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March 20, 2017

Weekly review: The top medical schools, according to US News and World Report

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The 25 best-paid jobs: See where health care ranks on Glassdoor's list (March 13)
Four of the five highest-paying jobs in the United States are in health care, with "physician" coming in at No. 1, according to new rankings from Glassdoor.

The 4 key numbers for hospitals in CBO's analysis of the GOP health bill (March 14)
The Congressional Budget Office report offers an unprecedented glimpse at how the GOP's health reform plan could affect providers—underscoring the importance of engaging self-pay patients, managing care for Medicaid patients in a financially sustainable way, and more.

How 4 organizations are shaking up physician compensation (March 14)
As alternative payment models that incent value instead of volume become more common, hospitals and health systems are rethinking how they compensate physicians, Dave Barkholz reports for Modern Healthcare.

Under House bill, you could be penalized for refusing genetic tests (March 15)
Under legislation recently approved by a House panel, employers could impose penalties of up to 30 percent of employees' health insurance costs if they choose not to disclose their genetic information as part of an employee wellness program.

The top medical schools, according to US News and World Report (March 16)
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its annual Best Medical Schools list based on specific indicators for research and primary care, as well as the lists of top medical schools for eight specialties.

Is salt the secret weapon against superbugs? (March 17)
Preliminary research suggests that salt reduces MRSA levels 20 to 30 times faster than copper, an antimicrobial material that hospitals commonly use in doorknobs and other surfaces, Michael Hingston reports for The Atlantic

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