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  1. Moody's assigns 'A3' rating to Seminole Hospital District's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "A3" rating to Seminole (Texas) Hospital District's $13.075 million of series 2016 general obligation refunding bonds. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. 11 recent hospital outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, starting with the most recent. By Erin Dietsche -
  3. Top 5 spots for medical tourism

    Approximately 1.4 million Americans are expected to travel outside the U.S. for medical care in 2016, according to Patients Beyond Borders. By Brooke Murphy -

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  1. 31 hospitals, health systems seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle new compliance issues and payment models under CMS, many institutions are looking to strengthen their financial management arms. By Brooke Murphy -
  2. Ala. lottery bill to aid state financial pressures passes House on second vote

    A proposal to help fund Alabama services through a state lottery passed the Alabama House of Representatives Thursday on a second vote after the first vote fell short of approval, according to a Montgomery Advertiser report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. How-to series for starting a work from home medical business

    Certified reimbursement specialist and medical billing business entrepreneur Jennifer Gomm is now offering various coaching programs.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. The middle class' dominant role in healthcare spending

    While growth in overall healthcare spending is slowing, the burden of healthcare costs has moved to the middle class, reports The Wall Street Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. MD Anderson points to Epic implementation for 77% drop in adjusted income

    Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center reported a 76.9 percent drop in adjusted income for the 10 months ended June 30, a downfall it largely attributes to its Epic EHR implementation project. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Syncordia Q1 net loss widens: 3 things to know

    Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions saw its revenue increase in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, but the Toronto, Canada-based revenue cycle management company ended the period with a net loss.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Aug. 22-26

    A state-by-state breakdown of rural hospital closures most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. From money pit to strategy unit: ClearBalance CEO talks change in RCM

    As hospitals and health systems take on a growing number of risk-based and value-based contracts some organizations are retooling their revenue cycles into strategic business assets. By Brooke Murphy -
  1. Fitch affirms Kings' Daughters' Health's 'BBB+' rating

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "BBB+" rating on Madison, Ind.-based King's Daughters' Health's $95.3 million of series 2010 hospital revenue bonds. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Understanding the true cost of care

    To manage value, healthcare providers must understand the true cost of care  By Gary Anthony and Jeff Jones -
  3. Oregon's healthcare price transparency grade improves after website creation

    The Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute have raised Oregon's grade for healthcare price transparency from an "F" to a "B."  By Kelly Gooch and Ayla Ellison -
  4. ClearDATA expands C-suite, KeyBank adds to payment app & more — 8 RCM keynotes

    Here are eight recent news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management companies. By Brooke Murphy -
  5. Parkland Memorial approves $1.5B budget despite projected financial troubles

    It looks as if Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital will be dipping into its $54 million in cash reserves to operate next year, The Dallas Morning News reports.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. 80% of Massachusetts hospitals made a profit in 2015

    Despite economic pressures, 52 of Massachusetts' 65 hospitals ended fiscal year 2015 with a net profit, reports The Boston Globe. By Brooke Murphy -
  7. Leveraging technology to effectively manage HDHPs

    With the rise in popularity of high-deductible health plans, patients are shouldering more of the cost for the care they receive, and hospitals are interfacing more than ever with patients to collect on accounts.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Mayo sees operating surplus increase in first half of 2016

    Mayo Clinic saw its operating surplus dip in the second quarter of 2016, but the Rochester, Minn.-based system's operating income grew year over year in the first half of 2016.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 4 quick facts on the medical tourism market

    Flywire, a cross-border payment solution provider, has seen a surge in hospital demand as systems ramp up competition for patients that live outside the U.S. By Brooke Murphy -

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