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  1. 10 things to know about HFMA's 2015 Annual National Institute conference

    The Healthcare Financial Management Association will host its Annual National Institute conference from June 22 to 25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  By Erin Marshall -
  2. Connexion Healthcare CEO appointed to Global Genes board of directors

    Susan Stein, CEO of Connexion Healthcare (Newtown, Pa.), has been appointed to the board of directors of Global Genes. By Erin Marshall -
  3. How to manage people who know more than you: 5 tips

    If you hold a leadership role, chances are you're an expert in what you do. It may be hard to imagine someone without your experience doing your job. However, as careers advance, people are often promoted to new roles that include responsibilities outside of their expertise.  By Tamara Rosin -

5 tips to make your anesthesia program as efficient as possible

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  1. Northfield Hospital & Clinics names Scott Edin CFO: 5 things to know

    Northfield (Minn.) Hospital & Clinics has named Scott Edin vice president of finance and CFO, according to a Northfield News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center: 3 things to know

    Nicholas "Nico" Tejeda is leaving his job as CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca (Calif.) to become the new CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, according to the El Paso Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 25 things to know about Aetna

    Aetna's roots go back to the 1850s, when Aetna Insurance Company organized an annuity fund to sell life insurance. Since then, Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna has become one of the nation's largest insurance companies, providing insurance to roughly 46 million people.  By Kelly Gooch and Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Leavitt Partners, Brookings Institution joining forces to form world's largest ACO collaborative

    Two accountable care consulting powerhouses — Leavitt Partners and the Brookings Institution — announced a merger Thursday that will result in the largest accountable care collaborative in the world, chaired by former HHS Secretary Gov. Mike Leavitt and former CMS Administrator and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan, MD, PhD.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. 25 things to know about UnitedHealthcare

    Activity is bubbling in the healthcare payer market, as rumors of acquisitions are surfacing. One of those payers, among the big five key companies, is UnitedHealthcare.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Florida Governor refuses to drop lawsuit against feds over hospital funds

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has withdrawn his injunction against the Obama administration over federal healthcare money, but he doesn't have plans to drop his lawsuit against the federal government quite yet, according to a Miami Herald report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Congressional Republicans zeroing in on PPACA subsidy extension plan

    With the Supreme Court scheduled to hand down its opinion in King v. Burwell by the end of the month, Republican leaders are coming together around a plan that would extend subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for up to two more years if the high court does away with the tax credits in the 34 states that have not created their own health insurance exchanges, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 25 things to know about Cigna

    Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna was formed through the combination of INA Corporation and Connecticut General Corporation in 1982. The company has since evolved into one of the "big five" health insurers in the U.S.  By Kelly Gooch and Max Green -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

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  1. Adreima partners with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Leiods names new CFO & more – 6 RCM company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on healthcare revenue cycle management companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. CMS unable to verify $2.8B in payments to insurers

    CMS put $2.8 billion at risk between January and April 2014 by not effectively tracking subsidies paid to insurers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report issued Tuesday from the HHS Office of Inspector General.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Former hospital CFO receives 23-month sentence for lying about meaningful use

    Center, Texas-based Shelby Regional Medical Center's former CFO, Joe White, has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme, according to a KTRE report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Tax breaks for nonprofit hospitals soar to $24.6B: 5 things to know

    A new study released by Health Affairs estimates tax-exempt hospitals across the nation received a collective $24.6 billion tax break in 2011, up from the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation's $12.6 billion estimate in 2002.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. 46 medical professionals charged in connection with $712M in false billings

    A nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force resulted in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Hospitals and nursing schools: A symbiotic relationship

    "It is a symbiotic relationship. The hospital is continually helping the educational organization to define what competencies nurses need to demonstrate...Hopefully, what the educational entity can give back to the hospital is assistance with such things as continuing education, research development, and assistance with evaluation of programs." By Heather Punke -
  7. Epic, NextGen among top vendors for solo practice; Cerner shares rise 2.43%; Vocera launches new platform — 8 health IT company keynotes

    Here are seven recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Mid-year report: 18 IT executive moves

    Six months through 2015, Becker's Hospital Review takes a look at all the IT executive moves announced so far. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Top 10 EHRs by market share for solo practice

    Preferred EHR vendors vary by market share. AmerianEHR, a partner of the American College of Physicians, conducted a survey to determine the top EHR products used by solo practices.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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