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Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East and other news makers

Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East and other news makers

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

Nicholas Tejeda has taken the helm as CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Tejeda, 36, assumed his duties in July, replacing Sally Hurt-Deitch, who is now market CEO of the hospital's parent system, Sierra Providence Health Network.

As rural hospitals struggle, solutions sought to preserve healthcare access

As rural hospitals struggle, solutions sought to preserve healthcare access

By Paul Demko  |  May 16, 2015

Nationwide, 51 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and the National Rural Health Association has identified 283 more that are in danger of going under. Some facilities may shift to providing emergency and outpatient care only, and link with regional hospitals for a broader range of services.

Hospitals mount campaign against site-neutral Medicare payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 26, 2015

Hospital leaders are working to head off any momentum in Congress toward overhauling Medicare rates to pay hospitals the same for outpatient services as the program pays for the same services in physician offices.

MedPAC seeks reimbursement rate freeze

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 16, 2015

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has voted unanimously to make a series of recommendations to Congress that would either freeze reimbursements or make them site-neutral. The goal is to potentially save Medicare several billion dollars.

MedPAC calls for cutting inpatient rehab facility payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 15, 2015

A federal panel's recommendation that reimbursement for rehabilitation be the same for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled-nursing facilities is getting immediate pushback from industry stakeholders who say patient care will suffer.

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 11, 2014

The $25 billion dialysis industry faces transformation as it moves from offering a profitable niche service to what insurers see as a cost center under the population health-management approach.

MedPAC disputes that half of new Medicare enrollees pick Advantage

MedPAC disputes that half of new Medicare enrollees pick Advantage

By Paul Demko  |  September 15, 2014

Half of new Medicare beneficiaries are opting for private plans over the traditional fee-for-service program. That's a statistic that's been reported by Modern Healthcare and other publications in recent years. Healthcare consultant John Gorman, one of the foremost experts on Medicare Advantage,...

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