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CEOs Expect Flat to Negative Financials in 2014

Philip Betbeze

Here's the dilemma for hospital and health system leaders: Many feel their reimbursements will ratchet down regardless of whether or not they make the big investments needed to transform their business models. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

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

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. >>>

Hospital Federation: No Link Between Consolidation, High Prices

Refuting "conventional wisdom" and citing slowing healthcare cost growth, the Federation of American Hospitals says healthcare industry consolidation improves services and care coordination, and ensures continued access to care. >>>

ED Physician Executive Slams EHRs

Electronic health records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hopes for better systems to come. >>>

HIX Pains Now, But Hope for Long-Term Relief in NH

New Hampshire has only one health insurer participating in its federal exchange marketplace, but state lawmakers and regulators are optimistic that other payers will join the market in 2015. >>>

Patient Safety Orgs Cut Ties With Denham

Patient safety advocate Charles Denham, MD, denies taking kickbacks from a product manufacturer, but the National Quality Forum and the Leapfrog Group are parting ways with him. >>>

6 Ways to Avoid Unintentional Medicare Fraud

Mismanagement or sloppy business practices can quickly lead to trouble with Medicare fraud investigators, even when healthcare providers have no intention to defraud the government. >>>

AHA's Advocate for Rural Health Names Top Concerns

The new head of the AHA's governing council representing small or rural hospitals discusses his most pressing challenges: addressing the shortage of health professionals, advancing population health, and preserving the critical access hospital designation. >>>



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News Headlines

US says results encouraging for healthcare delivery reforms

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 31, 2014

Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress

Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2014

The health law's '3 Rs' for insurers: A bailout or necessary safeguards?

Kaiser Health News, January 31, 2014

The four most important states to watch on Obamacare's Medicaid expansion

The Washington Post, January 30, 2014

Big impact on income gap is health law's new angle

ABC News / Associated Press, January 30, 2014

Wanted: Hospital CEOs without healthcare experience

U.S. News & World Report, January 29, 2014

State of the Union 2014: Obama embraces Obamacare

Politico, January 29, 2014

Ex-Microsoft exec brings lists and whiteboard to overhaul of Obamacare website

Kaiser Health News / Wired, January 29, 2014

PA Hospital association CEO reacts to Obamacare, high hospital costs

PennLive.com, January 29, 2014

With Community Health deal done, two hospital firms are tied for largest

Market Watch, January 28, 2014



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