Merged systems struggle to integrate back-end software

Merged systems struggle to integrate back-end software

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 30, 2016

As merged providers integrate employees, facilities and technology, experts say many are neglecting the need to align crucial back-end software that manages finances, supply chain and human resources, among other functions.

News from other sources ...

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 30, 2016

Today's roundup of technology, pharmaceutical and device news includes the FDA approving a diabetes device, a pharma exec arrested in a kickback scheme, and more.

NYU Langone expands through affiliation with Winthrop-University Hospital

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  September 30, 2016

The two hospitals announced they were exploring a plan to create an integrated health network on Long Island in July, and Wednesday they said their respective boards have approved an affiliation agreement that will bring the two institutions together.

Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

By Associated Press  |  September 30, 2016

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move.

CHS sells four rural hospitals in debt-reduction effort

CHS sells four rural hospitals in debt-reduction effort

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 29, 2016

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.

States say Medicaid provider access rule is ineffective and burdensome

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 29, 2016

Some want to opt out of a CMS rule effective this week that's meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. State officials say the rule is outdated and a waste of administrative resources. But scofflaws could see their federal funds withheld if they don't comply.

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