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  1. 1,714 hospitals see payment bump under value-based purchasing: 10 things to know

    The Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is intended to encourage hospitals to provide high-quality care more efficiently by adjusting payments to hospitals based on the quality of care they provide. In 2015, 1,714 hospitals will receive some bonus payment and 1,375 will receive a payment reduction under the program, according to recently released data on more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals.  By Ayla Ellison and Kelly Gooch -
  2. 8 specialties with the most female residents

    Here are eight specialties that include the highest number of female residents, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges report "The State of Women in Academic Medicine."  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 8 recently announced ACOs

    The following roundup lists recently announced accountable care organizations or coordinated care agreements, beginning with the most recent.  By Emily Rappleye -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November to discuss issues and strategies that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and developments. 
  1. Singing River Health System hit with class-action lawsuit over employee pensions

    Singing River Health System in Pascagoula, Miss., is facing a lawsuit filed by employees alleging the system committed corporate and financial fraud and breach of contract when it announced plans to take the employees' pensions away, according to a Sun Herald report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals for HACs: 15 things to know

    In fiscal 2015, 721 hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced for being among the 25 percent of hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions.  By Ayla Ellison and Kelly Gooch -
  3. 8 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Week in review: 13 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly news roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. weighs in on ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues in this compilation of featured articles. The e-book includes three articles, covering M&A activity and physician employment compensation models. 
  1. 17 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves occurred within the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. The 5 states most prepared for infectious disease outbreaks

    Half of the states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C., are ill-equipped to prevent, detect, diagnose and respond to an outbreak of an infectious disease, according to a report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. By Heather Punke -
  3. Which health plans drive the most patient engagement?

    Adults enrolled in a consumer-driven health plan are more likely than those in a traditional plan to be engaged and cost conscious about their healthcare, according to findings from a 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute study. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Children's Hospital Colorado CEO Jim Shmerling steps down

    Jim Shmerling, PhD, MS, MBA, CEO of Children's Hospital Colorado Health System and Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, is stepping down from his role as hospital CEO, but will remain at the helm of the health system, according to Denver Business Journal. By Tamara Rosin -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it? This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.
  1. Mayo Clinic settles trade secret lawsuit against former executive

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic reached a settlement agreement Wednesday to permanently withdraw a lawsuit against the former CEO of Mayo Medical Labs, Franklin R. Cockerill III, MD, according to the Post-Bulletin.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. The value of lab data in the healthcare ecosystem

    Medical laboratories already drive more than 70 percent of clinical decisions,i but they should be driving more decisions across the healthcare ecosystem.  By By Dhiren Bhatia, CEO, and Tim Kuruvilla, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Viewics -
  3. Shortage of stroke specialists looms

    Every 40 seconds, an American suffers a stroke. That's about 800,000 strokes occurring in the U.S. each year. Strokes are leading cause of disability in the nation and the No. 4 cause of death. However, a major shortage of stroke sub-specialists looms on the horizon, according to a report on a recent article in Stroke.    By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Cleveland Clinic adds Baylor Scott & White hospitals to cardiovascular network

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit health system in Texas, and Cleveland Clinic have announced an alliance that involves three Baylor Scott & White hospitals joining Cleveland Clinic's Cardiovascular Specialty Network.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Union continues fight against Prime Healthcare deal in California

    In the latest controversy over the sale of six hospitals owned by Los Altos Hills, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System, SEIU-Healthcare Workers West has sent a letter to California legislators supporting an alternative to the hospitals being sold to Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. How do cancer patients choose physicians?

    Finding the right physician is an important decision. Patients weigh recommendations from family and friends, convenience, location, experience and insurance. For patients with a cancer diagnosis, choosing a physician or surgeon is all the more important. So how exactly do patients make the momentous decision?  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. UnitedHealthcare to launch ACO with Rhode Island's largest IPA

    UnitedHealthcare announced an accountable care organization agreement with Cranston-based Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians for approximately 15,000 beneficiaries in the state with employer-sponsored health plans.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. Vermont governor no longer looking at single-payer healthcare for his state

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) is forgoing his goal of single-payer healthcare in his state, according to a report from Politico.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. What drives a patient to report a medical error?

    A recent survey of adults in Massachusetts showed 23% had experienced a medical error or someone close to them did — but just 54 percent of those people reported the medical error to someone.  By Heather Punke -

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