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  1. 3 interesting valuation issues for hospital leadership

    A number of healthcare valuation trends have emerged in recent years, some of which are centered on the complexity of compensation under a value-based healthcare model.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. State owes 2 Ill. hospitals $76M due to lengthening budget impasse

    The state of Illinois owes Springfield's two largest hospitals a combined $76 million for services rendered to state workers, a number that continues to escalate as the state's budget remains unresolved, reports The State Journal-Register.  By Brooke Murphy -
  3. MercyRockford Health System taps Premier for supply chain improvement

    Recently formed MercyRockford Health System has selected Premier for group purchasing and supply chain management services to aid in the health system's integration phase. By Brooke Murphy -

The New Rules of Healthcare Recruiting

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  1. Cumberland Consulting launches performance improvement, revenue cycle arm

    Cumberland Consulting Group has launched a performance improvement practice to expand its revenue management services portfolio for healthcare providers. By Brooke Murphy -
  2. 103-year-old Pa. hospital needs partner to stay open

    Just when 46-bed Ellwood City (Pa.) Hospital thought it couldn't get worse, it did.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Norton Healthcare gives coders new opportunities at IU Southeast

    Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind. and Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare have developed a strategic partnership to promote medical coding leadership through IU's Certified Professional Coder program, reports IUS Now. By Brooke Murphy -
  4. The untapped potential for value-based care in Medicare Advantage: Q&A with Deloitte's Brian Flanigan

    Pressure is rising in 2016 for hospitals and health plans to make the foray into value-based arrangements, however a recent study from Deloitte suggests many providers are overlooking the potential of Medicare Advantage in devising successful value-based care models. By Brooke Murphy -

Is median compensation in the crosshairs?

Once considered a “safe harbor” threshold in establishing physician compensation, median compensation recently has faced heightened regulatory scrutiny.
  1. Pharmaceutical industry unveils ad campaign to restore image — without mention of drug prices

    High prescription drug prices have made the pharmaceutical industry the target of mounting criticism, as well as a hot-button issue so far this election season. Now, the industry is building a new advertising campaign aimed at improving its reputation with lawmakers as it campaigns against efforts to curb prescription drug costs, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Regional Health of Rapid City to build $18M hospital under merger agreement

    The city of Custer, S.D., and Rapid City, S.D.-based Regional Health have signed a merger that will include the construction of a new 42,000 square-foot, $18.43 million hospital to replace Custer's existing 54-year-old hospital, according to the Rapid City Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid proves beneficial compared to neighboring non-expansion states

    Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid helped put it ahead of its neighbors — namely Tennessee and Virginia — as far as healthcare coverage is concerned, according to a Families USA teleconference cited in The State Journal. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Moody's affirms Hendrick Medical Center's 'A2' rating

    Moody's Investor's Service has affirmed Abilene, Texas-based Hendrick Medical Center's "A2" rating, affecting $124.5 million of rated debt. By Erin Marshall -
  1. CFO spots increasingly being filled by women, minorities

    Continuing a decade-long trend, the percentage of finance chief positions at large companies filled by women and minorities increased last year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. RCM company HealthRise Solutions forms new advisory board

    HealthRise Solutions, a Southfield, Mich.-based revenue cycle management company, has announced the inaugural members of its new advisory board. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Feb. 1-5

    All five of the major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. SC hospital temporarily closes its doors due to flood damage

    Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, S.C., is shutting down after severe flooding in October rendered the majority of the hospital unusable.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Minnesota hospitals see increase in bad debt, community benefit: 3 things to know

    Minnesota hospitals are reporting more bad debt, despite an increase in the number of state residents with health insurance, according to a Star Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Cardinal Health gives providers 340B pricing tips

    For hospitals considering enrollment in the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, or for those already participating, the Health Resources Service Administration's recent Omnibus Guidance could have significant impacts on plans and operations. By Brooke Murphy -
  7. Why CMS gets to decide whether this Texas hospital expands

    Hospital expansion is not an easy process if the facility is physician-owned, according to a Bloomberg BNA report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Retired HCA president supports bold plan to reduce healthcare costs

    A move to reform Georgia's medical malpractice system has garnered the support of Charles R. Evans, retired president of Hospital Corporation of America, Eastern Group, and current president of International Health Services Group — a social enterprise Mr. Evans founded to support health services development in underserved areas of the world.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Blue Cross parent company cuts jobs, cites Obamacare

    Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp., the mega-insurance parent for a number of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, has laid off an undisclosed number of employees this week, reports Crain's Chicago Business. By Brooke Murphy -

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