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Recovering from Tornado Damage, Hospital Seeks Normalcy

John Commins

Less than twelve weeks after a strong tornado crippled a small Mississippi hospital, its interim CEO shares his thoughts on the way forward. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Critical Times for Small and Rural Hospitals

For healthcare facilities that serve an important niche, such as critical access hospitals, a variety of pressures are changing the way they do business. >>>

4 Hot Healthcare Exec Titles; 1 Not

Healthcare hiring trends favor physician leaders with clinical knowledge and an aptitude for strategy, rather than only business school smarts. >>>

2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Detailed

The 2015 outpatient prospective payment proposed rule from CMS contains refinements to the previously introduced comprehensive ambulatory payment classification policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements. >>>

5 M&A Tips from Finance Executives

The top lesson shared by four senior-level healthcare finance executives experienced in mergers and acquisitions: "You can work through most things, but if you can't work through the culture and mission issues, it's not going to work." >>>

MU Slides into Summer of Discontent

If the top dog in the EHR food chain is feeling like he is dragging regulatory chains around, then we have a technology modernization program that is, at best, troubled, and at worst, in crisis. >>>

Fees Lurk in Health Plans' Shift to e-Payments

Healthcare providers stand to benefit in several ways from the switch from paper-based payment to electronic payment, but not all e-payment models are created equal. >>>

M&A Links to Integration Questioned

In many instances in which hospitals have purchased or affiliated with others in their region, there has been little or no real integration, a pair of health policy experts contends. >>>

Surgeon Breaks Through Boys' Club, Scales Olympic Heights

Gloria Beim, MD, pushed past gender bias early in her career to become an orthopedic surgeon, found her own practice, and be named Chief Medical Officer for the United States Olympic Committee. >>>



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News Headlines

UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs

Reuters, July 9, 2014

$100M in federal funds to go to local health centers

The Hill, July 9, 2014

In TN, limited patient options bring some of cheapest premiums

Kaiser Health News / The Atlantic, July 9, 2014

Tenet Healthcare to acquire Saint Mary’s Hospital (CT)

The Hartford Courant, July 9, 2014

Nurse firing highlights hazards of social media in hospitals

ABC News / Good Morning America, July 9, 2014

The giant problem American healthcare ignores

Vox, July 8, 2014

How IL has spent $56M from health law's prevention fund

Kaiser Health News / Chicago Tribune, July 8, 2014

AL physicians form network to provide private care for state veterans

Alabama.com, July 8, 2014

Drive-thru healthcare: How McDonald's inspired an urgent care gold rush

Forbes, July 7, 2014

Opinion: The risks of hospital mergers

The New York Times, July 7, 2014



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