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  1. 3 things to know about EveryPatient's real-time patient satisfaction platform

    EveryPatient, a physician-led, health information technology analytics company, has launched a patient satisfaction platform designed to help healthcare organizations improve the patient experience, facilitate service recovery and preserve revenue.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Main Line Health hospital receives $16M gift

    Media, Pa.-based Riddle Hospital, part of Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based Main Line Health, will receive its largest ever gift of $16 million, according to Philly.com. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Clinton proposes new tax to pay for healthcare, education

    Hillary Clinton plans to offset the costs of her healthcare and education proposals with a 3.8 percent surtax on investment income and wages for high earners, her campaign told the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.   By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Ala. governor proposes lottery to aid state financial pressures, Medicaid

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) plans to call a special session of the Legislature to consider a proposal to help fund state services, according to AL.com. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. From paper-based to digital payment programs: Why more hospitals are making the leap for business-to-business payments

    The sun is setting on paper-based payments in healthcare, prompting many healthcare organizations to digitize their business-to-business payment functions. By Brooke Murphy -
  3. Moody's affirms outlook on nonprofit healthcare sector

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed its stable outlook on the nonprofit healthcare and hospital sector.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. OIG tags Louisiana hospital for incorrect billing

    HHS' Office of the Inspector General found Cornerstone Hospital of Southwest Louisiana, a 30-bed long-term acute care hospital in Sulphur, submitted erroneous bills to Medicare for treatment of a rare malnutrition condition.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. HCA sees profit rise as patient volume grows

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings reported revenue of $10.3 billion in the second quarter of 2016, up 4.3 percent from $9.9 billion in the same period of 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 ways executives should prepare for pricing transparency from KPMG

    Pricing transparency is becoming increasingly important as patients take on more responsibility for their healthcare costs.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Oregon hospital profits climb 38% in 2015: 3 key points

    Oregon hospitals have seen improved financial health as more people have gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to The Bulletin.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Moody's assigns 'A1' rating to Lexington County Health Services District's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "A1" rating to West Columbia, S.C.-based Lexington County Health Services District's proposed $171 million of series 2016 fixed rate revenue bonds. By Erin Dietsche -
  1. Moody's assigns 'Aa1' rating to Bexar County Hospital District's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "Aa1" rating to San Antonio-based Bexar County Hospital District's $190 million of series 2016 bonds. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Moody's affirms Adena Health System's 'A3' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A3" rating on Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System's outstanding bonds. By Erin Dietsche -
  3. Moody's affirms Regional West Medical Center's 'Baa2' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "Baa2" rating on Scottsbluff, Neb.-based Regional West Medical Center's bonds, affecting approximately $18 million of rated debt. By Erin Dietsche -
  4. Optimizing RCM in the midst of physician practice acquisition: Three steps to improve payer contracts

    Health systems show no signs of slowing their efforts to acquire physician practices, and these investments can undoubtedly yield numerous benefits. From the patient care perspective, adding practices strengthens and expands services to health systems' communities.  By Jim Denny -
  5. 43 states earn 'F' grade for healthcare price transparency

    The Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute have released their report card on price transparency laws, and the report shows little progress from the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Certive Solutions reports record-high revenue in June

    Certive Solutions, a provider of revenue cycle management solutions, reported revenue of $568,821 for the month ended June 30.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. California could save $4.4B in care costs annually by reducing variation

    Billions of dollars could be saved annually if healthcare cost variation was reduced across California, according to findings from the new online California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Charity care dropped 13% in first year of ACA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette finds

    In the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, U.S. hospital charity care dropped 13 percent and bad debt stabilized, according to an analysis published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. This week's 5 must-reads for hospital CFOs

    Here are five articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this week that offer insight on CMS' new mandatory cardiac bundle and hospitals' biggest revenue cycle mistakes.  By Ayla Ellison -

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