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Coverage expansion, low cost growth, continued reform battles highlight 2014

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2014

Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.

U.S. hospital operators see opportunity, risks in China

U.S. hospital operators see opportunity, risks in China

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 13, 2014

The Chinese government has relaxed foreign ownership rules to attract private hospital operators who offer better quality care to consumers widely dissatisfied with the current public hospitals.

Hospitals split on ending aid to uninsured Obamacare-eligible

Hospitals split on ending aid to uninsured Obamacare-eligible

By Melanie Evans  |  December 06, 2014

Hospitals and health systems across the country are divided over whether to deny financial aid to uninsured patients who are eligible for subsidized health insurance under Obamacare but did not buy a plan.

Global budgets pushing Maryland hospitals to target population health

Global budgets pushing Maryland hospitals to target population health

By Andis Robeznieks  |  December 06, 2014

Providers around the country will be watching how Maryland hospitals respond to new incentives to improve population health, particularly how they address coordination with post-acute providers, where a lot of the potential for quality improvement and cost savings lies.

Managing care between home and hospice

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 06, 2014

Sutter Health has developed an integrated delivery model that advises patients in the gray zone between treatable disease and terminal illness on how to make the transition to hospice while still delivering desired healthcare services in a home setting.

Aging agencies help cut readmissions

By Maureen McKinney  |  December 06, 2014

Three years ago, eight-hospital Riverside Health System faced looming federal penalties for excess readmissions, often the result of inadequate transitions from the hospital to home.

Targeting the right patients for support

By Maureen McKinney  |  December 06, 2014

Studies have demonstrated the critical role that patient engagement plays in disease management. Some providers are using the Patient Activation Measure, or PAM, as a tool to help predict which patients are best equipped to engage in their care and which ones will be in need of additional support.

The man behind the nation's fastest-growing hospital chain

The man behind the nation's fastest-growing hospital chain

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 29, 2014

Prem Reddy of Prime Healthcare Services draws fire for wrangling with insurers, shucking unprofitable service lines, using aggressive coding, slashing overhead and fighting unions. Yet his bids for failing systems keep on winning.

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