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Tammy Worth | August 22, 2014 | 04:50 AM | Workforce Management
An agreement reached this past spring between the California Hospital Association and the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West has been deemed a “breakthrough” in labor relations. The contract, however, has also stirred up controversy between labor and... More
Chuck Green | August 21, 2014 | 04:27 AM | Workforce Management
With greater focus on outpatient care and, where possible, cost cutting, many facilities now are doing more than "paying lip service" to workforce management. More
Stephanie Bouchard | August 20, 2014 | 09:17 AM | Workforce Management, Operations, Strategic Planning
The likelihood that healthcare organizations will take a financial hit as they transform from fee-for-service to value-based businesses is sure to cause CFOs anxiety and panic. Here are some tips for letting go of the balance sheet. More
Bruce Chernof, MD | August 20, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Reimbursement, Policy and Legislation, Nursing & Allied Health
A newly released scorecard by the AARP Policy Institute, with support from The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund, ranks states on how well each delivers long-term services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities. More
John Andrews | August 19, 2014 | 08:19 AM | Capital Finance
Attitudes toward healthcare financing have been fairly conservative ever since the general economy collapsed with the stock market in 2008, but opportunities are opening up. More
Julie Appleby | August 18, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Community Benefit
As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn't. More
Healthcare Finance News Staff | August 15, 2014 | 10:29 AM | Workforce Management
Our weekly look at career moves in the healthcare finance sector. This issue highlights promotions, hires and fires for the week ending August 15, 2014. More
Tammy Worth | August 15, 2014 | 09:59 AM | Strategic Planning
For those who haven't heard yet of Theranos, take note because it may be a business disrupter of huge proportions. More
Anthony Brino | August 15, 2014 | 09:42 AM
One decade after WellPoint Health Networks and Anthem merged into the nation's largest for-profit, publicly-traded Blue Cross company, the insurer is changing its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. More
Julie Appleby | August 14, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Reimbursement
Low-income consumers struggling to pay their premiums may soon be able to get help from their local hospital, but the hospitals' efforts have set up a conflict with insurers. More
Anthony Brino | August 14, 2014 | 09:36 AM
The Affordable Care Act is boosting insurers and providers alike, but the long-term cost pressure means both have to adapt to new business models. More
Joe Burns | August 14, 2014 | 04:03 AM | Strategic Planning
When large hospitals and health systems buy or affiliate with smaller facilities, the deals can benefit both parties, but these deals may not work well if costs are out of control. More