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August 09, 2012
Thomas R. Green, CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based investment firm Lancaster Pollard recently discussed financing capital projects with Healthcare Finance News Editor René Letourneau.
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April 12, 2012
To improve America's lackluster performance on health outcomes compared with its peer nations and to maintain its international competitiveness, the United States needs to invest more in its public health system and spend public health dollars more efficiently, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
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April 10, 2012
Targeted geographic expansion into new markets with well-insured people is the new frontier for hospitals seeking a competitive edge in the marketplace, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) published in the April edition of Health Affairs.
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April 10, 2012
The New Year brought a surge in turnover among the nation’s CEOs, with 123 leaving their posts in January, according to a recent report from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas (CGC). Healthcare led the pack with 25 departures, up from nine a year ago.
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April 10, 2012
Karen Bowden, senior vice president of Craneware InSight, recently discussed denials management with Healthcare Finance News Editor René Letourneau.
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April 10, 2012
Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country, cut $41.5 million from its supply chain costs in 2011. Doug Bowen, Banner’s vice president of supply chain management, spoke recently with Healthcare Finance News Editor René Letourneau about how they achieved such big results in just one year.
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April 10, 2012
The labor force is the largest cost center in the healthcare industry, and organizations are always looking for ways to manage it more effectively and efficiently.
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April 09, 2012
Results of a national healthcare industry survey revealed that 60 percent of hospital executives believe revenue integrity is essential to their organization’s financial health.
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April 09, 2012
On Oct. 31, 2011, President Barack Obama issued an executive order to the Food and Drug Administration to do everything possible to detect and deter drug shortages in the United States, which have been a problem for years and have recently reached record levels.
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April 09, 2012
In its recently released Drug Price Forecast, supply contracting services company Novation projected an estimated weighted drug price inflation of 1.36 percent in the cost of pharmaceuticals from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 in acute care hospital settings. The forecast is based on purchase history and data associated with Novation Pharmacy Program participant healthcare organizations.
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April 09, 2012
January was a record month for healthcare merger and acquisition activity with 95 deals worth a combined total of $17.2 billion being transacted, according to a recent report from healthcare M&A data publisher Irving Levin Associates.
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April 06, 2012
Near-term demand for healthcare workers is the strongest in San Francisco, Riverside/San Bernardino, Calif., and Denver, says Health Workforce Solutions LLC's Labor Market Pulse Index released today for Q1 2012.
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April 05, 2012
The nullification of the 2010 healthcare law currently under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court would be a credit negative for for-profit hospital operators, according to Moody's Investors Service.
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April 04, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded 10 states nearly $72 million in grants to provide early childhood supports and home visits to families who volunteer to receive these services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday.
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April 03, 2012
Many U.S. not-for-profit hospitals and health systems will likely face increased pension funding needs in the next several years despite an improvement in funded status in 2011, according to a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services report released Monday.
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April 02, 2012
Despite the distractions of an election year and the Supreme Court review of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare companies and providers are looking beyond immediate issues as they seek to offset the recent decline in healthcare spending, says Moody's in its latest Healthcare Quarterly.
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March 28, 2012
Healthcare supply chain management firm GHX is honoring 50 healthcare provider organizations with its 2011 GHX Best 50 Customer awards in recognition of their work in improving operational performance and reducing costs through supply chain automation.
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March 26, 2012
On average, roughly 10 percent of all healthcare claims are initially denied and require additional work on the part of the provider to secure payment. One industry expert offers a three-part plan for reducing the impact of denials on the revenue cycle.
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March 22, 2012
Propelled by government incentives, a desire to improve patient outcomes and the bottom line, sales of electronic medical records reached $17.9 billion in 2011, up 14.2 percent from the previous year, according to market research publisher Kalorama Information.
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March 20, 2012
HealthGrades, a provider of consumer healthcare information, named America's best 50 and 100 hospitals for 2012.
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