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JHS Chief on Safety Net's Turnaround:'Never Waste a Crisis'

Philip Betbeze

When healthcare outsider Carlos Migoya took over as CEO of one of the most dysfunctional public hospital systems in the nation, Jackson Health System had lost hundreds of millions of dollars and was on the cusp of being sold to a for-profit chain. Three years later, things are very different. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Will Physicians Be Dropped From Managed Care Networks?

Insurers are dropping thousands of physicians from their managed care networks. For the physicians allowed to stay, reimbursement rates may be cut so much that they will wonder whether being dropped was the better outcome. >>>

4 Survival Tips for the Shift to Value-Based Reimbursements

The CFO of a regional medical center in Ohio knows that cost containment will be critical to its ability to survive in the swiftly approaching tighter reimbursement environment. He shares tips for a smoother transition. >>>

NQF Distances Itself From Safe Practices Co-Chair

While an influential advocate for patient safety and former committee chair of the National Quality Forum denies allegations that he took kickbacks from a product manufacturer, the DOJ has named him in a settlement agreement. The NQF cut ties with him years ago and updated its conflict of interest policies. >>>

Behind Wellmont Health's Search for a Partner

Wellmont Health System CEO and President Margaret "Denny" DeNarvaez discusses the Tennessee-based system's search for a potential buyer. Not having an immediate need to make a deal is key, she says, because "it is more important to do it right than to do it fast." >>>

AHA Eyes 'Extremely Challenging' 2014

Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says. >>>

Miami Children's Hospital Cuts Chargemaster Rates by 30%

To make up for lost revenue, the CFO of Miami Children's Hospital says he is renegotiating price rates with health plans such as Blue Cross, Humana, and UnitedHealth. >>>

CT Physicians, UnitedHealth Head to Mediation

UnitedHealthcare is headed to federal court-ordered arbitration with two doctors groups in Connecticut over the insurer's decision to drop some physicians from its Medicare Advantage network. >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

The next 12 months may be the most transformative in the history of the healthcare industry. This report provides timely insights from our Intelligence Unit and top industry executives into the evolving attitudes of healthcare leaders—and the clinical, financial, and alignment moves they’re making today to successfully negotiate the coming shift from volume to value. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Hospital chain said to scheme to inflate bills

The New York Times, January 24, 2014

Hospital consolidation benefits patients, report says

The Boston Globe, January 24, 2014

Some predictions on how Medicare will release physician payment data

ProPublica, January 24, 2014

Jackson hospital reaches deal with unions to restore workers' pay

The Miami Herald, January 23, 2014

Community Health gets US OK to buy HMA

Reuters, January 23, 2014

Aetna CEO says out-of-control health costs demand change in US

Bloomberg, January 23, 2014

Maryland hospitals face deadline for picking new payment system

Baltimore Business Journal, January 23, 2014

Cook County Hospital CEO leaving for NYC post

Chicago Sun-Times, January 22, 2014

Anthem exec: Data-sharing will trump hospital mergers

Milwaukee Business Journal, January 22, 2014

Former healthcare CEO argues America's medical system rewards bad outcomes

PBS NewsHour, January 20, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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