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Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...

Give doc practices latitude in meeting MACRA demands

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

“Physician practices need more than just an EHR, they need an infrastructure that will allow them to analyze data and use it to improve.” (“Doctors argue for more flexibility on MACRA changes”). Amen!

Commentary: Healthcare realities in rural Oklahoma

Commentary: Healthcare realities in rural Oklahoma

By Landon Hise  |  April 20, 2016

Oklahoma's rural healthcare is going up in flames, and state leaders won't take the steps necessary to douse the fire, says Landon Hise, a hospital CEO from that state.

Hospital in drug-ravaged Appalachia provides hope and jobs

Hospital in drug-ravaged Appalachia provides hope and jobs

By Harris Meyer  |  April 02, 2016

A depressed rural community with overwhelming public health problems hopes the new managers of its struggling hospital will find the money to maintain vital healthcare services while preserving 232 badly needed jobs.

Rural or urban? Court ruling would let some hospitals save money by being both

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 05, 2016

Some believe a federal appeals court decision over hospital classifications could lead to millions of dollars in savings for hospitals across the country. The court Thursday invalidated a Medicare regulation that says certain hospitals can't be classified as both rural and urban.

Q&A: Value-based payment poses challenge to rural hospitals

Q&A: Value-based payment poses challenge to rural hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 28, 2015

Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees.

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