August 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

August 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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The List Issue

50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know 2016
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present the 2016 edition of the "Critical Access Hospitals to Know" list, highlighting 50 of the nation's 1,332 certified critical access hospitals. Click Here to Continue>>

21 Noteworthy Statistics on Healthcare
The following list is comprised of statistics representing different aspects of the healthcare industry, including facts about hospitals, costs, utilization, physicians, insurance, emergency department visits and EHRs. Click Here to Continue>>

15 Largest Health Systems in the US
For-profit hospital systems top the list of the largest systems in the U.S., based on number of staffed acute care beds, according to a MergerWatch report. Click Here to Continue>>

12 Hospital Closures So Far in 2016
Hospitals across the nation face a myriad of financial challenges, including underpayments from Medicare and Medicaid and new reimbursement cuts. Click Here to Continue>>

Top 10 Costliest Specialty Drugs for Insurers
A recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed specialty drug costs for payers have tripled since 2003, when they represented 11 percent of payer drug spending. Click Here to Continue>>

20 Most Costly Inpatient Conditions
Total aggregate hospital costs for 35.6 million hospital stays totaled $381.4 billion in 2013, with 20 conditions accounting for nearly half of hospital costs, according to a statistical brief from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Click Here to Continue>>

The 25 Best and 5 Worst Cities for Physicians
What makes a city appealing for medical practice? Click Here to Continue>>

40 Statistics on Physician Compensation
Physician compensation varies widely between specialty and region as well as by sex and race. Click Here to Continue>>

45 Largest Medical Groups in the US
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente Medical Group tops the list of the largest medical groups in the U.S., based on physician participation, according to a SK&A report. Click Here to Continue>>

Top 55 Hospitals Patients Would Definitely Recommend
When patients fill out HCAHPS surveys about their experience receiving care in a hospital, one question might say more than any other about the overall feeling an organization left them with: Would they recommend that hospital to others? Click Here to Continue>>

5th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable Conference Brochure
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CEO/Strategy & Leadership

5 Questions with Outgoing AtlantiCare CEO David Tilton
After 29 years of service at Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, President and CEO David P. Tilton retired June 30. Click Here to Continue>>

Do Hospital Affiliations Risk Becoming the Next Brexit?
The European Union is an affiliation. Unlike a federal government, the United States for example, where members combine into a single sovereign nation, each member state of the EU remains independent. Click Here to Continue>>

Retiring CEO Bill Thompson Reflects on 36 Years with SSM Health
William P. Thompson has served as president and CEO of St. Louis-based SSM Health since August 2011, and has been with the health system since 1980. Click Here to Continue>>

Merger of Equals: How Hackensack Meridian Health Landed on a CO-CEO Model
In finding their spouse, many people claim to have found their "better half" — someone who complements their strengths and weaknesses. Click Here to Continue>>


CHI to Exit Health Insurance Business
Catholic Health Initiatives has decided to divest its health insurance business, according to recent financial documents from the Englewood, Colo.-based system. Click Here to Continue>>

CMS Releases OPPS Proposed Rule for 2017: 12 Things to Know
CMS has released its 2017 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, which implements site-neutral payment provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and removes questions about pain management from Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing Program. Click Here to Continue>>

9 Things to Know about CMS' Oncology Care Model
Friday marks the start of the five-year Oncology Care Model, one of the first CMS physician-led specialty care models aimed at improving quality and reducing the cost of care. Click Here to Continue>>

6 Proposed Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2017
CMS issued its proposed updates Thursday to the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Click Here to Continue>>

Executive Briefing: How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions: A Case Study
As one of the area's only locally-owned, nonprofit health systems, Springfield, MO.-based COxHealth plays a major role in both the physical and economic health of southern Missouri. Click Here to Continue>>


How Big Data Helped Uncover the Largest Medicare Fraud Takedown
Data analytics played a key role in the Department of Justice's Medicare fraud sweep that charged 301 individuals who allegedly participated in Medicare fraud schemes involving $900 million in false billings. Click Here to Continue>>

What EHR Audits Reveal About the PCP Experience
The data collected in EHRs can provide insight into a patient's experience during a physician visit. Click Here to Continue>>

CMO/Care Delivery

Carolinas HealthCare System Forms 2,300-Physician CIN
Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System is collaborating with a newly formed clinically integrated network of nearly 2,300 physicians called the Carolinas Physician Alliance. Click Here to Continue>>

Mass Shootings Spur New Emergency Medicine Task Force: ACEP President Shares Details
In the wake of the deadliest shooting in American history, healthcare providers across the country are faced with the grave reality that they should be ready to respond to a violent mass casualty event. Click Here to Continue>>

5 Reasons Your Physician Champion Will Fall
"Physician champions" — physician leaders who coordinate improvement efforts between fellow clinicians and administrative staff — are increasingly called upon to address the issue of physician "alignment." Click Here to Continue>>

CMS Overall Star Ratings Have 'Several Shortcomings,' Analysis Finds
CMS' Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings were supposed to be released in April, but the agency delayed the launch until July after many stakeholders expressed concern with the program. Click Here to Continue>>

Thought Leadership 

Michael Dowling: 10 Questions CEOs Should Ask Themselves Each Year
Hospital and health system CEOs deal with a myriad of responsibilities every day of their long work weeks. Click Here to Continue>>

The Corner Office: Sharp Healthcare's Mike Murphy on Modeling a Classic- Yet Timeless - Piece of Advice
Mike Murphy didn't intend on becoming a health system executive. Click Here to Continue>>

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