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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

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  1. McLaren Oakland names Chad Grant CEO

    Chad M. Grant has been appointed president and CEO of McLaren Oakland in Pontiac, Mich., a subsidiary of Flint, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care. His new role will take effect today.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 45 hospitals with the lowest readmission rates

    Even though a recent study found readmission rates are not an adequate indicator of a hospital's overall performance, hospitals in the U.S. are still prompted to reduce readmission rates or be penalized by Medicare under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. By Heather Punke -
  3. Healthcare's virtual scoreboard: Data-based physician reviews

    Healthgrades' CEO Roger Holstein discusses the growth, and importance, of objective, data-based online physician reviews.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Partners HealthCare lost $22 million last fiscal year

    Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated healthcare system, reported a $22 million loss for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, which was the first time the system had posted a loss since 1999, according to The Boston Globe.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. CHI posts $134.7M operating loss in Q1 of 2015

    Englewood, Colo.–based Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health system, reported a $134.7 million operating loss on $3.2 billion in revenue in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, according to financial statements released by CHI.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. 10 specialties with the most female residents

    The following medical specialties account for 85 percent of all female residents. By Molly Gamble -
  7. Nation faces shortage of health informatics workers: This and 4 more findings on IT workforce

    The supply of health informatics workers is not keeping up with the demand for this type of professionals, according to a Burning Glass Technologies report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Hospitals' physician finder websites leave many patients lost

    If you ask any patient, the "patient experience" truly begins before he or she even steps foot inside a hospital. Rather, the experience starts with the patient's search — increasingly online — for the appropriate physician to treat his or her condition.  By Tamara Rosin -
  9. 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2014

    Becker's Hospital Review has named the following female leaders to its annual list, "130 women hospital and health system leaders to know."  By Akanksha Jayanthi, Emily Rappleye and Tamara Rosin -

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