Becker's Hospital CFO Report E-Weekly

Becker's Hospital CFO Report E-Weekly features current news, analysis and best practices on hospital financial and revenue cycle issues, including hospital profitability and debt financing, the transition to ICD-10 and Recovery Audit Contractor efforts.

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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 16, 2014

18 lawmakers want Prime deal blocked | 8 CFOs on the move | 6 transactions & partnerships | CHI posts $134.7M operating loss

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

August 19, 2014

M&A Spending Skyrockets in Q2 | Moody's Downgrades UMCC's Rating to 'Baa2' | 3 Key Takeaways on Healthcare Spending Growth

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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