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Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Awards voting begins
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014
Voting is now underway for Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Awards for 2014, recognizing healthcare executives for their service to those outside of the organizations they lead to improve their health and well-being of others.
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Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion may prove costly for patients
By Virgil Dickson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents expressed concern over some concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand the program.
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Outsourcing lab services can save money, but it's not that simple
By Jaimy Lee | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals increasingly are outsourcing nonclinical services such as laundry and food to save money. Now, some are turning the cost spotlight on clinical services such as labs and diagnostic imaging. But such moves require hospitals to evaluate service and quality issues.
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Hospital revenue growth slows to record low of 3.9%
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Signs are piling up that many hospitals will desperately need any boost they can get out of the health insurance gains generated by the healthcare reform law.
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Healthcare accreditors need to teach, and listen, too
By By Dr. W. Patrick Davey | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The shift of healthcare delivery from inpatient to outpatient settings continues at a rapid pace, allowing people to address their needs through practitioners and places never imagined 10 years ago.
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Data Points for Sept. 1, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: the uninsured, nursing home quality, home health aide pay, GOP Obamacare legal fees, opioid overuse, dental practice profitability
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French hospital opening wine bar for hospice patients
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
lf you figured a French hospital would be the natural place for a wine bar, you'd be right. Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, about 260 miles south of Paris, plans to open a wine bar this month for terminally ill patients in its palliative-care center.
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Facing premium ratio rule, insurers invest in technology
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health insurers, now required to spend the majority of their premium revenue on patient care, are looking for higher profit returns in businesses other than health insurance. As a result, many are investing in technology ventures.
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Hospitals often ignore policies on using qualified medical interpreters
By Sabriya Rice | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the U.S. grows increasingly more linguistically and culturally diverse, some safety experts worry that healthcare providers too often are not making professional interpreter and translator services available to patients and families, increasing the risk of adverse events.
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Kaleida Health improves margin by cutting costs
By Bob Herman | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaleida Health kept expenses in check in the first half of 2014, giving the Buffalo, N.Y.-based system higher-than-expected surpluses.
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