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  1. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of July 18-22

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Steward swings into black in 2015

    Steward Health Care System reported operating income of $131 million in 2015 — the first time the Boston-based system has posted a profit since it was formed in 2011, reports The Boston Globe.  By Brooke Murphy -
  3. Ozarks Community Hospital CEO says Medicare termination is 'warning for small hospitals'

    Paul Taylor, CEO of the Ozarks Community Hospital health system, based in Springfield, Mo., is fighting back against CMS' recent decision to terminate the Medicare agreement for its Springfield facility.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Ga. hospital to close family medicine clinic

    Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, Ga., will close its Fairmount (Ga.) Family Medicine clinic due to unsustainable patient volumes. By Brooke Murphy -
  2. 28 hospitals, health systems seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle new compliance issues and payment models under CMS, many institutions are looking to strengthen their financial management arms. By Brooke Murphy -
  3. Physicians predict Brexit from Medicare under MACRA

    About 40 percent of physicians in small practices believe new payment models under MACRA will cause providers stop treating Medicare patients to avoid tough financial penalties, reports Breitbart. By Brooke Murphy -
  4. 4 key factors in a hospital's financial turnaround plan

    Industry reform requires hospitals and health systems to build more comprehensive networks, reduce healthcare utilization and invest heavily in health information systems. At the same time, other economic factors in the market are driving down reimbursements from Medicare and commercial payers and driving up patient financial obligations. By Brooke Murphy -

Patients are today's new payers. How are you handling this change?

With the rising cost of health care, and the increased financial burden to patients as a result of cost shifting with HDHPs, patients are the new payer.
  1. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of July 18-22

    Cerner's new revenue cycle leadership most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Tool helps Medicare patients find prescription eligibility, pricing, co-pay info

    PokitDok has partnered with PillPack to power an app that seeks to improve patient experience for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries and Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit plan members. By Brooke Murphy -
  3. Moody's affirms Gundersen Health System's 'A1' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A1" rating on La Crosse, Wis.-based Gundersen Health System's $207 million of outstanding rated debt. By Erin Dietsche -
  4. Revenue cycle management in a value-based world

    The shift from volume to value-based healthcare models is underway. Outpatient service providers must reevaluate how to manage their revenue cycles, and do so relatively quickly.  By Staff -
  1. S&P assigns 'AA' rating to Duke University Health System's bonds

    S&P Global Ratings has assigned an "AA" rating to Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System's series 2016D bonds. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Moody's assigns 'Aa2' rating to Duke University Health System's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "Aa2" rating to Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System's $127 million of series 2016D bonds.  By Erin Dietsche -
  3. N.Y. hospital to shutter ED

    St. Luke's Cornwall (N.Y.) Hospital's board of trustees voted Thursday to close the Littman Center for Emergency Medicine at its Cornwall campus. By Brooke Murphy -
  4. 19 recent payer, provider contract disputes, renewals

    The following payer-provider contract terminations and resolutions occurred during the past three months.   By Brooke Murphy -
  5. Services to continue at bankrupt Pioneer hospital

    A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Mississippi has approved an interim management contract with Lifebrite Hospital Group for Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes County in Danbury, N.C., that will enable the hospital to remain in service, reports Winston-Salem Journal. By Brooke Murphy -
  6. Cerner adds RCM leader , ZirMed taps Elavon & more — 10 RCM keynotes

    Here are nine recent news updates on key revenue cycle management companies. By Brooke Murphy -
  7. CMS to withdraw Medicare funding for Texas psychiatric hospital

    CMS has notified Behavioral Hospital of Longview (Texas) it will terminate Medicare funding to the facility due to alleged deficiencies that jeopardize patient health and safety, reports Longview News-Journal. By Brooke Murphy -
  8. New physicians enrolling in debt forgiveness program

    New physicians are increasingly enrolling in the federal government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, The Wall Street Journal reports.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 7 quick facts about Medicare spending

    A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation indicates Medicare spending continues to rise.  By Kelly Gooch -

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