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CMS awards $347 million to healthcare groups to improve patient safety

CMS awards $347 million to healthcare groups to improve patient safety

Sixteen healthcare organizations will receive $347 million to support 4,000 hospitals across the U.S. in reducing harm to patients.

UnitedHealth subsidiary ditches ACA exchange after posting losses

By Harris Meyer  |  September 29, 2016
UnitedHealth subsidiary ditches ACA exchange after posting losses

Harken Health, UnitedHealth Group's experimental health plan subsidiary, is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act exchange markets in Chicago and Atlanta after losing nearly $70 million in the first six months of 2016. And its founding CEO has been replaced by a new leader.

CHS sells four rural hospitals in debt-reduction effort

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 29, 2016
CHS sells four rural hospitals in debt-reduction effort

Not-for-profit Curae Health is buying four CHS hospitals: Merit Health Gilmore Memorial in Amory, Miss., Merit Health Batesville in Miss., Merit Health Northwest Mississippi in Clarksdale, and Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Fla.



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Roper St. Francis picks Lorraine Lutton as next CEO

Roper St. Francis picks Lorraine Lutton as next CEO

Roper St. Francis, a three-hospital system in Charleston, S.C., that is building a fourth hospital, has selected Lorraine Lutton as its next CEO. Lutton, a quality expert who is president of St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., is replacing the retiring David Dunlap.

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CEO Power Panel: Are your physicians ready for reform?

CEO Power Panel: Are your physicians ready for reform?

Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.

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