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Alabama public hospital shamed for suing the poor over unpaid bills
Dec 22 | Paul Kiel, Pro Publica
More than a century ago, Alabama enshrined a basic protection in the state's constitution ...
Top healthcare finance stories of 2014
Dec 22 | Henry Powderly
As 2014 winds down, we've taken a look back at some of the biggest stories in healthcare finance in the past year. See ...
Briefs: Staffing firms bought; Cleveland strikes alliance
Dec 22 | Henry Powderly
Here's a look at some more recent headlines in the world of healthcare finance.
Juno IPO could earn millions for Seattle healthcare organizations
Dec 22 | Anthony Brino
Last week's initial public offering for biotech company Juno Therapeutics could pay dividends ...
Driving health benefits up, and costs down
Dec 22 | David Weldon
Most healthcare organizations offer benefit programs aimed at keeping workers in both good physical and mental health. But ...
Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals over medical errors [full list]
Dec 22 | Jordan Rau
Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm ...
CFOs get candid on revenue cycle
Dec 22 | Henry Powderly
Revenue cycle management faces serious challenges, the third quarter report from research firm Black Book suggests, placing CFOs in ...
Small-hospital CFOs: Revenue cycle took backseat to EHR, ICD-10
Dec 19 | Henry Powderly
Revenue cycle upgrades at U.S. hospitals have been pushed aside, in favor of preparation for the ...
Vermont abandons dream of single-payer state
Dec 19 | Anthony Brino
The state that was supposed to pioneer single payer healthcare for the nation is dropping the idea. Gov. Peter Shumlin ...
Medicare slashes payments to hospitals with high infection, injury rates
Dec 19 | Kaiser Health News
In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments ...

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