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  1. Bryn Mawr Hospital to be modernized

    Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based Main Line Health will undertake a $200 million "modernization" project at its Bryn Mawr Hospital, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. City of Lakewood could invest $32M in community wellness foundation if hospital closes

    Lakewood, Ohio Mayor Michael Summers announced Wednesday that if Lakewood Hospital closes next year, the city would have a unique opportunity to invest $32 million in a community wellness foundation, according to Cleveland.com. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of April 13-17

    The U.S. Senate's passage of a bipartisan "doc fix" bill and hospitals' credit downgrades captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital opens outpatient wound care center

    Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston has announced the opening of its new Memorial Hermann Wound Care outpatient center.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Moody's affirms Saint Luke's Health System's rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System's "A1" rating, affecting approximately $361 million of rated bonds outstanding.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Too soon to commit to one post-acute bundled payment approach, AHA says

    The American Hospital Association has submitted a statement to the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee outlining its concerns with the Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care Act.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. OIG: Florida Hospital Orlando received $11.5M in Medicare overpayments

    Florida Hospital Orlando failed to comply with Medicare billing requirements for 94 of 215 inpatient claims reviewed by HHS' Office of Inspector General during the audit period of Jan. 1, 2001, through June 30, 2012, according to a recent OIG audit report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Obama signs 'doc fix' bill

    President Barack Obama signed "doc fix" legislation on Thursday, overhauling the way Medicare pays physicians and repealing the flawed sustainable growth rate, according to The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 8 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines this week

    Here are five hospital and health system CFOs who were in the news this past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. UnitedHealth profits rising; Optum revenues up — 5 key points

    United Health Group, the largest health insurer in the U.S., released promising numbers for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  By Scott Becker and Ayla Ellison -
  1. CMS: Some physicians to temporarily experience 'doc fix' payment cuts

    CMS announced Wednesday some physicians will continue to experience a temporary 21 percent pay cut, even though Congress finalized the repeal of Medicare's 'doc fix' in plenty of time Tuesday night, according to The Hill.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Fitch upgrades Meridian Health System's bond rating

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded the rating on Neptune, N.J.-based Meridian Health System's bonds to "A+" from "A."  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Marshfield Clinic Health System plans new hospital, signs letter of intent with Aspirus

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System is moving forward with its plans to expand outpatient surgery and other ambulatory services and build a new hospital in Marshfield.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Tennessee lawmakers seek block grant for Medicaid expansion

    Tennessee lawmakers are urging the federal government to provide a block grant so the state can expand Medicaid, according to a Nashville Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Moody's affirms South Shore Hospital's bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A3" ratings assigned to South Weymouth, Mass.-based South Shore Hospital's bonds, affecting approximately $17 million of rated debt.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Saint Michael's Medical Center releases report supporting Prime acquisition

    Consolidating and closing healthcare facilities in Newark, N.J., would create a monopoly in inpatient hospital services in the area, potentially causing price increases amounting to as much as $180 million annually, according to a recent report released by Newark-based Saint Michael’s Medical Center.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Healthcare executives predict 2015 will be a year of financial growth

    Middle market healthcare executives at companies with revenue between $25 million and $1 billion are optimistic about their organizations' finances in 2015, according to a recent study from CIT Group.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Fitch: SGR replacement reinforces move toward value-based care

    Congress repealing the flawed sustainable growth rate formula has several implications for acute-care hospitals and other healthcare providers, according to Fitch Ratings.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Florida governor to sue feds for withholding hospital funding

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced he plans to sue the federal government for allegedly withholding money from the state to force it into expanding Medicaid, according to a WLRN report.  By Ayla Ellison -