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  • IRS encounters problems ensuring PPACA medical device tax compliance, accuracy

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's medical device tax failed to bring in the $1.2 billion the Internal Revenue Service expected during the during second and third quarters of fiscal year 2013, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report has found.  
  • Walgreen execs step down following billion-dollar Medicare business projection mistake

    Two Walgreen Co. executives have stepped down in the wake of an abrupt $1.1 billion cut in the company's pharmacy-unit earnings forecast for fiscal year 2016, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.  
  • Mount Sinai Health, Crystal Run Healthcare form alliance

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Crystal Run Healthcare, a multispecialty group practice based in Rock Hill, N.Y., have created an alliance to achieve the triple aim of better care, better health and lower costs.  
  • Titus Regional Medical Center names John Allen CEO

    Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Texas, named John Allen CEO, effective Aug. 18.  
  • SCL Health's operating margin falls to 2.4%

    For the six months ended June 30, Denver-based SCL Health's operating margin fell to 2.4 percent, compared to 2.6 percent during the same period for 2013.  
  • Anthem Blue Cross faces another lawsuit over narrow networks

    A group of 33 Anthem Blue Cross members have filed a lawsuit against the insurer in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging the company misrepresented the size of its physician networks and the benefits provided under the plans it offered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.  
  • Trumbull Memorial Hospital to cut 47 nursing positions

    Warren, Ohio-based Trumbull Memorial Hospital plans to eliminate 47 licensed practical nursing positions, according to a WFMJ report. 
  • Moody's affirms Saint Mary's Hospital's 'Ba2' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Waterbury, Conn.-based Saint Mary's Hospital's "Ba2" bond rating, which affects approximately $21 million of series E bonds issued by the Connecticut Health & Education Facility Authority.  
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital cuts 20 jobs

    Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital has told 20 employees their jobs will be eliminated Oct. 1, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News. 
  • St. Catherine Hospital names new CFO

    East Chicago, Ind.-based St. Catherine Hospital, part of Community Healthcare System, has selected Art Vasquez as its vice president and CFO.  
  • Humana, Health Choice Utah Preferred Network ink accountable care deal

    Salt Lake City-based Health Choice Utah Preferred Network and health insurer Humana have entered into an accountable care agreement aimed at providing improved quality of care to Humana Medicare Advantage members based in four counties in Utah.  
  • Kaiser hospital tests patient for Ebola

    A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento (Calif.) Medical Center may have been exposed to Ebola, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing the patient's blood for the virus. 
  • North Shore-LIJ joins Cleveland Clinic's Cardiovascular Specialty Network

    The Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute has selected North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive alliance member for providing heart patients in the New York metropolitan area with greater access to clinical trials and advances in cardiac care.  
  • Uber for healthcare? Former Uber engineer launches house call app

    A former Uber computer engineer has launched a physician-on-demand app. 
  • 5 great mistakes in healthcare and how to fix them

    Why we should question state board licensing of physicians  
  • Harvard launches Health Acceleration Challenge

    The Forum for Health Care Innovation, a partnership between Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School have launched The Health Acceleration Challenge, which will identify and fund healthcare innovations to improve the effectiveness of U.S. healthcare delivery. 
  • UMC Princeton at Plainsboro eliminates 19 jobs

    The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (N.J.) has recently cut 19 full-time positions, according to a Times of Trenton report. 
  • 100 things to know about Medicare reimbursement

    It's often said that where Medicare goes, private payers will follow. For hospitals, health systems and other providers, it has been the most influential healthcare program for the industry in recent decades.  
  • Rising stars: 25 healthcare leaders under 40

    Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to honor the following 25 men and women who have demonstrated excellence in their organizations and professional lives before turning 40. Though they have reached great professional heights early in their careers, these healthcare leaders are poised for continued growth and considerable success for the rest of their careers.  
  • 60 things to know about healthcare reform

    Health reform is and has been a hot-button issue for both politicians and healthcare leaders for the last few years, though talk of significant, government-led reform has been discussed for decades. In the wake of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform is a highly contested and very politically polarizing issue. It is therefore very important to know what is going on and where. The following are 60 things to know about healthcare reform in the United States.