters
Doctors look to Price for tweaks in Medicare rule
The Hill • Lauren Clason, The Hill Extra
Trump: GOP health plan will bring 'real healthcare' and 'tumbling' premiums
The Hill • Jessie Hellmann
 
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Medicare, Taxation
Trump's Corporate Tax Slash Ignores How Little Companies Already Pay
ForbesContributor, Erik Sherman
Cutting corporate rates to 15% won't stimulate massive investment because companies already pay that little. Individual taxpayers will, again, be left to take up the slack.
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Hospitals call on Trump administration to end mandatory bundled pay programs
Modern HealthcareVirgil Dickson
Several hospitals have called on the CMS to turn Obama-era bundled payment initiatives for cardiac and orthopedic care into voluntary programs, as they don't have the financial resources to invest in the changes. The CMS last month delayed of the effective dates...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
It’s time to come together to improve our healthcare system
The HillAnthony R. Tersigni, Opinion Contributor
The Founding Fathers purposely made it difficult for Congress to enact sweeping legislation. Our Constitution’s separation of powers demands coordination and consensus to pass especially meaningful and impactful laws. For that reason, most of the significant pieces of legislation passed in the...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Preop Training May Shorten Hospital Stay: HealthLeaders Media
MedPage TodayHealthleaders Media Staff
Patients who engaged in a preoperative training program at home prior to their elective surgery had a shorter hospital stay, according to a recent study. A salary survey from LinkedIn Salary revealed the 15 highest paying healthcare jobs in 2017. The Centers...
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Affordable Care Act, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
It’s Almost Impossible to Find Out the Cost of a Medical Procedure. This Company Is Trying to Change That.
Heritage FoundationMelissa Quinn
For a patient looking to see a doctor for any given medical procedure, costs often vary wildly based on the facility or physician. Take non-surgical repair for a broken ankle. For a 26-year-old female insured by Cigna who chooses a top-rated orthopedic...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Overnight Healthcare: Trump tweets that GOP plan will bring 'tumbling' premiums
The HillJessie Hellmann
President Trump said that the GOP healthcare plan will lead to cheaper premiums and "real healthcare" in a Twitter message Monday. "If our healthcare plan is approved, you will see real healthcare and premiums will start tumbling down. ObamaCare is in a...
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Aging, Elder Care & Nursing Homes
Elder abuse and poor care: The real issue (Guest opinion)
OregonianGuest Columnist
Ashley Carson Cottingham At the Department of Human Services, Aging & People with Disabilities program, we work tirelessly to protect s and to work with providers to ensure compliance and a high quality of care. We are the first to admit we...
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
U.S. health insurer Humana raises 2017 profit forecast
Reuters
U.S. health insurer Humana Inc (HUM.N) reported first-quarter results that topped its own expectations and raised its full-year profit forecast, mainly due to outperformance in its retail business. The company said the results in its retail business were largely due to "prior...
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Electronic Health Records, Health IT
Doctors look to Price for tweaks in Medicare rule
The HillLauren Clason, The Hill Extra
A version of this story previously appeared in Extra. Doctors are hoping Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a fellow physician, will address challenges for small practices in a proposed Medicare rule expected in coming weeks. The White House is reviewing...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Trump: GOP health plan will bring 'real healthcare' and 'tumbling' premiums
The HillJessie Hellmann
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