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  1. University Hospital issues refund months after patient overpaid

    University Hospital in San Antonio has issued a refund to a patient months after she overpaid her medical bill, according to a KSAT report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of May 23-27

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Beth Israel's plan to downsize from an 856-bed facility to a much smaller 70-bed hospital most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Fitch affirms University of Chicago Medical Center's 'AA-' rating

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "AA-" long-term rating on the University of Chicago Medical Center's outstanding debt. By Erin Marshall -

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  1. Fitch affirms Pella Regional Health Center's 'BBB' rating

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "BBB" rating on Pella (Iowa) Regional Health Center's series 2006 revenue bonds, affecting approximately $46.7 million.  By Erin Marshall -
  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 Marshall -
  3. NIH awards $142M to Mayo Clinic for precision medicine biobank

    On Thursday, the National Institutes of Health announced that it will award the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., $142 million to create the world's largest research-cohort biobank for President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. Illinois Supreme Court to review constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions

    The Illinois Supreme Court will review a case that focuses on the constitutionality of exempting nonprofit hospitals in Illinois from paying property taxes.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Major for-profit hospital operators' bonds hit by downgrades

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare both received credit downgrades in the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 11 healthcare CFOs in the headlines

    Here are 11 healthcare industry CFOs who made news in the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Woman receives $3,500 ambulance bill after giving birth in hospital parking lot

    After Katie Moraida gave birth to son Sawyer in a hospital parking lot, she received two separate bills exceeding $3,500 for an ambulance ride to the hospital door.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. S&P revises Divine Savior Healthcare's outlook to negative

    S&P Global Ratings has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the "BBB-" rating on Portage, Wis.-based Divine Savior Healthcare's series 2006 revenue bonds. By Erin Marshall -
  1. S&P revises Citrus Valley Health Partners' outlook to positive

    S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook to positive from stable and affirmed its 'A-' rating on Covina, Calif.-based Citrus Valley Health Partners. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Medicaid claims delayed for Alaska providers

    Healthcare providers in Alaska that accept Medicaid will have to wait a little longer to get paid, according to a Peninsula Clarion report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Massachusetts lawmakers reach healthcare pricing compromise to avoid ballot question

    Massachusetts lawmakers have reached a compromise that aims to avoid a ballot question concerning healthcare pricing.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Fitch affirms MaineGeneral Health's 'BBB-' rating

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "BBB-" rating on Augusta-based MaineGeneral Health's series 2011 revenue bonds, affecting $280.75. By Erin Marshall -
  5. Fitch downgrades HealthEast's rating to 'BB+'

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating to "BB+" from "BBB-" on St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System's $149.2 million of series 2015A revenue bonds. By Erin Marshall -
  6. Moody's revises South Broward Hospital District's outlook to positive

    Moody's Investors Service has revised the outlook to positive from stable on Hollywood, Fla.-based South Broward Hospital District, which is doing business as Memorial Healthcare System. By Erin Marshall -
  7. Moody's assigns 'A1' rating to John Muir Health's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "A1" rating to Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health's proposed series 2016 bonds, affecting up to $235 million.  By Erin Marshall -
  8. Joliet Radiological Service contracts with McKesson, iHealth Solutions acquires DNA Healthcare & more — 9 RCM keynotes

    Here are nine recent news updates from revenue cycle management companies.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. iHealth Solutions acquires DNA Healthcare: 4 things to know

    iHealth Solutions, a healthcare software and services company based in Louisville, Ky., has completed the acquisition of Piscataway, N.J.-based revenue cycle solutions provider DNA Healthcare.  By Kelly Gooch -

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