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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 ...
Payer-provider partnerships eyed for population health
Dec 18 | Anthony Brino
Despite the marketing buzz carried by terms like "population health" and "integration," ...
National Institutes of Health nixes $1.3 billion children's study
Dec 18 | Kaiser Health News
Researchers and advocates worry the NIH may use that money for research not related to ...
A population-based foundation for hospital performance
Dec 18 | Stephen Jencks
There are two ways of thinking about, and therefore measuring, the rate of hospital readmissions, and they ...
Briefs: CFO sues hospital for discrimination; patent loss to drain big pharma
Dec 18 | Henry Powderly
Here's a look at some more recent headlines in the world of healthcare finance.
Photos: Hospital construction in 2014
Dec 18 | Anthony Brino
More than 40 hospitals have closed since the Great Recession, most of them in rural areas. But in rural, urban and suburban ...
Trinity Health acquires Hartford's Saint Francis, will create nonprofit health system
Dec 17 | Henry Powderly
Michigan-based Trinity Health Care on Wednesday said it will acquire Saint ...
ACOs that scored the largest 2014 payouts
Dec 17 | Bailey Grattelo
As CMS moves to encourage more participation in its flagship ACO program, those who generated savings and met quality ...

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