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Hospital revenue growth slows to record low of 3.9%
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Signs are piling up that many hospitals will desperately need any boost they can get out of the health insurance gains generated by the healthcare reform law.

Kaleida Health improves margin by cutting costs
By Bob Herman | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaleida Health kept expenses in check in the first half of 2014, giving the Buffalo, N.Y.-based system higher-than-expected surpluses.

Cost-reduction plan raises SSM Health Care's bottom line
By Bob Herman | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
SSM Health Care began a short-term plan last fall to pull $150 million of excess costs out of the organization. So far, the strategy has been paying dividends for the St. Louis-based health system, which released second-quarter results this week.

Cone Health boosts operating margin to 2.6% by cutting costs
By Beth Kutscher | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A focus on cost-cutting efforts helped mark a significant year-over-year improvement in Cone Health's fiscal third-quarter operating margin and net surplus.

Vital Signs
Expanding economy got little help from healthcare in last quarter
By Melanie Evans | August 28, 2014
The national economy grew more robustly than was believed a month ago, but the expansion owed little to health spending—at least according to the latest estimates of the evolving picture of U.S. economic growth and demand for healthcare as millions gained insurance.

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Reform Update: Ascension deals signal new economic reality in healthcare
By Melanie Evans | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health, one of the nation's largest hospital owners, is expanding rapidly with a string of announced deals that its CEO says will grow its reach beyond hospitals to keep pace with rapid Obamacare-induced changes in the marketplace. But notably, Ascension is not on an acquisition spree.

NY-Presbyterian eyes new target as NYC hospital wars continue
By Bob Herman | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
New York-Presbyterian Hospital is pursuing a partnership with Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., yet another move in the chess game involving New York City's giant healthcare providers.

Obamacare has a CEO tax — and it just raised $72 million
By | August 27, 2014
A little-known Obamacare tax on health insurance executives' salaries raised $72 million in new revenue last year. For decades now, the U.S. limited the corporation tax deduction for executive pay to $1 million for the company's top four employees. That deduction cap, however, excluded performance...

Hospitals squeezed as revenue growth slows to all-time low
By Beth Kutscher | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Revenue at not-for-profit hospitals grew at an all-time low of 3.9% last year with sluggish gains in both inpatient and outpatient activity, according to a report on 2013 medians from Moody's Investors Service.



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