How UCSF and John Muir's Canopy Health plans to grow despite uncertain federal policy
Even while federal policy remains hostile to Obamacare, one innovation from health care reform hasn't gone away yet: accountable care organizations. California state regulators just approved the expansion of a Bay Area ACO with Canopy Health's move into the Peninsula and South Bay. UCSF and John Muir Health started the Emeryville-based entity in 2015. The ACO model was boosted financial incentives in the Affordable Care Act that pay bonuses to networks for better coordinating patient care and delivering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

How UCSF and John Muir's Canopy Health plans to grow despite uncertain federal policy
Even while federal policy remains hostile to Obamacare, one innovation from health care reform hasn't gone away yet: accountable care organizations. California state regulators just approved the expansion of a Bay Area ACO with Canopy Health's move into the Peninsula and South Bay. UCSF and John Muir Health started the Emeryville-based entity in 2015. The ACO model was boosted financial incentives in the Affordable Care Act that pay bonuses to networks for better coordinating patient care and delivering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the private sector, and producing piece after piece of anti-trade union legislation. “It was a time where the checks and balances of the political system had given way to the cheques and bonuses of the bankers. “Millions of people were working, j...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article Source Type: news

More Doctor Pay Tied To Patient Satisfaction And Outcomes
More physicians are earning bonuses and higher pay based on value-based metrics such as patient satisfaction and outcome measures. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Berkshire Medical Center nurses avoid second strike with contract
Union nurses at Berkshire Medical Center have called off a second planned strike after reaching a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. The deal on Friday offers wide-reaching wins for the 800 nurses at the hospital, including a per-person bonus of between $1,000 and $3,000, a 5.75 percent salary increase rolled out over three years, repeated bonuses for nurses at the top of the pay scale, increased nurse staffing, and protections against staffing decreases. “We are incredibly proud of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

South Africa:Inquiry Hears Why Violence Broke Out At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
[GroundUp] The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Dr Gladys Bogoshi and Head of the Gauteng Health Department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Mayhem At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital As Workers Demand Performance Bonuses
[GroundUp] "They have blocked gates and are burning tyres next to them. Lord help us all. This is so scary, more especially that patients are affected," a health worker messaged from a building at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AstraZeneca pay report rejected by 35 percent of shareholders
LONDON (Reuters) - More than a third of AstraZeneca shareholders staged a revolt over bonuses at the pharmaceutical company on Friday, following concerns about levels of disclosures and outcomes under the company's incentive scheme. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New CDC director asks for pay cut from $375k
The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking a pay cut to better align himself with his predecessors. The CDC will cut Dr. Robert Redfield's $375,000 salary an unknown amount following complaints and media reports that he was being paid much more than the $197,300 salary given to his predecessor, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and the $219,700 for Dr. Thomas R. Frieden before her, according to the New Yor k Times. Redfield reported earning $757,100 in salary and bonuses from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news

New CDC director asks for pay cut from $375k
The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking a pay cut to better align himself with his predecessors. The CDC will cut Dr. Robert Redfield's $375,000 salary an unknown amount following complaints and media reports that he was being paid much more than the $197,300 salary given to his predecessor, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and the $219,700 for Dr. Thomas R. Frieden before her, according to the New Yor k Times. Redfield reported earning $757,100 in salary and bonuses from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news

Here's a more complete picture of Apellis' executive compensation
The prospectus for Apellis Pharmaceutical's second public stock offering fills in more details for the executive compensation packages of its named officers. I reported recently about the Apellis board of directors approving the 2018 salaries and bonuses for Apellis' four named officers, as disclosed in filings with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier filings show only the officers' compensation for 2016. The prospectus for Apellis' $1 25 million common stock offering shows what… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Novant Health gives out $111 million in bonuses
Novant Health, one of the largest employers in the Charlotte area, has become the latest organization to become a bit more generous with its pay. The Winston-Salem-based health system said Monday that it handed out more than $111 million in bonuses in 2017, up from $83 million in the prior year. Novant Health is the seventh-largest employer in the region, with roughly 9,679 workers, according to the latest Charlotte Business Journal researc h. "In 2017, Novant Health continued to invest in its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Novant Health gives out $111 million in bonuses
Novant Health, one of the largest employers in the Charlotte area, has become the latest organization to become a bit more generous with its pay. The Winston-Salem-based health system said Monday that it handed out more than $111 million in bonuses in 2017, up from $83 million in the prior year. Novant Health is the seventh-largest employer in the region, with roughly 9,679 workers, according to the latest Charlotte Business Journal researc h. "In 2017, Novant Health continued to invest in its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Here's how much Gaithersburg's Emergent BioSolutions execs will take home in cash bonuses
The biotech company just completed a busy year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Thailand bets on 'magic pills' to boost declining birth rate
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cascadian Therapeutics discloses executive bonuses for sale to Seattle Genetics
Cascadian will pay two executives a combined $4.7 million for their "extraordinary efforts and additional burdens" in negotiating the merger. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Cascadian Therapeutics discloses executive bonuses for sale to Seattle Genetics
Cascadian will pay two executives a combined $4.7 million for their "extraordinary efforts and additional burdens" in negotiating the merger. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

How Stressful Are Jobs in Medtech?
Many jobs are stressful, but according to one article, a number of positions in the medtech industry offer employees a good balance of high pay and low stress. The website Business Insider analyzed salary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and stress tolerance rankings (a measure of how important it is for employees with that job to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations) from O*NET Online to compile a list of 32 occupations that offer the benefits of high compensation and relatively low stress. Among the jobs that made the list were several posit...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Stealthy endovascular dev Provisio Medical raises $4m
Stealthy endovascular device developer Provisio Medical has raised $4 million in a new round of Series B preferred stock, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Provisio has not released any information on its developments outside its focus on endovascular therapy, which it displays on its website. The company is headed by former Volcano Corp clinical and medical affairs VP Steven Ryan, according to the SEC filing. Prior to his time with Volcano, Ryan was founder & prez for CorNova, and served as acting medical director for AxSun Technologies, according to LinkedIn. The San Diego, Calif.-based company is looking ...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vascular provisio Source Type: news

Sucampo execs to get hefty bonuses tied to proposed sale
The company, which announced its intention to sell to U.K. pharmaceutical Mallinckrodt for $1.2 billion, including debt, is generously rewarding its top executives for executing on the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Vandana Sinha Source Type: news

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Minimize Costs? Investigating the Relationship Between Benchmarks, Costs, and Rebates
A new issue brief examine how well the current system encourages Medicare Advantage plans to bid their lowest cost by examining the relationship between costs and bonuses, and the benchmarks Medicare uses in determining plan payments. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Holidays Hinder Health Insurance Bonuses
If health insurance bonuses are attainable, don't tell Santa. He's been having trouble staying on track for years. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Population Health Patients Performance Source Type: news

Larger Practices With More IT Did Better on Value-Based Pay Larger Practices With More IT Did Better on Value-Based Pay
Also, practices that voluntarily participated in Medicare pay-for-performance had more bonuses and fewer penalties in the first year of the program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy biotech BeneVir Biopharm raises $2 million
Gaithersburg-based BeneVir Biopharm Inc. raised has $2 million, according to documents filed this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the Form D, the company said the offering proceeds will be used for working capital, including payment of salaries and bonuses to executive officers. Officials at the company declined to comment further. BeneVir's majority owner, New York City-based HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCHC), has been voca l with analysts in recent months about the progress of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

This health-care company is offering $10,000 signing bonuses to nurses in Colorado
Will that be the prescription for filling nursing vacancies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Computer says no: why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial
As powerful AIs proliferate in society, the ability to trace their decisions, challenge them and remove ingrained biases has become a key area of researchIn October, American teachers prevailed in a lawsuit with their school district over a computer program that assessed their performance.The system rated teachers in Houston by comparing their students ’ test scores against state averages. Those with high ratings won praise and even bonuses. Those who fared poorly faced the sack.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Science Technology Computing Ethics Source Type: news

Marie Stopes abortion provider 'paid its staff bonuses'
Inspectors found a policy -in place across all 70 Marie Stopes clinics in the UK - whereby staff were told to call women who had decided not to have an abortion, and offer them a new appointment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physician Employment Contracts: Do Your Benefits Measure Up? Physician Employment Contracts: Do Your Benefits Measure Up?
Employment contracts aren't just about salaries and bonuses--benefits are a crucial component. Are yours fair and competitive?Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Conviction stands for ex-ArthroCare CEO Baker in $750m fraud case
A federal judge Texas this week upheld the conviction of former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker on eight counts of wire fraud, rejecting his argument citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court case. Baker and ex-ArthroCare CFO Michael Gluk were convicted in June 2014 on charges that they ran a scheme to generate false revenue numbers by dumping inventory, first with a distributor called DiscoCare and eventually via free shipments to end-users. ArthroCare was DiscoCare’s only client until it acquired DiscoCare in December 2007. Although Baker was sentenced to 20 years in prison and Gl...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat ArthroCare Corp. Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooter ’s Gambling Draws New Attention to High-Stakes Video Poker
(LAS VEGAS) — Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits. Nevada gambling regulators say they’re sorting through documents for clues about him and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley. Those can include suspicious transaction or currency reports, as well as information from a player’s rewards card, which the casinos use to track their gambling and offer perks. Paddock’s brother has described the gunman as a high-stakes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gene Johnson, Ken Ritter, Regina Garcia Cano / AP Tags: Uncategorized Las Vegas onetime Source Type: news

The Affordable Care Act Is Being Exploited to Foster Opioid Relapse
As so often happens, a frantic mother called us about her 19-year-old daughter, who I’ll call Jen. A heroin addict, Jen had been shuttled between multiple treatment centers and sober homes by greedy marketers looking to cash in on the teenager’s insurance benefits by keeping her perpetually in recovery, but never sober. As our investigator searched Palm Beach County for Jen, her mother finally reached her by phone. She pleaded with her daughter to leave Florida, to which Jen replied, “Why would I come home? I have all I need here.” In the ensuing months, Jen has become a victim of a vicious cycle kn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Aronberg Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Affordable Care Act Drugs Health Care Source Type: news

Opportunists Are Exploiting the ACA to Prey on Opioid Addicts
As so often happens, a frantic mother called us about her 19-year-old daughter, who I’ll call Jen. A heroin addict, Jen had been shuttled between multiple treatment centers and sober homes by greedy marketers looking to cash in on the teenager’s insurance benefits by keeping her perpetually in recovery, but never sober. As our investigator searched Palm Beach County for Jen, her mother finally reached her by phone. She pleaded with her daughter to leave Florida, to which Jen replied, “Why would I come home? I have all I need here.” In the ensuing months, Jen has become a victim of a vicious cycle kn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Aronberg Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Affordable Care Act Drugs Health Care Source Type: news

Physicians Receive Breaks in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Physicians Receive Breaks in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
The federal government has made it easier to earn a meaningful-use bonus under Medicaid next year. Those bonuses are available through 2021.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Boston law firm accuses ‘disloyal associate’ of secretly taking clients
A new lawsuit from Lubin& Meyer demands that the ex-associate pay back compensation and bonuses he earned at the firm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

Health care CEO take-home pay has flourished under ACA
The CEOs of the nation's top health care companies took home a total of $9.8 billion in compensation in the seven years since the Affordable Care Act became law. That's according to a recent report by Axios. The report analyzed the salaries, bonuses, stocks options, perks and retirement or severance compensation, where relevant, for the CEOs of 70 of the largest health care companies, as reported in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The rep ort assessed the actual realized gains from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

COUNTDOWN: Ohio's highest-paid health system CEOs
Ohio's highest-paid hospital CEO has again stayed the same, no surprise, while the rest of the top five has seen some changes. Overall, 13 health system chiefs in the state each made more than $1 million in combined salary and bonuses in 2015, according to the statewide analysis of more than two dozen of the state’s largest systems by Columbus Business First. Click on the slideshow for the latest list of the highest-pa id Ohio health system CEOs. All of Ohio’s largest health systems are nonprofits.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Managing the Personnel Crisis in EMS
The future of EMS hangs in the balance and few seem to appreciate that the crisis is no longer looming-it's arrived. Over the past several years, we've witnessed the convergence of workforce shortages, decreasing reimbursement, increasing bills associated with EMS transportation and worsening budget constraints which threaten the longevity of this "third" emergency service. We've seen ad after ad for top-tier EMS systems in a perpetual hiring phase. Increased pay, sign-on bonuses and relocation support often help entice prospective paramedics to come to a new home. Why do we continue to struggle to recruit and re...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Proposal to Take Back EHR Bonuses Galls Med Societies Proposal to Take Back EHR Bonuses Galls Med Societies
The HHS Inspector General estimates that $729 million was paid over 3 years to clinicians who didn't meet meaningful use requirements. It recommends recouping the money.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Putting health, wellness in the spotlight with CBJ's Healthiest Employers event (PHOTOS)
These 25 employers are raising the bar when it comes to health and wellness initiatives. Think reduced insurance costs, daily walk breaks, bonuses for having your BMI certified, healthy cafeteria choices, flu shots, on-site health clinics — and even summer office hours. All took center stage as part of the Charlotte Business Journal’s seventh annual Healthiest Employers of Greate r Charlotte Awards& Wellness Expo last Friday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. “You’re the ones that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Putting health, wellness in the spotlight with CBJ's Healthiest Employers event (PHOTOS)
These 25 employers are raising the bar when it comes to health and wellness initiatives. Think reduced insurance costs, daily walk breaks, bonuses for having your BMI certified, healthy cafeteria choices, flu shots, on-site health clinics — and even summer office hours. All took center stage as part of the Charlotte Business Journal’s seventh annual Healthiest Employers of Greate r Charlotte Awards& Wellness Expo last Friday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. “You’re the ones that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Lessons from Fire Prevention: Why We Can Head Off Disease Without Sacrificing Cure
This insightful and data-filled evidence-based article from the Boston University School of Public Health  illustrates the work EMS can, and should, do to prevent disease where we cannot control curing it: Public health is concerned with creating a healthier world, preferably one where we prevent disease before it starts. This inevitably occasions grappling with our overwhelming investment in medicine and curative care, and arguing for a recalibration of our investment towards the social, economic, and cultural factors that promote health. We can educate people how to reduce their chances of suffering heart attacks, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage Groups Request Earlier APM Bonuses Medicare Advantage Groups Request Earlier APM Bonuses
The AMGA, along with other associations, asks CMS to let clinicians who contract with Medicare Advantage plans to qualify for advanced APM payments in 2019.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. The Labor Department said Friday that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. More: See the full report. The government's report suggested that eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession, job growth may be slowing after a long stretch of...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare
A former executive at UnitedHealth says he was paid bonuses to make patients look sicker than they were, which led to bigger reimbursements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARY WILLIAMS WALSH Tags: Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care UnitedHealth Group Inc Benjamin Poehling Source Type: news

How much doctors in NM earn from drug and device companies
Doctors are among the highest-paid professionals in the nation. But not all of the payments they receive come from salary or bonuses. Doctors often receive payments from drug and device companies for their expertise or assistance. Along with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 came the Sunshine Act, a provision that requires all pharmaceutical and medical device industry payments to doctors be reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and compiled in a public database. "The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Juliana Vadnais Source Type: news

No bonuses for Novavax following failed RSV vaccine trial
With a brutal blow from a failed RSV vaccine trial for elderly patients, last year wasn't a great one for Gaithersburg-based Novavax. And the compnay's new proxy statement shows a little more about how the company (NASDAQ: NVAX) reacted. The company eliminated cash bonuses last year for all employees, including senior executives, the Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows. Novavax also said senior executives would not r eceive annual salary increases this year and had their 2017 stock option… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

“We want to further strengthen Bayer”
Acquisition of Monsanto to create substantial additional value / Record sales and earnings in 2016 / Dividend increase to EUR 2.70 per share proposed / Employees to share in the company's success through total bonuses of over EUR 1.4 billion / Successful start to fiscal 2017 (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

28.04.17: CEO Werner Baumann at the Annual Stockholders' Meeting of Bayer AG:
"We want to further strengthen Bayer"Acquisition of Monsanto to create substantial additional value / Record sales and earnings in 2016 / Dividend increase to EUR 2.70 per share proposed / Employees to share in the company's success through total bonuses of over EUR 1.4 billion / Successful start to fiscal 2017mehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bankrupt Unilife asks judge for $1m in bonuses for top execs
Unilife (NSDQ:UNIS), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month, reportedly asked a Delaware bankruptcy court yesterday to approve a “key employee retention plan” that would provide 4 top executives with nearly $1 million in bonuses, contingent upon a successful sale of the company. Unilife added it has already approved the plan with its debtor-in-possession lender. The cash-strapped company owes more than $22 million to Sanofi, Kahle Automation, Morgan Stanley, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and MECO Inc., according to documents that Unilife filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the D...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Legal News Wall Street Beat Unilife Corp. Source Type: news