Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 6 things to know when preparing to implement outpatient CDI

    As healthcare services migrate from inpatient to outpatient settings, a greater portion of most health systems' revenue is tied to clinical care — and thereby the clinical documentation — performed in the ambulatory space.  By Staff -
  2. CFOs' roles are changing — so what are their top priorities?

    CFOs face various pressures amid federal legislative uncertainty and the shift to value-based care.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Medical Center Health System appoints Rick Napper CEO

    Odessa, Texas-based Medical Center Health System selected Rick Napper to serve as its new president and CEO, according to an Odessa American report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Need for "a la carte" consulting leads to CHC: Great Plains Health, North Platte, NE

Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska, was a good organization with a strong board and solid finances, but they wanted to do better.
  1. Integris Bass Baptist Health Center taps Finny Mathew as president: 4 things to know

    Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Okla., named Finny Mathew president, effective Jan. 2, 2018, according to an Enid News & Eagle report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 33 memorable quotes from the 2017 Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable

                Thank you to our title sponsors at the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable!   Roughly 1,300 healthcare leaders from across the country gathered in Chicago this week for the sixth annual Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable. Executives from hospitals and health systems joined with payers, consultants and politicians to share many innovative ideas over more than 40 hours of panels, workshops and roundtables.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. 11 things to know about using HR in labor expense reduction

    Becker's Hospital Review caught up with Neil Faux, Managing Director at Prism, about 11 key considerations for executives planning labor cost reduction initiatives and the value of leveraging human resources departments to minimize cultural fallout during transition periods.  By Staff -
  4. CMS cancels Shared Decision Making ACO model due to lack of interest

    CMS will no longer test the Shared Decision Making model, because it didn't generate enough interest among ACO participants.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Week in review: 10 biggest stories in healthcare

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. This week's 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of Nov. 17.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Mayo Clinic's operating income more than doubles

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic recorded operating income of $182 million in the third quarter of 2017, more than double its operating income of $86 million in the same period last year, according to recently released bondholder documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. OhioHealth to cut 19 jobs as part of pediatric therapy program transition

    Columbus-based OhioHealth is cutting 19 jobs at its pediatric therapy location in Ontario, Ohio, according to the Mansfield News Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -

From 1 million to 3 million telehealth visits - a look back on lessons learned

Learn ten lessons on leveraging telehealth to increase patient satisfaction, care coordination, and cost savings.
  1. CMS offers payment boost to certain hospitals hit by two-midnight rule

    CMS recently posted a notice instructing Medicare administrative contractors to boost discharge payments for certain hospitals harmed by CMS' two-midnight rule.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 4 New Hampshire hospital workers fall ill after exposure to unidentified white powder in ER

    Six people fell ill Thursday morning at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., after a bag of white powder was ripped open during a struggle between police and a man under arrest in the emergency department, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Nov. 13-17

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems hitting an all-time low most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 2 lawmakers seek to stop $1.6B in payment cuts to hospitals

    Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent a significant reduction in Medicare Part B payments for certain hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. 86% of long-term care admins don't electronically exchange health info with referring hospitals, survey finds

    Eighty-six percent of long-term care administrators indicated they do not electronically exchange health information with referring hospitals, physicians or home health providers, according to a Black Book survey.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. Geisinger, Intermountain among 11 healthcare groups urging CMS to add device identifiers to claims forms

    A group of health systems, medical associations and healthcare companies penned a Nov. 15 letter asking CMS Administrator Seema Verma to add device identifiers to Medicare claims forms.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Judge denies Outcome Health investors' request to freeze $225M account; GE restructures to enhance focus on healthcare & more — 8 health IT key notes

    Here are eight recent news updates on health IT companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Sen. Cornyn says ACA payments to insurers will likely be part of funding bill

    A Republican senator told reporters the ACA's cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers — which help subsidize the cost of coverage for low-income Americans — will likely be included in an end-of-year spending bill, according to The Hill.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Anthem, Cigna face multimillion dollar fines; UnitedHealth to hire 400 in Iowa & more — 11 payer key notes

    Here are the 11 biggest payer stories this week, beginning with the most recent.   By Morgan Haefner -

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