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  1. Board votes to close California hospital, up to 300 workers to be laid off

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health's board of directors voted Wednesday to shut down its hospital in downtown Escondido, according to a CBS8 report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Court orders physician to dole out $500k for trash talking sedated patient

    A man recorded the conversations that took place while he was sedated for a medical procedure, and he was shocked at what he heard when he pressed play afterward, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hospitals have 73% overturn rate when appealing RAC claims

    Hospitals appealed 44 percent of all Recovery Audit Contractor claim denials in the first quarter of 2015, with 73 percent of those claim denials being overturned in the appeals process, according to the American Hospital Association's first-quarter RACTrac survey.  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. DaVita settles whistle-blower lawsuit for $450M

    Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act by wasting medication and then billing Medicare and Medicaid for it, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 latest hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following five 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 -
  3. 50 biggest data breaches in healthcare

    Data breaches in healthcare are becoming a more common occurrence, and each one reported appears more severe and far-reaching than the last.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Supreme Court upholds PPACA subsidies in King v. Burwell: 10 things to know

    The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion on King v. Burwell Thursday morning, ruling 6-3 that tax subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are available to all Americans, even those who reside in states that did not establish their own health insurance exchanges.  By Ayla Ellison -

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. 5 behaviors for global team leaders

    Hospitals such as Cleveland Clinic have opened campuses in both Toronto and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In January, Mayo Clinic signed an agreement with Hillhouse Capital Group to launch a company in Beijing. With the rise of hospitals and health systems expanding internationally, healthcare leaders must master the art of leading a global team.  By Erin Marshall -
  2. Healthcare CEOs react to the King v. Burwell decision

    The Supreme Court announced their decision today to uphold premium tax credit subsidies for all eligible Americans using the federal insurance exchange in the highly contested King v. Burwell battle.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Dr. Patrick Battey tapped as next Piedmont Atlanta Hospital CEO: 3 things to know

    Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare has chosen Patrick Battey, MD, as the next CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 12 standout CIOs | Part 2

    The CIO role has evolved rapidly over the years, driven by the changes in technology and demand for healthcare to keep pace. Here are an additional 12 hospital and health system CIOs who stand out in their leadership positions.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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. Calais Regional Hospital CEO resigns: 3 things to know

    Michael Lally, CEO of Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital, resigned June 23, according to a Bangor Daily News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Only 1 in 4 of internal medicine residents know where to find costs of care

    Residents have a varying grasp of high-value care, or care that takes benefits, harms and costs, into account, according to a study published in the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 5 things to know about Dekalb Health's new CEO

    Auburn, Ind.-based DeKalb Health has named Craig Polkow CEO, effective Aug. 3.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Immediate reactions to the King v. Burwell decision

    Today, in a six-to-three decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration in King v. Burwell to preserve access to premium tax credit subsides for eligible consumers in all states, not just those that operate state-run insurance exchanges.  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Millions still holding out on health insurance: 5 things to know

    Five years after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an estimated 35 million Americans remain uninsured, and despite increased access to coverage and penalties for going uninsured, many still prefer cash, bartering and charity care, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. 6 recent whistle-blower lawsuits in the healthcare industry

    The following is a roundup of recent lawsuits and settlements involving cases filed under the qui tam, or whistle-blower, provision of the False Claims Act, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. OSHA enforces nurse protection at hospitals: 5 things to know

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tightening its enforcement on hospitals in an effort to protect nursing employees, according to NPR.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. MedAssets names new board member, Simplee launches patient-focused RCM tools, The SSI Group partners with Recondo & more – 6 RCM company key notes

    Here are six news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management company.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Palomar Health to close California hospital: 3 things to know

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health will close its downtown Escondido campus, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.  By Kelly Gooch -


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