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When not-for-profit leaders serve on corporate boards

By Bob Herman  |  June 04, 2016

Corporate CEOs, attorneys, real estate moguls and other business leaders routinely serve on the boards of not-for-profit hospitals, systems and insurers. But some top executives at not-for-profit healthcare organizations also hold board seats at some of the largest publicly traded companies in the...

To pay or not to pay: Some not-for-profit systems give board members big pay

By Bob Herman  |  June 04, 2016

Over the past two decades, especially in the years since the ACA passed, there has been a gradual movement toward paying board members at national or regional hospital systems, integrated provider-payer organizations and insurers. And some of the payouts are quite substantial.

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

By Harris Meyer  |  May 28, 2016

A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.

Tapping new dimensions: the promise of 3-D printing

Tapping new dimensions: the promise of 3-D printing

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 21, 2016

Physicians have increasingly looked to 3-D printing for unique implants and surgical models, and some manufacturers are now using the method to mass produce medical devices and even drugs that are more precise, customizable and biocompatible than conventionally produced products.

Moving patient payment upfront

Moving patient payment upfront

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 21, 2016

The rise of high-deductible health insurance is challenging providers across the country to change the way they prepare for and collect payments from people getting hit with large out-of-pocket costs for care.

What, me buy insurance?

What, me buy insurance?

By Bob Herman  |  May 14, 2016

The tax penalty and other measures designed to get younger, healthier people to sign up for individual plans on the ACA's insurance exchanges have not accomplished their mission of preventing adverse selection.

Breast cancer screening guidelines spark a racial divide

Breast cancer screening guidelines spark a racial divide

By Sabriya Rice and Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 07, 2016

Some health and civil-rights advocates say guidelines that recommend women postpone breast cancer screenings until they are age 50 should not apply to black women, who are more likely to die if they contract the disease.

Logistics: The next target in the war on device costs

Logistics: The next target in the war on device costs

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 07, 2016

Hospitals—having spent the better part of the past decade working with their surgeons to narrow the variety of cardiovascular, orthopedic and other implants used in their operating rooms—are now looking for new ways to cut expenses related to these high-cost items.

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