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  1. 23 Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and False Claims issues and thoughts

    This article briefly outlines 23 key Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and Stark Law issues and thoughts. It provides: By Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner at McGuireWoods and Publisher of Becker's Healthcare, Jane Ro, JD, Attorney at McGuireWoods, Tamara Rosin -
  2. UPMC offers buyouts to longtime employees who are 60+

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is offering buyouts to employees who are 60 or older and have worked with the system for at least 10 years, according a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. By Molly Gamble -
  3. Study shows hospital productivity is improving

    Hospitals may actually be able to deliver on the assumption in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that they can provider better quality care for less, according to a recent study in Health Affairs.  By Emily Rappleye -

Survey: Meeting lean goals through system integration

Wrestling with how to reduce redundancy, remove waste and how to fully and physically integrate your organization as you grow? Take this 6-item survey to help influence the resulting industry report.
  1. Trinity Hospital Twin City CFO retires: 3 things to know

    Woodrow W. Hathaway Jr., CFO of Trinity Hospital Twin City in Dennison, Ohio, has retired after working 41 years in healthcare.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 4 things to know about the wording that plays a significant role in King v. Burwell

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is more than 900 pages long, but the U.S. Supreme Court case King v. Burwell, which challenges the healthcare insurance exchange subsidies for individuals who obtain healthcare insurance through federally-run exchanges, hinges on just four words.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Healthcare CEOs earn highest median pay

    An analysis from Equilar and The Associated Press found CEOs of healthcare companies led CEOs across all industries in median pay for the sixth time in seven years, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Tenet names new CEO of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center: 3 things to know

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has named Jeffrey Welch CEO of Palm BeachGardens (Fla.) Medical Center, according to a South Florida Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -

How are you staffing your hospital? 

Complete a 7-item survey for an upcoming E-book about hospital workforce management and staffing to compare your experience with those of other hospital and health system leaders. 
  1. River Valley Health Partners announces CFO transition: 3 things to know

    Wesley West was chosen as interim CFO of East Liverpool, Ohio-based River Valley Health Partners.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital CEO to retire: 3 things to know

    Fairbanks (Alaska) Memorial Hospital CEO Mike Powers plans to retire July 1, according to Alaska Dispatch News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Beacon Health target of phishing attack: 5 important points to know

    Beacon Health System, based in South Bend, Ind., has been the subject of a sophisticated phishing attack. Here are five key points on the attack. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 14 recent hospital, health system capital projects

    Here are 14 capital projects at hospitals and health systems that were recently announced, started, changed or completed, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

You don't know what you don't know. You may think you are providing value-based services to your clients through your EMR, but without the ability to take action and ensure accountable follow-up, are you truly making a positive impact?
  1. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of May 18-22

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Massachusetts healthcare industry spends record $19M lobbying

    Massachusetts' healthcare industry spent a record $19 million on lobbying in 2014, nearly twice as much as it spent less than 10 years ago, according to an Associated Press report in the Boston Herald. By Molly Gamble -
  3. An update on key Anti-Kickback, Stark Act issues for hospitals in 2015

    Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, legal and regulatory issues in the healthcare arena have become more complex and more interconnected, necessitating healthcare professionals and executives keep a closer eye out for possible violations.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Dr. Toby Cosgrove expects increased physician employment, hospital consolidation

    While addressing about 150 physicians at a medical society event in Akron, Ohio, Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, said he expects to see more hospital-employed physicians in the Akron area, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. Former St. John's Children's Hospital director pleads guilty to embezzling $700K

    Margaret "Peggy" Curtin, former executive director of Hospital Sisters Health System St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $700,000 from the hospital over a 6.5-year period ending in 2014, according to The State Journal-Register. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Are Americans really becoming savvy healthcare shoppers? 13 statistics

    Many healthcare organizations have begun taking steps to address the new age of consumerism in healthcare, in which current and prospective patients proactively seek quality and price information to better advise decisions on where to seek healthcare services. But is consumerism really on the rise? By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Jen Chahanovich named CEO of Wilcox Health: 3 things to know

    Jen Chahanovich will become the new president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Hawaii on the island of Kauai and CEO of Kauai Medical Clinic.   By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 3 things to know about Wesley Medical Center's new CEO

    Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., has named Bill Voloch president and CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Allegheny Valley Hospital names new CEO: 3 things to know

    Natrona Heights, Pa.-based Allegheny Valley Hospital has promoted Bill Englert, the hospital's vice president of operations and business development, to CEO, according to a TribLive report.  By Kelly Gooch -


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