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Despite rough 2015, not all healthcare execs see drop in pay

Despite rough 2015, not all healthcare execs see drop in pay

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Many of the highest-paid healthcare executives saw their compensation hammered in 2015 as economic headwinds broadly dampened executive pay at publicly traded companies. But more of them appear to have bucked the trend.

Special deals, circumstances propel healthcare CEO pay

Special deals, circumstances propel healthcare CEO pay

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Joe Kiani, founder of Masimo Corp., has vaulted to the top of the list of healthcare's highest paid executives through an unusual golden parachute built into his stock option plan. Special deals and special circumstances dominated this year's list of top-paid CEOs in Modern Healthcare's analysis.

Patient quality playing bigger role in for-profit exec bonuses

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Executives recruited into the C-suites of for-profit healthcare companies can expect their bonuses and at-risk compensation to be increasingly pegged to performance on patient quality, safety and satisfaction, experts say.

CHS CEO Wayne Smith gets no raise in 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

Community Health Systems CEO Wayne Smith received no raise in base salary for 2016 after the hospital chain missed most earnings and stock price targets in 2015, the company said in a regulatory filing Thursday. Smith's base salary will stay at $1.6 million again in 2016, while performance-based...

The dark side of information exchange—inbox overload

The dark side of information exchange—inbox overload

By Joseph Conn  |  March 16, 2016

Physicians have longed for electronic health record systems that could share information across networks. But as their dreams are being fulfilled, a new problem has emerged—inbox overload. And that burden is causing physician burnout, patient-safety issues and the need for new innovation.

Horizon Pharma CEO pay skyrockets

By Michael Sandler  |  March 15, 2016

CEO Timothy Walbert pulled down a pay package valued at $93.4 million in 2015, making him one of the highest-paid corporate executives in the nation. Shares of the drugmaker slid more than 13% in the wake of the news.

Hospital sued after FCC tightens debt collection rules

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 30, 2016

The bar was raised for medical debt collectors last summer when the Federal Communications Commission issued a ruling that made it harder to dial patients on their cellphones without their express consent. Now a California-based hospital chain has become one of the first providers to be sued since...

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