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  1. Some generic drug prices have increased up to 8,000%

    The cost of some low-cost generic drugs is going up, according to an Associated Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Study: Senior citizens in 10 developed nations fare better than US

    Compared to seniors in 10 other industrialized countries, seniors in the United States are sicker and much more likely to struggle with healthcare costs and access, according to a recent report from The Commonwealth Fund.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Health system CEO explains how the fee-for-service model is broken: 6 takeaways

    Today's payment models discourage quality improvement in healthcare and drive up costs for everyone, according to an analysis by David Bailey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nemours Children's Health System published in The Washington Post.  By Shannon Barnet -

5 Practices for Labor Cost & Care Quality 

Healthcare organizations are driving labor cost containment and quality of care initiatives by leveraging workforce data. Learn more about the top five workforce management best practices as identified by 124 senior leaders in a recent Health Leaders survey and understand how these strategies can help your organization achieve cost and quality improvements.
  1. Moody's assigns 'A3' rating to $500M of NYU Hospitals Center's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned "A3" ratings to $300 million of series 2014A taxable bonds and up to $200 million of series 2014B healthcare revenue refunding bonds issued on behalf of NYU Hospitals Center in New York City, which along with the NYU School of Medicine comprises the NYU Langone Medical Center.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Poll: Nearly 41% of uninsured Americans plan to remain uninsured

    As the 2015 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act open enrollment period continues, nearly half of uninsured Americans, ages 18-64, say they think they will get health insurance, while 41 percent say they think they will continue to be uninsured, and 10 percent are unsure, according to a health tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 91,000 Medi-Cal cancellations set to go out to recipients in Los Angeles County

    More than 91,000 Medi-Cal recipients will receive letters indicating they will no longer have coverage as of Nov.30, according to the report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Just 1% of organizations will eliminate healthcare coverage, survey finds

    Despite employers' uncertainty of healthcare reform and its related costs, only 1 percent of organizations expect to eliminate healthcare coverage in 2015, and large organizations anticipate more changes to their health plans than small organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management 2014 Health Benefits Survey. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Hospital C-suite thoughts on cost savings & moving from volume to value: 9 statistics

    Here are nine statistics on hospital cost savings and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, according to a survey by Huron Healthcare.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Dignity Health reports $15.2M operating loss for Q1

    San Francisco-based 37-hospital system Dignity Health has reported a $15.2 million operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, which is a significant change from the $243 million operating surplus the system posted for the same period one year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 21% of struggling hospitals made this change to avoid bankruptcy

    The demand for large end-to-end outsourcing vendors for revenue cycle management is growing, as many hospital leaders have realized revenue cycle management needs to be one of their organization's core competencies, according to a recent Black Book poll.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 5 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    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 -
  1. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Nov. 17-21

    Hospital and health system financial results, the Jonathan Gruber tax controversy and how hospitals can offset the effects of high-deductible health plans captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 8 states where hospital grant funding will fall in 2015

    Hospitals in the following states, including Washington, D.C., are confronting the largest percentage decrease in federal hospital grant funds next year, according to Bloomberg. By Molly Gamble -
  3. Global spending on medicines expected to reach $1.3T by 2018

    By 2018, global spending on medicines could come close to $1.3 trillion, according to an IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Sanford Health raises $186.1M through bond issuance: 5 things to know

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health has raised $186.1 million in Series 2014B fixed rate bonds, according to Sanford's sole managing underwriter for this transaction, investment banker Cain Brothers.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. Missouri issues $92 million in bonds to hospital

    Missouri has issued $92 million in bonds for a new 413,000 square-foot mental health facility project at the Fulton, Mo.-based Fulton State Hospital, the Office of Administration announced this week, according to an Associated Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Some Medicare Part D beneficiaries could pay more in 2015

    Going into 2015, some Medicare Part D beneficiaries may have to shell out more money for their prescription drugs, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 10 states with the most residents at risk of losing health insurance subsidies

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging the legality of subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in states that did not establish their own health insurance exchanges. If the subsidies are thrown out in those states, millions of Americans may no longer be able to afford their health coverage.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 3 top revenue cycle management vendors based on user satisfaction

    The revenue cycle management market is projected to grow to $9.9 billion by mid-2016, according to recent Black Book projections.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Moody's upgrades Magnolia Regional Health Center's outlook to stable

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "Baa2" rating assigned to Corinth, Miss.-based Magnolia Regional Health Center's outstanding bonds issued through the Mississippi Development Bank and revised the hospital's outlook to stable from negative.  By Ayla Ellison -