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  1. DOJ gearing up for review of health insurer mega-mergers

    Merger discussions involving five of the nation's largest health insurers have caught the Department of Justice's attention, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Prime Healthcare gets go-ahead to purchase N.J. system from CHI

    The New Jersey Superior Court has approved Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services' Community Health Care Protection Act application, allowing the for-profit hospital operator to acquire Saint Clare's Health System, a three-hospital system based in Denville, N.J.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Prospect Medical Holdings to acquire 3 hospitals in Connecticut

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare called off a deal to acquire five hospitals in Connecticut last year, and now Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings is taking over three of them, according to a CT Mirror report.  By Ayla Ellison -

5 tips to make your anesthesia program as efficient as possible

Your surgical service is the engine that drives your hospital’s bottom line, and any inefficiency can disrupt everything—from the number of surgical cases your hospital handles to its ability to attract new patients and physicians—thus hindering profitability. This white paper outlines five tips to help make your anesthesia program reach or exceed “best practice” levels.
  1. 10 things to know about Bobby Jindal's views on healthcare

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is running for president in the 2016 election. Here are 10 things to know about his views on healthcare.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Lawmakers ask Obama to fire OPM CIO, director following cyberattack

    In a letter addressed to President Obama, a group of 18 congressmen asked the president to remove two leading IT officials from the Office of Personnel Management following the cyberattack that compromised up to 4.2 million individuals' personal information. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 81% of counties in California to offer immigrants healthcare

    The California County Medical Services Program, which provides healthcare coverage for indigent adults in 35 rural California counties, voted last Thursday to offer primary care to undocumented immigrants, according to the Los Angeles Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Record low growth in healthcare expenditures in 2013: 12 statistics

    CMS' National Health Statistics group estimated the national health expenditure in 2013 totaled $2.9 trillion, or $9,255 per capita, the American Medical Association reported. While this may sound like a big bill, healthcare expenditures grew just 3.6 percent — the lowest annual growth rate since 1961.  By Emily Rappleye -

Transforming patient expectations into great experiences

Patients are empowered to demand more from their providers. Online medical information and access to social media makes for a curious and more knowledgeable patient who has high expectations of service and a lower tolerance for indifference.
  1. The corner office: Ascension CEO Dr. Anthony Tersigni on cutting through the red tape

    "I get a lot of satisfaction in helping eliminate red tape. That's what I love to do — eliminate red tape and kind of get through the very bureaucratic and fragmented state of healthcare in this country today. This [position] really gives me, personally, an opportunity to do that."  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 24 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of June 22-26

    A list of things to know about healthcare costs captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Piedmont Healthcare appoints Michael McAnder CFO: 4 things to know

    Michael McAnder has been named CFO of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, effective July 13.  By Kelly Gooch -

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. North Okaloosa Medical Center CEO resigns: 3 things to know

    David Fuller, CEO of North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Fla., resigned June 23, according to a Crestview News Bulletin report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Yameeka Jones named CEO of Vibra Hospital of San Diego: 3 things to know

    Vibra Hospital of San Diego has named Yameeka Jones CEO, according to a report published by The Southeast Sun.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 things to know about Jason Roeback, Sharon Regional Health System's newly named CEO

    Sharon (Pa.) Regional Health System has named Jason Roeback CEO, effective July 1, according to The Herald.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Humana pursuing sale after Supreme Court ruling

    Humana is said to be in hot pursuit of a sale following Thursday's Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case to uphold subsidies on federal exchanges, according to The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Senate committee advances $153B bill that takes aim at PPACA

    The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill that will cut $3.6 billion in funding for HHS, the Labor Department and the Education Department, according to The Hill. The bill includes $14.5 billion less than President Obama's budget request.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. 8 specialists that earn the most & least from nonpatient care

    Here are five physician specialties that earn the most for nonpatient care activities and three that earn the least, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. 10 choice words from Justice Scalia's King v. Burwell dissent

    From the justice who has brought phrases like "argle-bargle," "fairyland castle," and "Ask the nearest hippie," to the high court, Justice Antonin Scalia's words did not disappoint Thursday in his dissenting opinion on the King v. Burwell ruling. The dissent was packed with colorful expressions and quite a few scathing words.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. Health insurers in the news: Week in review June 19-26

    The following insurers made headlines this week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Erin Marshall -
  9. Wayne State medical school could be placed on accreditation probation

    Wayne State School of Medicine (Detroit) has been informed that it could be placed on accreditation probation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education if the committee does not grant the medical school's appeal and reverse the decision, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report. By Erin Marshall -


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