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  1. Nonprofit hospitals begin to see financial improvement

    Revenue growth and declining annual expense growth are helping paint a better financial picture for nonprofit hospitals, according to preliminary fiscal year 2014 medians for nonprofit and public hospitals from Moody's Investors Service.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Healthcare providers accuse Blue Cross and Blue Shield of acting as a cartel

    Two federal lawsuits — one brought on behalf of healthcare providers and one on behalf of individual and small-employer customers — claim Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers are engaging in cartel-like behavior by divvying up markets to avoid competing against one another, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Atrius Health names new CEO: 3 things to know

    Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health has named Steven Strongwater, MD, president and CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Can adding more nurses to hospitals save lives?

    Inadequate staffing of nurses in hospitals is a nationwide problem that can result in serious health risks for patients, as well as increased stress and burnout for nurses, according to an op-ed in the New York Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Dallas man arrested after posing as physician at children’s hospital

    Terrance King, a 23-year-old Dallas man was arrested Tuesday after police say he posed as a physician at Children's Medical Center Dallas and later stole an ambulance from Medical City Dallas Hospital, according to The Dallas Morning News. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Overhead, administrative costs for health plans explode under the PPACA

    Overhead costs for health insurance companies resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will total more than a quarter of a trillion dollars by 2022, according to Health Affairs. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Defining the 'good' merger: 4 key takeaways

    "Out with the old and in with the new" is at the heart of many healthcare organizations' strategies to meet the future demands of healthcare. By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. River Valley Health Partners names interim CEO: 3 things to know

    River Valley Health Partners in East Liverpool, Ohio has hired Gary Gould as interim CEO of the health system and East Liverpool City Hospital.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Erie County Medical Center Corp. names new leaders: 7 things to know

    The Erie County Medical Center Corp. has appointed Richard C. Cleland as the hospital system's new CEO and Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, as its new president.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. NYC nurses could authorize strike: 3 things to know

    Thousands of registered nurses at New York City hospitals may go on strike, according to a Crain's New York Business report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. How healthcare's biggest trends influenced ProMedica Toldeo Hospital's decision to adopt the SEDASYS® System

    Healthcare is in the midst of significant transformation. Hospitals and health systems are seeking ways to adapt and thrive in this new environment. By Carrie Pallardy -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

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  1. SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrain chooses Epic EHR, athenahealth's disruption initiative grows, MD Anderson Cancer Center to use Apple Watch & more – 8 health IT company key notes

    Here are eight recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Dartmouth-Hitchcock outsources 340 jobs to Conifer, North Shore-LIJ partners with Optum360 & more – 8 RCM company key notes

    Here are eight recent news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Insurers gearing up to challenge CMS' Medicaid managed care overhaul

    CMS unveiled a regulatory package containing the first major update to Medicaid managed care regulations in more than 10 years this week, and health insurers opposing some of the provisions are planning to challenge the proposed rule before it is finalized, according to a report from The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. UPMC, Highmark refuse to negotiate Medicare Advantage issue

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC and health insurer Highmark declined a judge's invitation on Wednesday to engage in negotiations as an attempt to resolve a conflict over UPMC hospital network access for Highmark Medicare Advantage customers for next year, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. US out-of-pocket healthcare spending projected to reach $608B by 2019

    Out-of-pocket healthcare costs reached $416 billion in 2014, and that number is expected to grow to $608 billion by 2019, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. AHA urges CMS not to finalize MU Stage 3 requirements yet

    The American Hospital Association has reached out to CMS and urged the agency to refrain from finalizing meaningful use Stage 3 requirements.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Why is this medical school trying to lure English majors?

    Half of each incoming class at New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will soon be nontraditional medical students — students who didn't take the MCAT and who studied humanities in college.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. 150 hospital and health system CFOs to know | 2015

    Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name the following healthcare finance executives to its list, "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know."  By Staff -
  9. 11 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

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