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  1. 4 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From Chicago-based Sacred Heart Hospital's former CEO, CFO and COO being convicted in a kickback scheme to a physician being charged with attempting to burn down his office because it contained incriminating files, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Allina Health profit plummets 55% in FY 2014

    Volatility in the financial markets was a major contributor to Minneapolis-based Allina Health's profit dropping 55 percent in fiscal year 2014.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Poll: Smallest gap between favorable and unfavorable views of PPACA since 2012

    The gap between favorable and unfavorable views of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the smallest it's been since fall 2012, and there has been a significant uptick in favorable views from the low in November 2013 during the law's troubled rollout, according to this month's Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.  By Kelly Gooch -

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ED staffing and management expert ECI Healthcare Partners shares 10 tools and techniques proven to spur immediate and lasting improvements in your patients’ ED experience.
  1. UnitedHealthcare, Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin expand ACO

    Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin and UnitedHealthcare announced plans Thursday to expand accountable care services to 30,000 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 5 recently announced residency programs

    The following residency programs have been announced or launched in the last month. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. HackensackAlliance expands ACO to 10k Aetna members

    Aetna and HackensackAlliance ACO in Hackensack, N.J., announced Wednesday the launch of a new accountable care agreement to expand coordinated care to more than 10,000 Aetna members, effective April 1.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Physician practices need support in new payment models, study finds

    Switching to new payment models alone will not transform patient care, according to a joint study from the nonprofit research organization RAND Corporation and the American Medical Association.  By Emily Rappleye -

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. $3.3B returned to government through federal healthcare fraud enforcement

    The federal government recovered $3.3 billion in fiscal year 2014 from individuals and companies that attempted to defraud federal health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced March 19.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Why 'culture' is becoming every business's biggest buzzword

    If websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Indeed don't say your company is a great place to work, you may be in trouble. Job-seekers are leveraging more bargaining power now that the economy has turned around, rendering companies' cultures as one of their most important features during recruitment, according to Forbes.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. PPACA leaves mark on healthcare: More than 90 new companies created

    Since it was signed into law in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has made a lasting impact on the healthcare industry, including the creation of 90 new companies, according to a report from PwC's Health Research Institute.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Trigg County Hospital names John Sumner CEO

    Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, Ky., has named John Sumner CEO, according to the Cadiz Record. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Swift County-Benson Hospital names Kurt Waldbillig CEO

    Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson, Minn.,has announced the appointment of Kurt Waldbillig as CEO, effective March 23. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Beverly Hospital names Alice Cheng CEO

    Montebello, Calif.-based Beverly Hospital has appointed Alice Cheng as president and CEO. Ms. Cheng had been serving as the hospital's interim CEO for the last year. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Sacred Heart's former CEO, CFO and COO convicted in kickback scheme

    A federal jury has found three former executives of the now shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago guilty for their involvement in a kickback scheme, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. $210B Medicare deal unveiled to replace flawed SGR

    Permanent "doc fix" legislation has been introduced by bipartisan committee leaders in the House and Senate to permanently replace the sustainable growth rate, according to The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Epic-CommonWell battle broils

    Tensions among health IT giants have been running high since Tuesday, when Epic's director of interoperability criticized the CommonWell Health Alliance at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding the transformation of EHRs and the meaningful use program.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Antitrust concerns surrounding cross-market mergers: 3 things to know

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are becoming increasingly concerned about cross-market mergers in the healthcare industry, according to a recent JD Supra Business Advisor report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. 4 strategies for leading cultural change through strategic thinking

    Establishing and sustaining a positive, strong corporate culture — while always an essential factor of engagement and productivity — is today an even larger predictor of organizational success. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Banner Health to buy another Arizona hospital

    Phoenix-based nonprofit Banner Health has signed a letter of intent to purchase Mogollon Health Alliance, which operates Payson (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 14 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

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


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