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  1. Convergent names new president, The SSI Group acquires patient access software company & more – 5 key notes on RCM companies

    Here are five recent news updates on key companies in the healthcare revenue cycle management field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 76 companies that provide revenue cycle services

    Revenue cycle management is essential to any business's strategy. These processes are only growing in importance in healthcare as every dollar is expected to stretch further than before. Here are 76 companies that provide revenue cycle management solutions for the healthcare industry.    By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Study: Patient satisfaction declines with physician education level

    The most highly educated and trained physicians may not be the most popular among patients, according to a recent study from Vanguard Communications.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. ACOs now serve about 16% of US residents

    As the accountable care model begins to catch on, more patients are receiving care in these organizations. In fact, nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in an area served by an ACO, according to research from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 55 hospitals with the lowest door-to-diagnoses ED wait times

    The following is a list of hospitals with a door-to-diagnosis time of less than seven minutes as listed on Hospital Compare. Times are "door-to-diagnostic-eval" times from Hospital Compare's Emergency Department Care Measures dataset.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 4 thoughts from Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry: The new focus on ambulatory care and a personalized patient experience

    Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health since 2005, has a front-row seat to one of the most interesting healthcare environments in the country, as California is home to many health systems and insurers rapidly implementing value-based care.    By Molly Gamble -
  4. Should in-person meetings be replaced with emails?

    Trying to stay attentive through long informational meetings often leaves attendees tired and even slightly bored, frequently leading to them to question, couldn't this information be sent in an email instead? By Tamara Rosin -

Top CFO revenue generation strategies

A recent survey of nearly 150 healthcare CFOs and other finance executives finds that health systems are implementing new technology-driven practices to bolster revenue and recover working capital. They are also prioritizing trading partner engagement strategies as a growth driver.
  1. Lancaster General Health to become part of UPenn Health System

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine, the parent organization of University of Pennsylvania Health System, has finalized an agreement to acquire Lancaster (Pa.) General Health.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 9 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 Tamara Rosin -
  3. Daughters of Charity to cut about 280 jobs

    Los Altos Hills, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System is cutting 4 percent of its workforce following the collapse of its proposed sale of six hospitals to Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, officials told the San Francisco Business Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Lakeview Health System CEO Jeff Robertson to retire, successor named

    Jeff Robertson, CEO of Stillwater, Minn.-based Lakeview Health System has announced plans to retire at the end of June. Ted Wegleitner, president of Lakeview Hospital, has been selected to succeed him. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Northwest Florida Community Hospital CEO resigns

    Mark E. Bush, CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, has resigned, effective April 21, according to the Chipley Paper. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Providence Seaside Hospital CEO to resign

    Michael Blauer, CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services' North Coast service area and Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside, Ore., will resign at the end of April, according to The Daily Astorian. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Risk of patient harm in hospitals spikes on the weekends

    Patient admissions to hospitals may be higher doing the week but preventable complications — such as infections and falls — are more common in hospitals on weekends, according to a study published in The BMJ.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. 3 highest and lowest earning physician specialties

    Not surprisingly, a compensation gap remains between specialists and primary care physicians, as well as among specialists, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. 3 healthcare associations among 10 top-spending lobbyists for Q1 2015

    Of the 10 companies and organizations spending the most money lobbying Congress and federal agencies in the first quarter 2015, three are healthcare-related.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Half of Americans have financial anxiety, Gallup survey finds

    Despite the U.S. economy's recent turnaround, 50 percent of Americans are concerned about multiple common financial challenges, up slightly from 49 percent in 2014. Nearly half of Americans are worried about affording basic medical costs, according to Gallup's Financial Worry Index. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Increased admissions boost Norton Healthcare's bottom line

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare reported its total revenues increased 8 percent to $1.8 billion in fiscal 2014, which was primarily due to growth of patient service revenue.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Texas hospital to pay $21.75M to settle Stark Law allegations

    Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, has agreed to pay the federal government $21.75 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law by having improper financial relationships with referring physicians, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 10 recent legislative developments affecting healthcare

    The following is a roundup of recently introduced legislation and legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry.  By Ayla Ellison -


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