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Web Exclusive: Milliman: Annual Healthcare Costs Doubled in Under Nine Years
In less than nine years healthcare costs have doubled for the average family of four covered by a preferred provider...
Web Exclusive: TX Children's hospitals face brunt of Medicaid cuts
When Steve Woerner, president/CEO of Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, looks at the budget state...
Web Exclusive: SC BlueCross: Rising premiums and pay
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, which has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profits over the past...
Web Exclusive: Health Plan, Provider Partnerships May Trump ACOs
Accountable care organizations carry significant financial risks for providers. An integrated delivery system...
Web Exclusive: CHS Opens Another Defense of Medicare Admissions
In a letter to shareholders, Community Health Systems chief Wayne T. Smith defends his company's Medicare billing...
Web Exclusive: MA nurses set to strike as Tufts, union won't budge
Nurses at Tufts Medical Center moved closer to a strike yesterday, notifying administrators they will hit the picket...
Web Exclusive: Shortfall of HIT workers forecast
Hospitals and physicians face a mandate to switch to electronic medical records by 2014. The Recovery Act provided $49...
Web Exclusive: HMA Acquires Wuesthoff Health System for $145 Million
Health Management Associates, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will acquire the two-hospital, not-for-profit Wuesthoff...
Web Exclusive: CMS Releases SNF PPS Rates for Fiscal Year 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the SNF PPS rates for the 2011 fiscal year. The notice...
Web Exclusive: Not-For-Profit, Stand-Alone Hospitals See Improvement
After three years of decline, the nation’s stand-alone, not-for-profit hospitals stabilized balance sheets in...