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  1. Former casino company CEO takes leadership position at Aetna

    Gary Loveman, PhD, the former CEO of Las Vegas-based casino company Caesars Entertainment, has joined insurance giant Aetna, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems adds 9th hospital to its network

    An affiliation between Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and 64-bed Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth has received all necessary regulatory approvals.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Sen. Cassidy calls for 'more sophisticated' discussion on drug prices

    Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.), MD, is concerned about an over-simplified conversation on rising drug prices, according to The Hill. By Erin Marshall -

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  1. Audit: Houston hospital misused $17.6M in hurricane recovery grant funds

    Houston-based Riverside General Hospital mismanaged Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funds it received for damages resulting from Hurricane Ike in September 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Study finds physician bargaining power counterproductive to hospital survival

    Physician-driven changes to hospitals may be detrimental in the long run, according to a case study published by Organization Science.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center officially joins Ascension Michigan

    St. Louis-based Ascension has expanded its footprint as Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, a 290-bed facility in Rochester, Mich., is now part of Ascension Michigan.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. UAMS makes physician reviews public

    The University for Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock is the first medical center in the state to post patient ratings of their physicians online, according to The Washington Times.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Accidents, violence cost US $671B in 2013

    The national bill for injuries and violence totaled $671 billion in 2013, according to the CDC. Men accounted for significantly more of these costs, at 78 percent, and drug poisonings accounted for the largest portion of fatal injury costs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Gateway Community Health Center CEO retires

    Miguel Treviño Jr., CEO of Laredo, Texas-based Gateway Community Health Center, is retiring after 48 years of service, according to a Laredo Morning Times report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Meadville Medical acquires Titusville Area Hospital: 6 things to know

    Titusville (Pa.) Area Hospital officially became part of Meadville (Pa.) Medical Center Thursday, according to a Meadville Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. McKesson hiring for new facility, MedAssets to cut 180 jobs & more – 4 RCM company key notes

    Here are four news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. Bozeman Health Services board sues search firm for selecting CEO with criminal record

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health Services has filed a lawsuit against Kansas City, Mo.-based Gallaher MSA Search for failing to identify felony theft convictions on the record of the hospital's recently fired president and CEO, Kevin Pitzer, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Prisoners avoiding medical care due to copays

    Although prisons are required to provide inmates with healthcare services, that doesn't mean such services are free. In most states, people who are incarcerated may be responsible for copayments ranging from the single digits to $100 for medical care, NPR reported. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Epic's Judy Faulkner among the richest Americans; eClinicalWorks expands office space, jobs; IBM Watson partners with J&J — 6 health IT key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Epic's Judy Faulkner named to Forbes' 400 richest Americans list

    Judy Faulkner, founder of EHR giant Epic Systems, is one of the richest Americans, according to the 2015 Forbes 400 list, which ranks the wealthiest individuals in the country. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Georgia hospital lays off 58: 4 things to know

    Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., laid off 58 employees in September, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. 8 accountable care, shared savings agreements in September

    The following list includes accountable care organizations and collaborative care agreements that were announced, launched or expanded in September, beginning with the most recent.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Hospitals and unions: 13 recent conflicts, agreements

    The following is a roundup of recent events pertaining to hospital-union relationships, including strikes, rallies and new contract agreements. All events were reported in September, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. OIG: Nursing homes overbilling for therapy

    Nursing homes are increasingly billing for the highest level of therapy despite little change in patient need for therapy, according to a report released Wednesday by HHS' Office of Inspector General. Because of this, Medicare payments far exceed the costs for therapy provided at skilled nursing facilities.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. 5 things to know about Medicare's $30M ambulance ride bill

    A report released Tuesday by HHS' Office of Inspector General reveals Medicare's history of ambulance fraud continued in 2012, when it paid $30 million for rides in which the patients did not receive medical care at their pick-up or drop-off locations, or anywhere in-between.  By Emily Rappleye -


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