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August 30, 2016

5 latest CFO moves | UPMC gets financial boost from insurance division | 13 hospital transactions | AHA: Proposal to reduce Medicare appeals backlog won't solve problem

August 29, 2016

MD Anderson points to Epic implementation for 77% drop in adjusted income | 21 health systems with strong finances | Police recapture man accused of killing Dallas physician | 11 hospital credit rating actions

August 26, 2016

FBI investigates patient suicide at Long Island VA | Mayo operating surplus grows in first half of 2016 | The Fast Pace deal and the rise of urgent care: 7 things to know | Former Sacred Heart executive gets prison time for role in kickback scheme

August 25, 2016

CBO releases healthcare spending outlook: 5 takeaways | Mercy Health operating surplus plummets 76% after insurance unit sale | Power plant tax dispute may shutter Texas hospital | 4 CFOs in the headlines

August 24, 2016

Hackensack-Meridian Health merger improves hospitals' credit ratings | Clinton vs. Trump: 16 quotes on healthcare | A state-by-state breakdown of 76 rural hospital closures | Patients desert Texas hospital after pricing report

August 23, 2016

35 NJ hospitals sued over tax-exempt status | CMS paid these hospitals nearly $1.5B to clear appeals backlog | 11 transactions | 3 wrong-site surgeries prompt changes at Phoebe Putney

August 22, 2016

Palmetto Health faces $50M suit over orthopedic practice | 6 CFOs in the headlines | 34 executive moves | Advocate-NorthShore merger case gets underway in appellate court

August 19, 2016

Presence Health closes on $1B bond sale | Banner acquires 32 urgent care centers | 4 questions with ProMedica CFO Michael Browning | 10 things keeping health system CEOs up at night

August 18, 2016

UHS acquires Nev. hospital | Man charged with murder in fatal double-shooting at Fla. hospital | 7 things to know about Aetna's ACA exchange exit | 21 latest hospital credit downgrades '

August 17, 2016

Police shoot, kill man who had just been released from Va. hospital | Conn. hospital operator files for bankruptcy | 6 thoughts on the state of healthcare from Scripps' Chris Van Gorder | Fitch: Health insurer credit metrics hit hard in first half of 2016

August 16, 2016

Allina's bottom line takes $20.4M hit from nurse strike | 3 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Piedmont, Athens Regional partnership clears final regulatory hurdle | 50 critical access hospital CEOs to know

August 15, 2016

Baystate to lay off 300 | 13 hospital credit rating actions | OIG: NewYork-Presbyterian received $14.2M in Medicare overpayments | 12 executive moves

August 12, 2016

Massachusetts hospitals to lose $84M due to Partners' math errors | CHS spin-off Quorum Health suffers heavy losses | HHS says ACA individual risk pool is improving | 5 CFOs in the headlines

August 11, 2016

Man removes patient at gunpoint from Pennsylvania hospital | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | 50 hospitals, health systems with interest-free loan programs | Medicare spending climbs as physicians provide more tests in their offices

August 10, 2016

Kaiser operating income dips 35.4% in Q2 | 29 winners and losers under the ACA | AHA urges court to reject FTC's test for evaluating hospital mergers | Anesthesia group will pay $1M to resolve kickback allegations

August 9, 2016

How CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA fared in Q2 | CMS denies Partners' appeal to rectify math errors | 8 hospital transactions | Pennsylvania hospital to pay $325k to settle improper Medicare billing allegations

August 8, 2016

Indiana woman held by Cancún hospital for $53k bill | 8 hospital credit rating actions | Prospect finalizes $335M acquisition of 3 hospitals | 18 executive moves

August 5, 2016

Ex-hospital CFO claims he was fired for reporting corrupt chairman of the board | CHS to sell 12 hospitals to drive down debt | How Aetna, Cigna, Humana and Anthem fared in Q2 | Trinity Health to pay $75M to settle pension mismanagement lawsuits

August 4, 2016

CMS penalizes 2.6k hospitals for high readmissions | CHS records $1.4B loss | How Conn. governor's hold on hospital M&A could cost L+M, Yale | Physicians Realty Trust reports $680M in Q2 investment activity

August 3, 2016

CMS' final IPPS rule for 2017: 9 points to know | 5 health systems with strong finances | NY health system to pay $3.2M to resolve false billing allegations | We asked 13 physicians what they really think of their hospital

August 2, 2016

Tenet posts net loss as kickback settlement swells to $514M | Washington safety-net hospital's Medicare funding at risk | US News names 20 hospitals to its Honor Roll | 4 hospital transactions

August 1, 2016

Abrupt physician departures take toll on LifePoint's bottom line | 6 CFOs in the headlines | CMS limits look-back period for two-midnight reviews | 13 hospital credit rating actions

July 29, 2016

5 CFO moves | HCA sees profit rise as patient volume grows | Moody's affirms outlook on nonprofit healthcare sector | UPMC to pay $2.5M to settle overbilling allegations

July 28, 2016

43 states earn 'F' grade for healthcare price transparency | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Anthem expects losses on ACA plans | 17 of the most interesting people in healthcare

July 27, 2016

Patient shoots, kills physician at Berlin hospital | 7 hospital bankruptcies | Moody's: AMCs maintain viability through strong brands, large size and diverse revenue | 9 hospital transactions

July 26, 2016

Hospital M&A continues to accelerate in first half of 2016 | Medicare's top 20 costliest drugs | 6 CFOs in the headlines | 10 things to know about CMS' mandatory cardiac bundle

July 25, 2016

DOJ charges 3 in $1B Medicare fraud scheme | 17 executive moves | Baptist Health South Florida offers buyouts to reduce workforce | How employee trust affects the bottom line

July 22, 2016

NY hospital to close ED | Rise of microhospitals: 7 things to know | 5 healthcare layoffs | CMS rolls out new cardiac, stroke innovation model: 5 things to know

July 21, 2016

8 latest CFO moves | Failed merger won't stop Mass. hospital from $200M expansion | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Senator asks CMS to delay ending Medicare payments for Missouri hospital

July 20, 2016

4 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Northwestern Memorial's expansion efforts pay off | Optum powers UnitedHealth's earnings in Q2 | What are the most and least stressed cities in the US?

July 19, 2016

Missouri hospital to lay off 200 | 7 hospital transactions | Anesthesiologist claims Kaiser's cost-cutting measures put patients at risk | Laurel Regional Hospital avoids closure

July 18, 2016

Gunman kills 2 at Parrish Medical Center | 23 executive moves | Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno and President George W. Bush to speak at Becker Meetings Next Year | 20 hospital credit rating actions

July 15, 2016

Top 61 health system markets | Berkeley council opposes Sutter's plan to close hospital by 2030 | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Princeton HealthCare, University of Pennsylvania Health System explore partnership

July 14, 2016

Hospital claims employers conspired with UnitedHealth, Cigna in embezzlement scheme | CMS projects next decade of health expenditures | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Johns Hopkins, Mission Health urge lawmakers to modernize or repeal Stark Law

July 13, 2016

Kaiser accuses ex-employee of embezzling $7M | 6 health systems with strong finances | NYC's public hospitals face $6.1B budget shortfall | 50 critical access hospitals to know

July 12, 2016

10 costliest medical conditions | NC budget gives shuttered hospital chance to reopen | 7 hospital transactions | Insider: WellCare, Centene bid for Aetna's $1B Medicare assets

July 11, 2016

Ex-hospital CFO heads to jail for grand theft | 11 hospital credit rating actions | HCA East Florida to invest $650M in hospitals | Measure to cap hospital executive pay added to Arizona ballot

July 8, 2016

4 CFOs in the headlines | Baylor Scott & White expands reach in Texas | Physician who falsely diagnosed 387 patients gets prison term | FTC dismisses complaint challenging West Virginia hospital merger

July 7, 2016

CMS' proposed OPPS rule: 12 key points | Sutter to close Berkeley hospital in 2030 | Dartmouth-Hitchcock names new CFO | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

July 6, 2016

DOJ nearly doubles False Claims Act penalties | 4 healthcare layoffs | Profit margins at St. Louis-area hospitals rise as charity care levels fall | Aetna to auction $1B in assets

July 5, 2016

Physician dies following attack by patient at Dallas hospital | 21 hospital transactions | Tennessee hospital closes | 8 hospital credit rating actions

July 1, 2016

Ohio hospital files for bankruptcy | CHI to exit health insurance business | Physician guilty of conspiring with motorcycle gang in illegal drug distribution ring | 4 CFOs in the headlines

June 30, 2016

6 latest CFO moves | HHS proposal aims to cut Medicare appeals backlog | Top 8 takeaways from HFMA's 2016 National Institute | Baptist Health to acquire Floyd Memorial Hospital for $300M

June 29, 2016

Patient shot by off-duty officer sues Houston hospital | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | 5 reasons your physician champion will fail | 7 comments on MACRA from industry-leading organizations

June 28, 2016

Which medical group executives earn most? | 16 executive moves | Shuttered Utah health insurer has $33M in unpaid claims | HFMA recognizes 150 organizations for patient financial communications

June 27, 2016

Virginia Mason under investigation after accreditation trouble | 5 factors that affect hospital profitability | Calif. hospital to pay $1M for patient dumping | 7 recent hospital transactions

June 24, 2016

7 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Virginia Mason misses Joint Commission accreditation | California conditionally approves St. Joseph-Providence merger | 100 great community hospitals

June 23, 2016

1,300 Kaiser nurses to begin 4-day strike | 12 hospital closures | 40 statistics on physician compensation | 7 senators to DOJ: Block the insurer mega-mergers

June 22, 2016

5 largest medical groups in the U.S. | Healthcare executives pessimistic about value-based contracts | MemorialCare extends ACO to Boeing employees | OIG: Provider-based facilities vulnerable to improper medical billing

June 21, 2016

Fort Worth hospital to close, 152 to lose jobs | HCA buys Dallas hospital | ProMedica names new CFO | Ex-health clinic CEO guilty of 98 counts in $14M fraud suit

June 20, 2016

Advocate-NorthShore merger delayed again | 13 hospital credit rating actions | Brigham spends millions preparing for nurses' strike | 8 recent transactions

June 17, 2016

14 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Healthcare CEO gets 10 years for fraud that led to 2 patient deaths | 5 latest CFO moves | Supreme Court issues key decision on False Claims Act liability: 9 things to know

June 16, 2016

Ascension Wisconsin to close hospital | Why a room full of physicians shouldn't be asked to keep an $8B secret | 15 largest health systems in the U.S. | AmSurg, Envision Healthcare ink merger: 7 things to know

June 15, 2016

20 most costly inpatient conditions | Former Calif. senator admits accepting bribes from ex-hospital CEO | 5 health systems with strong finances | SD hospital abruptly closes surgical, OB departments after clinician's death

June 14, 2016

Washington hospital CEO ordered to admit patient or go to jail | Judge denies FTC's request to block Advocate-NorthShore merger | 25 least healthy cities in America | 70% of consumers don't price shop for healthcare services

June 13, 2016

Walgreens terminates partnership with Theranos | 5 latest hospital bankruptcies, closures | Appeals court vacates $30M BCBS antitrust settlement | 12 recent hospital credit rating actions

June 10, 2016

Georgia hospital closes | Feds: Carolinas HealthCare forced steering restrictions in top payer contracts | 5 healthcare CFOs in the headlines | MetroHealth rolls out option for primary care for retainer fee

June 9, 2016

Employee found dead in Bronx hospital | Shuttered Calif. hospital files for bankruptcy | Kaufman Hall: Hospital M&A activity up 13% in Q1 | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

June 8, 2016

150 hospital and health system CFOs to know | Los Angeles hospital files for bankruptcy | Former hospital CEO and son guilty in $600M fraud scheme | Senate advances $162B health spending bill

June 7, 2016

4 Louisiana hospitals land in bankruptcy | John Oliver forgives $15M in medical debt | 5 recent transactions | After high-stake math errors, Partners makes plea to CMS

June 6, 2016

Mississippi health system to pay $150M over failed pension plan | 11 recent hospital credit rating actions | Tenn. hospital on brink of closure receives $250k in emergency funding | This blind spot in medicine could cause some patients to give up on care

June 3, 2016

Cigna ordered to pay $13M to physician-owned hospital | ProMedica offers buyouts to 1,200 employees | BCBS of NC sues feds over $147M in ACA payments | Bon Secours launches insurance network

June 2, 2016

Investigation into Cooper Health CEO's death linked to criminal case | 37 hospital transactions | Massachusetts hospital pricing compromise signed into law | Cone Health sees operating margin fall as supply costs creep upward

June 1, 2016

HCA to buy bankrupt Dallas hospital for $135M | 8 recent layoffs | Feds fine Clover Health for deceptive marketing | 7 hospital transactions

May 31, 2016

Calif. hospital closes | Patient charged with murder of roommate in Miami hospital | 11 hospital credit rating actions | 20 highest paid healthcare CEOs in 2015

May 27, 2016

11 CFOs in the headlines | Major for-profit hospital operators' bonds hit by downgrades | Illinois Supreme Court to review hospital tax exemption case | CMS officials to hospitals: Stop misusing HCAHPS measures

May 26, 2016

Texas hospital closes | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Feds join $50M false claims suit against Prime | Erlanger prepares for tighter budget in midst of Epic implementation

May 25, 2016

Trinity Health hospital to pay $107M to settle pension mismanagement lawsuit | 6 latest CFO moves | OIG tags hospitals in Alabama, Kansas for incorrect billing | 9 health systems with strong finances

May 24, 2016

SD hospital set to lose Medicare funding | 8 hospitals' finances hurt by EHR costs | 10 recent hospital transactions | Anthem, Cigna bicker behind closed doors, putting antitrust approval on the line

May 23, 2016

Whistle-blower claims 33 hospitals submitted $1B in fictitious costs | 6 latest hospital bankruptcies, closures | Objections delay UPMC's expansion into NY | 12 hospital credit rating actions

May 20, 2016

Last-ditch effort to save Calif. hospital fails | 6 CFOs in the headlines | 5 latest hospital layoffs | Hospitals claim the ACA demands mergers: Are judges warming up to the argument?

May 19, 2016

Ex-hospital guards indicted for death of MedStar patient | Cincinnati Children's to shrink workforce as it cuts $250M in costs | What's behind the million-dollar price tag for EHRs? | Trinity Health, CHI and Baylor Scott & White freshen up their playbooks to attract investors

May 18, 2016

Tenn. hospital closes today | Mount Sinai Beth Israel plans downsizing as losses mount | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Dignity Health records $41.7M operating loss

May 17, 2016

6 hospitals receive credit downgrades | 20 lawsuits cause Wyoming hospital to file for bankruptcy | 11 hospital transactions | Tax-exempt status of 30 New Jersey hospitals in jeopardy

May 16, 2016

Scripps' finances steady despite costly Epic EHR, RCM system rollout | 17 hospital credit rating actions | Why everyone is talking about a $629 Band-Aid | Hidden camera found in Houston hospital bathroom

May 13, 2016

HCA to buy yet-to-open Texas hospital for $115M | 6 CFOs in the headlines | MD Anderson blames EHR costs for 56.6% drop in income | CHS spinoff reports $5M loss

May 12, 2016

150 hospital benchmarks | Sutter operating income falls 31% | UPMC gets financial boost from health plan enrollment | Restructuring spurs 110 layoffs at Howard University Hospital

May 11, 2016

3 triggers of hospital closures | Allina Health to merge 2 hospitals | How 3 hospitals developed patient loan programs | 5 safety-net hospitals, health systems to know

May 10, 2016

Judge rejects FTC challenge to PinnacleHealth-Penn State Hersey merger | 100 great hospitals in America | Python falls from ceiling at Tacoma hospital | False Claims Act penalties set to nearly double

May 9, 2016

9 hospital transactions | 4 things innovative systems do to excel in bundled payments | 15 credit rating actions | How presidential candidates would address soaring out-of-pocket healthcare costs

May 6, 2016

6 CFOs in the headlines | How CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA fared in Q1 | 5 health systems with strong finances | $150M deficit at UC Berkeley could shutter primary care program

May 5, 2016

5 latest CFO moves | HCA profit rises 17% | Hurt by EHR costs, Allegheny Health Network posts $17.8M operating loss | ProMedica wants to spin off St. Luke's as independent hospital

May 4, 2016

Tenet posts unexpected $59M loss | The most important thing a hospital CFO does | Prime expands reach in NJ | Why Mayo Clinic is picking up the check for physicians to dine together

May 3, 2016

CHS sees profit plummet | 10 hospitals that make the most profit on patient care | Partners' math errors could cause 2,000 hospital layoffs statewide | Capella, RegionalCare merge into $1.7B company

May 2, 2016

Physician charged with murder in Illinois | 24 hospital transactions | 16 hospital credit rating actions | How hospitals can play into the ASC joint venture game

April 29, 2016

Healthcare's $40B day: 5 things to know about Thursday's mega-mergers | 13 findings on healthcare price variation across U.S. | Methodist Health System to buy bankrupt Texas hospital | 11 universal management trusts from Warren Buffett

April 28, 2016

Mich. hospital set to lose Medicare status over suicide | 8 CFOs in the headlines | HCA Holdings CEO, CFO see big pay raises | 7 surgical procedures that account for the most costs

April 27, 2016

Patient dies after fall from window at Fla. hospital | Baystate asks for $10M to save 200 jobs | Financial updates from 5 health systems | CMS finalizes Medicaid managed care overhaul: 5 things to know

April 26, 2016

UnitedHealth CEO, CFO see drop in total compensation | Sutter Health to close hospital | 5 recent hospital transactions | Tenet to pump the brakes on M&A activity

April 25, 2016

California hospital closes | 19 hospital credit rating actions | Texas Health Resources makes $112M bid for bankrupt hospital | ACOs flourish or fail in these 27 states

April 22, 2016

5 CFOs in the headlines | Virginia hospital loses Medicare funding | John Stossel: 'My hospital's customer service stinks' | Allegheny Health Network CFO: Time for CFOs to embrace inspirational leadership

April 21, 2016

89 layoffs ordered at UConn Health Center | 9 questions on a post-SGR world, answered | Physician fired after hiding cameras in NY hospital's bathroom | In the Midwest, health systems go big or go home: The new reality of system dominance

April 20, 2016

Clinic CEO, physician convicted in massive drug trafficking scheme | A state-by-state breakdown of 71 rural hospital closures | Kaleida Health operating income jumps 53% | NJ hospital could lose Medicaid dollars for failing to produce financial records

April 19, 2016

CMS' 2017 IPPS proposed rule: 10 points to know | 7 latest CFO moves | UnitedHealth to exit most ACA exchanges | Are hospitals financially stronger than 3 years ago?

April 18, 2016

10 hospitals receive credit downgrades | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Boston Medical Center to pay $1.1M over billing errors | NorthShore CEO: Northwestern wants our merger with Advocate to fail

April 15, 2016

Lawyer embezzles $1.2M from St. Luke's | More health systems launch insurance plans despite financial risk | Physician who claimed to have 11,000 patients found guilty in $375M fraud scheme | 26 things to know about ransomware

April 14, 2016

4 La. safety-net hospitals at risk of closure | Physician imposter treated patients in Mich. | Blue Cross comes out against Advocate-NorthShore merger | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

April 13, 2016

6 health systems with strong finances | MemorialCare sues over hospital closure | FTC heads to trial to stop Hershey-Pinnacle merger | Which physicians generate the most revenue for hospitals?

April 12, 2016

Calif. hospital slated to close fails to make payroll | CMS unveils new risk-based primary care model: 13 things to know | 9 hospital transactions | Private equity in healthcare - 15 niche investment areas

April 11, 2016

South Dakota hospital set to lose Medicare status | 11 hospital credit rating actions | Presence Health names new CFO | Prime gets final approval to take over bankrupt NJ hospital

April 8, 2016

No pay raises for Community Health System CEO and CFO in 2016 | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Tenet replaced by beauty retailer on S&P 500 | California companies take on Sutter Health over cost of care

April 7, 2016

Texas hospital OR staff recorded mocking sedated patient | Market domination is everything + 7 more thoughts on strategy | Ex-UnitedHealth CEO launches new insurance startup | Brigham and Women's hires new CFO

April 6, 2016

Banner operating income plummets 51.2% | Northwestern continues deal-making spree | Alexian Brothers Health System accused of billing fraud | Physicians Realty Trust discloses $725M deal with CHI: 6 things to know

April 5, 2016

Highmark Health posts $565M operating loss | CMS finalizes 2017 Medicare Advantage rates: 8 things to know | CHS sets launch date for 38-hospital spinoff | HCA completes purchase of bankrupt Texas hospital

April 4, 2016

139-year-old Calif. hospital to close this month | WellStar pays $575M for 5 Tenet hospitals | 15 latest hospital credit downgrades | 5 CFOs in the headlines

April 1, 2016

Mount Sinai sees net income nearly triple | 26 hospital transactions | Nurse practitioners vs. primary care physicians: Comparing cost of care | Denver Health CEO resigns amid major health system initiatives, physician exodus

March 31, 2016

Southcoast cuts 95 more jobs after $100M Epic installation | Regulators approve closure of Illinois hospital | Capella inks partnership with Arkansas hospital | Care New England lays off 58

March 30, 2016

Mountain States CEO expects up to 1,000 job cuts if merger falls through | IU Health gets financial boost | FTC suspends challenge of West Virginia hospital merger | CCJR model takes effect this week: 13 things for healthcare leaders to know

March 29, 2016

Mass. hospital to cease inpatient services | 9 HCA hospitals sue Molina over $88M in reimbursements | Executives: Input wanted for upcoming report on financial platforms | 9 recent hospital transactions

March 28, 2016

4 CFOs in the headlines | UVM Health offers to pass along $15M in excess revenue | 14 hospital credit rating actions | Antitrust lawsuit against Premier Health heads back to lower court

March 25, 2016

Physician shot and killed by patient at Louisiana hospital | Executives: 7 questions about staffing at your hospital | 6 hospitals with strong finances | Former CMO slaps Banner with wrongful termination lawsuit

March 24, 2016

Philadelphia hospital closure leaves 275 workers without jobs | Advocate, NorthShore propose low-cost health plan | UPMC gets green light to acquire Jameson Health System | Nashville's safety-net hospital needs $7.5M to pay late bills

March 23, 2016

5 latest CFO moves | Sale approved for shuttered Texas hospital | 8 hospital closures so far this year | Cigna's CEO isn't the insurer's highest-paid employee

March 22, 2016

Okla. hospital to cease inpatient services | Capella, RegionalCare to merge into $1.7B company | 150 great places to work in healthcare | Scripps to lay off 69 employees

March 21, 2016

Florida AG demands Broward Health fork over $5.3M | Plumbing repairs push Tenn. hospital to close | 12 hospital credit rating actions | Atlantic Health System expands reach in NJ

March 18, 2016

Missouri hospital closes | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Presence to layoff 250 employees | 50 hospitals with the most ER visits | Kansas hospital to lose Medicare funding

March 17, 2016

SC health system cuts 400 jobs to stem losses | GOP unveils budget: 7 takeaways for healthcare leaders | Intermountain's bad debt jumps 41% in 2015 | This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

March 16, 2016

5 hospitals receive credit downgrades | 8 issues from MedPAC's report to Congress | Chicago health system analyst faces felony for jamming cell phones on trains | Why Denver Health is experiencing an exodus of physicians

March 15, 2016

3 employees fired after death of woman forced out of hospital | Group Health approves $1.8B acquisition by Kaiser | Henry Ford Health System to expand Michigan footprint | California hospital moves one step closer to closing

March 14, 2016

U of L Hospital indigent care fund stripped of $2M | 18 hospital credit rating actions | Healthcare's 2016 outlook: 11 thoughts from S&P | Which medical profession is the highest paying job in the US?

March 11, 2016

Ex-CFO sues hospital board over CEO's harassment, threats | 10 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Sutter Health income falls substantially | NJ approves Prime's $62M purchase of bankrupt hospital

March 10, 2016

NJ physician charged in $100M fraud scheme | Baptist Health makes $150M hospital bid | Wellmont CFO to leave for position in Arizona | Emory hospital reports massive drug theft scheme

March 9, 2016

CMS proposes new Medicare drug payment models | Tenet, Health Net fined over Medicare Advantage mistakes | Leadership team evolves at Prism Healthcare Partners | WellStar partners with West Georgia Health

March 8, 2016

Mayo to cut ties with Georgia hospital | 5 latest CFO moves | Ex-CEO allegedly bilked $1M from Florida hospital | 5 hospital transactions

March 7, 2016

Louisiana hospital gives up charitable status | 9 hospital credit rating actions | Former Sacred Heart physician convicted in kickback scheme | Truven Health Analytics names 100 Top Hospitals: 5 takeaways

March 4, 2016

Kaiser moves forward with $1.8B Group Health takeover | 10 hospitals with strong finances | HHS hits first value-based payment goal | How much do Ohio hospital CEOs make?

March 3, 2016

California hospital to close | UAB Hospital CFO: Finance chiefs need to get comfortable being uncomfortable | CHS acquires majority ownership of 2 IU Health hospitals | 4 major Massachusetts health insurers post operating losses

March 2, 2016

South Dakota hospital to lose Medicare funding | Moody's maintains stable outlook on for-profit hospital sector | UPMC's expansion into NY moves forward | Lahey Health's flagship hospital takes financial hit from Epic transition

March 1, 2016

CMS finalizes changes to 2017 ACA marketplace | How CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA fared in Q4 | 22 latest hospital transactions | Did Blue Cross cause Alabama hospitals to close? A federal judge wants to know

February 29, 2016

S&P maintains stable outlook on nonprofit hospital sector | 3 ways hospitals can increase profitability | UHS profit jumps 25% | WellStar moves forward with 2 major deals

February 26, 2016

Big hospital mergers delayed until 2017 in Conn. | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Prime pays $25M for Pennsylvania hospital | Why this insurer is suing the feds for $2.5B

February 25, 2016

Cleveland Clinic reports record $481M operating income | Broward Health probe turns to advertising contract CFO warned against | 6 forecasts for healthcare M&A | The rise of 'super regional systems' and what it means for healthcare

February 24, 2016

Hospital board chairman charged with stalking, burglary and hit-and-run | Why performance-based pay isn't suited for executives | CHS rebrands 5 hospitals | 16 thoughts on personal finance

February 23, 2016

Tenet posts $140M net loss | 5 hospital transactions | Highmark Health to slash physician reimbursement | Adventist Health System to pay $2M for allegedly giving leftover chemo to patients

February 22, 2016

Healthcare CEO faces life in prison for fraud | CMS proposes hike in Medicare Advantage payments: 7 things to know | 5 hospital credit rating actions | 13 executive moves

February 19, 2016

Why one hospital merger could be off limits to the FTC | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Georgia hospitals unite to avoid financial failure | Moody's: Health insurer mega-mergers to disrupt entire sector

February 18, 2016

51 hospitals pay $23M to settle FCA probe | Wellmont, Mountain States move forward with merger | AHA voices concern over site-neutral payment policies | Patient stabs security guard at Ohio hospital

February 17, 2016

Teen poses as physician again, this time at his own fake medical office | 5 latest hospital closures | CHS reports surprising $83M loss | CMS, AHIP release first core measures for quality-based payments: 5 things to know

February 16, 2016

8 latest CFO moves | Partners HealthCare earnings dragged down by Epic transition | SD hospital's Medicare funding in the crosshairs | 5 recent hospital transactions

February 15, 2016

LifePoint bottom line gets 43% boost | 5 hospitals with strong finances | 15 hospital credit rating actions | The number of armed security guards in hospitals is growing - so is the debate over their necessity

February 12, 2016

CMS relaxes 60-day overpayment requirement | Cleveland Clinic's Lakewood Hospital winds down service | The rural hospital closure crisis: 15 key findings and trends | HCA to buy bankrupt Texas hospital

February 11, 2016

AHA's fight over RAC backlog gets new life | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Wexner Medical Center inks affiliation deal | How to avoid whistle-blower lawsuits: 4 key tips for healthcare leaders

February 10, 2016

Missouri hospital to close in March | 15 things for healthcare leaders to know about Obama's 2017 budget | St. Luke's to give back 2 Idaho hospitals | Hospital claims Medicare cheated it out of payments using flawed methodology

February 9, 2016

8 latest hospital transactions | UPMC agrees to $12.5M settlement in price conspiracy lawsuit | CFO spots increasingly being filled by women, minorities | 25 executive moves

February 8, 2016

SC hospital temporarily closes | 4 hospital credit rating actions | Retired HCA president supports bold plan to reduce healthcare costs | 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

February 5, 2016

Ga. hospital CEO arrested for prescription drug fraud | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Blue Cross hit with $40M antitrust lawsuit | Financial updates from 6 hospitals

February 4, 2016

Baylor Scott & White to close facility as services are consolidated | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | Allegheny Health Network posts $39M loss | Tenn. hospital granted emergency $10M after 'serious deficiencies' found at facility

February 3, 2016

673 rural hospitals vulnerable to closure | Before his death, Broward CEO hired private investigator | Prime completes purchase of 4 hospitals | Is CMS Google's next takeover target?

February 2, 2016

Oklahoma hospital abruptly closes | Kentucky surgeon charged with making terrorist threat | Duke University Health System rakes in record operating income | Prime finalizes purchase of Lehigh Regional Medical Center

February 1, 2016

Plan proposed to pay NY's big systems $2.5B to bail out Brooklyn hospitals | 26 hospital transactions | 6 hospital credit rating actions | Battle over Illinois hospital tax exemptions heads back to court

January 29, 2016

Philadelphia hospital closure could affect 1k jobs | 5 CFOs in the headlines | HCA sees profit rise in Q4 | CMS' proposed changes to MSSP: 10 things to know

January 28, 2016

Dozens of Georgia hospitals operating in the red | Anthem profit tumbles 64% | Ex-CEO claims retaliation for reporting $10M in false Medicare reimbursements | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

January 27, 2016

Ga. hospital faces closure, former CEO blamed for troubles | 8 latest CFO moves | 5 hospitals with strong finances | CHI St. Luke's expands footprint in Texas

January 26, 2016

Healthcare outpaces Social Security spending for 1st time | 25 things to know about Medicare spending | 5 recent hospital transactions | CHI St. Luke's names CFO

January 25, 2016

10 latest hospital bankruptcies, closures | Broward Health CEO dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound | 7 recent hospital credit rating actions | Price tag for UC San Diego specialty hospital approaches $1B

January 22, 2016

Hospital M&A activity jumps 70% | Georgia hospital to cease inpatient services | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | NewYork-Presbyterian receives $75M gift for new women, newborns hospital

January 21, 2016

SC hospital to close today | Mount Sinai physician accused of drugging, sexually assaulting patients | Philadelphia health systems finalize merger deal | Hospital tax exemptions halted in Illinois

January 20, 2016

7 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Calif. hospital settles Stark Law allegations for $3.2M | NorthShore CEO: FTC is putting status quo ahead of patients' interests | Montefiore names new CFO

January 19, 2016

Missouri hospital ceases operations | 5 latest hospital transactions | 8 recent hospital credit rating actions | MedPAC approves 340B payment proposal

January 15, 2016

10 trends from JP Morgan's Healthcare Conference | 23 executive moves | Massive BCBS of NC system failure: 9 things to know | Mayo Clinic marks $92.7M for patient rooms, airplane

January 14, 2016

Ex-Texas hospital employee arrested for taping nude patients | 40 things to know about healthcare costs | 5 healthcare CFOs in the headlines | Franciscan St. James Health asks state to close Illinois hospital

January 13, 2016

Average cost per inpatient day across 50 states | Healthcare executives expect M&A to drive growth in 2016 | 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs | 3 employees removed from duties after death of woman forced out of hospital

January 12, 2016

2 Texas hospitals file for bankruptcy | 55 hospitals sue HHS over Medicare reimbursement changes | Zotec Partners becomes Becker's Healthcare Platinum Sponsor | 5 latest hospital CFO moves

January 11, 2016

Advocate to run 56 Walgreens clinics | CHS pushes back date for 38-hospital spinoff | 15 latest hospital transactions | Physician gets 9 years for role in $20M fraud scheme

January 8, 2016

Hospital tax exemptions under fire in Illinois | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 3 Conn. hospitals join legal battle over two-midnight rule | How this year's mild winter is harming hospitals

January 7, 2016

Ex-hospital CFO to stand trial for grand theft | 5 False Claims Act trends that will fuel recoveries in 2016 | Novant, UVA Health create new regional system in Virginia | MedStar Washington patient death ruled homicide

January 6, 2016

Miss. hospital to pay $156M to settle pension fraud suits | Fitch predicts profitability obstacles for hospitals in 2016 | NorthShore CEO: FTC gerrymandered hospital market to oppose merger | Mayo Clinic sells data center to Epic for $46M

January 5, 2016

Tenet, Baylor Scott & White complete 5-hospital dual ownership deal | Ex-owner of Calif. medical clinics sentenced for paying kickbacks | Tuomey, Palmetto finalize merger | 35 new medical schools, residency programs in 2015

January 4, 2016

Illinois hospital closes today | Why Medicare patients pay more for outpatient care at CAHs | Michigan hospital fires 68 CRNAs over outsourcing disagreement | BlueCross, Carondelet reach last-minute deal

December 31, 2015

3 costly healthcare megatrends to watch in 2016 | 9 recent hospital closures | CFOs identify the biggest threats to earnings in 2016 | 100 hospitals and health systems with great women's health programs

December 30, 2015

Philadelphia hospital to close, up to 675 may be laid off | 18 hospital transactions in December | CMS to expand RAC program to Medicare Advantage | 13 latest hospital credit downgrades

December 29, 2015

Ex-CEO's allegations cost Ga. health system $9.8M | CHS to acquire majority ownership of 2 IU Health hospitals | Why a cardiologist blames the ACA for his 20-year Medicare fraud sentence | 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know

December 28, 2015

NY hospital to close this week | Restraining order halts Advocate-NorthShore merger | 4 hospitals adding jobs | 6 great quotes from revenue cycle leaders

December 24, 2015

Woman dies after being forcibly removed from Florida hospital | 25 things to know in revenue cycle management | Oklahoma hospital to discontinue ER, inpatient services | 15 largest for-profit health systems

December 23, 2015

HCA strikes $2M deal to settle whistle-blower lawsuit | The Steward-Southcoast battle lands in federal court | Private equity firms make a splash in healthcare M&A | CMS unveils new way to explore prescription drug spending

December 22, 2015

Plan to close Ohio hospital gets go-ahead | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | The 50 largest hospitals in America | The essential skills of a health system CFO: 3 finance chiefs weigh in

December 21, 2015

Hospital CFO charged with vandalizing CEO's house | 16 hospital credit rating actions | 32 hospitals to pay $28M to settle false claims allegations | 10 hospital transactions

December 18, 2015

FTC moves to block Advocate, NorthShore merger | Financial updates from 5 health systems | 5 hospital CFOs share best practices for running a finance team | Silverton Health, Legacy Health ink deal to join forces

December 17, 2015

La. hospital to close this month | How the $1.1 trillion spending bill impacts healthcare: 9 things to know | Lehigh Valley, Pocono Health ink merger deal | FTC official: 'The goals of the ACA and antitrust are in harmony'

December 16, 2015

4 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Experts were wrong about where healthcare costs less | 5 latest CFO moves | Fitch: ACA's boost to for-profit hospitals is tapering

December 15, 2015

Bankrupt Georgia hospital secures last-minute buyer | Judge puts 12-month deadline on sale of Saltzer Medical Group | Dignity Health names CFO | HealthSpan ditches Kaiser model, plans to close 11 centers

December 14, 2015

134 arrested during protest at Yale-New Haven Hospital | 8 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Staying the path: Q&A with IU Health Goshen's CFO | 8 recent hospital credit rating actions

December 11, 2015

HCA to pay $434M for failure to fund hospital improvements | Medicare penalizes 758 hospitals for HACs: 6 things to know | 4 health system CEOs weigh in on hospital M&A | How taking charge during a merger can boost a CFO's career

December 10, 2015

Geisinger's money-back guarantee is about more than refunds | Trinity sees operating income plummet | Carolinas HealthCare plans $3B in capital investments | Moody's: High rate of physician employment linked to lower profitability

December 9, 2015

BJC to close Missouri hospital | FTC opposes Penn State Hershey, PinnacleHealth merger | Cigna CEO: We haven't made money on ACA marketplace plans | Baptist Memorial Health Care names new CFO

December 8, 2015

Layoffs hit Detroit Medical Center | Hospital CFOs' top concerns for 2016 | 12 hospital transactions | Becker's announces 2nd annual CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference - 175 speakers

December 7, 2015

DOJ rakes in $1.9B in healthcare fraud recoveries | 15 hospital credit rating actions | Carondelet Health Network lays off 100 employees | 14 latest executive moves

December 4, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | SD hospital at risk of losing Medicare funding | Kaiser to acquire Group Health in $1.8B deal | 3 Stark Law changes CFOs should note

December 3, 2015

Healthcare spending hits $3 trillion: 10 things to know | Cleveland Clinic sees operating margin slip | Audit: $6M in equipment missing from LSU hospitals | 100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs

December 2, 2015

2 Texas hospitals file for bankruptcy | Geisinger sees inpatient volume grow 17.2% | WellStar to acquire 5 Tenet hospitals | Reserve your spot at the 7th Annual Meeting today! Space is limited

December 1, 2015

Cigna settles shareholder class-action lawsuits | Duke University Health, UNC Health Care see strong financial gains | Are cost estimate tools making matters worse for patients? | WakeMed posts $49.9M loss

November 30, 2015

25 hospital transactions | 6 healthcare layoffs | NYC Health + Hospitals names CFO | Hospital waives ER bills for victims of Oklahoma State homecoming crash

November 27, 2015

8 CFOs in the headlines | Georgia hospital to close next week | 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits | Uber - the next home healthcare provider?

November 25, 2015

Ex-hospital CFO guilty in $580M kickback scheme | OIG: Calif. hospital received $798k in Medicare overpayments | 4 healthcare litigation trends | 200+ hospital executives to speak at Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting

November 24, 2015

5 hospitals with strong finances | OSU Wexner operating margin cut in half | 4 recent transactions | Fitch: Health insurer margins feeling pressure

November 23, 2015

8 hospital bankruptcies, closures | 9 recent hospital credit rating actions | NJ lawmakers tackle surprise out-of-network medical bills | 18 executive moves

November 20, 2015

5 CFOs in the headlines | UnitedHealth considers ditching ACA exchanges | 4 latest layoffs in healthcare | Where in the US do full-time RNs earn the most?

November 19, 2015

Illinois hospital to close in January | Leading health plans add 4.3M members | Baystate to cut 30 jobs | UnityPoint, HealthPartners launch insurance partnership

November 18, 2015

Mayo and Dignity's latest financials | 13 statistics on value-based purchasing | Prism Healthcare Partners, Principle Valuation to merge | 200+ hospital executives to speak at Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting

November 17, 2015

4 hospitals receive credit downgrades | CMS finalizes hip, knee bundled payment program | 10 hospital transactions and partnerships | CMS to terminate Houston hospital's Medicare contract

November 16, 2015

The CFOs' guide to healthcare quality | Texas hospital closes | 12 latest executive moves | Ascension operating income falls 5.3%

November 13, 2015

How the 'Big 5' health insurers fared in Q3 | 31 Miss. hospitals at risk of closing | 17 winners and losers under the ACA | Dr. Zeke Emanuel: What makes one hospital a model for price transparency

November 12, 2015

NJ hospital files for bankruptcy | Atlantic Health to pay $15.5M to settle tax case | Allegiance Health to join Henry Ford Health System | 100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs

November 11, 2015

10 of the most interesting healthcare deals of 2015 | CMS reveals RAC program changes | Exit activity in private equity healthcare drives busy deal flow | 200+ hospital executives to speak at Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting

November 10, 2015

Texas hospital to close next week | How CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA fared in Q3 | 10 latest hospital transactions | Kaiser posts $115M net loss

November 9, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Geisinger to offer money-back guarantee | FTC moves to block hospital merger | Cigna and Humana's latest financial results

November 6, 2015

Georgia hospital to close next month | UPMC operating margin slips | 5 steps health systems must take to remain relevant | 7 latest False Claims Act settlements

November 5, 2015

7 latest CFO moves | Minn. hospital may lose Medicare funding | 5 hospitals with strong finances | 2 more Pioneer ACOs drop the program

November 4, 2015

CFO pay increases fueled by consumer-driven healthcare market | HCA to settle shareholder class-action lawsuit for $215M | Duke LifePoint to buy 2 Tenet hospitals | California fines top insurers $600k

November 3, 2015

Dallas hospital closes | Physician fee schedule for 2016: 10 key points | Tenet posts $29M loss, unveils stock-buyback plan | 31 hospital transactions

November 2, 2015

CMS' final OPPS rule for 2016: 10 key points | 6 CFOs in the headlines | LifePoint profit jumps 58.5% | 13 hospital credit rating actions

October 30, 2015

457 hospitals to pay $250M in FCA probe | Ex-COO sues Texas hospital over mass layoffs | Aetna and Anthem's latest financial results | Wheaton Franciscan to join Ascension

October 29, 2015

UHS profit jumps 81.5% | Jeb Bush unveils Medicare reform plan | 3 ways hospitals are fighting back against rising drug, device costs | MemorialCare names Yair Katz CFO of 3 hospitals

October 28, 2015

Hospitals face payment cuts under budget deal: 10 things to know | Fitch, Moody's and S&P raise the bar on hospital key ratios | Why the Lahey-Beth Israel merger was called off 3 times | 100 hospitals with great heart programs

October 27, 2015

1,800 hospitals see bonuses under value-based purchasing | 11 hospital bankruptcies, closures | 14 CFOs in the headlines | Ex-CNO wins $1M lawsuit against Prime hospital

October 26, 2015

NY hospital to close by end of year | 10 hospital credit rating actions | SC insurer to shut down | 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

October 23, 2015

Steward begins to bounce back after hospital closure | Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes speaks out | Kansas hospital fires back in nurse whistle-blower lawsuit | Wyoming health insurer to close

October 22, 2015

CHS' profits dragged down by adverse payer mix, lower volume | Prime to expand into Ohio | 13% of rural hospitals vulnerable to closure: 5 findings | Hillary Clinton has 'serious concerns' about health insurer mega-mergers

October 21, 2015

Trinity sees operating margin improve, labor costs rise | Aetna-Humana merger approved by shareholders | Rex Healthcare changes its name | 6 key findings from Healthgrades' new quality report

October 20, 2015

5 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Deputy shot, killed by patient at Minn. hospital | 6 recent hospital transactions | Judge narrows 340B discounts: 5 things to know

October 19, 2015

San Antonio hospital shuts down | DOJ accepts $72M Tuomey settlement: 10 things to know | CHS to sell Florida hospital | 7 recent hospital credit rating actions

October 16, 2015

Labor costs, payer mix dig into HCA's Q3 operating margins | 6 latest layoffs | A lot happened at Theranos in 24 hours: 10 things to know | 5 questions with retiring Memorial Hermann Health System CEO Dan Wolterman

October 15, 2015

5 CFOs in the headlines | 4 takeaways from recent Stark Law settlements | Will academic medical centers sink or swim? | Joint ventures with charitable hospitals: 3 considerations for hospital leaders

October 14, 2015

Physician: Kaiser hoarded money by evading insurance taxes | 20 states with the most hospitals per capita | Shands operating margin grows to 10.3% | Number of 5-star hospitals decreases dramatically in CMS Hospital Compare update

October 13, 2015

Healthcare has record-breaking Q3 with 385 transactions | Jeb Bush's ACA replacement plan: 9 things to know | Getting the most out of Epic's & Cerner's EHRs: 2 panelists sought | 50 of the greenest hospitals in America

October 12, 2015

9 latest hospital transactions | Ex-CFO charged with grand theft turns herself in | 5 hospitals with strong finances | 30 latest executive moves

October 9, 2015

504 hospitals hit with false claims lawsuit | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Whistle-blower physician: 'We have to get hospitals out of the business of hiring doctors' | One week of ICD-10: 9 leaders share how they fared

October 8, 2015

Novant Health to close NC hospital | Texas hospital files for bankruptcy | Nevada agrees to pay $400k to settle patient dumping allegations | 6 statistics on 2015 executive compensation

October 7, 2015

6 latest CFO moves | Maryland hospital may lose Medicare funding | Ex-Erlanger executive gets $600k in wrongful termination settlement | The 2 words you need to say more in your hospital

October 6, 2015

The best- and worst-performing CFO leadership styles | 8 recent hospital transactions | How a California hospital bounced back after facing closure | Study: Physician concentration drives up prices

October 5, 2015

Houston hospital may lose Medicare funding | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 9 NJ hospitals sue HHS | 12 recent hospital credit rating actions

October 2, 2015

Ex-hospital CFO charged with grand theft | Grady Memorial sets up hospital bidding war with Prime | Cone Health gets into insurance business | Georgia hospital lays off 58

October 1, 2015

NY hospital faces closure after buyer backs out | 26 hospital transactions | 8 hospital layoffs | 11 CEOs who moved up or out after mergers

September 30, 2015

200 hospital benchmarks | Minnesota hospital to close | CHI reports 85% drop in net income | 100 hospitals & health systems with great oncology programs

September 29, 2015

10 hospital deals that fell through this year | Physician who billed Medicare for 24-hour workdays convicted of fraud | Anthem reveals new details about Cigna deal | Stamford Hospital makes cuts to fund tax increase

September 28, 2015

6 recent hospital transactions | Ex-UPMC supervisor pleads guilty in fraud case | 14 hospital credit rating actions | 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

September 25, 2015

9 hospital closures this year | Dignity Health's operating income jumps 47% | 5 hospitals with strong finances | 10 CEOs: The one healthcare problem I'd like to fix tonight

September 24, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 5 recent Stark Law settlements | Nobilis expands hospital network in Arizona | 15 population health administrators to know

September 23, 2015

Texas hospital files for bankruptcy | Ex-hospital CEO pleads guilty to perjury charge | Judge orders HHS to provide justification for inpatient payment cut | 100 ACOs to know

September 22, 2015

Hospital owner allegedly charged Medicare for BMWs | 8 recent hospital transactions | Prime Healthcare sues California AG over failed deal | Geisinger's operating margin improves

September 21, 2015

Ohio hospital may lose Medicare funding | 8 recent hospital credit rating actions | Beth Israel, Lahey call off merger talks | Trinity Health to expand network in Connecticut

September 18, 2015

22 hospital credit rating actions | N.C. lawmakers reach deal to privatize Medicaid | Cigna CEO defends Anthem deal | Hospital closure sparks interest in Kansas Medicaid expansion

September 17, 2015

8 recent whistle-blower lawsuits | Carolinas HealthCare expansion efforts pay off | 2 Kansas hospitals explore options to avoid closure | Google invests $32.5M in Oscar: 9 things to know about the startup insurer

September 16, 2015

10 hospital bankruptcies | A state-by-state breakdown of 57 rural hospital closures | ProMedica's operating surplus surges 75.5% | Florida hospital district to pay $69.5M to settle Stark, FCA allegations

September 15, 2015

5 recent hospital closures | 21 financial benchmarks for hospital executives | 5 hospitals with strong finances | Private equity investment in healthcare and the 4 questions executives should ask before the sale

September 14, 2015

10 pieces of advice from hospital CFOs | 5 latest layoffs | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Strategies for competing on price, quality and both at the same time

September 11, 2015

S&P raises outlook on nonprofit healthcare | 20 things to know about Cleveland Clinic's ever-expanding reach | Ascension operating margin increases: 6 things to know | 25 disruptive healthcare companies to watch

September 10, 2015

10 latest CFO moves | 5 recent FCA, Stark and Anti-Kickback settlements | AHA recommends changes to joint replacement payment model | 10 most misused health IT terms

September 9, 2015

Illinois hospital to close, become outpatient center | Georgia system inks $35M deal to settle Stark, FCA allegations | 12 recent hospital transactions | 50 critical access hospital CEOs to know

September 8, 2015

Ex-CEO hits Highmark with $32M lawsuit | 12 hospital credit rating actions | The interplay between HIEs, credit ratings and hospital M&A | 17 latest hospital, health system executive moves

September 4, 2015

Kansas hospital to close | 6 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Why HCA is taking the road less traveled when it comes to expansion | Lahey, Beth Israel Deaconess in merger talks

September 3, 2015

2 Georgia health systems' massive merger plans | Hospitals weigh in on Aetna-Humana deal | Ascension Health CFO on succeeding in the 'gray zone' | Whistle-blower claims 2 NC hospitals bilked Medicare for millions

September 2, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Q2 operating margin grows | Prime purchases Trinity Health hospital | S.C. hospital on verge of closure secures new owner | OIG: Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital received $1.8M in Medicare overpayments

September 1, 2015

Brigham and Women's to cut 100 jobs | Hospital alleges cancer care monopolization in Florida | 9 hospitals with strong finances | 31 hospital transactions

August 31, 2015

5 healthcare layoffs | Cleveland Clinic to acquire full ownership of Akron General | 5 recent hospital credit rating actions | Mayo Clinic's 4-step, 10-week prescription for happiness

August 28, 2015

HRSA releases 340B 'mega guidance': 18 key points | 2 patients shot at hospitals in Ohio, Texas | 6 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 10 must-reads for health system CFOs

August 27, 2015

9 recent hospital bankruptcies, closures | Why accounting chiefs are rarely promoted to CFO | Moody's revises outlook for nonprofit healthcare | How 'cowboy doctors' drive up Medicare costs

August 26, 2015

6 latest CFO moves | 2014 Medicare ACO results: 10 things to know | Wexner posts 13.7% operating margin | Kaufman Hall: Hospital M&A picked up in Q2

August 25, 2015

Wall Street's wild day: How 5 hospital giants fared | 6 hospital transactions | Legality of executive firings questioned at Erlanger | Financial updates from Kaiser, BJC, Orlando Health + 8 others

August 24, 2015

10 hospital credit rating actions | Why one health system threw out its annual budget | Bankrupt Maine hospital finds merger partner | Top 20 healthcare lobbyists by spending

August 21, 2015

Nevada hospital closing today | Banner operating income falls 42%; patient volume up - 5 key points | ICD-10 aftershocks every CFO can expect | CNN report, closed surgical program, resigned CEO: What happened at St. Mary's?

August 20, 2015

Bankrupt Georgia hospital accused of putting patients at risk | The 15 biggest names in healthcare | 6 latest False Claims Act settlements | How primary care providers view payment trends: 14 findings

August 19, 2015

14 findings on CFO compensation | Hospital M&A turnaround trends: 7 key points | Oklahoma FQHC to pay $825k to settle false claims allegations | 20 latest executive moves

August 18, 2015

Former hospital director sentenced to prison | 4 hospitals receive credit downgrades | 5 hospital transactions | Anonymous essay exposes physicians' secret misconduct

August 17, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Man poses as physician for 3 years | FTC issues guidance on unfair competition | 11 hospital credit rating actions

August 14, 2015

Dozens laid off from 3 NJ hospitals | Erlanger fires 4 top FQHC officials | Cone Health's operating income soars 174% | 'Hotel-like' hospital fires back against Aetna in $120M kickback lawsuit

August 13, 2015

CMS delays 'two-midnight' rule enforcement | 5 recent hospital bankruptcies | 5 hospitals with strong finances | Capital One to buy GE's healthcare finance unit for $8.5B

August 12, 2015

40 financial benchmarks for hospital CFOs | 9 latest CFO moves | CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA's latest financial results | Millennials and healthcare: 25 things to know

August 11, 2015

CFO pay on the rise: 8 key points | NJ hospital files for bankruptcy | Kaiser's operating income grows to $760M | Court issues first 60-day repayment rule decision: 5 takeaways

August 10, 2015

6 recent hospital transactions | AHA, AHIP square off over insurer mergers | 13 latest executive moves | 5 things to know about Legionnaires' disease and the NYC outbreak

August 7, 2015

The GOP debate: Who talked healthcare? | HCA beats Q2 expectations | Hospital improperly billed rape victims, investigation finds | 10 things to know about the SEC's new CEO pay-ratio rule

August 6, 2015

38 hospitals facing highest Medicare penalties for readmissions | CHS CEO talks spinoff | 8 things to know about Boeing's relationships with health systems | CFOs: Healthcare costs biggest threat to earnings

August 5, 2015

38 CHS hospitals spin off as new company | Tenet Q2 profits take $136M hit | 10 thoughts from 5 great healthcare minds | Aetna's Q2 net income up 33%

August 4, 2015

Georgia hospital files for bankruptcy | Maryland hospital to close | Private equity investment in healthcare: 15 investment niches | 7 hospital, health system layoffs

August 3, 2015

CMS' final IPPS rule for 2016: 10 key points | 5 healthcare CFOs in the headlines | 26 hospital transactions | 117 Medicare statistics to know

July 31, 2015

Former hospital CFO sentenced to prison | Feds cut off Medicare payments to Maine hospital | Cigna revenue climbs to $9.5B | 10 thoughts from 5 great healthcare minds

July 30, 2015

Arizona hospital to shut down | Ochsner operating surplus grows 429% | Humana revenue climbs to $13.7B | Former hospital CEO sentenced to prison

July 29, 2015

LifePoint seeks to expand into S.C. | BJC HealthCare's operating income surges 37.3% | 8 hospital bankruptcies, closures and service cuts | CMS' proposed Stark Law modifications: 6 key points

July 28, 2015

Capella to be sold for $900M: 5 things to know | Michigan hospital files for bankruptcy | Value of healthcare deals reaches record-breaking $356B | 25 latest executive moves

July 27, 2015

7 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Nebraska hospital loses Medicare funding | Why CFOs are avoiding social media | Ascension to acquire 4 Tennessee hospitals

July 24, 2015

Anthem to buy Cigna for $54.2B: 5 things to know | Arizona hospital loses Medicare funding | 10 hospitals with strong finances | Becker's Hospital Review's 100 great hospitals in America - 2015

July 23, 2015

Medicare's hospital trust fund to run dry by 2030 | 25 medical resident salaries by specialty | Anthem to buy Cigna - and then there were three: 7 key points | Nonprofit hospitals in 2015: 15 findings and thoughts

July 22, 2015

Top 5 hospital deals in Q2 | Prime to issue $700M in new debt | US News names Best Hospitals: 6 things to know | 5 key trends in healthcare service provider M and A

July 21, 2015

10 latest hospital transactions | Orlando Health operating income jumps 151% | 25 healthcare leaders under 40 | Webinar: How to capture the Lost Dollar

July 20, 2015

12 hospital credit rating actions | Aetna accused of price gouging | Daughters of Charity gets $250M capital injection | UnitedHealthcare, 5 other insurers hit with $755k in fines

July 17, 2015

9 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Maine hospital files for bankruptcy | UnitedHealth profits rising; Optum revenues up - 5 key points | HCA revenue climbs to $9.9B

July 16, 2015

25 largest hospitals in America | How to make the leap from CFO to CEO | Tenet, Dignity Health and Ascension ink definitive agreement for JV | Explore the market dynamics driving the financial volatility and how advanced analytics can help organizations successfully identify ways to manage revenue cycle profitability

July 15, 2015

35 financial benchmarks for healthcare execs | Novant to lay off up to 400 | Kaiser fires back against "smear campaign" | Webinar: How can you "future-proof" your EHR investment in the ASC setting?

July 14, 2015

CFOs taking on IT roles: Is this trend headed for healthcare? | 5 CFOs in the headlines | Barnabas Health, Robert Wood Johnson to merge: 5 things to know | 100 statistics for CFOs and CEOs

July 13, 2015

5 hospital credit rating actions | 10 things for CFOs to know about CAUTIs | 28 latest executive moves | 65 things to know about US hospitals and health systems

July 10, 2015

Why CFO roles are being filled by Gen Xers | 15 changes to the Physician Fee Schedule | 7 latest False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law settlements | CMS pitches bundled payment approach for hip, knee replacements

July 9, 2015

5 latest CFO moves | CFO vs. CEO salaries: 4 findings | 50 things to know about ACOs | California hospital sues HHS over Medicare appeals

July 8, 2015

45 states earn 'F' grades for healthcare price transparency | Ardent announces new majority ownership | 7 things to know about the 340B Drug Pricing Program | 8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015

July 7, 2015

7 recent hospital transactions | Why Blue Shield of California lost its tax-exempt status | Another conviction in Chicago hospital kickback case | 100 patient safety benchmarks

July 6, 2015

10 largest for-profit systems | 5 hospital credit rating actions | Aetna inks $37B deal to acquire Humana: 5 things to know | 15 compensation statistics for healthcare executives

July 3, 2015

100 things to know about Medicare and Medicaid | Tuomey loses appeal, must pay $237M judgment | 10 things for CFOs to know about MRSA | Trinity Health expands network in N.Y.

July 2, 2015

CMS to modify two-midnight rule | 50 statistics, benchmarks for hospital CFOs to know | 10 latest hospital layoffs | Good Samaritan Health System joins WellSpan

July 1, 2015

14 hospital transactions | N.J. hospital loses property tax exemption | Medical companies paid physicians, teaching hospitals $6.49B | Capella to acquire hospitals from Ascension

June 30, 2015

Prime gets go-ahead to acquire N.J. system | 25 things to know about site-neutral payments | DOJ gearing up for review of health insurer mega-mergers | 24 hospital executives on the move

June 29, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 8 recent hospital rating actions | 3 health system CEOs get candid about health insurer mega-mergers | Webinar: Orthopedic robots in the ASC? Here's how it can work

June 26, 2015

California hospital to close | DOJ claims hospitals agreed not to compete | Physician to pay $500k for mocking sedated patient | 50 biggest data breaches in healthcare

June 25, 2015

8 latest hospital layoffs | HFMA: 11 notes from the press room | 100 great community hospitals - 2015 | 6 latest whistle-blower lawsuits

June 24, 2015

How quickly will a hospital return a call about the price of an MRI? | 5 latest transactions | IT costs among top worries for financial executives | UnitedHealth leaves America's Health Insurance Plans

June 23, 2015

Former hospital CEO indicted | 8 biggest healthcare issues in 2015 so far | 50 things to know about Epic and Judy Faulkner | 125 things to know about the 'big 5' insurers

June 22, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 8 recent hospital rating actions | Healthcare leaders weigh in on health insurer merger madness | 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

June 19, 2015

Former hospital CFO sentenced to prison | Mercy Health to cut up to 350 positions | 25 things to know about Cigna | Nonprofit hospital tax breaks soar to $24.6B

June 18, 2015

13 standout healthcare CFOs | Mayo, Kaiser CEOs on keeping health costs down | 7 hospital CFOs on the move | 50 hospitals with the biggest markups

June 17, 2015

8 hospital credit downgrades | 5 key issues from MedPAC's report to Congress | 50 things to know about healthcare costs | Webinar: How to improve patient care by starting with your practitioners

June 16, 2015

The community hospital survival guide | Texas health system files for bankruptcy protection | 50 great health systems to know - 2015 | 4 latest hospital transactions

June 15, 2015

CMS pays $1.3B to hospitals for Medicare appeals | 4 CFOs in the headlines | 9 called-off hospital deals | 7 hospital outlook and rating actions

June 12, 2015

5 hospital bankruptcies | 150 hospital and health system CFOs to know - 2015 | Ex-UPMC supervisor indicted in fraud case | 2 ways nonprofit hospitals can boost market share, credit strength

June 11, 2015

The CFO surplus: 4 takeaways for healthcare finance executives | CHS, HCA respond to study on hospital markups | Carolinas HealthCare operating income surges 582% | Are patient satisfaction surveys doing more harm than good?

June 10, 2015

50 things to know about healthcare costs | WellStar calls off merger with Emory | 6 hospital, health system strikes | Merger speculation picks up after Humana goes quiet

June 9, 2015

50 hospitals with biggest markups | Blue Cross parent posts $281.9M loss | 6 latest transactions | UPMC Health Plan joint venture prices IPO

June 8, 2015

31 hospital credit downgrades | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 12 latest healthcare industry lawsuits | 17 executives on the move

June 5, 2015

Financial updates from Cleveland Clinic, Scripps + 14 others | The lesser-known details of mergers of equals | OIG recovers $1.8B from providers | Federal lawsuit filed over unexpected closure of NC hospital

June 4, 2015

20 pieces of advice from hospital CFOs | Scripps sees operating gains: 5 key points | Moody's: Medicaid expansion linked to lower bad debt | Dignity Health operating income grows to $39.9M

June 3, 2015

43 CFO moves | Kentucky hospital files for bankruptcy protection | 8 healthcare layoffs affecting 100+ employees | Highmark closes merger deal

June 2, 2015

23 hospital transactions | CMS releases new round of Medicare data: 5 findings | Trinity Health operating income jumps to $290M | SSM Health to purchase St. Louis University Hospital

June 1, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 8 recent hospital rating actions | Cleveland Clinic hit with $400M lawsuit over hospital closure | Webinar: Mobile medicine - how to improve clinical access and improve your life

May 29, 2015

Cleveland Clinic operating income jumps 45% | Providers sue all 37 BCBS companies | Nonprofit hospitals see financial improvement | 14 recent capital projects

May 28, 2015

150 hospital and health system CFOs to know - 2015 | N.C. hospital unexpectedly closes | Texas Health Resources' net income soars 70% | 7 latest hospital transactions

May 27, 2015

CMS unveils overhaul to Medicaid managed care | UPMC offers 3,500 buyouts | 23 Anti-Kickback, Stark Law and False Claims Act issues | Tenet up 7.2%: For-profit hospital stock report

May 26, 2015

10 recent hospital rating actions | Baptist Health net income plummets 55% | 5 top revenue generation strategies for CFOs | 15 latest executive moves

May 22, 2015

Bon Secours teams up with Westchester Medical | Lahey Health to lay off 130 | 50 great health systems to know - 2015 | 51% of female healthcare workers lack confidence about investments

May 21, 2015

Average cost per inpatient day across 50 states | Ascension, Banner, Kaiser, Mayo and UPMC's latest financial results | Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital downgraded by S&P | Anthem poised for 'transformative' acquisition, CFO says

May 20, 2015

Banner net income jumps 32% | WellStar plans to add 6th hospital | M&A volume up 25% | 15 stand-out quotes from healthcare executives

May 19, 2015

7 hospitals receive credit downgrades | UPMC operating income falls 68% | 6 recent hospital transactions | Webinar: How to improve engagement with community physicians

May 18, 2015

10 hospital CFOs in the headlines | NY hospital to pay $18.8M to settle kickback case | 6 recent hospital rating actions | What does it mean to be a great health system today? 4 executives weigh in

May 15, 2015

Tufts, Boston Medical Center call off merger | 6 ugly healthcare truths | Why some NJ hospitals might be forced to close | Healthcare cost insight from Bob Knight and SpongeBob

May 14, 2015

Ascension revenue increases while profits slump 39% | Why are hospitals cutting costs? | 6 hospital CEOs on the move | How to transform high-quality clinical outcomes into sustainable revenue

May 13, 2015

Mayo surplus falls to $88M | 3 latest hospital layoffs | 7 things consumers want in a hospital bill | What drives Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

May 12, 2015

Kaiser operating income drops 9.6%: 5 key points | 10 hospital rating actions | 5 recent hospital transactions | Plan to succeed: Safeguard patient revenue during consolidation

May 11, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Molina profit surges in Q1: 4 key points | 20 latest executive moves | HCA wins lawsuit: Physician plaintiff now accuses HCA of improperly influencing judge

May 8, 2015

CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA's latest financial results | UPMC, Highmark settle one dispute | How to truly reduce ER visits | Why Beth Israel Deaconess observes 'email-free Fridays'

May 7, 2015

HCA profit jumps 70%: 5 key points | Details of UnitedHealth's $11.5M settlement | University Hospitals exploring new affiliation | 10 best, worst states for nurses

May 6, 2015

Tenet swings to profit: 5 key points | CHS posts $79M profit | How UM Health plans to cut its budget | Why owning your patient billing is smart

May 5, 2015

What if the ACA were gone tomorrow? | 5 latest hospital transactions | Healthcare M&A spending drops 92% in April: 3 key points | 5 ways to drive incremental savings

May 4, 2015

283 hospitals vulnerable to closure | 8 hospital rating actions | LifePoint profit increases: 5 things to know | 11 executive moves

May 1, 2015

BJC's operating surplus jumps 123% | 26 hospital transactions in April | Cigna beats analyst projections in Q1: 5 things to know | What SpongeBob can teach us about the cost of healthcare

April 30, 2015

7 latest hospital layoffs | Former hospital CFO ordered to pay $4.4M | Trinity Health expands network | Early reg. ends tomorrow for June Spine, Ortho., ASC Meeting

April 30, 2015

[Revenue Cycle Edition]: Convergent, The SSI Group & more: 5 key updates | Nicklaus Children's selects Cerner's RCM solutions | How the aging population affects hospital finances: 5 things to know | The key to shortening your hospital's revenue cycle

April 29, 2015

UHS net income jumps 26.2% | Aetna profit soars | How Henry Ford Health System turned around its finances | Healthcare's high CFO turnover rate

April 28, 2015

4 latest hospital transactions | 12 executives on the move | For-profit vs. nonprofit: A breakdown of 465 hospital deals | 50 leading patient safety experts

April 27, 2015

30 hospitals in 2 states at risk of closing | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Key thoughts for CFOs on revenue generation strategies-join this webinar | 9 hospital rating actions

April 24, 2015

University Hospitals' net income soars 59% | 3 ways to prep for value-based purchasing models | 10 states where physicians earn the most | Why universities are breaking away from their medical centers

April 23, 2015

[Revenue Cycle Edition]: 73 companies offering RCM services | athenahealth, McKesson, Parallon & more: 8 key updates | What the rise of high-deductible health plans mean for hospitals | CMS' 2016 IPPS proposed rule: 10 things to know

April 23, 2015

Norton Healthcare's bottom line gets a boost | 100 great hospitals | Hear SCI's and leading CFOs' thoughts on CFO priorities, moderated by Scott Becker | Texas Health Resources to raise $360M of new debt

April 22, 2015

Mercy Health profit plummets 62% | HCA deal for Louisiana hospital blocked | 5 findings on hospital costs in the Midwest | UPMC physician: Scorn against UPMC is 'malicious envy'

April 21, 2015

4 latest hospital transactions | Northwestern Memorial's operating surplus grows | 10 things to know about Medicare's payments for hospitals' cost outliers | 4 cost accounting mistakes you don't know you're making

April 20, 2015

CMS' 2016 IPPS proposed rule: 10 key points | 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | EHR issues- CFO revenue cylce issues- 2 webinars | 18 recent executive moves

April 17, 2015

6 latest hospital layoffs | UnitedHealth posts $1.4B profit | 4 unique perspectives on value-based reimbursement | Healthcare execs expect financial growth in 2015

April 16, 2015

6 hospitals receive credit downgrades | Iasis to fix $47.9M in accounting errors | HCA raises full-year guidance | 7 latest CEO moves

April 15, 2015

'Doc fix' heads to Obama | Hallmark Health to pay $1.75M billing settlement | 150+ healthcare leaders speaking at annual meeting | Comparing CHS, Prime, HCA and Tenet's CEOs

April 14, 2015

6 recent hospital transactions | INTEGRIS takes hit on investments | KPMG to buy Beacon Partners: 5 things to know | It's time for your ASC business operations check up

April 13, 2015

9 recent hospital rating actions | CMS: 'Doc fix' is not a long-term solution | Georgia hospital in partnership talks with CHS | 4 characteristics of successful integrated managed care models

April 10, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Boston Medical Center, Tufts to merge | 4 ways to slash employee health plan costs | UPMC to terminate Medicare contract with Highmark

April 9, 2015

S&P raises Baylor Scott & White's bond rating | NYC's public hospitals unveil financial plan | 3 major price transparency challenges | Humana expecting below-average boost from Medicare Advantage paymentss

April 8, 2015

13 CFOs on the move | Is a 'Cadillac tax' battle looming? | Meridian Health, Raritan Bay finalize merger | Hospital consolidation squeezes out executives

April 7, 2015

10 latest hospital transactions | 2 Ohio systems end merger talks | Sentara net surplus falls to $359.9M | 25 executive moves

April 6, 2015

13 hospital rating actions | Details of Wellmont, Mountains States merger released | 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits | Texas Health Resources' net income drops 23%

April 3, 2015

10 hospital CFOs in the headlines | CMS delays 'two-midnight' policy enforcement | 11 CEO moves | S&P downgrades Parkland after hospital dedication

April 2, 2015

Hospital-insurer disputes: Are things about to get ugly? | Wellmont's merger plans | Ohio health system pays $10M in kickback settlement| IU Health La Porte begins exclusive partnership talks

April 1, 2015

31 hospital transactions in March | 15 Kentucky hospitals at risk of closing | Wake Forest Bapitst has a new CFO | Sutter Health profit jumps 34%

March 31, 2015

9 latest healthcare transactions | Intermountain operating margin falls | Webinar: 7 lessons from the healthiest hospital-physician ASC partnerships | 3 recent hospital EHR outages

March 30, 2015

IU Health operating margin more than doubles | 19 executive moves | Webinar: 7 lessons from the healthiest hospital-physician ASC partnerships | Fitch revises Tenet's outlook to negative over USPI deal

March 27, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 30 words that changed healthcare forever | Hospitals: Healthcare's new villains? | 9 CEOs on the move

March 26, 2015

House overwhelmingly votes to repeal SGR | 5 thoughts on revenue cycle management | 4 major trends in healthcare litigation | 54 best overall patient-rated hospitals

March 25, 2015

The switch that could save healthcare $8B | Uncompensated care costs fall by $7.4B | UC San Diego Health Sciences has a new CFO | 15 top PA programs

March 24, 2015

HCA interested in buying Daughters of Charity hospitals | 10 transactions | Details on Banner Health's new $86M facility | 5 trends in healthcare inspired by millennials

March 23, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 17 exec moves | Henry Ford Health System posts $27.8M surplus | 6 hospital rating actions

March 20, 2015

Banner takes hit on investments | Sacred Heart execs convicted in kickback scheme | 13 biggest healthcare stories this week | Antitrust concerns surrounding cross-market mergers

March 19, 2015

$210B Medicare deal unveiled to replace flawed SGR | 14 CEO moves | Blue Shield of California stripped of state tax-exempt status | OIG: Northwestern Memorial owes $6.4M due to billing errors

March 18, 2015

7 hospitals receive credit downgrades | 10 key takeaways from the GOP budget | New California network mimics Kaiser | Lessons from Google's departing CFO

March 17, 2015

Cheatsheet: The politics of the 'doc fix' debate | 10 CFOs on the move | 150 great places to work in healthcare | 4 recent transactions

March 16, 2015

10 CFOs in the headlines | House leaders in talks over $200B Medicare deal | 7 latest layoffs | 12 credit rating actions

March 13, 2015

3 healthcare CFOs on running a finance team | Partners completes controversial deal | How Florida hospitals avoided $170M in healthcare costs | Prime CEO: Abandoning deal wasn't about putting profit first

March 12, 2015

15 things to know about the 'doc fix' | Dignity Health sets sights on insurance business | Carolinas HealthCare avoids projected loss | Daughters of Charity CEO reacts to Prime abandoning deal

March 11, 2015

Prime backs out of controversial deal | Advocate Health Care sees setbacks from investments | Using brains over brawn for reducing supply costs | The trend majorly influencing revenue cycle

March 10, 2015

How to shatter the CFO stereotype | 8 transactions and partnerships | Franciscan Alliance operating income soars 476% | CFO Brian Steines: Advocate of financial transparency and Mizzou fan

March 09, 2015

5 CFOs in the headlines | 10 hospital rating actions | Tenet CEO shares thoughts on hospital mega-deal | OIG: Mercy Hospital received $329k in overpayments

March 06, 2015

FTC fails to speed up St. Luke's divestiture | 9 latest CEO moves | Geisinger + 3 other systems' financial results | 28 employees to be laid off at Pennsylvania hospital

March 05, 2015

Mayo posts highest operating margin in more than 25 years | 3 latest layoffs | Shares of HCA, Tenet and CHS surge | Trinity Health's bottom line takes a hit

March 04, 2015

Geisinger admissions rise, net income falls | PA imposter treated 137 patients | Prime continues aggressive growth strategy | 5 things to consider before pursuing an underpayment claim

March 03, 2015

University General Health files for bankruptcy | 15 capital projects | Nurse who contracted Ebola to sue Texas Health Resources | Safer sooner: How hospitals can detect and avoid risks before they affect patient outcomes

March 02, 2015

UHS net income soars 38.8% | 5 CFOs in the headlines | 15 recent transactions | 7 rating actions

February 27, 2015

5 pieces of advice from health system CFOs | HCA faces false claims lawsuit | BJC HealthCare inks deal to acquire hospital | 4 steps to becoming a more strategic leader

February 26, 2015

Wake Forest Baptist sees operating gains | Aetna hits 'hotel-like' hospital with $120M kickback lawsuit | IRS provides guidance on Cadillac tax | 2 Texas hospitals received overpayments due to incorrect billing

February 25, 2015

Carolinas HealthCare continues 10-year fight over hospital | HCA opens new hospital | Is the RAC program the key to reducing improper payments? | 5 thoughts on improving physician engagement

February 24, 2015

9 CFOs on the move | 6 latest transactions | Tenet Q4 profit surges | HCA, insurance groups and others weigh in on PPACA subsidies

February 23, 2015

5 CFOs in the headlines | 8 hospital rating actions | Memorial Healthcare System's CFO discusses 'success' in healthcare | How 4 CEOs think of their legacy

February 20, 2015

CHS' Q4 profit jumps $72M | Sharp HealthCare's operating margin falls | 6 hospital-insurer disputes, agreements | Kaiser Permanente makes major renewable energy purchase

February 19, 2015

Kaiser Permanente net income soars to $3.1B | Bankrupt Indiana hospital to close | Ascension posts $279.8M operating surplus | Consumers vs. patients: Healthcare's biggest misunderstanding

February 18, 2015

7 hospitals receive credit downgrades | UPMC, Jameson Health approve merger agreement | Mercy Health CEO sues SEIU for defamation | Top 5 strategic initiatives of hospital, health system executives

February 17, 2015

Partners' operating income spikes to $74M | 5 recent transactions | Moody's lowers outlook on for-profit hospital sector | What healthcare can learn from Starbucks

February 16, 2015

SGR fix carries $174.5B price tag | 5 signs you're a strategic CFO | 5 CFOs in the headlines | LifePoint faces 15 lawsuits over improper heart procedures | What healthcare leaders can learn from Brian Williams' mistake

February 13, 2015

LifePoint's Q4 profit plummets | 8 of the biggest rebels in healthcare | How Wisconsin hospitals saved $87M in healthcare costs | 7 strategies for health systems to distinguish themselves

February 12, 2015

Moody's: Upgrades outpace downgrades in Q4 | IASIS' bottom line suffers | Alexian Brothers Health System CFO discusses the new reimbursement climate | HCA: Arguments against health reform law are 'absurd'

February 11, 2015

How to succeed under risk-based payment models | 6 latest layoffs | 7 recent capital projects | 100 hospital and health system CIOs to know

February 10, 2015

St. Luke's loses antitrust appeal | 10 latest transactions | 20 executives on the move | Does Anthem need a name change?

February 9, 2015

Obama budget provision isn't sitting well with hospitals | Moody's: Blocked Partners' deal is credit negative | 5 CFOs in the headlines | 7 credit rating actions

February 6, 2015

UPMC reports 3% operating margin | 24th physician pleads guilty in $100M fraud scheme | Cone Health is entering the insurance business | The hospital's guide to getting hacked

February 5, 2015

Should struggling hospitals put off the RCM investment? | HCA posts $527M profit | 5 strategic areas CFOs are tackling | Anthem hacked: 10 things to know

February 4, 2015

Ending the CFO vs. CIO battle | IASIS Healthcare files for $100M IPO | Cone Health posts $33.4M operating surplus | 15 things to know about Obama's budget

February 3, 2015

10 pieces of advice from hospital CFOs | CHS settles FCA allegations for $75M | 4 transactions & partnerships | Bill aims to stop Prime Healthcare from 'dumping' drunken patients

February 2, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 5 healthcare antitrust cases to watch | 12 recent executive moves | Maximize survival: Scripps Health's active shooter drills prepare for the worst

January 30, 2015

Judge rejects Partners' deal | 6 trending developments influencing healthcare | Abington Health, Jefferson University Hospitals sign definitive merger agreement | 15 cities where high-cost procedures cost the most

January 29, 2015

Massachusetts AG threatens to fight Partners merger | Carolinas HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare contract talks get tense | White House: GOP healthcare lawsuit is 'incoherent' | CMS plans to trim MU reporting period to 90 days

January 28, 2015

20 major providers, payers pledge 75% of biz to value-based deals by 2020 | 4 experts react to new Medicare payment goals | 30 recent executive moves | Swedish Health Services CFO Dan Harris discusses challenges in 2015

January 27, 2015

HHS goal: Make half of Medicare payments under alternative models by 2018 | 7 latest transactions | Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic weigh in on Medicare cutting payments | 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

January 26, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 7 latest layoffs | UPMC-Highmark dispute lands in court | 5 hospital credit rating actions | Healthcare executives define 3 principle challenges in 2015

January 23, 2015

CHS' Q4 preview falls below expectations | 10 trends shaping healthcare in 2015 | 5 things to know about MedPac's final payment recommendations | Supreme Court case could generate tidal wave of healthcare fraud cases

January 22, 2015

CHS' Q4 preview falls below expectations | 10 trends shaping healthcare in 2015 | 5 things to know about MedPac's final payment recommendations | Supreme Court case could generate tidal wave of healthcare fraud cases

January 21, 2015

Cadence merger boosts Northwestern's margins | 5 recent hospital transactions | Erlanger posts 'unprecedented' $12.7M profit | Florida teen pulls 'Doogie Howser' stunt

January 20, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | 15 hospital credit rating actions | Open Payments program to undergo 'major changes' | 80 jobs cut at Waterbury Hospital after failed Tenet deal

January 16, 2015

4 hospital credit downgrades in past month | Shifting gears to become a strategic CFO | Carolinas HealthCare presses on in fight over new hospital | Federal project to cut readmissions largely fails

January 15, 2015

HCA's $1 billion bond sale | Harris Health to layoff 113 | A CFO's tips for navigating a shifting reimbursement climate | $471 billion: The cost of administrative tasks in healthcare

January 14, 2015

6 CFOs on the move | Tenet's 2015 profit outlook falls below expectations | 5 mistakes health systems make when cutting costs | 341 healthcare deals announced in Q4

January 13, 2015

5 costly healthcare megatrends | HCA raises earnings guidance | 6 hospital transactions & partnerships | When will terrorism replace healthcare as the most talked-about national issue?

January 12, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | From JPMorgan to Harvard, how the 'Cadillac Tax' is affecting employees | 4 trends in Stark Law enforcement | 7 hospital credit rating actions | Seattle Children's posts strong earnings

January 09, 2015

200 stats on physician compensation | The best executive compensation packages | RCM outsourcing set to expand | United Memorial Medical Center joins Rochester Regional Health System

January 08, 2015

Healthcare strategy 2015 - Back to the basics: 12 key thoughts | RAC program changes | 3 health system CFOs discuss compensation & lessons learned | US healthcare spending on track to hit $10k per person in 2015

January 07, 2015

ProMedica seeks Supreme Court review of nixed St. Luke's deal | 20 statistics on executive compensation | 3 themes for healthcare investments in 2015 | Are CEOs setting the bar too high for CFOs?

January 06, 2015

RAC program contracts extended | How the new IRS rules affect nonprofit hospitals' collection practices | How to avoid the post-merger blues | 10 hospitals with rich histories

January 05, 2015

5 hospital CFOs in the headlines | Boston Children's Hospital gets financial boost | 10 states hit hardest by Medicare infection fines | 5 latest healthcare lawsuits

January 02, 2015

Beaumont Health to refinance $408.8M in revenue bonds | UMass Memorial Health Care posts $53.8M operating surplus | 10 challenges & opportunities for hospitals in 2015 | 15 new health-related laws for 2015

December 31, 2014

38 largest layoffs of 2014 | 5 most interesting M&A deals | New IRS rules for tax-exempt hospitals | Kentucky faces 3 challenges in Medicaid expansion

December 30, 2014

Quincy Medical Center closes | 4 recent hospital transactions & partnerships | OSU Wexner asks vendors to slash prices | Hospital CFOs' top concerns

December 29, 2014

Baptist Memorial Health posts $299.7M operating loss | 15 latest healthcare lawsuits & settlements | 16 recently featured CFOs | 11 latest executive moves

December 26, 2014

18 hospital transactions in December | What it takes to run a hospital's finance team | 10 most popular finance stories of 2014 | 10 things to know about the 89 new MSSP ACOs

December 24, 2014

5 traits of a good CFO | Dallas hospital closes | 100 hospitals with great women's health programs | CMS adds 89 new Medicare ACOs

December 23, 2014

5 hospital transactions & partnerships | Texas Health Presbyterian's finances bounce back after Ebola crisis | Carolinas HealthCare more than doubles operating surplus | Boston Children's to pay $40k to settle data breach

December 22, 2014

1,714 hospitals see bonuses under value-based purchasing | 5 CFOs in the headlines | 8 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations | Erlanger continues plans for $1.7M in manager bonuses

December 19, 2014

Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals for HACs | Sutter Health posts $224M operating surplus | Cleveland Clinic adds Baylor Scott & White to cardiovascular network | Steward refuses to submit financial statement

December 18, 2014

5 latest layoffs | Trinity Health to acquire Saint Francis Care - This and 3 more transactions | S&P downgrades CHI's credit rating | CFO admits receiving kickbacks

December 17, 2014

Illinois hospital blackmailed over patient data | Hospitals optimistic about future financial performance | Scripps Health's surplus dips to $291.57M | Piedmont Medical Center receives go-ahead to build new hospital

December 2, 2014

Cleveland Clinic's operating surplus grows to $123.9M | 12 hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations | Sharp Grossmont Hospital has a new CFO | Ambulatory healthcare services on the rise: 10 statistics

December 1, 2014

65 laid off after hospital's $30M accounting error | Largest hospital layoffs of 2014 | Physician pay hits a plateau: 7 findings | 50 things to know about the hospital industry

November 28, 2014

22 hospital transactions & partnerships in November | 6 latest hospital layoffs | Trinity Health's surplus down $118.7M | 5 CFOs in the headlines this week

November 26, 2014

Union says Prime Healthcare overbilled Medicare by $93M | University General Health has a new CFO | HealthSouth to acquire Encompass Home Health for $750M | 5 things to know about 68 recently unsealed FCA cases

November 25, 2014

50 things to know about Medicaid expansion | 6 recent hospital transactions & partnerships | Orlando Health posts $41.5M operating surplus | Grady Health nixes BCBS contract

November 24, 2014

Prime Healthcare's M&A spree: 6 deals in a month | Dignity Health reports $15.2M operating loss | 17 recent executive moves | 4 thoughts on hospital layoffs amid rising healthcare employment

November 21, 2014

Henry Ford Health System's surplus drops to $15.25M | 13 recent hospital & health system capital projects | 130 nonprofit hospital, health system CEOs to know | Quincy Medical Center closure delayed | 135-year-old Colorado hospital shuts down

November 20, 2014

Banner Health's operating surplus increases to $228.8M | 6 latest CFO moves | 5 things to know about Allina Health's Q3 financial results | 3 healthcare executives on the biggest challenge of 2014

November 19, 2014

Mayo Clinic posts $205.3M operating surplus | Huntington Memorial Hospital & 3 other hospitals receive credit downgrades | ApolloMed's revenue up 362% in Q2 | 7 recent hospital transactions & partnerships

November 18, 2014

30 largest ACOs | Ascension posts $86.99M net loss for Q1 | 11 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations | Can your hospital survive as an independent hospital?

November 14, 2014

Will bundled payments hurt healthcare innovation? | 4 recent hospital transactions, partnerships | LifePoint reports strong Q3 financial results | 7 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

October 27, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian's revenue drops 26% after Ebola case | 5 most-read finance stories | 10 most admired healthcare CEOs | Physician tests positive for Ebola in NYC: 5 things to know

October 24, 2014

Detroit Med Center to lay off 565 | S&P: Ebola adds healthcare costs but won't lead to rating actions for now | Why a failing bookstore is key to future of healthcare | Spectrum Health, Pennock Health to affiliate

October 23, 2014

10 important reads for hospital leaders | Could Republicans dismantle the PPACA as we know it? | 5 points help defuse latest 340B controversy | Will the sale of Daughters of Charity be derailed by a union-backed lawsuit?

October 22, 2014

100 hospitals with great neurosurgery, spine programs | 6 recent hospital transactions | 9 things every leader should keep an eye on | 5 things to know about Medicaid, CHIP enrollment increases

October 21, 2014

100 healthcare stats | 4 things to know about finding debt synergies after a merger | UnitedHealth reports rise in Q3 profit | 50 stats on specialists' starting salaries

October 20, 2014

5 hospital finance trends | Hackensack, Meridian Health to merge | 13 hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations | 10 things to consider before accepting Medicare's 68% settlement offer | 6 factors putting the most pressure on hospitals

October 17, 2014

10 things to know about Prime Healthcare's aggressive M&A approach | HCA previews Q3 profit increase | 7 capital projects | Is your physician compensation plan aligned with value-based reimbursement?

October 16, 2014

What causes mergers to be challenged by the FTC? | Prime Healthcare announces another acquisition | Moody's revises Piedmont Healthcare's outlook | 16 critical competencies for healthcare leaders

October 15, 2014

How hospitals survive in states without Medicaid expansion | Does reference pricing lead to healthcare savings? | 10 latest CEO moves | Baylor University Med. Center in "immediate jeopardy"

October 14, 2014

7 recent hospital partnerships, transactions | CHS to divest Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center | 13 executive moves | For-profit hospital stock report

October 13, 2014

5 most-read finance stories | Daughters of Charity to sell 6 hospitals to Prime Healthcare | 6 hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations | How to get physicians to care about cost containment

October 10, 2014

8 hospital, health system layoffs | Massachusetts provides real-time prices for healthcare | Kindred to acquire Gentiva for $1.8B | How to gain a competitive edge while preparing for ICD-10

October 9, 2014

Moody's: 3 key trends affecting hospitals, health insurers this year | 3 areas where hospitals can go green, cut costs | Medicare fines record number of hospitals for readmissions | 11 steps to a more collaborative health system

October 8, 2014

Are hospitals abusing the 340B drug discount program? | 6 things to know about the rise of specialty drugs, healthcare costs | 9 intriguing facts about physicians' handwriting, clothes and diets

October 7, 2014

5 recent executive moves | 7 reads for healthcare managers | 8 recent transactions, partnerships | 5 latest narrow network stories

October 6, 2014

6 recent data breaches | The burdens of benchmarking | The most important things CFOs can do today | Readmissions penalties will cost hospitals $428M in FY 2015

October 3, 2014

200 hospital benchmarks | Judge delays ruling on Partners deal | UPHS posts $438.6M surplus | How to replace an iconic CEO? | CHS acquires Natchez Regional

October 2, 2014

Are medical mergers the root of rising healthcare costs? | 7 leading healthcare issues this week | How 13 mergers, restructurings affected CEOs | The CFO dashboard

October 1, 2014

10 things to know about 2013 Medicare RAC results | Open Payments website launches | St. Joseph Health reports $16M operating loss | 10 most social media-friendly hospitals

September 30, 2014

Dignity Health's net income up $73M | 4 hospital transactions, partnerships | Stanford Health Care, ValleyCare sign affiliation agreement

September 29, 2014

7 exec moves | Massachusetts AG amends Partners deal | 6 rating changes | Farzad Mostashari on why hospitals should embrace ACOs

September 26, 2014

10 things to know about the drop in uncompensated care costs | Toyota is not lean | Meridian Health, Raritan Bay explore merger

September 25, 2014

Will bundled payments kill innovation? | 6 hospital deals that fell through this year | Cadence operating margin down

September 24, 2014

Mayo, Methodist leaders discuss affiliation | 160 gastroenterologists to know | Inpatient utilization declines, stagnates | HCA to to purchase PatientKeeper

September 23, 2014

6 transactions | Geisinger margin drops | 9 exec moves | 125 hospitals with great orthopedic programs | What can healthcare leaders learn from P&G's CEO?

September 22, 2014

8 rating changes | The cost of employing physicians | 6 layoffs | 3 things the most innovative systems do

September 19, 2014

4 of the most interesting deals in healthcare | 47-year old idea that could transform healthcare | 7 statistics on nonprofit hospital community benefit spending

September 18, 2014

What lies ahead for CFOs when their hospitals merge? | Anthem Blue Cross, California hospitals to form joint venture | 10 things to know about Medicare ACO performance | What is the cost of defensive medicine?

September 17, 2014

8 hospital downgrades | America's healthcare access problem | 10 exec moves | UPMC issues $400M in bonds

September 16, 2014

Breaking down the Advocate-NorthShore merger | 100 great heart programs | 4 cost control strategies for protecting Medicare margins | Beaumont Health names 10 executives

September 15, 2014

Is this the end for hospital charity care? | Advocate, NorthShore to merge | 30 things to know about Stark Law | 5 keys to ACO success

September 12, 2014

Sylvania Franciscan, CHI reach merger agreement | 25 cities least impacted by physician shortages | 10 things to know about CMS' offer to help clear Medicare claims backlog

September 11, 2014

20 hospital closures, bankruptcies | What healthcare can learn from Harley-Davidson | A CFO's take on finding savings | 5 major industry changes

September 10, 2014

150 CFOs to know | 6 questions great leaders ask | How to get a less costly, happier hospital | Is health reform affordability a myth?

September 9, 2014

31 layoffs in 2014 | Are U.S. hospital admin costs too high? | 7 trends to watch | Join our CFO discussion

September 8, 2014

12 exec moves | Healthcare spending: 15 things to know | What makes hospital CEOs squirm? | Mass. AG renegotiates Partners deal

September 5, 2014

10 things to know about the future of PPACA subsidies | Beaumont, Botsford and Oakwood complete $3.4B merger | Highmark sues UPMC | Healthcare spending is on the rise

September 4, 2014

CVS Caremark's 9 latest affiliations | North Shore-LIJ margin falls | The roadmap to excellence | For-profits see self-pay decline

September 3, 2014

17 exec moves | Medicaid expansion benefits Tenet, CHS | 9 bad decision behaviors | 5 transactions

September 2, 2014

CVS vs. Walgreens: Who wins? | Maryland's potential solution to the healthcare cost crisis | Top 10 medical tourism countries | 10 states with the lowest paid NPs

September 1, 2014

7 C-suite hiring stats | SSM Health revenue up 40% | 6 rating, outlook changes | 10 states with lowest physician pay

August 29, 2014

Northwestern, Cadence finalize merger | Q2 hospital deal volume down 68% | 10 states with the highest paid RNs | Sandhills Regional in 'immediate jeopardy'

August 28, 2014

Why best practices don't matter | Nonprofit revenues hit record low | Kern Medical Center fires CFO | 12 population health milestones

August 27, 2014

What role is most likely to be CEO? | 6 capital projects | Presbyterian margin rises to 6.9% | Are freestanding EDs forcing hospital evolution?

August 26, 2014

How regulation hurts innovation | Cleveland Clinic, Akron General strike ownership deal | 5 transactions | What motivates managers?

August 25, 2014

6 layoffs | 5 big healthcare mistakes | Banner, Texas Health see surplus declines | 8 rating, outlook changes

August 22, 2014

How healthcare could save $8B | UPMC revenue up 12% | Will hospitals have to pay staff phone bills? | Melrose-Wakefield faces $28k OSHA fine

August 21, 2014

What's behind Walgreens' $1B forecast error? | North Shore-LIJ joins Cleveland Clinic network | Google reveals healthcare disparity | Anthem faces narrow networks lawsuit

August 20, 2014

Medicare reimbursement: 100 things to know | Cleveland Clinic Q2 margin drops | Uber's healthcare innovation lessons | 25 healthcare leaders under 40

July 17, 2014

9 Credit Downgrades | HCA Expects 9% Q2 Revenue Increase | 11 Grantseeking Challenges | Wal-Mart's Lessons for Reinventing Hospitals

July 16, 2014

10 of Healthcare's Biggest Rivalries | The Medicare Appeals Backlog Clash: 5 Things to Know | 50 Things to Know About Major EHR Vendors Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, McKesson, athenahealth and Others

July 15, 2014

For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: CHS, HCA, UHS, Tenet and LifePoint | CHS, Natchez Regional Sign Definitive Agreement | Hospitalist Billing Trends: 7 Things to Know | Moody's Affirms Boston Children's Hospital Rating

July 14, 2014

4 Recent Layoffs | Moody's Affirms Flagler, Providence Health Ratings | What Wayne Gretzky Can Teach Healthcare | 5 Questions to Ask Before a Transaction

July 11, 2014

7 Top Acquisition, Affiliation Arrangements | Fitch Affirms Aurora Health Care's 'A' Bond Rating | 10 States With Highest, Lowest Uninsured Rates

July 10, 2014

Lahey Health, Winchester Hospital Finalize Partnership | Moody's Affirms University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' 'Aa2' Rating | Medicare RACs: 8 Things to Know

July 9, 2014

Health Systems Becoming Payers: 8 Observations | How Johns Hopkins Bayview Cut $1.25M in Lab Costs | Hospitals' Top 10 Health IT Investment Plans

July 8, 2014

50 Top-Grossing Public Hospitals | Moody's Affirms Sanford Health, Henry Ford Health Ratings | 4 Claims Denial Management Tips

July 7, 2014

UnitedHealth Group: 10 Things to Know | Financial Feasibility Studies: 5 Best Practices | 11 Recent Capital Projects

July 3, 2014

Fitch Downgrades Mississippi Baptist Health System | 10 Things to Know About Aetna | Moody's Affirms Summit Health Rating

July 2, 2014

8 Rating, Outlook Changes | 10 Things to Know About Aetna | The PPACA and For-Profit Hospitals: 5 Things to Know From Fitch

July 1, 2014

50 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals: 2014 | Moody's Affirms Saint Francis Health System Rating | UPMC, Highmark Finalize Deal

June 30, 2014

5 Things to Know About the Healthcare Spending Slowdown | Moody's Affirms St. Luke's A2 Rating | Insurance Automatic Enrollment Proposed | PinnacleHealth, Hershey

Medical to Partner

June 27, 2014

Healthcare Spending Decreased in Q1 | Effects of Medicaid Expansion Decisions | Moody's Affirms Jefferson Health's Rating | UnitedHealthcare, NYUPN Partner For

Coordinated Care

June 26, 2014

Fitch Upgrades UHS Ratings | Moody's Downgrades King's Daughters' Medical Center | 3 Medicare Audit Myths

June 25, 2014

Fitch Affirms LifePoint Rating, Stable Outlook | Tenet Opens 128-Bed Hospital | Beaumont, Botsford, Oakwood Reach $3.8B Merger Agreement | Moody's Downgrades

Winthrop-University Hospital

June 24, 2014

7 Factors Driving Insurance Rates | 30 Largest Nonprofit Health Systems | For-Profit Hospital Stock Report for HCA, UHS, CHS, Tenet, LifePoint

June 23, 2014

15 Recent Layoffs | 10 Executive Moves | 50 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America: 2014

June 20, 2014

150 Hospital Transactions, Partnerships 2014 | HHS Allows 340B Discount | Insurance Rates to Rise 8% in 2015

June 19, 2014

11 Hospital Credit Downgrades | Cleveland Clinic Launches $2B Fundraising Effort | The Problem With All-You-Can-Eat Healthcare

June 18, 2014

7 Key Medicare Issues | 10 Payers With the Highest First-Pass Resolve Rates | GAO: $10B in Federal IT Contracts Could Fail

June 17, 2014

Healthcare Spending Growth: 6 Things to Know | 7 Recent Transactions | The $9B Company About to Revolutionize Healthcare

June 16, 2014

91 Layoffs This Year | Henry Ford Health Sees $4.5B Revenue | Rising Hospital Charges: 10 Things to Know

June 12, 2014

50 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals | New Payment Models to Eclipse FFS by 2020 | HHS FY 2015 Spending Bill: 6 Things to Know

June 11, 2014

Fitch: Hospital Charge Growth to Remain Slow | Adventist, Spectrum CIOs Talk IT Costs | Unusual Physician Billing: 5 Things to Know

June 10, 2014

9 Recent Transactions | 8 Recent CFO Appointments | 10 Payers With the Most Benefit Reliability | CBO Stops Measuring PPACA Impact: 5 Things to Know

June 9, 2014

Narrow Networks: 6 Things to Know | 10 Payers With the Best Eligibility Accuracy | 24 Executive Moves | 15 Recent Lawsuits, Settlements

June 6, 2014

10 Payers With the Lowest Denial Rates | "My Best Investment": 9 Hospital Executives Reflect | Q&A With CHI's Jeffrey Drop | Tenet Acquires Majority Interest in Texas

Regional Medical Center

June 5, 2014

CHE Trinity Health Operating Income Drops 28% | Medicare Payments for E/M Services: 10 Things to Know | 8 Healthcare Organizations On This Year's Fortune 500 List |

100 Great Community Hospitals

June 4, 2014

Highmark Health Posts $186M Loss | Bundled Payments: 6 Things to Know | Duke LifePoint, Rutherford Regional Finalize Joint Venture | 340B Drug Discount Controversy: 5

Things to Know

June 3, 2014

8 Recent Transactions | Novant Health Posts $39.3M Q1 Profit | 10 Top-Performing Healthcare Payers | Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO of Cleveland Clinic: 10 Things to Know

June 2, 2014

5 New Layoffs | What Lower Outpatient Pay Rates Would Mean for Hospitals | Geisinger Health System Has $7.4B Economic Impact | CEO Resigns Over EHR Fail - Is Your

Job at Risk?

May 30, 2014

How Healthcare Reform is Affecting Labor Negotiations, Costs: 5 Things to Know | OIG: Improper E/M Payments Cost Medicare $6.7B | 5 Things to Know About

Co-Management Agreements | 5 Pivotal Decisions in a Leader's Career

May 28, 2014

6 Transactions | Hospitals Sue HHS Over Medicare Appeals | 5 Key ASC Companies Report Increased Q1 Earnings | 10 Things to Know About the Alleged VA Cover-Up

May 23, 2014

Key Hospital Financial Strategies From 3 Perspectives | Priceline.com for Healthcare | 4 Signs of Great Health Systems | Moody's: Hospitals That Invest in IT, Outpatient Will

Win

May 21, 2014

10 Hospital Downgrades | 7 Transactions | CIO, HIT and CFO Roundtable: Seeking Great Speakers | 5 Healthcare Terms in Need of Definition

May 19, 2014

6 Layoffs | 3 CFOs on Finding New Savings | 2-Midnight Rule Updates | Dr. Toby Cosgrove: The Concepts Behind Cleveland Clinic's Success

May 16, 2014

6 For-Profits Post $372M in Earnings | 11 Recent Lawsuits | The CFO and Physician Are the Same Person | 3 Reasons Hospitals Switch EMRs

May 14, 2014

6 Transactions | Rural KY Hospital to Close | 5 Things to Know About Rural Finance Pressures | Largest-Ever HIPAA Fine

May 12, 2014

21 Hospitals With Strong Finances | What if Medicare Were the Only Payer? | 7 Facts About ED Profits | Only 4 Hospitals Have Reached MU2

May 9, 2014

150 Great Places to Work | The Worst Payers of 2014 | CHS Posts $112M Loss | How Do You Unwind?

May 7, 2014

10 Hospital Layoffs | 4 CFOs on Feeling the Financial Squeeze | Tenet Posts $32M Loss | 8 Transactions

May 5, 2014

5 CFO Observations | Henry Ford Lost $12M | 8 Top Hospital C-Suite Priorities | Tuomey Considers Bankruptcy

May 2, 2014

10 Points to Know on CMS' Inpatient Rule | SSM Lost $74M | 13 CFO Job Moves | Palm Drive Hospital Closes

April 30, 2014

8 Recent Lawsuits | HCA's Mild Profit | Why Did Hospital Stocks Soar Last Week? | 5 Transactions

April 28, 2014

10 Top Private Payer Readmissions | Moody's: Expenses Outpacing Revenues | 10 Observations on Epic, Cerner

April 25, 2014

5 Points on FTC-ProMedica | 7 Negative Outcomes From EHRs | 25 Leadership Award Winners

April 23, 2014

8 Recent Layoffs | Hospital Bond Issuances Down Big | 6 Transactions | 25 Stats on Doc Compensation

April 22, 2014

10 Things to Know About HCA | Costs of 10 Top Medicaid Readmissions | How Novant Drove Local Exchange Enrollment | Exclusive CFO Webinar Tomorrow - Sign Up

Today!

April 21, 2014

10 Recent Hospital Credit Downgrades | HFMA Releases Price Transparency Guidelines | OIG: Medicare Should Cut HOPD Rates | Becker's Annual Meeting Reg Closes May 1

- 40 Spots Remain!

April 16, 2014

45 Nonprofit Health Systems Post FY 2013 Financials | The Costs of 10 Top Medicare Readmission Conditions | Hospital Stocks Plummet | 9 Recent Transactions

April 14, 2014

What You Need to Know About the New HHS Secretary | 6 Things to Watch for in Hospital M&A | Fitch: Sluggish Earnings Likely in Q1 Again | Sinai CFO Chuck Weis to

Speak at Becker's 5th Annual Meeting!

April 11, 2014

HMA Lost $329M in Final Year | 10 Observations on Medicare's Physician Pay Data | Will Hospitals Eventually Have a Chief Medical Financial Officer? | Annual Meeting

Registration Closes May 1!

April 9, 2014

8 Recent Layoffs | CHE Trinity Names Ben Carter CFO | 10 Hospitals With Strong Finances | 20 Things to Know About Kaiser | Methodist CFO Michael Schaefer to Speak in

Exclusive Webinar!

April 7, 2014

100 Great Hospitals in America | What to Know About the ICD-10 Delay | 10 Inexpensive Ways to Engage Staff | U-M Hospitals CEO Becomes CFO of University

April 4, 2014

Moody's: 3 Risks That Undermine the ACA's Benefits | Palm Drive Hospital Heads Toward Bankruptcy | 10 Reasons Why Hospitals Are Shifting to Advanced Cost Accounting

| Froedtert Health CFO Scott Hawig to Speak at 5th Annual Meeting!

April 2, 2014

7 Hospital Bankruptcies & Closures in 2014 | IU Health's Revenue, Operating Profit Decline | 8 Recent Transactions | Einstein Healthcare CFO David Ertel to Speak at 5th

Annual Meeting!

March 31, 2014

6 Tips for Job-Hunting Hospital CFOs | 8 Stats on RACs | Northern Berkshire Healthcare Ends Operations, Lays Off 530 | Sign Up Today for 5th Annual Meeting Discount!

March 28, 2014

4 Characteristics of Poorly Performing Hospitals | 33% of Illinois Hospitals Operate in the Red | Duke Health Reaches $1M Settlement in Fraudulent Billing Case | Why Are

Hospital IT Budgets Increasing?

March 26, 2014

6 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Multisystem Merger Brewing in Michigan & 8 Other Transactions | 10 Core Competencies for Integrated Care | Early Reg Discounts End in 4

Days--5th Annual Meeting!

March 24, 2014

54 Stats on Medicare Margins | Q&A With MetroHealth CFO Craig Richmond | 6 Areas Where Finance Execs Must Offer Insights | What Physicians Like, Dislike Most About

Employment

March 21, 2014

4 Ways Hospitals Can Adapt to Declining Inpatient Volumes | C-Suiters: Meet the Chief Population Health Officer | 10 Children's Hospitals Most Reliant on Medicaid | What

Are the Capital Markets Like for Hospitals? Register for the Becker's Hospital Conference to Find Out!

March 19, 2014

8 Hospital Credit Downgrades | Exclusive Interview With Virginia Hospital Center CFO Robin Norman | Top M&A Concerns for CFOs Post-Transaction | Early Registration

for May Conference Ends in 2 Weeks - Only 100 Spots Remain!

March 17, 2014

CFO Pay at the 25 Top-Grossing Hospitals | Northwestern, Cadence to Merge | Wake Forest Baptist Gets New CFO | Sign Up Today for the CFO Leadership Series!

March 14, 2014

5 Observations on the Decline of the Inpatient | Register for Becker's CFO Leadership Webinar! | Fitch: ICD-10 Could Create Credit Problems | OIG Audits 3 Christus

Hospitals

March 12, 2014

13 Recent Transactions | Cleveland Clinic Posts Healthy 2013 | Network With Other CFOs at Becker's Hospital Conference!

March 10, 2014

6 Hospitals With EHR-Related Credit Challenges | 11 Systems With Strong Finances | 40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare | Senate Pitches New Two-Midnight Rule Bill

March 7, 2014

10 Key Points in Obama's 2015 Budget for Hospitals | Hospitals & The "Google Approach" | 3 Things to Know About Pay-for-Performance | Early Reg for Becker's Hospital

Conference Ends April 1!

March 5, 2014

15 Key Hospital M&A Trends | The Complexity Behind Price Transparency | 7 Hospital Transactions | 6 Recent CFO Moves

March 3, 2014

Top 10 Hospitals Most Exposed to Medicaid | CFO Lessons From a Printer Company | 19 Hot Areas in Healthcare for Private Equity Investment | Does the U.S. Need 5,000

Hospitals?

February 28, 2014

7 Hospital Settlements Involving Physician Kickbacks | Mayo Clinic Posts Big Earnings | Mercy CFO Randy Combs, 2 Other Finance Execs Ousted | Sharpest Minds in

Healthcare Headed to Chicago

February 26, 2014

8 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Tenet Posts Net Loss in 2013 | 12 Quotes From Hospital CFOs | 12 Recent Transactions

February 24, 2014

Top 20 Costliest Surgical Procedures | Cadence Health, Saint Peter's CFOs on Long-Term Green Strategies | 5 Key RAC Changes | Are Big Systems Best for

Value-Based Care?

February 21, 2014

7 Ways Companies Plan to Reduce Their Healthcare Costs | CHS Revenue, Profit Slumps in 2013 | 4 Insights on Addressing Episode Cost Variation | Fewer Than 120

Spots Remain for Becker's Hospital Review Annual Conference!

February 19, 2014

8 Hospital Downgrades | Another Rural Georgia Hospital Closes | 4 Recent Hospital Transactions | Low-Margin Lessons From a Breakfast Cereal CFO

February 17, 2014

10 Thoughts From the C-Suite on Reform, Strategy | Q&A With Children's Hospital & Medical Center CFO Mike Brown | Senate Passes Bill Extending Sequestration |

CFO Report Feedback Wanted

February 14, 2014

8 Healthcare Trends to Watch This Year | OIG to Analyze Hospital Compensation Limits | 2 Hospitals Cited for Incorrect Kwashiorkor Billing | 12 Insights Into Great

Leadership

February 12, 2014

16 Recent Hospital Transactions | CHI CFO Expands Role | 10 Key Healthcare M&A Trends | Exclusive CFO Webinar Discussion Takes Place Tomorrow!

February 10, 2014

9 Major Survey Findings From Hospital CFOs | Hospitals Lose Jobs for 2nd Straight Month | SGR Repeal Proposed | Sign Up for an Exclusive CFO Open Discussion!

February 7, 2014

4 CFOs Discuss Major Finance Issues | Arizona Hospital Files for Bankruptcy | CBO Says Health Law Has Mixed Impact | Another New York Hospital Shuns Exchange

Plans

February 5, 2014

6 Recent Layoffs | HCA Posts Big 2013 | 9 Recent Hospital Transactions | What Healthcare CFOs Can Learn From a Railroad CFO

February 3, 2014

CMS Delays Two-Midnight Rule | 5 Executive Compensation Trends for 2014 | Exclusive Interview With Mercy Health CFO Patrick Kowalski | 200 Stats on Physician Pay

January 31, 2014

15 Stats on Inpatient Costs | ACOs Requires $4M of Startup Capital | 9 Hospitals With Innovative Finance Projects | 5 New CFO Profiles

January 29, 2014

CHS Completes HMA Deal & 13 Other Transactions | 7 ICD-10 Lessons From Cedars-Sinai | Q&A With Cambridge Health Alliance CFO Jill Batty | 8 Stats on Physician

Alignment Models

January 27, 2014

16 Stats on Hospital Profits by Bed Count | 25 Hospitals With the Highest VBP Scores | Virginia Mason CFO Suzanne Anderson on Finding Efficiency | What Do

Struggling Hospitals & the Chicago Cubs Have in Common?

January 24, 2014

12 Stats on Hospital Profit, Revenue | 5 Big Mistakes Hospitals Make With RAC Audits | How Swedish Covenant Hospital is Encouraging Exchange Enrollment | Becker's

Hospital Conference: Fewer Than 200 Spots Remain!

January 22, 2014

11 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 33 Stats on Operating Margins by Credit Rating | Q&A With New Bayhealth CFO Mike Tretina | 9 Hospital Transactions

January 20, 2014

10 Priorities for Investment Committees | Baptist Health CFO Greg Johnston: Operations Team is Crucial | Should Hospitals Charge for Parking? | Seeking CFOs to

Speak at Our Premier CFO Panel Event!

January 17, 2014

3 Recent Hospital Downgrades | Healthcare Lost Jobs in December | 5 Growing Areas of Healthcare Private Equity Investment | Q&A With Lincoln County Health System

CFO Mike Harbor

January 15, 2014

13 Recent Hospital Transactions | How the University of Utah Pursues Value-Driven Care | HCA: 2013 Profitability to Surpass Expectations | 4 Ways Tenet Plans to Grow

January 13, 2014

9 Drivers of High Healthcare Costs | How Will Medicaid Affect Hospitals in 2014? | Most Hospitals Don't Know ICD-10 Impact | Opportunities in Provider-Sponsored

Health Plans

January 10, 2014

HMA Shareholders Approve CHS Merger | 100 Most Expensive Hospitals | How Reimbursement Must Change to Reward Value | Hospital CFOs Sought for CEO

Roundtable

January 8, 2014

50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare | Are EHRs Battering Hospital Finances? | Tuomey May Close if Forced to Pay Judgment | CHS Predicts Poor 2013 Results

January 6, 2014

18 Hospitals That Closed in 2013 | Year in Review: Hospital Stocks | Top 4 ACO Reimbursement Models | Register Today for the Annual Hospital Conference!

January 3, 2014

10 Largest Hospital Layoffs of 2013 | 38 Hospitals Flagged by the OIG | What the Budget Bill Means for Hospitals | Is Healthcare Spending Finally Under Control?

December 30, 2013

The Top Healthcare Finance Stories of 2013! | 20 Most Expensive Inpatient Conditions | 125 Hospital CFOs to Know | 9 Ingenious Ways to Cut Costs | Visions of

Hospitals in 2035

December 27, 2013

13 Recent Transactions | CMS Names New ACOs | Reducing Costs and Payment Denials: Tips From 2 Prominent Hospital CFOs

December 23, 2013

10 Hospitals That Filed for Bankruptcy in 2013 | Nov. Admissions Hit 10-Year Low | 3 Revenue Cycle Lessons From Methodist Health System | CFO Speakers at Next

Year's Strategy Roundtable!

December 20, 2013

10 Challenges, Opportunities for Hospitals in 2014 | 2 More Hospitals File for Bankruptcy | Senate Budget Deal Delays DSH Cuts, Fixes SGR | Call for Speakers: CFO

Panel at the CEO Roundtable in Nov. 2014

December 18, 2013

5 Health System Layoffs | St. Joseph's Hospital CFO Meredith Price Talks Transparency | 5 Recent Hospital Downgrades | 11 Hospital Transactions

December 16, 2013

Top 5 Most Expensive Inpatient Conditions by Payer | The Rise of Narrow Networks | S&P Credit Rating Changes Could Affect 20% of Its Hospitals | Exclusive Q&A With Victory Healthcare CFO Gregory Cunniff

December 13, 2013

Congress' Budget Deal Keeps Medicare Cuts | 10 Stats on Labor Costs | S&P, Fitch Issue Pessimistic 2014 Outlooks for Hospitals | 45 Stats on Moody's Baa-Rated Hospitals

December 11, 2013

The Most Influential Hospital Transactions of 2013 | 7 For-Profit Hosptial Operators Post Q3 Earnings | Do Lower Prices Change Chargemaster Policies? | 10 LargestIndividual Donations to Hospitals

December 9, 2013

10 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2013 | 45 Stats on Moody's A-Rated Hospitals | 10 Hospital CFOs That Recently Became CEOs | How Employers View Hospital Costs

December 6, 2013

What Hospitals Will Look Like in 2035 | 3 Strategies to Contain Acute-Care Costs | A Glimpse of Strong Healthcare CFO Leadership | 2 NY Hospitals Consider Bankruptcy

December 4, 2013

CMS Issues Hospital Outpatient Final Rule | Exclusive Q&A With Dignity Health CFO Michael Blaszyk | 8 Recent Transactions | Hospital Prices Back in Spotlight

December 2, 2013

Nonprofit Hospitals Discuss Challenges of 2014 | 4 Key Lessons From Blessing Hospital's Rev Cycle Overhaul | Are Some Kentucky Hospitals Excluded From the Exchanges?

November 29, 2013

Should All Community Hospitals Sell? | ICD-10 Best Practices From Baptist Health South Florida | The Least Surprising Impact of the ACA | Sign Up for the Becker'sHospital Conference in May!

November 27, 2013

8 Recent Layoffs | Moody's, Fitch Provide Hospital Outlooks for 2014 | 14 Recent Transactions | How Greenwich Hospital Saved $304k

November 25, 2013

12 Hospitals Recently Downgraded to Speculative Grade | HMA-CHS Merger Deal Set for January Vote | 10 Traits of Effective Healthcare Price Transparency Tools | 3 Predictions on Hospitals and Unions

November 22, 2013

11 Observations on the ACA | Which Hospitals Lose Most Under Value-Based Purchasing? | Full Coverage of the Becker's Strategy Roundtable | 2 CFO Moves

November 20, 2013

9 Recent Hospital Downgrades | Could Your OR Save $1M This Year? | 5 Recent Transactions | U.S. Healthcare Lags Far Behind World

November 18, 2013

1,451 Hospitals Penalized Under Value-Based Purchasing | 8 Recent ACOs | The Benefits of Providing the Cost of Care | OIG: High Hospital Charges Lead to Excessive Medicare Payments

November 15, 2013

HMA Loses $97M in Q3 | 7 Recent Hospital Layoffs | The Frail Anatomy of U.S. Healthcare | 7 Hospital-Physician Transactions

November 13, 2013

8 Recent Hospital Transactions | 9 Healthcare Leaders Reflect on Veterans Day | Capella Lost $5.1M in Q3 | Hospital Stocks Hit Rough Patch

November 11, 2013

10 Things to Know About the Two-Midnight Rule | Why is Healthcare Irrational? | 5 Tips for Community Hospital Survival | Are CFOs Gaining Confidence in the Economy?

November 8, 2013

H7 Key Issues for Merging Two Hospitals | HMA to Repay $31M in Erroneous EHR Incentives | Big 5 Health Insurers Post $3.7B in Q3 Profit | Hospital Inpatient Days in 12 Years

November 6, 2013

HCA's Q3 Profit Rises, Tenet's Falls | 4 Survival Strategies for Safety-Net Hospitals | 11 Recent Transactions | Moody's: Downgrades Define 2013 So Far

November 4, 2013

35 Health Systems That Posted FY 2013 Finances | HFMA Unveils Patient Finance Guidelines | 9 ACO Challenges | 2 Recent CFO Moves

November 1, 2013

Q3 Profit at CHS Declines | Are Hospitals Pricing Themselves Out of Existence? | St. Luke's Dr. David Pate Talks About Antitrust Ordeal | Becker's Roundtable Only 2 Weeks Away!

October 30, 2013

Exclusive Interview With CHE Trinity Health's Ben Carter | 6 Recent Transactions | How Do ASCs Fit Into Hospital Strategies Today? | 48% of Hospitals Received EHR Incentives

October 28, 2013

8 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Why Physicians, Finance Execs Must Work Together | 7 Common ICD-10 Errors | LifePoint Posts Big Q3

October 25, 2013

Moody's: 5 For-Profit M&A Trends | How Hospitals Can Lessen the Cost of Heart Disease | 5 Tips to Develop an Ambulatory Network | Register Today for CEO Roundtable

October 23, 2013

16 New Stats on CFO Compensation | 6 Recent Transactions | What Does Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Mean for Public Hospitals? | 4 Best Practices for Replacing Revenue Cycle Systems

October 21, 2013

How to Cut Labor Costs Without Layoffs | 10 Cities With Largest Physician Shortages | HCA, Dignity Post Big Profits | ICD-10 Prep Work Involves Payer Outreach

October 18, 2013

Government Shutdown Ends: Analysis | 8 Recent Hospital Downgrades | OIG Orders UPMC to Repay $796k | Another Hospital to Bite the Dust

October 16, 2013

10 Recent Hospital Transactions | Moody's: Exchanges May Hurt Hospital Credit | Will Outsourcing in Healthcare Continue? | Becker's CEO Roundtable is Only 1 Month Away!

October 14, 2013

Top 20 Most Expensive Inpatient Conditions | 14 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Is Your Clinical Documentation Ready for ICD-10? | 8 Recently Formed ACOs

October 11, 2013

50 Stats on the Costliest Patients | 5 Myths on the Business of Population Health | Lowe's, Wal-Mart Strike New Bundled Payment Deals | Limited Seats Available for November Roundtable!

October 9, 2013

19 Recent Transactions | How Pricing Transparency Will Change Benchmarking | HCA Names New CFO | Hospital Stocks Soar Amid Exchange Launch

October 7, 2013

200 Benchmarks for 2013 | 10 Ways Hospitals Can Tackle the Exchanges | OIG: First-Level RAC Appeals on the Rise | 21 Recent Legal Issues Involving Hospitals

October 4, 2013

How Major Hospital Mergers Have Avoided Antitrust | 4 Tips to Ease Hospital Business Offices | 130 Women Leaders to Know | 19 Recent Hospital-Payer Issues

October 2, 2013

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for Hospital Finances? | 3 Major Hospital Mergers Finalized | What's Next for Vanguard CFO Phillip Roe? | 12 Other Recent Hospital Transactions

September 30, 2013

12 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Are Critical Access Hospitals Endangered? | 12 Hospital-Physician Practice Acquisitions | What You Need to Know About Medicare's "Two Midnights" Rule

September 27, 2013

Is Capella Healthcare Shopping for Buyers? | What the Rise of High-Deductible Health Plans Means for Hospitals | 4 Quick Hospital Savings Strategies

September 25, 2013

Why Are Hospital Inpatient Surgeries Down? | 11 Recent Hospital Transactions | 3 Key Concepts in Valuating a Physician Practice

September 23, 2013

13 Most Challenging Aspects of Bundled Payments | CHS CFO Larry Cash: "We Are Well-Positioned" | 7 Northeast Hospital Systems Form Alliance | Less Than 2Months Until the CEO Roundtable!

September 20, 2013

Can Online Billing Make Hospital Patients Happier? | 5 Traits of a High-Performing System | CMS Releases 2013 Spending Figures | Looking to Revamp Your Strategy?

Register for the Becker's November Roundtable

September 18, 2013

5 Recent Hospital Credit Downgrades | HMA CFO Kelly Curry Resigns | 8 Hospital Transactions | CMS Cuts Medicaid DSH Payments by $1.1B

September 16, 2013

9 Recent Hospital Layoffs | How Organizations Can Transition to Population Health | 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America

September 13, 2013

5 Best Practices for Hospital Execs Using Data Analytics | ACA Cuts Force Virginia Hospital to Close | Is Healthcare Still Suffering From Recession "Hangover"? | 3

Hospitals Slammed in OIG Audit

September 11, 2013

20 Stats on Hospital Margins | 9 Recent Hospital Transactions | Exclusive HIM Insights From Geisinger, Intermountain | 5 Things the Most Innovative Health Systems

Do Differently

September 9, 2013

What to Know About the 10 Largest For-Profit Hospital Companies | 6 Hospital Workforce Trends | 5 Key Facts About Insurance Exchange Pricing | Hospitals With

Market Power Command High Prices

September 6, 2013

50 Things to Know About ACOs | How Can Hospitals Be Innovative With Payers? | 33 Recent Hospital Lawsuits, Settlements | Small N.C. Hospital to Close

September 4, 2013

12 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Another Hospital Files for Bankruptcy | 7 Recent Transactions | 153 State-by-State Stats on Dominant Payers

August 28, 2013

Moody's: 132 Essential Hospital Medians | 6 Recent Hospital Transactions | Vanguard Settles Merger Critic Lawsuits | 22 Recent Issues Between Hospitals and Payers

August 26, 2013

Cleveland Clinic, CHS to Buy Akron General | Moody's: Higher Expenses Hurt Hospitals' Medians in 2012 | Should Healthcare Mimic Other Industries? | 5 Best Twitter

 

Practices for Hospital Execs - Even CFOs

August 23, 2013

9 Major For-Profit Hospitals Post $600M in Earnings | LifePoint CFO Jeff Sherman to Resign | N.C. Hospitals Must Post Prices for 140 Procedures | CEO Jane Keller: Why

Price Transparency Benefits Everyone

August 21, 2013

34 Stats on Standalone Hospital Finances | Moody's: Low Medicare Update Spells Bad News | 5 Issues Forcing Standalone Hospitals to Consider the M&A Market | 100

ACOs to Know

August 19, 2013

11 Hospital Layoffs | 5 Recent Hospital Credit Downgrades | FirstHealth Moore Hospital Could Lose Medicare Funding | 10 Considerations on Outsourcing Services

August 16, 2013

4 CFOs Discuss Changing Healthcare Economics | 10 Recent Hospital Transactions | Fitch: Nonprofit Hospital Liquidity Improved in 2012 | OIG Calls Out Critical Access

Hospitals

August 14, 2013

Exclusive Interview With Beaumont CFO Nick Vitale | HMA Shareholders Oust Current Board After Poor Earnings Report | 30 New Stats for Paying Physicians | 25

Recently Announced ACOs

August 12, 2013

34 Stats on Nonprofit Health System Finances | Vanguard, Yale to Buy Connecticut System | 3 Necessities to Transition to Value-Based Contracting | Webinar: What

Hospitals Should Expect From the Newly Insured

August 9, 2013

S&P: Hospitals Likely to Have Weak Ratios in 2013 | 9 Things to Know About the CHS-HMA Merger | 4 Best Practices for Hospitals Facing Layoffs | How Golf Relates to

Hospital Leadership

August 7, 2013

7 Recent Hospital Transactions | CMS Releases Final Rule on 2014 Inpatient Payments | 18 Hospitals to Receive Max 2% Penalty for Readmissions | 25 Health IT Terms All

Hospital Executives Should Know

August 5, 2013

10 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 9 Primary Reasons Why Hospitals File for Bankruptcy | Former Hospital CFO Accuses HMA, Tenet of Kickbacks | How Investments in

Community Health Pay Off

August 2, 2013

10 Must-Read Stories on Healthcare Consolidation | Spectrum Health CFO Michael Freed on Price Transparency | Q2 Profit at HCA Climbs 8% | How CDI Helps Revenue &

ICD-10 Planning

July 31, 2013

CHS to Acquire HMA for $7.6B | 50 Top-Grossing Public Hospitals | 10 Cost-Cutting Methods Physicians Support Most | HCA's CFO to Replace Retiring Bracken

July 29, 2013

50 Things to Know About the Hospital Industry | HMA-Glenview Spat Grows | 50 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals | LifePoint's Q2 Profit Sags Due to Low Admissions,

Surgeries

July 26, 2013

650 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals | Where Will the Hospital Industry Stand After Tenet-Vanguard? | Repeal of SGR Makes Headway in House | Call for CFO Speakers!

July 24, 2013

6 Ways Hospital CFOs Can Improve Their Leadership | 13 Recent Transactions | What is the Impact of Not Expanding Medicaid? | Congress Retains Hospital Mortgage

Program

July 22, 2013

5 Key Trends in Healthcare | Fitch: HMA is in Troubled Waters | Q&A With Franciscan CFO Mike Fitzgerald | Subpoena, Poor Volumes Slam CHS' Q2 Finances

July 19, 2013

13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators | Moody's: New Payment Models Will "Erode" Hospital Earnings | 9 Pioneer ACOs Exit Program | HCA Expects Profitable Q2

July 17, 2013

7 Hospital Credit Downgrades | Exclusive Interview With Cleveland Clinic CFO Steve Glass | 10 Industry Experts on the Biggest Issues Facing Hospital CFOs | HMA Buyout

Rumors Propel Hospital Stocks

July 15, 2013

9 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 10 Things the Most Progressive Hospitals Do | 27 Stats on Hospital CFO Salaries | UnitedHealthcare to Double Value-Based Contracts

July 12, 2013

CHS, HCA, LifePoint Interested in Buying HMA | Exclusive Video: Lawrence General Hospital CFO Deb Wilson on Staying Independent | CMS Proposes 1.8% Increase to

HOPDs | Should Hospitals Support Medicaid Expansion?

July 10, 2013

26 Largest Nonprofit Systems | Exclusive Video: Parkview Health CFO Mike Browning Talks Lean | 7 Recent Transactions | 50 People to Speak at CEO Roundtable

July 8, 2013

16 Hospitals Involved With OIG Medicare Audits | Moody's: Tenet-Vanguard Deal Could Hurt Nonprofits | 55 Hospitals Settle Charges of Improper Kyphoplasty Billing |

Hospital Stocks Hit Lull

July 3, 2013

50 Largest For-Profit Hospitals | How Will Pay-for-Performance Impact Your Revenue Next Year? | Tenet-Vanguard Deal Sends Stocks Soaring | 3 Recent CFO Executive

Moves

July 1, 201311 Recent Hospital & Health System Layoffs | 50 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals in America | Fitch: "Systemic Shifts" Led to Weak Volumes at For-Profit Hospitals | 16 Recent

Hospital Transactions

June 28, 2013

100 Great Community Hospitals | Where Commercial, Employer Bundled Payments Stand Today | How Hospitals Can Improve Margins 33% Through Energy Savings | 4

Things to Know About Committees

June 26, 2013

100 Top-Grossing Hospitals in America | Tenet Acquires Vanguard for $4.3B - What Are the Ramifications? | Glenview Capital Looks to Oust HMA's Board | 11 Recent

Hospital Transactions

June 24, 2013

50 Largest Hospitals in America | Is Pay-for-Performance the Right Course of Action? | AHA Wants 3 Major Changes to RACs | Why Every Hospital Can't Manage Population

Health, and Why That's OK

June 21, 2013

10 Hospital Downgrades, 9 Upgrades in Past Month | HFMA Roundup: Joe Fifer, Dr. Don Berwick, & Steven Rose Share Thoughts | 14 Service Lines That Present

Opportunity for Cost Control

June 19, 2013

HFMA Chair Steven Rose: How to Support Healthcare's Finance Leaders | Seeking Speakers for May 2014 Annual Meeting | Fitch: Children's Hospitals Well-Positioned to

Handle Reform | Healthcare Spending to Stabilize, Save Trillions

June 17, 2013

11 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 7 Forecasts for Inpatient, Outpatient Volumes | Which Hospitals Have the Best Overall Performance? | 3 Ways to Grow Your Hospital Business

June 14, 2013

4 Steps Hospitals Can Take to Pilot Bundled Payments | Is Healthcare Becoming "Too Big to Succeed"? | Tensions Rise Between HMA, Glenview Capital | 5 New Hospital CFO

Profiles!

June 12, 2013

18 Wasteful Hospital Purchases to Avoid | 12 Stats on Rural Hospital CFO Compensation | Will Health Insurance Exchanges Hit Early Speed Bumps? | 11 Stats on

Debt-to-Cap Ratios

June 10, 2013

4 Steps Hospitals Can Take to Pilot Bundled Payments | Is Healthcare Becoming "Too Big to Succeed"? | Tensions Rise Between HMA, Glenview Capital | 5 New Hospital CFO

Profiles!

June 7, 2013

4 Objectives Hospitals Must Pursue to Achieve Value-Based Care | Da Vinci Robots: Minimally Invasive Miracle or Costly Conundrum? | Is HMA Nearing a Takeover? | Top 10

Hospital IT Game Changers

June 5, 2013

16 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 6 Major Mergers Called Off in the Past Year | Q&A With Brooklyn Hospital Center CFO Joe Guarracino | 13 Tips to Ease the ICD-10 Switch

May 29, 2013

125 Hospital & Health System CFOs to Know | 15 Recent Hospital Transactions | How Froedtert Health is Navigating Sequestration | 9 Recent Issues Between Hospitals,

Payors

May 24, 2013

7 Strategies to Mitigate Pension Risks From Moody's | 10 Hospitals With the Highest Heart Attack Charges | Beaumont, Henry Ford Call Off Merger | Should Hospitals Be

Afraid of Wal-Mart?

May 22, 2013

6 Value-Based Credit Rating Metrics Hospital CFOs Need to Know | The Most Expensive Hospital in America | 9 Recent Hospital Transactions | For-Profit Hospital Stocks Get

Hammered Again

May 20, 2013

51 Stats on Physician Salaries vs. Hospital Revenue Generated | 13 Hospitals With Bond Issues | Private Equity in Healthcare More Than Doubled Since 2009 | CMS Price

Transparency Report Has Long-Term Implications for Hospitals

May 17, 2013

8 Hospital Downgrades, 5 Upgrades in Past Month | 6 Recent Hospital Transactions | Edward Hospital CFO: 4 Tips for Finding Overlooked Revenue

May 15, 2013

Key Financial Strategies to Align Physicians | CMS Lays Out Medicaid DSH Cuts | What are the Impacts of ICD-10? | 10 Hospitals With the Highest Spinal Fusion Charges

May 13, 2013

Which Physicians Generate the Most Revenue for Hospitals? | 3 Metrics Community Hospitals Should Track Every Day | Medicare RACs Collect $4.5B Since 2009 | Legislation

to Delay DSH Cuts Hits House

May 10, 2013

9 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 9 Major For-Profit Hospital Companies Release Quarterly Earnings | CMS Unveils Hospital Billing Data | Moody's: Value-Based Care Paramount for

Hospital Finances

May 8, 2013

19 Recent Hospital Transactions | Shares of Tenet, HCA Soar | 24 Stats on Children's Hospital Ratios | 16 Potential Key Performance Indicators

May 6, 2013

The CFO Talk Edition! | 9 of the Most-Read Hospital CFO Q&As in the Past Year, Including LifePoint's Jeff Sherman, Tufts Medical Center's Okey Agba, Grady Health System's

Mark Meyer & 6 More

May 3, 2013

Can Employed Physicians Be Profitable? | CHS, Tenet, Vanguard All Report Subpar Quarters | Which Payor Ranks as "Worst"? | 4 Reforms That Can Cut Healthcare Spending

by $1 Trillion

May 1, 2013

10 Things to Know About CMS' Proposed IPPS Rule | 34 Stats on the Highest-Paid, For-Profit Hospital CFOs | Highmark-West Penn Merger Approved & 9 Other Hospital

Transactions | Last Day to Register for Becker's Hospital Conference!

April 29, 2013

Why Price Transparency Matters for Hospitals | 1Q Profit Down at LifePoint, UHS | Are Small Hospitals in Trouble? Moody's Says Yes | Registration for Annual Meeting

Closes Wednesday!

April 26, 2013

9 Hospitals That Have Closed in 2013 | 5 CFOs Share How Their Hospitals Had Positive Fiscal Years | 19 Value-Based Care Benchmarks | Registration for Annual Meeting

Closes May 1 - Register Today!

April 24, 2013

10 Recent Hospital Acquisitions | Can Small Hospitals Still Get Cheap Financing? | Hospital Stocks Take Beating | Registration for Becker's Hospital Review Conference

Closes May 1!

April 22, 2013

8 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 4 Steps to a Leaner Revenue Cycle | Best Practices for Your Clinical Supply Chain | Improve Your CFO Network at Becker's Hospital Review

Annual Meeting!

April 19, 2013

10 Overlooked Areas Where Hospitals Can Save Money | Q&A With Methodist Dallas CFO Sarah Choi | 5 New Hospital CFO Profiles | 3 Weeks Until Becker's Hospital

Conference - Registration Closing Soon!

April 17, 2013

8 Hospital Downgrades, 7 Upgrades in Past Month | 11 Recent Transactions | HCA Expects Weak Volumes to Hinder 1Q | Boston Hospitals Put to Test After Marathon

Explosions

April 15, 2013

39 Stats on Baa-Rated Hospitals | 27 Common Growth Objectives in Healthcare | Sanford Calls Off Fairview Merger | Time is Ticking: Becker's Hospital Review 4th Annual

Meeting Takes Place May 9-11!

April 12, 2013

Top 15 Hospitals Most Exposed to Medicare | What You Need to Know About Obama's Budget | Swedish Health CFO Dan Harris on Improving Finances | 8 Recent Hospital-

Physician Transactions

April 10, 2013

14 Recent Hospital Acquisitions | 6 Observations & Concerns on the Future of Hospitals | Moody's: Sequester Will Be Painful for Non-Profits | Looking to Network With

Hundreds of Hospital Executives? Register for Becker's Hospital Conference!

April 8, 2013

56 Stats on For-Profit Hospital Finances | How Much Did UHS CFO Steve Filton Earn in 2012? | 9 Burning Trends in Healthcare Finance, Outsourcing & Transactions | Becker's

Hospital Review Conference Only 1 Month Away!

April 5, 2013

Exclusive Interview With LifePoint CFO Jeff Sherman | 12 Stats on Hospital EHR Payments | 14 Billion Reasons to Invest in Minimally Invasive Procedures | Only 40 Spots

Remain for the 4th Annual Becker's Hospital Conference!

April 3, 2013

100 Great Hospital in America | 13 Hospital Transactions | 7 Recent Hospital-Payor Issues | Only 5 Weeks Remain Until Becker's Hospital Review 4th Annual Conference! |

April 1, 2013

Medicare Cuts From Sequestration Go Live Today | Is the Rush to Hospital Consolidation Rash? | 20 Stats on Medicare Cost Growth | Less Than 6 Weeks Remain Until

Becker's Hospital Conference! |

March 29, 2013

The Financial Dance Between Private Equity & Non-Profit Hospitals | 5 Ways Case Managers Improve a Hospital's Bottom Line | Tenet CFO Earns $3.27M | 5 New CFO

Profiles! |

March 27, 2013

8 Recent Hospital Layoffs | PPACA Turns 3: The 5 Biggest Changes Since PPACA Passed | 7 Hospital Acquisitions | How Can Hospital CEOs, CFOs Battle Perception of

Executive Pay? |

March 25, 2013

How Payment Penalties for High Infection Rates Could Drain Hospital Finances | Top 10 Strategic Initiatives This Year | Pittsburgh Pursues Removal of UPMC's Tax

Exemption | Government Shutdown Averted, Sequester Remains |

March 22, 2013

Are Health Systems Becoming Too Big to Fail? | 5 Tips to Survive the Sequester | 18 Stats on Medicare Inpatient, Outpatient Payments | House Reintroduces Medicare

RAC Reforms |

March 20, 2013

8 Hospital Downgrades, 7 Upgrades in Past Month | 9 Recent Hospital Mergers | MedPAC: Hospitals Must Contain Costs | Which States Fail on Healthcare Price

Transparency? |

March 18, 2013

7 Stats on Medicare Inpatient Profitability | CMS Revises Hospitals' Readmissions Penalties Again | What Will Lost DSH Payments Mean for Hospitals? | 3 Reasons Why

Hospital Consolidation Could Hurt Healthcare |

March 15, 2013

12 Ways to Lower Costs With Cutting Provider Payments | Trinity Health CEO Joseph Swedish on Making the Jump to WellPoint | CMS Proposes Part B Billing Changes for

Hospitals | How Should Health Systems Manage Their Investments Today? |

March 13, 2013

15 Recent Hospital Mergers | 39 Stats on A-Rated Hospitals | Has Healthcare Reform Made Layoffs Inevitable? | CHS, Cleveland Clinic Form Alliance |

March 11, 2013

3 Ways Providers Can Offset Lost Fee-For-Service Revenue | Should Healthcare Abandon ICD-10? | Which Hospitals Have Commercial Bundled Payments? | 14 Recent

Medicare, Medicaid Issues |

March 8, 2013

Exclusive Moody's Interview: Sequester to Impale Non-Profit Hospitals | Are Hospital Mergers Creating Oligopolies? | Q&A With Hendrick Health CFO Stephen Kimmel | What

Should You Know About CFO Compensation? |

March 6, 2013

8 Hospital Companies Release Earnings | 18 Recent Mergers & Acquisitions | Should Hospitals Lose Medicare Payments to Fix SGR? | Looking for "100 Great Hospitals" Nominations! | 4th Annual Becker's Hospital Review Meeting: Only 200 Spots Remain & Early Registration Ends 4/1!

March 4, 2013

7 Leaders Discuss the Sequester | 11 Stats on Hospitals' A/R | 4Q Profit at UHS Rises 42% | 5 Things to Know About the Hospital Debt Market |

March 1, 2013

Sequestration Set to Kick in | 11 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 6 Key Observations for Hospitals on Sequestration | Q&A With Former CMS Administrator Dr. Bruce Vladeck |

February 27, 2013

9 Ingenious Ways to Cut Hospital Costs | 9 Hospital Mergers, Acquisitions | Explosive TIME Article Probes World of Hospital Costs | Tenet's FY 2012 Profit Up 143% |

February 25, 2013

The Biggest Trends and Threats in Healthcare This Year | CHS' 4Q Profit Up 103% | 17 New Points on Bundled Payments | 10 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues |

February 22, 2013

7 Bad Habits of Hospital CFOs That Need to Be Broken | Q&A With Grady CFO Mark Meyer | 3 Tips for Hospital Affiliations | Latest on Proposed Sequester Fix |

February 20, 2013

2 Hospital Downgrades, 1 Upgrade in Past Month | 7 Recent Acquisitions | Health Insurance Exchange Decisions for All 50 States | 15 Stats on Hospital Controller

Salary |

February 18, 2013

A Full Analysis of CMS' Bundled Payment Program | 11 Stats on Average Age of Hospital Plant | HMA 4Q Profit Up 57%, Down for LifePoint | Stats on CFO Incentive

Targets |

February 15, 2013

5 Revenue Cycle Issues Spurred by Healthcare Reform | 13 Stats on Hospital Credit Ratings | A Rural Healthcare Discussion With West Park CFO Pat McConnell | Big 5

Health Insurers Post $12.7B Profit |

February 13, 2013

7 Recent Hospital Mergers | 5 Ways to Approach Your Credit Rating Meetings | Moody's: 2012 Set Record for Downgraded Debt | Bain, KKR to Sell 50M HCA Shares |

February 11, 2013

4 Quality-Based Strategies to Improve Profitability | IASIS Posts Solid 1Q | 5 Ways Hospitals Can Partner With Free Clinics | 18 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues |

February 8, 2013

Will Non-Profit Health Insurers Survive? | 10 Stories on Improving Hospital Profitability | SunLink to Go Private | Vanguard's Phil Roe & 4 Other CFOs to Know |

February 6, 2013

8 Recent Hospital Mergers | What Health Reform Means for Providers in 2013 | 13 Stats on Hospital Profit & Revenue | 160 Great Speakers to Appear at the 4th Annual

Hospital Conference! |

February 4, 2013

17 Healthcare Niches to Watch in 2013 | 6 Chief Determinants of ACO Readiness | Steward Lost $57M in 2011 | 4 Best Practices for Collecting Out-of-Pocket Fees |

February 1, 2013

Should Hospitals Start Their Own Health Plans? | 17 Recent Issues Between Hospitals and Payors | Vanguard's 2Q Profit Down 22% | 3 Recent CFO Transitions |

January 30, 2013

8 Recent Mergers | 12 Recent Hospital Layoffs | Why Long Island College Hospital May Close | 4 Tips to Fight & Win RAC Denials |

January 28, 2013

Hospital Mergers: What Do Buyers, Sellers Look Like? | 14 Stats on Operating Ratios | Medicare RACs Set Record in 1Q | 5 Trends on Hospital Benefit Plans |

January 25, 2013

Did the Fiscal Cliff-SGR Bill Rob Hospitals? | Moody's: 2013 Looks Rough for Non-Profit Hospitals | What 5 Things Must CFOs Avoid in Acquisitions? | 5 New CFO Profiles

January 23, 2013

7 Recent Hospital Mergers | Q&A With Tufts Medical Center CFO C. Okey Agba | For-Profit Hospital Stocks Skyrocket | How University Hospitals in Cleveland Raised $1B |

January 18, 2013

5 Issues Hospital CFOs Must Focus on in 2013 | Highmark to Buy West Penn Debt | 8 Steps for Bundled Payment Programs | 5 New Featured CFO Profiles |

January 16, 2013

2 Hospitals With Credit Downgrades | HMA Projects Weak 4Q | 7 Recent Hospital Mergers | Update on West Penn, Highmark Merger |

January 14, 2013

10 Policies That Stabilize Healthcare Spending | MedPAC: Raise Hospital Rates 1% | Tenet Expects Commercial Rates in Exchanges | What Should Hospitals Know About

Leases With Physicians? |

January 10, 2013

12 Stats on Hospital CFO Pay | 20 Recent Mergers & Acquisitions | CMS: Health Spending Growth Historically Low | Where Medicare Stands: A Discussion With Dr. Oliver

Fein of Weill Cornell |

January 7, 2013

3 Tips to Improve Relationships Between CFOs & Physicians | 20 Best Practices for Hospital Mergers | ACO Payment Model Basics | 7 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues |

January 3, 2013

Congress Passes SGR, Fiscal Cliff Deal | Review of For-Profit Hospital Performance in 2012 | 10 Challenges That Will Shape Hospital Strategy This Year | 5 New CFOs of

the Week |

December 31, 2012

The Top Hospital CFO Features of 2012! | 11 Ways to Increase Profitability in 2013 | 5 Current Pressures That Scare Independent Hospital CFOs the Most | 6 Defining

Traits of Great Hospital CFOs |

December 27, 2012

5 Areas Where Hospitals Can Spend Smarter | 9 Hospitals That Filed for Bankruptcy in 2012 | Value-Based Purchasing Winners, Losers | How Much Did IASIS CFO

John Doyle Make in 2012? |

December 24, 2012

8 Areas That Are Changing Global Accountancy | HHS Green Lights More Insurance Exchanges | Georgia Systems Create Health Plan | Which Health Insurer is Best on

Performance-Based Contracts? |

December 20, 2012

8 Hospitals With Credit Downgrades | Baylor Health, Scott & White to Merge & 12 Other Hospital Transactions | 5 Recent CFO Moves |

December 17, 2012

Top Hospital Finance Stories of 2012! | CFO Compensation of Top Non-Profit Hospitals | Highest-Grossing Hospitals | 11 Ways to Increase Profitability in 2013 | 3

Reasons Why Layoffs Don't Benefit Hospitals & More |

December 13, 2012

8 Areas of "Hidden" National Health Expenses | 8 Hospital Mergers | Bain Capital, KKR to Sell 32M Shares of HCA Stock | How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Access to

Capital? |

December 10, 2012

3 Steps for Sustainable Financial Improvement | 7 Recent Mergers | MedPAC Proposes 1% Hospital Payment Boost in 2014 | 10 Takeaways From the CMS CFO Report

|

December 6, 2012

How Aspen Valley Increased Days Cash on Hand 100-Fold | 15 Hospital Layoffs | HMA Stock Plummets in Wake of "60 Minutes" Story | Medicare RACs Recoup Record

$2.3B in 2012 |

December 3, 2012

50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare | Fitch: Outlook Not All Rosy in 2013 | Q&A With Baylor Health CFO Fred Savelsbergh | 9 Recent Strategic Investments by

Hospitals |

November 29, 2012

11 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Profitability in 2013 | Hospital Spending Per Capita Stats for 13 Countries | 5 Reasons for Hospital Quarterly Losses | 8 Recent

Hospital Mergers |

November 26, 2012

The 12 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2012 | Muni Bonds at Lowest Levels Since LBJ Presidency | 5 Steps to Cost Savings in Supply Chains | 15 Recent Hospital Mergers

|

November 23, 2012

6 Investor-Owned Hospital Execs on ACOs | Why Hospital Property Taxes and Charity Are Now Inseparable | HHS Issues Rules on Essential Health Benefits |

Infographic: How the Recession Hurt Hospitals' Inpatient Margins |

November 19, 2012

7 Hospitals With Credit Downgrades, 2 Upgrades in Past Month | How Did Swedish Medical Center Raise $100M in 5 Years? | 5 Surprising Benefits of Health Insurance

Exchanges | Is Lean the Best Solution for Inefficiencies? |

November 15, 2012

8 For-Profit Hospital Operators Release Earnings | Where Do Hospitals Fit Within the "Fiscal Cliff"? | 36 Stats on Margins by Teaching Status | Sentara CFO on Why

Niche ASCs Work |

November 12, 2012

8 Key Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2013 | 5 Points CFOs Need to Know About the Bundled Payment Business Model | Baylor Health CFO Fred

Savelsbergh on Reform Post-Election | 13 Recent Hospital and Health System Layoffs |

November 8, 2012

Obama Re-Elected, ACA Primed to Stay | 3 Reasons Why Layoffs Don't Benefit Hospitals in the Long Run | Tenet Records Big 3Q Profit | AHA Sues HHS Over Medicare

RAC Payment Denials |

November 5, 2012

HOPDs to Receive 1.8% Boost in Medicare Rates | HCA's 3Q Profit Hits $360M | Bundled Payment Stats for 16 MS-DRGs | What Can the U.S. Learn From Canada's

Medicare System? |

November 1, 2012

What CFOs Should Know About Medicare Ahead of the Elections | 3Q Profit Sags at LifePoint, CHS, UHS | 4 Ways to Improve Patient Payments | Is the Trinity-Catholic Health East Mega-Merger Positive for Healthcare? |

October 29, 2012

200 Hospital Benchmarks | Moody's: Hospital Upgrades Dominate 3Q | How Execs Can Improve Labor Management | 8 Rehab Documentation Areas Vulnerable to Claim

Denials |

October 25, 2012

12 Key Issues Hospitals Will Face in 2013 | ACO Checklist for CFOs | HMA Profit Falls 5.5% in 3Q | How Much Did Vanguard CFO Phillip Roe Make in 2012? |

October 22, 2012

7 Things to Know About Current Community Hospital Finances | House Proposes Medicare RAC Reforms | How Can Hospitals Avoid Cost Accounting Failures? |

For-Profit Hospital Stocks Continue to Dive |

October 18, 2012

9 Hospitals With Credit Downgrades, 6 Upgrades in Past Month | HCA Anticipates 3Q Profit of $360M | 5 Conclusions From S&P's 2011 Hospital Medians | 3 Costly

Physician Recruitment Mistakes |

October 15, 2012

25 Top Grossing Children's Hospitals in America | Healthcare Sector Jobs Soar in September | 5 Things Hospital CFOs Must Know About New Bad Debt Guidance | 9

Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues |

October 11, 2012

5 Pressures That Scare Independent Hospital CFOs the Most | Medicare RACs Recoup Record-High Collections | St. Joseph Health CFO Darrin Montalvo on Strategic

Affiliations | 6 Ways Hospitals Can Analyze Technology's ROI |

October 8, 2012

CFO Compensation of the 25 Top-Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals | CMS Miscalculates Readmissions Penalties | 14 Recent Hospital Layoffs | 5 Things to Know About Your

Chargemaster and ICD-10 |

October 4, 2012

Why Fiscal 2013 is So Critical | 5 Things to Consider When Acquiring a Physician Practice | Why Did the West Penn-Highmark Merger Fall Through? | Tenet Unveils New

Business Growth Plan |

October 1, 2012

6 Traits of a Great Hospital CFO | 117 Hospital, Health System CFO Profiles | 10 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues | Could the PPACA Directly Eliminate 400k Hospital Jobs

in 2013? |

September 27, 2012

3 Dominant Pension Strategies for Hospitals | 10 Steps for Full ICD-10 Implementation | What Should You Know About Recent Medicare RAC Activity? | LifePoint's

Jeff Sherman & 4 Other CFOs to Know |

September 24, 2012

7 Projects Hospital CFOs Should Focus on Now | 49 Stats on For-Profit Hospital Chain Finances | 10 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues | How to Use ERISA to

Increase Hospital Collections |

September 20, 2012

7 Hospital Credit Downgrades, 11 Upgrades in Past Month | 5 Things CFOs Should Know About ICD-10 Accounting | What Will Happen to For-Profit Hospital EBITDA

if Obama is Re-Elected? | 5 New Hospital, Health System CFOs of the Week |

September 17, 2012

Medicare Providers to Lose $11.1B From Sequestration | Top 21 Reason Codes for Denied Claims | Lean as an Alternative to Mass Hospital Layoffs | 12 Recent

Medicare, Medicaid Issues | Why Are U.S. Healthcare Costs So High? |

September 12, 2012

50 Top-Grossing U.S. Hospitals | 13 Stats on Cash-to-Debt Ratios | How Can Hospitals Utilize CO-OPs? | Q&A With Transylvania Regional Hospital CFO Marc

Nakagawa | Tenet Names New CFO |

September 5, 2012

26 Stats on CFO Salary Growth | How Could Credit Downgrades Impact Hospitals? | 13 Stats on Days Cash on Hand | Q&A With Ben Dunford, CFO of Texas Regional

Medical Center |

August 29, 2012

118 Stats on Non-Profit Hospital Medians | Moody's: 5 Big Financial Trends | 9 Major For-Profit Hospitals Report Earnings | HHS Finalizes One-Year Delay of ICD-10 | Can

ASCs Still Profit From Anesthesia? Early Registration Discounts End Friday - 19th ASC Conf |

August 22, 2012

2 Hospital Credit Downgrades, 11 Upgrades in Past Month | 7 Areas That Will Impact Safety-Net Hospital Finances | 12 Stats on Hospital All-Payor Margins | New CFO

Moves and Profiles |

August 15, 2012

25 Top-Grossing Public Hospitals | CFO Dawn Javersack: Why Cash is King | Medicare Readmissions Penalties Affect 2k Hospitals | 12 Stats on Average Hospital Medicare

Margins |

August 8, 2012

8 Tips to Improve Your Hospital's Operating Margin | 9 Observations on Final IPPS Rule | HCA, Tenet Post 2Q Finances | HMA's Kelly Curry & 4 Other CFOs to Know |

August 1, 2012

5 Points on What Hospital CFOs Can Learn From Corporate CFOs | 5 Observations on the State of Hospital Credit Markets | Q&A With Scripps Health CFO Rich

Rothberger | 5 CFOs of the Week |

July 25, 2012

25 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals | Moody's: Hospital Downgrades Up | HMA's Profit Slumps in 2Q | 5 CFOs of the Week |

July 18, 2012

2 Hospitals Receive Credit Downgrades | Hospitals and Libor: What Does it Mean? | 5 Critical Transactions Issues for CFOs | 5 CFOs of the Week |

July 11, 2012

25 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals | CMS Releases Proposed Rules for 2013 HOPD, Physician Payments | 7 Risks of Overcompensating Hospital Execs | CFO Spotlight:

Eddie Soler of Florida Hospital

July 5, 2012

26 Healthcare Leaders React to PPACA Ruling | Which Healthcare Stocks Benefited? | Q&A With Former Mayo Clinic CFO David Ebel | Fitch: Reform Ruling Validates Hospitals'

Efforts |

June 27, 2012

27 Stats on Cash Flow & Debt | What Does Moody's Bank Downgrades Mean for Hospitals? | 3 Financial Challenges of Bundled Pricing | Jeff Taylor, Bernadette Spong & 8

Other CFOs to Know |

June 20, 2012

7 Hospitals Receive Credit Downgrades | Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital CFO Paul Storiale on Financial Control | 8 Strategies for Hospital Cost Management | A

New Way of CFO Networking |

June 13, 2012

16 Statistics on Safety-Net Hospital Financials | Healthcare Expenditures Rise 3.9% in 2011 | 5 Best Practices for Raising Your Hospital's Value | 8 Steps for Improving

Hospital Access to Capital |

June 6, 2012

Top 10 Spend Categories at Health Systems | Is Form 990 an Opportunity? | How CDI Could Improve the Revenue Cycle | Medical Costs to Increase 7.5% Next Year |

May 30, 2012

Single-Payor Healthcare: What Would Its Impact Be on the National Stage? | Most Recent RAC Audit Stats and News | 48 Stats on Hospital Inpatient Stay Costs |

May 23, 2012

5 Key Financial Ratios Healthcare Providers Should Track | 3 Hospital CFOs on How to Budget Today | What is the Financial Impact of Losing 5 ED Patients Per Day? |

May 16, 2012

6 Hospital Credit Downgrades | 8 Major Hospital Operators Release Quarterly Earnings | Mission Health CFO Charles Ayscue on Financial Success | 25 Hospitals With the

Highest Avg Medicare Spending |

May 9, 2012

58 Stats on FY 2011 Median Hospital Financial Metrics | 4 CFOs Share Their Current Fiscal Strategy | The Uncertainty of Reimbursement Cuts |

May 2, 2012

12 Points on FY 2013 IPPS Proposed Rule | What Are the Avg Costs Per Inpatient Day Across Every State? | 11 Best Practices for Commercial Payor Negotiations on New

Payment Models |

April 25, 2012

4 Pressing Financial Issues Facing Hospital Executives Today | 5 Points to Know on the 2012 Medicare Trustees Report | 24 Statistics on For-Profit Hospital Operator CFO

Pay | Register Now for Becker's Hospital Conference! |

April 18, 2012

15 Greatest Opportunities for Hospital Savings | 4 Hospitals Receive Credit Downgrades | Lowell General Hospital CFO Susan Green: What it Takes to Be a Hospital CFO

Today | Hospital Conference Registration Extended 7 Days! |

April 11, 2012

Pertinent Bundled Payment Insight | New ICD-10 Deadline Proposed | 12 Revenue Pitfalls for Academic Medical Centers | What is the U.S. Payor Mix by Region? |

April 4, 2012

7 Strategies to Help Hospitals Break Even on Medicare | Hospital Bond Volumes Down 27% | Top 10 States With Highest Inpatient Medicare Payments

March 28, 2012

6 Practices to Streamline Physician Practice Valuation | RACs Can Now Request Twice as Many Claims | Hospital Executive Salaries to Rise 2.5% | The Best Hospital

Business Meeting-Discounts End in 4 Days! |
March 21, 2012

7 Hospitals Receive Credit Downgrades | 18 Essential Hospital Accountability Metrics | 4 Key Trends in Healthcare Financing for 2012 | The Best Business Meeting in the

Healthcare Arena-Early Reg Discounts End 4/1! |

March 14, 2012

What's Next for ICD-10? | How to Find Capital for Standalone Hospitals | Tenet CFO to Resign | Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting: Great CFO Speakers Ahead! |

March 7, 2012

Healthcare Reform: Two Years Gone, What's Next? | 4 Main Drivers for Middle-Market Hospital Financing | Cleveland Clinic Financial Growth Dependent on M&A | Becker's

Hospital Review Annual Meeting: Featured CFO Speakers and More! |

February 29, 2012

8 Major Hospital Operators Release Quarterly Earnings | Stamford Hospital CFO Kevin Gage on How to Remain Profitable | 25 Stats on Employed-Physician Salaries |

Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting: Only 150 Spots Remain! |

February 22, 2012

10 Hospitals With Credit Downgrades | HHS Delays ICD-10 Compliance Date | Banner Boswell CFO Scott Leckey Shares Financial Insights | Complimentary Webinar:

Healthcare Finance 2012 - A Look at Trends, Terms and Provider Sectors |

February 15, 2012

7 Tips for a Smooth Hospital Tax Process | HMA's 4Q Profit Rose 9.5% | Medicare RACs Collect $1.27B in Overpayments Since 2009 | 4 CFO Moves | Becker's Hospital

Review Annual Meeting - Register by 4/1 and Save! |

February 8, 2012

HCA, Vanguard Post Big 4Q Gains | 3 Burning Questions From St. Vincent HealthCare CFO Mark Doyle | James O'Keefe Named CFO of Westerly Hospital | Top 26

Conditions With the Highest Average Expense Per Patient |

February 1, 2012

4 Reasons 2012 Will Be Financially Challenging | IRS Releases 2011 Form 990 | 5 Painless Ways to Cut Hospital Costs |

January 25, 2012

2011 RACs in Review | 7 Hospitals With Credit Downgrades | What Required Capital Ratio Says About Your Hospital |

January 18, 2012

Community Hospitals Post Record Profit of $52.9B | 9 Things Your Hospital Needs to Do to Prepare for ICD-10 | MedPAC Recommends 1% Increase for Inpatient,

Outpatient Services |

January 11, 2012

11 Common Ailments With Physician Practice Valuation | 5 Ways MemorialCare Health Cut Costs | Fitch: For-Profit Hospitals to Experience Weak Operating Trends |

Healthcare Spending Slowed in 2010 |

January 4, 2012

Top 15 Articles for Hospital CFOs in 2011: 110 Hospital CFOs to Know | 10 Ways to Increase Hospital Profitability | 200 Hospital Benchmarks | The Quiet Takeover:

Insurers Buying Physicians and Hospitals |

December 28, 2011

New Year's Resolutions From CFO of California's Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Other Hospital Leaders | 9 Issues Around the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate | Most

Recent CFO Moves |

December 21, 2011

3 Hospital Leaders Recap Financial Stress of 2011 | 7 Hospitals Get Credit Downgrades | 5 Best Practices for Hospital Pension Plans | IRS Issues Draft of Schedule H

Form |

December 14, 2011

Denver Health CFO Peg Burnette: 6 Strategies to Stay Lean and Mean | How to Fund Hospital Initiatives Through the Rev Cycle | Recent CFO Moves |

December 7, 2011

10 Ways Hospitals Can Increase Profitability in 2012 | 3 Biggest Ways Medicaid RACs Will Affect Hospitals Next Year | 4 Trends in Hospital CFO Compensation | Recent

CFO Exec Moves |

November 30, 2011

The Good & the Bad of Community Hospital Finances | Core Concepts to Maintain Hospital Tax-Exempt Status | Wayne Bennett Appointed CFO of Maine's Franklin

Community Health | 10 Hospitals Restructuring Employees |

November 23, 2011

How to Cope in This Economy: 4 Thoughts From Elkhart General CFO Kevin Higdon | Ted Shaw Named CFO of Univ. of Miami Health | 6 Challenges in Managing

Hospital Finances |

November 16, 2011

10 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2011 | What's Next for State Tax-Exempt Status? | OIG Finds Problems With ZPICs | How to Choose the Right Rating Agency |

November 9, 2011

200 Hospital Benchmarks | Q3 Earnings for 7 Hospital Operators | CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule, Final OPPS Rule |

November 2, 2011

110 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know | Finances in the Era of Population Health: Q&A With CFOs from Loma Linda University Medical Center | Deadline for

CMS' Bundled Payment Initiative Nov. 4 |

October 26, 2011

8 Things to Know About the ACO Final Rule | 5 Common Accounting Blunders Hospitals Can Avoid | S&P: Healthcare Costs Up Nearly 6% | State Medicaid Programs

Capping Hospital Stays |

October 19, 2011

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Operational Costs | 5 Pros and Cons of Bank Direct Placements for Hospitals | BCBS of Massachusetts to Keep Non-Profit Status |

October 12, 2011

6 Reasons Behind the Gloomy Outlook for Non-Profit Hospitals | MedPAC Approves Physician Payment Fix | 4 Ways Hospitals Can Cut Bad Debt |

October 5, 2011

Medicare RACs Identify $75M in Overpayments in FY 2010 | Supreme Court Hears Case on Whether Providers Can Sue States Over Reimbursement | 5 Roles for Hospital

Personnel to Play in Shift to ICD-10 |

September 28, 2011

The Ins and Outs of Successful Hospital Insurance Talks | UPMC CEO: "Highmark is No Longer a Traditional Insurer" | 8 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Cut Hospital Costs |

Decision Held on Illinois Hospital Tax-Exemptions |

September 21, 2011

Average Healthcare CFO Pay Reaches $224K | 5 Money-Saving Tips for Hospital CFOs | HHS Releases Final Rule for Medicaid RAC Program | CMS Extends Deadlines

for Bundled Payment Initiative |

September 14, 2011

New Resident Training Rules Will Cost Teaching Hospitals $1.3B | How to Take Advantage of Low Short-term Interest Rates | 5 Benefits and Drawbacks of Bank

Direct Placements for Hospitals | 3 Steps a Hospital Can Take to Make Payment Collections More Efficient |

September 7, 2011

6 Ways Hospitals Can Survive the Onslaught of Medicare Cuts | Will ICD-10 Kill Hospitals' Productivity? | Republican Governors Outline 31 Medicaid "Solutions"

August 31, 2011

HHS Announces New Bundled Payment Initiative | How Can Hospital CFOs Reduce Bad Debt Right Now? | Consumer-Driven Health Plans Grew 13.9% in Last Year | Early

Reg. Discounts for the 18th ASC Conf End Tomorrow |

August 24, 2011

ICD-10: Bracing for the Storm and Coding Update Freeze | Medicare Revenue Rising at Slowest Rate Since 2005 | Survey: Nearly 70% of Hospitals Collect Less Than

30% of Payments at Point of Service |

August 17, 2011

50 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America | How to Prevent Medicare Claim Denials Due to Medical Necessity | Walgreens May Offer Health Insurance by Fall |

August 10, 2011

50 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals | Some For-Profit Hospitals Provide as Much Charity Care as Non-Profits | 5 Common Ways Hospitals Lose Accounts Receivable |

Medicare RACs Collect $575M in Overpayments |

August 3, 2011

Big Changes Ahead: Medicare IPPS 2012 and What It Means for Hospitals | How Would You Fix Medicare and Medicaid? 6 Hospital Leaders Respond | 6 Tactics to Prepare

for ICD-10 |

July 27, 2011

Avoiding RAC Red Flags for Hospital-Owned Physician Practices | Legislators Urge CMS to Reconsider IPPS Coding Offset | Medicare, Medicaid Payments Could Stop if Debt

Ceiling Agreement Not Reached |

July 20, 2011

RACs Collect More Than $233M in Overpayments | 4 Tips for Hospitals Implementing ICD-10 | How Automation Can Help Hospitals Process Claims |

July 14, 2011

How to Prevent Errors That Draw RACs Attention | Outlined Steps for Phase 2 of ICD-10 Released | Appealing RACs Denials for Inpatient Stay is Only Way to Get Paid |

July 7, 2011

5 Hospital Coding Errors Likely to Draw RAC Attention | Why Hospitals Need to Get Ready for ICD-10 Now | HHS Sends Rules for Medicaid RACs, Payments for Review |

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