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Despite Challenging Payer Mix, Montefiore Grows

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

The chief financial officer at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx explains how the organization has managed to stay in the black, generate modest operating margins, and even reinvest in itself while serving a largely poor patient population. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Integrating the Health System Revenue Cycle

As healthcare CFOs work to protect the fiscal strength of their organizations, they are increasingly aware of the need to engage clinicians from across the continuum of care in the revenue cycle process. >>>

Proposed HIX Rules Would Alter PPACA

As the inaugural open enrollment period for the new individual health coverage exchanges comes to a close, CMS officials are proposing several changes and additions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that HIX hold and grow. >>>

ICU Mobility Program Saves $500K in 6 Months

A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia. >>>

'Vicious Cycle' Flagged in MA Hospital Financing Disparities

Lobbying efforts by community hospital chain Steward and a labor union take on the Boston-based teaching hospitals. >>>

SHOP Exchanges Taking a Slice of Small Biz Market

Alongside the more publicized individual public health insurance exchanges, a relatively new public marketplace for small business health insurance offers another choice to employers. >>>

Support Your Local Community Health Center

Healthcare leaders and community leaders who aren't actively working to shore up funding for community health centers stand to damage a valuable primary care resource and the vulnerable population it serves. >>>

RECs Won't Finish Mission Without More Funding

For many small and rural providers, Regional Extension Centers have been a low-cost or no-cost lifeline through the process of acquiring EHR technology and participating in the Meaningful Use incentive payment program. What happens to the stragglers as the RECs wind down? >>>



LAST CHANCE LIVE Webcast

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

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET Join hospital leaders as they outline the strategic transition from provider to payer, and new opportunities for controlling costs, managing risk, and maximizing reimbursements. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Many people won't be enrolling by March 31 healthcare deadline, for all sorts of reasons

Star Tribune / Associated Press, March 24, 2014

Emerson Hospital: Portrait of a community hospital under pressure

Boston Business Journal, March 24, 2014

Delawareans experience healthcare sticker shock

The News Journal, March 24, 2014

Healthcare law's 'Wellness' visit might not be free

The Columbus Dispatch, March 24, 2014

Medicare put on the brink, yet again

CNN Money / Fortune, March 21, 2014

For-profit hospital regulations weighed in CT

The Hartford Courant, March 21, 2014

10 states are critical to administration's efforts to enroll 6 million in new health plans

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, March 20, 2014

For women, the benefits of insurance outweigh its costs

The Atlantic, March 20, 2014

The satisfied unsubsidized: Obamacare's hidden winners

The Atlantic, March 20, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

The Washington Post, March 19, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Shifting Patient Patterns

Change is coming, but leaders have various outlooks for and responses to the new patient dynamics. >>>

 

Why Is Price Transparency So Hard?

 

Advances in Cancer Care



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