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  1. How payers and providers communicate: Q&A with NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari

    Providers and payers interact constantly — online, by phone, and face to face. Huge volumes of information go back and forth between them, such as claims, eligibility and benefits inquiries, referral authorizations and lab data.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 117 Medicare statistics to know

    Medicare, now 50 years old, provides health insurance for Americans over the age of 65. Soon after the program's inception in 1966, there were approximately 19 million older citizens enrolled, in 50 years that number has grown to nearly 56 million.  By Max Green -
  3. 8 top earning physician specialties in 2014

    Here are the top eight specialties that earned the most in 2014, according to results of a 2015 survey — based on 2014 income information — from The Medicus Firm.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. 26 hospital transactions and partnerships in July

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in July, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 2 CEOs who are shaking up healthcare: 10 things to know

    Few stories in the healthcare industry have gotten as much national attention recently as news that four of the biggest health insurers in the U.S. are merging into two. If the two proposed transactions receive regulatory approval, Aetna and Anthem will become even more dominant forces than they already are.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations have taken place since July 17, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. LifePoint benefits from acquisitions, gets 21.3% boost in revenue

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health reported consolidated revenues of $1.27 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, up 21.3 percent from $1.05 billion for the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From the former CEO and CFO of a Chicago hospital being sentenced to prison to an oncologist agreeing to pay $736,000 to settle false claims allegations, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. UHS net income grows on higher admissions: 5 key points

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services raised its earnings guidance for 2015 after reporting strong financial and operating results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 432 support services jobs to be cut at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: 3 things to know

    All 432 Aramark Healthcare support services employees at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will be let go when a contract between the hospital and the Philadelphia-based company expires this fall, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. LifePoint Health to buy 80% of Watertown Regional Medical Center: 4 things to know

    Watertown (Wis.) RegionalMedicalCenter has received state approval to sell a majority of the health system to Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. 16 latest updates on data breaches, privacy incidents and HIPAA violations

    Personal healthcare information is valuable, sits high on healthcare organizations' list of priorities and is also at high risk. Incidences of compromised data and privacy incidents are growing in number, whether an organization suffers a cyberattack or a hospital is found with inadequate safeguards for information. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Health insurers in the news: Week in review July 24-30

    The following insurers made headlines this week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Erin Marshall -
  3. MedPage Today, Clearhealthcosts.com partner for crowdsourced price database

    New York City-based companies MedPage Today, an accredited medical news service, and Clearhealthcosts.com, a journalism startup, have partnered to create a crowdsourced price database. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Making a connection: 4 thoughts from William Kenley, CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

    William Kenley knows how to confront challenges. By Erin Marshall -
  5. Where the DOD contract falls short: Thoughts from athenahealth

    "The DOD cannot achieve 21st century results with 20th century technology." By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. 6 vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Health Care Service Corp. CEO Pat Hemingway Hall to retire: 3 things to know

    Pat Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp., a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer, has decided to retire after 23 years of service to the company.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of July 27-31

    News of hospitals in Nebraska and Arizona losing their Medicare funding captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 91 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in July. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

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