While accountable care organizations hold the promise of retooling the industry into a leaner, meaner, cost-cutting, care-improving machine, there's still plenty of doubt that they are the way to go. >>>
Size and scale matter, but not as much as running a business well. Big systems with lots of capital can make big mistakes. And their strategies to cope with healthcare reform can fail as easily, if not quite as quickly, as those of smaller hospitals. >>>
The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee. >>>
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