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August 26, 2015

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

August 25, 2015

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

August 24, 2015

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

August 21, 2015

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

August 20, 2015

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

August 19, 2015

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

August 18, 2015

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

August 17, 2015

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

August 14, 2015

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

August 13, 2015

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

August 12, 2015

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

August 11, 2015

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

August 10, 2015

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

August 7, 2015

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

August 6, 2015

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

August 5, 2015

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

August 4, 2015

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

August 3, 2015

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

July 31, 2015

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

July 30, 2015

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

July 29, 2015

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

July 28, 2015

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

July 27, 2015

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

July 24, 2015

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

July 23, 2015

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

July 22, 2015

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

July 21, 2015

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

July 20, 2015

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

July 17, 2015

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

July 16, 2015

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

July 15, 2015

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

July 14, 2015

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

July 13, 2015

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

July 10, 2015

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

July 9, 2015

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

July 8, 2015

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

July 7, 2015

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

July 6, 2015

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

July 3, 2015

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

July 2, 2015

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

July 1, 2015

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

June 30, 2015

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

June 29, 2015

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

June 26, 2015

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

June 25, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

June 23, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

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

June 19, 2015

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

June 18, 2015

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

June 17, 2015

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

June 16, 2015

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

June 15, 2015

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

June 12, 2015

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

June 11, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

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

June 9, 2015

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

June 8, 2015

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

June 5, 2015

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

June 4, 2015

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

June 3, 2015

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

June 2, 2015

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

June 1, 2015

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

May 29, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

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

May 26, 2015

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

May 22, 2015

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

May 21, 2015

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

May 20, 2015

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

May 19, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

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

May 15, 2015

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

May 14, 2015

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

May 13, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

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

May 11, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 6, 2015

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

May 5, 2015

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

May 4, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

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

April 30, 2015

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

April 30, 2015

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

April 29, 2015

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

April 28, 2015

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

April 27, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

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

April 23, 2015

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

April 23, 2015

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

April 22, 2015

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

April 21, 2015

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

April 20, 2015

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

April 17, 2015

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

April 16, 2015

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

April 15, 2015

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

April 14, 2015

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

April 13, 2015

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

April 10, 2015

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

April 9, 2015

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

April 8, 2015

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

April 7, 2015

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

April 6, 2015

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

April 3, 2015

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

April 2, 2015

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

April 1, 2015

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

March 31, 2015

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

March 30, 2015

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

March 27, 2015

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

March 26, 2015

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

March 25, 2015

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

March 24, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

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

March 20, 2015

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

March 19, 2015

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

March 18, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

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

March 16, 2015

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

March 13, 2015

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

March 12, 2015

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

March 11, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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

March 09, 2015

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

March 06, 2015

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

March 05, 2015

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

March 04, 2015

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

March 03, 2015

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

March 02, 2015

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

February 27, 2015

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

February 26, 2015

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

February 25, 2015

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

February 24, 2015

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

February 23, 2015

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

February 20, 2015

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

February 19, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

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

February 17, 2015

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

February 16, 2015

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

February 13, 2015

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

February 12, 2015

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

February 11, 2015

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

February 10, 2015

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

February 9, 2015

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

February 6, 2015

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

February 5, 2015

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

February 4, 2015

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

February 3, 2015

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

February 2, 2015

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

January 30, 2015

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

January 29, 2015

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

January 28, 2015

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

January 27, 2015

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

January 26, 2015

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

January 23, 2015

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

January 22, 2015

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

January 21, 2015

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

January 20, 2015

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

January 16, 2015

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

January 15, 2015

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

January 14, 2015

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

January 13, 2015

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

January 12, 2015

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

January 09, 2015

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

January 08, 2015

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

January 07, 2015

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

January 06, 2015

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

January 05, 2015

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

January 02, 2015

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

December 31, 2014

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

December 30, 2014

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

December 29, 2014

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

December 26, 2014

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

December 24, 2014

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

December 23, 2014

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

December 22, 2014

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

December 19, 2014

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

December 18, 2014

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

December 17, 2014

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

December 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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