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  1. 750+ physician groups call on Congress to repeal SGR

    The American Medical Association and more than 750 other physician groups have sent a letter to House and Senate leadership, urging policymakers to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate formula and pass the bipartisan framework developed in 2014.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Wellmark BCBS launches 4 new ACOs

    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced last week it has launched four new accountable care organizations in and near Iowa. The new ACO agreements were formed with West Burlington, Iowa-based Great River Health Systems, Mercy Iowa City (Iowa), Omaha, Neb.-based Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Pella (Iowa) Regional Health Center.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 7 hospitals receive credit downgrades in past month

    Seven hospitals and health systems received a credit downgrade during the past month, according to a report from HFA Partners  By Ayla Ellison -

Care coordination in a post-EHR world

You've stabilized your EHR plumbing. Now what? As we start to build out the architecture of a patient, leveraging the digital plumbing of EHR represents a part, but isn't the whole story.
  1. Hospital prices down year-over-year for first time in 23 years

    Hospital prices fell 0.1 percent in January compared to that month the year prior, marking the first month of decline recorded since at least 1992, according to the latest economic indicators from Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Politics surrounding the permanent 'doc fix' debate: 10 key points

    House leaders are working on a permanent fix to the flawed sustainable growth rate formula to prevent another temporary patch to the problem, which has been done 17 times before. However, the plan is likely to face opposition, and it will be a struggle to resolve the issue in time to prevent healthcare providers' Medicare payments from being cut at the end of the month.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 150 great places to work in healthcare | 2015

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the 2015 edition of "150 great places to work in healthcare."  By Staff -
  4. 16.4M gain health coverage under PPACA

    About 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health insurance coverage since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's coverage provisions took affect, according to a report from HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.    By Kelly Gooch -

Lessons from Hospital-Physcian ASCs

Case studies from real life situations provide traits of successful joint ventures and pitfalls to avoid. The actions, behaviors and processes of leading a successful hospital/physician ASC partnership help us understand what kind of partnership to establish. 
  1. Top 10 lessons in healthcare leadership from ACHE Chairman Richard Cordova

    Richard Cordova, who began his service this month as chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, addressed the group Monday morning at the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 25 healthcare executives assume ACHE leadership roles

    Several healthcare executives have assumed new governance roles with the American College of Healthcare Executives, which is kicking off its 58th Congress on Healthcare Leadership today in Chicago.  By Molly Gamble -
  3. Medicaid expansion in conservative states: 7 key thoughts

    A recent opinion piece from The New York Times calls on states that previously refused Medicaid expansion to embrace it.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of March 9-13

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stocks fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. 10 valuable reads for healthcare executives

    The following list of articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review includes valuable tips, strategies and insights for healthcare leaders in 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Boone Hospital Center names Barry Chambers CFO

    Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo., has named Barry Chambers CFO, effective April 20, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Hawaii Health Systems names Peter Klune CEO of Kauai state hospitals

    Hawaii Health Systems Corp. has named Peter Klune permanent regional CEO of the Kauai state hospitals, according to Pacific Business News. Mr. Klune's new role will begin April 1. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. University Health System CEO Rodney Huebbers resigns

    Rodney Huebbers, CEO of Shreveport, La.-based University Health System has resigned, according to The News Star. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. OSF HealthCare names Robert Sehring central region CEO

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare has named Robert Sehring CEO of its central region. Mr. Sehring's appointment began March 9. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Davis Health System CEO Mark Doak to retire

    Elkins, W.Va.-based Davis Health System president and CEO Mark Doak will retire after 17 years with the system. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Advocate, NorthShore merger still under FTC review

    Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System planned to finalize their merger in early 2015, which would create a 16-hospital system, the largest in Illinois.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. American Ebola patient's condition worsens

    Physicians at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center have changed the status of the American Ebola patient from serious to critical. By Heather Punke -
  9. 10 Americans airlifted from Sierra Leone after possible Ebola exposure

    A group of 10 Americans potentially exposed to Ebola were evacuated from Sierra Leone Saturday because they may have been in contact with the American who contracted Ebola there, according to The New York Times. By Heather Punke -


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