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Miscalculation could cost Massachusetts hospitals $160 million

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 02, 2016

Massachusetts hospital leaders hope the CMS will overlook a miscalculation submitted by a small hospital there that could otherwise cost facilities across the state $160 million. Some experts, however, say the CMS may be reluctant to fix the mistake, out of fairness to other states.

Change agents charge to the top

Change agents charge to the top

By David May  |  April 02, 2016

As conversations in healthcare continue to focus on quality, patient safety and a system shifting to value over volume, Modern Healthcare's 12th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders increasingly reflects the industry players charged with making it happen.

Blog: In Boston, new partners may take on Partners

Blog: In Boston, new partners may take on Partners

By Melanie Evans  |  September 03, 2015

After vigorously opposing Partners HealthCare's expansion plans, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health may merge to create a major rival to the Boston-based giant, the Boston Globe reports.

CFO raises reflect growing healthcare complexity

By Michael Sandler  |  August 15, 2015

The complicated financial restructurings that follow not-for-profit hospital consolidations are requiring more advanced skill sets among chief financial officers and are leading to sharply higher pay for them, experts say.

 Building protocols into EHRs can help cut wasteful care

Building protocols into EHRs can help cut wasteful care

By Melanie Evans  |  July 04, 2015

MRIs, CT scans and X-rays for low back pain patients dropped by half last year at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh after doctors started seeing reminders in the electronic health record that such tests can be unnecessary, a move inspired in part by the Choosing Wisely campaign.

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