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Rural Healthcare Can Entice the Best and Brightest

John Commins

Ali Chisti intends to pursue a career as an internist and a population health specialist providing care in underserved and rural areas—not as a neurosurgeon as he had originally planned. He changed his mind when he came to understand the gap in resources between rural and urban areas. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Proposes Reduced Hospital DSH Cuts

Some acute care hospitals would see a $1.1 billion reduction in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funds for two years under a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal. >>>

Improving Collections Has No Blueprint

Starting with a directive to improve collections on unpaid patient invoices, Promise Healthcare used internal and external groups to bring in nearly $14 million. >>>

How Medical Debt Forgiveness Benefits Hospitals

A tax expert describes how forgiving medical debts that a healthcare provider will more than likely never collect has an "incredibly low cost, generating very high return" for hospitals. >>>

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores 'Depressing'

In the Leapfrog Group's third release of hospital safety grades, overall scores rose minutely, but more hospitals got worse than got better. "So far, these numbers aren't really moving," says CEO Leah Binder. >>>

Spirituality Presents a Paradox in End-of-Life Care

The amount of spiritual support received by terminally ill patients has a direct impact on the aggressiveness of their end-of-life care. But not in the way you're probably thinking. >>>

Building a Better Healthcare Board

Whether boards are too large, too unwieldy, or have members who are underqualified to effectively provide strategic direction, many of them need help to deal with the new realities of healthcare. >>>

Kill Your Chargemaster

Regardless of how your organization looks on the massive list of hospital pricing data released to the public by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, you've got some strategic thinking to do. >>>



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Date: May 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Hospitals prepare to cut care in Medicaid opt-out states

Bloomberg, May 15, 2013

Bills seek to open ME hospital board meetings to public

Bangor Daily News, May 15, 2013

Cincinnati hospital deepens links to China

Business Courier, May 15, 2013

Hospitals promote screenings that experts say many people do not need

The Washington Post, May 14, 2013

LSU hospitals could need to pay about $42 million as employees are laid off

The Times Picayune, May 14, 2013

Largest US hospice company sued for Medicare fraud

ABC News / Associated Press, May 10, 2013

NC hospitals fight bill that would benefit free-standing surgery centers

Charlotte Observer, May 10, 2013

Medicaid expansion top of mind for Cleveland Clinic

The Plain Dealer, May 9, 2013

U of TX regents expected to OK $334.5M plan for med school

The Austin American-Statesman, May 9, 2013

Orlando children's hospitals come together

Orlando Sentinel, May 9, 2013



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Building Better Boards

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