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Hospitals might limit executives’ pay hikes after run of big increases

Before local hospitals slashed staff and expenses last year, they had been boosting the pay packages of their top executives faster than hospitals around the country. Seven of every 10 senior executives at the major hospital systems in Indianapolis saw their total compensation rise more than 10 percent from 2010 to 2012.

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IU Health doctors to do surgeries in Wisconsin

Indiana University Health was chosen by a hospital system in Wisconsin to provide heart, lung, esophagus and aorta surgeries there after the surgeons the hospital system had been using became employed by a competing provider.

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Anthem seeking OK to test online physician visits

House Bill 1258 would allow the large health insurer Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to launch a pilot program using the Live Health Online technology it has developed with Massachusetts-based software firm American Well Corp.

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Riley building statewide physician network

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has signed up 200 area pediatricians to be part of its new physician network. The move is the first step in an effort to build a statewide network of doctors that would use the Riley brand.

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Lilly, other drugmakers to keep paying doctors

Eli Lilly and Co., Pfizer Inc., Sanofi and other large drugmakers will keep paying doctors to give talks about their products, leaving GlaxoSmithKline Plc alone for now in its decision to halt such compensation.

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Marian’s med school quest was leap of faith

Marian University, a small Catholic college started by Franciscan nuns, next month will launch just the second medical school in Indiana. Marian President Dan Elsener is credited with pulling off the audacious move with a mix of big dreaming, careful planning, deft networking and “don’t take no for an answer” fundraising.

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Indiana tangles with shortage of rural doctors

The federal health care overhaul is expected to exacerbate problems regarding access to care in rural Indiana communities where is there is already a shortage of doctors and other health care providers.

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IU, Marian set to launch wave of docs

Between the new Marian college of medicine and an enrollment expansion at the Indiana University School of Medicine, the state will have 88 percent more med students by next fall.

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Hospitals paying big to snag surgeons

Across the four largest hospital systems in central Indiana, six physicians received more than $1 million in compensation in 2011 while two others received more than $900,000 and nine others received $700,000 or more, according to the hospitals’ most recent reports to the IRS.

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Marian med school oversubscribed

Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine—only the second medical school in Indiana—will enroll 162 students this fall, about 8 percent more than it planned.

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