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  1. 5 things to know about Tennessee's proposed alternative Medicaid expansion plan

    Gov. Bill Haslam's (R) proposed alternative Medicaid expansion plan is different than the "traditional" Medicaid expansion, according to The Tennessean.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Lucinda Bradley named interim CEO at Taos Health Systems

    Lucinda Bradley, MHA, has been named interim CEO at Taos (N.M.) Health Systems. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. SoutheastHEALTH appoints Kenneth Bateman CEO

    Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based SoutheastHEALTH system has named Kenneth W. Bateman as president and CEO, according to the Southeast Missourian.  By Tamara Rosin -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November to discuss issues and strategies that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and developments. 
  1. Minnesotans get additional time to sign up for health insurance coverage

    The enrollment deadline for Minnesotans seeking coverage through Minnesota's health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has been extended, officials with MNsure announced earlier this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Evaluating potential partners: Q&A with Sherman Oaks Hospital CFO Kanner Tillman

    There is no "one-size-fits-all approach" for hospital CFOs evaluating organizations interested in partnering, affiliating or merging.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Scripps Health's surplus dips to $291.57M

    San Diego-based Scripps Health, a four-hospital system, posted a net surplus of $291.57 million for fiscal year 2014, down from a $370.76 million surplus the previous fiscal year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Illinois hospital blackmailed with release of patient data

    Clay County Hospital in Flora, Ill., has received an anonymous email blackmail threat threatening to release some patient data unless the email sender receives a "substantial payment from the hospital," according to a news release. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. weighs in on ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues in this compilation of featured articles. The e-book includes three articles, covering M&A activity and physician employment compensation models. 
  1. Tennessee eyes Medicaid expansion

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has proposed an alternate Medicaid expansion plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report from The Hill.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. What money can't buy in healthcare: Q&A with "Doctor Deals" author Nicholas A. Newsad

    "A billion dollars won’t make you competitive with the most prestigious healthcare organizations. They have intangible assets you can’t buy."  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Baptist Health to form joint venture with Tenet subsidiary

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System has signed an exclusive, non-binding letter of intent to form a jointly owned company with 645-bed Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Dr. Tim Stover to remain CEO of Akron General Health System through 2017

    Tim Stover, MD, president and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System, will remain at the helm of the organization through 2017, according to a Plain Dealer report. By Molly Gamble -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it? This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.
  1. Deadline for insurance enrollment looms

    For customers picking health plans that will take effect Jan. 1, and for current enrollees making changes that could reduce premium increases ahead of the new year, the deadline is Monday.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. 5 of the biggest False Claims Act developments in 2014

    This year, there have been a number of significant False Claims Act developments that affected the healthcare industry, according to a recent report from the law firm Epstein Becker Green.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hospitals have 70% overturn rate when appealing RAC claims

    In the third quarter of this year, hospitals appealed 48 percent of all Recovery Audit Contractor claim denials, with 70 percent of those claim denials being overturned in the appeals process, according to the American Hospital Association's third-quarter RACTrac survey.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Healthcare in Massachusetts: 10 things to know

    It's no secret that Massachusetts' healthcare reform — signed into law by former Gov. Mitt Romney — was used, at least in part, as a model for the White House's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. 5 concerns for physicians and patients in 2015

    Boston-based Physicians Foundation released its 2014 Watch List of five issues projected to impact physicians and patients next year, based on its Biennial Physician Survey.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. 18 lawmakers want Prime blocked from acquiring 6 California hospitals

    Eighteen members of Congress from California have sent a letter to California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, urging her to block Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare from acquiring six of Los Altos Hills, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System's hospitals.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. 5 healthcare transactions with the highest price tags in 2014

    There have been 46 healthcare deals with prices exceeding $1 billion so far this year. Although those transactions only make up 4 percent of the 1,161 healthcare mergers and acquisitions that have taken place this year, they make up 85 percent of total spending, according to a recent report from Irving Levin Associates.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Dec. 8-12

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 6 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and affiliations took place or were announced within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -

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