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Hospital CFOs Don't Share Wall Street's Optimism About PPACA

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Financial analysts at some of Wall Street's top firms are bullish on the healthcare industry's prospects as a result of changes brought by healthcare reform. The CFO's I've been talking to over the past year don't see things the same way. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Frozen Out of HIX, NH Hospitals Feel Burned

New Hampshire hospital leaders are crying foul over being squeezed out of the single health insurance exchange plan available in the state. Anthem says offering a 'select network of providers' will offset premium increases. >>>

CEO on Safety Net's Turnaround: 'Never Waste a Crisis'

When healthcare outsider Carlos Migoya took over as CEO of one of the most dysfunctional public hospital systems in the nation, Miami's Jackson Health 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. >>>

Little Threat to Specialists' Revenue in Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Treatment guidance from medical specialty groups varies widely in terms of its potential financial impact on providers, acknowledges the head of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, which backs the Choosing Wisely initiative to promote evidence-based care. >>>

Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution

While the high startup costs associated with telemedicine programs have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals, data suggests they contribute to lower costs and lower mortality rates >>>

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." >>>

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. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Hospitals Developing Health Plans: Key Steps to Becoming a Provider-Payer

Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Presented on: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET Register: http://hcmarketplace.com/hospitals-developing-health-plans-key-steps-to-becoming-a-provider-payer >>>



News Headlines

Judge says St. Luke's buyout violates antitrust law, must be undone

The Idaho Statesman, January 27, 2014

100-year business: St. John's Hospital negotiates construction, changing healthcare laws

The State Journal-Register, January 27, 2014

Out of healthcare furor, satisfaction in New England

The Boston Globe, January 27, 2014

Opinion: 5 Hollywood moments in the latest US healthcare spending numbers

Forbes.com, January 27, 2014

Hospital consolidation benefits patients, report says

The Boston Globe, January 24, 2014

Hospital chain said to scheme to inflate bills

The New York Times, January 24, 2014

Teaching doctors the art of negotiation

The New York Times, January 24, 2014

Community Health gets US OK to buy HMA

Reuters, January 23, 2014

Maryland hospitals face deadline for picking new payment system

Baltimore Business Journal, January 23, 2014

Opinion: Time to fire somebody

Not Running a Hospital, January 23, 2014



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Tomorrow! Telemedicine: A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Last chance to learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements throughout healthcare. Featuring experts from UC Davis and Mercy Health. Presented on: January 28, 2014 | 1:00pm–2:30pm EST Register: http://hcmarketplace.com/telemedicine-a-strategic-tool-to-grow-revenue-and-drive-efficiency-1 >>>