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  1. Public hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid see rare financial gains

    In states that have opted to expand Medicaid, some public hospitals are seeing positive financial results for the first time in decades. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Phelps County Regional Medical Center CEO to retire: 3 things to know

    John Denbo, RN, CEO of Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo., is retiring at the end of this year, according to The Rolla Daily News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Carilion Clinic COO Steve Arner on lessons from his uncle and what in healthcare surprises him most

    Carilion Clinic's COO discusses strategy, team-building and dealing with change.  By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. Meg McGoldrick tapped to lead Abington–Jefferson Health: 3 things to know

    Margaret "Meg" McGoldrick has been appointed president of Abington–Jefferson Health, where she has served as COO since 1999.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 'Think, build and run': 4 IT leaders discuss the future of the industry

    At the Becker's Hospital Review Annual CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Summit in Chicago, leaders from Allscripts, CHRISTUS, Capella and Cadence discussed their top priorities and shared some advice for colleagues. By Akanksha Jayanthi and Tamara Rosin -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of July 20-24

    A roundup of recent hospital outlook and rating actions and Orlando (Fla.) Health's financial results captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

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  1. Anthem to buy Cigna — and then there were three: 7 key points

    Anthem announced that it has reached terms to buy Cigna. Earlier this month, Aetna inked a deal to acquire Humana. These two mergers involve four of the five largest payers in the nation and will greatly shift the healthcare landscape.  By Ayla Ellison and Molly Gamble -
  2. MedPAC chief: Not all rural hospitals should get add-on payments

    Medicare Payment Advisory Committee Executive Director Mark Miller made several recommendations in recent testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee's Health Subcommittee, including calling for changes to the special payment adjustments that Medicare provides some rural hospitals.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 hospitals and health systems with strong finances

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, based on reports from Moody's Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's Ratings Service in the past month.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Social Security disability fund could run out of money in 2016

    The Social Security disability trust fund is estimated to be depleted by the last quarter of 2016, putting the funds 11 million disabled workers depend on in serious jeopardy, according to CMS' 2015 annual report on the financial condition of Medicare and Social Security. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Cities in Midwest, South hit hardest by flight cuts: What executives need to know

    Traveling cross-country is all in a day's work for those at the executive level. Without giving it much thought, leaders could book flights, attend meetings or conferences in other states and return home, often without being late for dinner — or at least, they used to. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Vanderbilt names 2 new leaders of adult clinical enterprise: 8 things to know

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has named both the CEO and the associate vice chancellor for population health of its adult clinical enterprise.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. As drug prices soar, pharmaceutical companies under pressure to justify costs

    Recent complaints of high drug prices are putting a strain on pharmaceutical companies to disclose the development costs and their rationale for the high charges, according to The New York Times. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Jameson to end childbirth services: 4 things to know

    Jameson Hospital officials said Thursday that the New Castle, Pa.-based facility will no longer offer childbirth services beginning Sept. 1.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Health insurers in the news: 2 Weeks in review July 10-23

    The following insurers made headlines in the past two weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Erin Marshall -
  6. Trauma business decreases at Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital

    Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital is seeing a decline in trauma cases due to competition in the area, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. By Erin Marshall -
  7. Methodist in Memphis affiliates with Mayo Clinic

    Methodist Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.) has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, according to a Memphis Business Journal report. By Erin Marshall -
  8. Physicians beware, that gift basket might be a kickback

    Nurses' Registry & Home Health in Lexington, Ky., sent gift baskets and event tickets to physicians who referred patients to the facility, and those gifts are now the center of a pending Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act lawsuit, according to a JD Supra Business Advisors report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. WellStar pursues deal to buy 5 Georgia hospitals from Tenet

    Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System is beginning negotiations to buy Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's five hospitals in Georgia, according to a Georgia Health News report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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