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Why Rural EDs Are Struggling to Survive
A statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shines a light on just how wide the gap is...
Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Some MA hospitals back price curbs
Support is building among some Massachusetts hospitals for temporary government limits on healthcare prices, a...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
Former hospital employees seek details of St. Vincent’s financial collapse
A coalition of former employees of St. Vincent's Hospital and Lower Manhattan community advocates said they have filed...
E-medical records: More ’meaningful use’
The push toward electronic medical records has garnered a lot of attention lately as the federal rules roll out for...
LifePoint’s CEO steers for measured growth
LifePoint Hospitals and its CEO/President Bill Carpenter oversee 48 acute care facilities and 21,000 employees over 17...
Building from Scratch
What kind of financial shape would your hospital be in if your managed care plans were paying you less than your state...
Group Buying Saves Big on High-Dollar Items
Perhaps nothing causes more headaches among health system finance people than making decisions on when, how many, and...
How Do You Fight Bad Debt?
It’s not easy. But some hospitals are improving information systems and training to help cut back on costly write-offs.
Under IRS Scrutiny: Ensuring Compliant Hospital-Physician Compensation Plans
Effective governance and strong management are both necessary for the continued viability and competitive positioning...
Manage Revenue Integrity and Audit Activity
During this 90-minue audio conference, our speakers will explain how to work across departments and build a strong...
PEPPER for Critical Access Hospitals: Identify Your Audit Risk
During this 90-mintue audio conference, our speakers will explain PEPPER and tell you how to use your report to...
Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
As the major source of admissions, your ED is poised to be a serious revenue driver, or drain. Get in-the-trenches...
IRS Nonprofit Scrutiny: Protect Your Tax-Exempt Status
With the community health needs assessment now a factor in healthcare organizations’ tax-exempt status, the pressure is...
Winning With Value-Based Purchasing
Accountability for the cost of care has become very real with the arrival of value-based purchasing (VBP). VBP brings...
2014 IPPS Final Rule Explained
The sheer volume of new payment and quality information, along with new patient status proposals that will be in the...
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