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  1. Indiana University Health operating margin more than doubles in 2014

    Indiana University Health, a 17-hospital system based in Indianapolis, recorded a 13.9 percent operating margin in 2014, up from a 6.2 percent operating margin the previous year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Intermountain operating margin falls in 2014

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare reported a $301 million operating surplus on nearly $5.57 billion of revenue in 2014.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 9 recent hospital partnerships and transactions

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -

Care coordination in a post-EHR world

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  1. Fitch revises Tenet's outlook to negative over USPI deal

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's ratings and revised the system's outlook to negative from stable.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. DaVita CFO resigns

    Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners CFO Garry Menzel has announced his resignation, according to a Denver Post report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Physicians: Share your daily rituals

    "Performing a physical exam is its own orchestration, a carefully arranged composition that starts at the head and works its way down to the toes. While books have been written about performing the exam, there is an intimacy to it that isn't captured by the written word or pictures," Mikkael Sekeres, MD, director of the leukemia program at Cleveland Clinic, wrote in The New York Times last Thursday.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 7 hospitals, health systems that are adding jobs

    While some hospitals and health systems are implementing layoffs, others are hiring.   By Kelly Gooch -

Lessons from Hospital-Physcian ASCs

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  1. Hospital leaders propose 8 care design principles to improve industry

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has led to some progress in improving individual patient care, boosting the health of populations and lowering per capita costs of healthcare, but healthcare leaders need to do more, according to a viewpoint piece published in JAMA.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. GAO questions payment methods for certain cancer hospitals

    Certain cancer hospitals that are exempt from the Medicare prospective payment system are paid substantially more than regularly paid teaching hospitals, although their cancer patients are not much sicker, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. AMA: Watch out for these symptoms of physician burnout

    Burnout is a widespread issue among today's practicing physicians. One survey found 65 percent of clinicians have thought about changing careers because it is no longer rewarding for them.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. OIG: Ohio Medicaid department did not always comply with PPACA requirements during Medicaid fraud allegation reviews

    Ohio's Department of Medicaid didn't always comply with requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its review of cases where there were credible allegations of fraud between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2013, according to a recent audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. 19 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 30 words that have changed healthcare forever — or at least for this year

    Day after day and week after week, many of the same tired phrases are used when discussing healthcare. Some say it's going through a period of unprecedented change while others phrase it as progressing through a significant transition, but no matter what words are used one thing is clear — healthcare is a complex industry that is always transforming.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of March 23-27

    Debate about fee for service versus value-based care and the U.S. House voting for apermanent "doc fix"and in favor of repealing the sustainable growth rate formula and credit downgrades captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 8 most affordable private medical schools

    Here are the eight least expensive private medical schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Week in review: 8 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Corner Office: Hospital for Special Surgery CEO Louis Shapiro on the strength of independence

    I would like to see a massive reduction in the number of cumbersome and unneeded regulations, and then I would like to see Americans taking massive responsibility for their health. No smoking, exercising regularly, eating healthy and eradicating obesity. By Heather Punke -
  7. Zeeland Community Hospital CEO to retire after 44 years

    Henry Veenstra, CEO of Zeeland (Mich.) Community Hospital, is retiring Sept. 30 after 44 years at the hospital, 41 of which he spent serving as CEO. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Penn State Hershey names former Geisinger administrator CFO

    Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., has named Stephen Massini, former chief administrative officer of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, as CFO, effective April 20. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Centura Health names CEO for Porter Adventist Hospital

    Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health has announced the appointment of Morre Dean as president of South Denver Group and CEO of Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, effective March 30. By Tamara Rosin -

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