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Russ Banham | September 22, 2014 | 09:37 AM | Capital Finance
Since the recession began, credit rating agencies have generally held a negative outlook on not-for-profit healthcare providers in the U.S. The squeeze on hospital and health system margins shows no sign of letting up. More
Eric Wicklund | September 19, 2014 | 11:48 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
A program that combines a mobile app, analytics and direct intervention is showing promise in reducing the costs associated with hospitals' most expensive patients -- the so-called "super-utilizers." More
WASHINGTON | Richard Pizzi | September 19, 2014 | 11:33 AM | Supply Chain, Medical Devices, Operations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will sponsor the advanced development of a next-generation portable ventilator to help fill the need for portable, low-cost, user-friendly and flexible ventilators in a pandemic or other public health emergency. More
Chris Nerney | September 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Community Benefit, Reimbursement, Policy and Legislation
For U.S. community health centers, the recent announcement of $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding was welcome news. But the five-year period of mandatory ACA funding expires next September, meaning CHCs face a reduction of up to 70 percent in grant... More
Anthony Brino | September 19, 2014 | 10:49 AM
Rather than waiting for innovation, one health system is looking to nurture its own clinical and technology advances, tapping into Amazon alums and a billionaire surgeon with a big, disruptive vision. More
Anthony Brino | September 18, 2014 | 09:51 AM
For those that are struggling -- and even those that aren't -- a new exit strategy idea is being floated: launching a Medicare Advantage plan. More
OAKLAND, CA | Anna Gorman | September 18, 2014 | 09:48 AM | Community Benefit, Reimbursement, Compliance & Legal
California's lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications has left hundreds of thousands of people unable to access the healthcare they are entitled to receive, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. More
BELHAVEN, NC | Lisa Gillespie | September 18, 2014 | 09:44 AM
In a scenario playing out in rural areas across the country, a financially-strapped critical access hospital's closure leaves a North Carolina town with limited healthcare. More
Chris Nerney | September 18, 2014 | 09:18 AM | Quality and Safety, Supply Chain, Budgeting
New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Premier, Inc., concludes that the inappropriate use of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals could result in an estimated $163 million in excessive costs. More
Anthony Brino | September 17, 2014 | 10:32 AM
Hospitals across the country are investing in clinical tools and personnel to solve the long-standing, increasingly expensive problem of readmissions, but hospitals are finding certain patients keep coming back for repeat visits. More
LINCOLN, NE | Chris Nerney | September 17, 2014 | 10:02 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
The value-based model of healthcare is gradually transitioning from the pilot phase to implementation, as health insurers and providers strive to offer better care while eliminating unnecessary costs. But for providers who have always been paid fee-for-... More
Jordan Rau | September 17, 2014 | 09:40 AM
About a quarter of the 243 groups of hospitals and doctors that banded together as accountable care organizations under the Affordable Care Act saved Medicare enough money to earn bonuses. More