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  1. Up to 17M women could lose mammogram coverage

    HHS is considering adopting guidance from an independent panel of medical experts that recommends against regular mammograms for women under 50 unless they are at acute risk for breast cancer. If this guidance is adopted, insurance companies will no longer be required to cover biennial mammograms for women under 50, according to The Hill.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Public majority supports subsidies under PPACA

    A majority of the American public wants the Supreme Court to protect the subsidies that allow millions of people to pay for their health insurance, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday, The Hill reported. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Proposed NJ legislation could cause hospitals to close, says CarePoint CEO

    CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly has proposed an alternative to the out-of-network reform bill several top Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey introduced Thursday.  By Ayla Ellison -

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. 61 top hospitals for physician communication

    The following is a list of hospitals for which 92 percent or more of patients reported that their physician "always" communicated well on their HCAHPS survey.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Ascension revenue increases while profits slump 39%

    St. Louis-based Ascension reported operating income of $133.1 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to operating income of $138 million a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Tufts, Boston Medical Center call off merger talks

    Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net hospital in Massachusetts, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston have scrapped their merger plans, according to a Boston Globe report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 6 ugly healthcare truths as told by nurses

    There are more than 2.7 million registered nurses in the U.S., and many have experiences and make decisions on the job that nonclinicians never know about. By Heather Punke -

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. Hospitals add jobs while healthcare prices experience little change: 3 findings

    Healthcare jobs continue to rise despite static prices for hospitals and physicians, according to data from the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 7 lessons on partnerships from Akron General Health System and the Cleveland Clinic

    In addition to mergers and acquisitions, hospital partnerships and affiliations are becoming increasingly common in the healthcare industry. At the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting on May 8, Thomas L. Stover, MD, President and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health system discussed his organization's partnership with the Cleveland Clinic.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 6 latest hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following six hospital and health system CNO and CMO moves were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last three weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -
  4. Another health system might join the Philadelphia merger frenzy

    Aria Health, a three-hospital system based in Philadelphia, recently put out a request for proposals seeking interest from potential partners, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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. UP Health System-Marquette CEO Ed Banos resigns: 3 things to know

    Ed Banos, CEO at Upper Peninsula Health System in Marquette, Mich., will leave his position for an opportunity at University Hospital in San Antonio, according to a TV6 News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Judge says Highmark wrongly passed along reimbursement reductions

    A Pennsylvania court has ruled that health insurer Highmark was not permitted to pass along reimbursement reductions imposed by Congress' budget sequestration under Medicare Advantage contracts, according to a Law360 report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Epic selected for Erlanger Health; Cerner, Allscripts, athenahealth report growing revenues; and IBM, Epic and Mayo bring cognitive computing to EHRs — 15 key notes on health IT companies

    Here are 15 recent news updates on key companies in health IT.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Emdeon Q1 revenue up 9%, McKesson reports $179B in fiscal year revenue & more – 6 recent RCM company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Physician compensation in today's market: Key thoughts for hospital executives

    Physicians are increasingly interested in hospital employment, and hospitals are struggling to develop a fair and effective compensation model. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 6 keys to leveraging data for population care management

    Using data to drive population care management requires healthcare providers to adopt new processes, change behaviors and be mindful of new challenges, according to Earl Steinberg, MD, MPP, CEO of xG Health and executive vice president of innovation and dissemination at Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pa.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. 3 physician alignment perspectives: Urban, suburban and rural

    The leaders of three diverse healthcare organizations discuss physician alignment in a changing healthcare landscape.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. A new leadership organization: Incorporating change through a job charter

    A job description is pretty straightforward. It outlines the competencies and qualifications one needs for a particular job as well as expected duties to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements of the position. However, a shoot-off of a job description — a job charter — could have farther reaching implications that help direct the future of an organization. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Hospital outpatient strategies — The future is here

    After launching as a company focused on helping physicians build de novo ambulatory surgery centers, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America saw an opportunity in the market to expand: turning around failing ASCs and working with hospitals on joint venture centers. By Laura Dyrda -


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