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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. Henry Ford Health System's surplus falls to $15.25M in first nine months of 2014

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System posted a financial surplus of $15.25 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, down from $16.49 million for the same period of last year, according to the system's unaudited financial statements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Medicaid, CHIP enrollment up 16%

    More than 9.1 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30 of this year, with enrollment up approximately 16 percent over the average monthly enrollment for July through September 2013, according to a recent CMS report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Medical care cost for injured workers in Louisiana remained higher than many other states

    A study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute shows that although the cost to treat injured Louisianans stayed about the same in 2012, the workers' compensation medical costs per claim was higher compared to similar costs in a large number of states.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Jackson Health System ends fiscal year with surplus

    Miami-based Jackson Health System can boast a surplus for the third year in a row.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. 6 questions employees should ask about their health insurance this year

    Whether shopping in the Patient and Protection Affordable Care Act marketplace or obtaining health insurance through an employer, consumers need to be prepared for big changes during the 2015 enrollment period, according to a Kaiser Health News report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. PPACA hits lowest approval ratings yet

    Only 37 percent of Americans approve of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while 56 percent disapproved, according to a new Gallup poll.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Fitch affirms 'AA' rating on Duke University Health System's bonds

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "AA" rating assigned to Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System's bonds, which were issued by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. $1.5B medical complex set to open early next year in San Francisco

    The $1.5 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is set to open Feb. 1, 2015 in San Francisco, according to a report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Hospital prices up 1.1% year-over-year in October

    Overall hospital prices were 1.1 percent higher in October of this year than they were in the same month a year ago, and hospital prices increased 0.4 percent between September and October, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Allina Health reports financial results for Q3: 5 things to know

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health's revenue for the third quarter of this year was $912.2 million, up from $856.3 million for the third quarter of 2013.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Nebraska Medical Center spent $1.16M treating Ebola patients

    It costs approximately $30,000 a day to treat a single Ebola patient, and Omaha-based Nebraska Medical Center spent about $1.16 million treating the first two patients sent to the hospital with the virus, according to an NBC News report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Banner Health's operating surplus increases to $228.8M

    Phoenix-based nonprofit system Banner Health reported a $228.8 million operating surplus for the nine months ended Sept. 30, up from the $196.1 million operating surplus it posted for the same period of 2013, according to unaudited third-quarter financial results.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Why one community health system joined a public exchange

    With open enrollment underway again, one mid-sized community health system decided to join a public exchange to prepare for the future of healthcare.  By Ayla Ellison -