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  1. 1,714 hospitals see payment bump under value-based purchasing: 10 things to know

    The Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is intended to encourage hospitals to provide high-quality care more efficiently by adjusting payments to hospitals based on the quality of care they provide. In 2015, 1,714 hospitals will receive some bonus payment and 1,375 will receive a payment reduction under the program, according to recently released data on more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals.  By Ayla Ellison and Kelly Gooch -
  2. CFO Carol Crews: Moving through the ranks at Tanner Health System

    Carol S. Crews, CPA, has served as senior vice president and CFO of Carrollton, Ga.-based Tanner Health System since January.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Adventist Health to give $13.3M to expand services at Adventist Medical Center-Selma

    Roseville, Calif.-based nonprofit Adventist Health will contribute $13.3 million to expand services at Adventist Medical Center- Selma (Calif.), according to The Fresno Bee.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines this week

    Here are five healthcare industry CFOs who were in the news this past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Medicaid expansion in North Carolina would mean job growth, study shows

    If North Carolina expands its Medicaid eligibility requirements, tens of thousands of jobs would be added to the state's economy by 2020, half of which would be in the healthcare sector, according to a new study by researchers at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Dec. 15-19

    The outlook for nonprofit healthcare and health system financial results captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 8 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. Report: Hospital coalitions are being formed to lower costs, improve patient care

    In today's ever-changing hospital industry, organizations are forming coalitions in order to lower costs and improve patient care, according to a recent Harvard Business Review report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals for HACs: 15 things to know

    In fiscal 2015, 721 hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced for being among the 25 percent of hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions.  By Ayla Ellison and Kelly Gooch -
  3. Moody's affirms Memorial Hospital at North Conway's 'Baa3' bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "Baa3" bond rating assigned to Memorial Hospital at North Conway (N.H.), which affects $18.2 million of outstanding debt issued by New Hampshire Health & Education Facilities Authority.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. $10M from hospital sale to go to the University of Montana Foundation

    Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., will donate $10 million from the sale of the hospital to the University of Montana Foundation for healthcare projects, according to KPAX.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Erlanger continues plans for $1.7M in manager bonuses

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is continuing its plans to dole out $1.7 million in bonuses to approximately 99 of its top managers, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. CFO David Thompson: Raising the productivity bar at St. Anthony Hospital

    David Thompson serves as CFO of St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Public opinion of PPACA easily swayed, poll finds

    Although 60 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, a recent Kaiser Health tracking poll revealed opinions of the health reform law provision can be easily swayed.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Vermont governor no longer looking at single-payer healthcare for his state

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) is forgoing his goal of single-payer healthcare in his state, according to a report from Politico.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Sutter Health improves operating performance, posts $224M surplus

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health reported a $224 million operating surplus for the first nine months of 2014, a significant increase over the $18 million operating deficiency the system recorded for the same period of last year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Florida Department of Revenue claims HCA owes $10.4M in back taxes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America is involved in a legal battle with the Florida Department of Revenue over claims the hospital operator owes $10.4 million in back taxes to the state, including $3 million in interest from unpaid taxes between 2007 and 2009, according to a TCPalm report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Moody's affirms South County Hospital's 'Baa3' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "Baa3" long-term rating assigned to Wakefield, R.I.-based South County Hospital's $34.5 million of outstanding bonds.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Moody's affirms South Nassau Communities Hospital's 'A3' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A3" rating assigned to Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Communities Hospital's outstanding bonds issued through Nassau County Local Economic Assistance and Finance Corporation.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Steward hit with $1,000-per-week penalty from state

    Boston-based Steward Health Care System has refused to submit its consolidated financial statement for 2013 to state regulators, which led the state to impose a fine of $1,000 per week that now totals $12,000. By Molly Gamble -