Value-based payment poses challenge to rural hospitals

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. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Shannon...

Virginia hospitals improve finances, lose bargaining chip for Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 25, 2015

Hospitals in Virginia have lost major ammunition in their push to expand Medicaid. In September they launched a campaign to highlight their influence on the state economy and the need for legislative relief for their financial struggles. But new data suggest fewer are struggling.

Orlando Health sees rise in annual surplus despite fourth-quarter setback

By Katherine Davis  |  November 25, 2015

A spike in earnings from Medicaid patient visits did little to soften the blow to Orlando Health's operating margin in its fourth quarter, which was down 85% from the year-ago. The Orlando, Fla.-based not-for-profit saw its operating margin for the entire year rise slightly to 7.7%.

Molina Healthcare buys Henry Ford's Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  November 25, 2015

Molina Healthcare is buying the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans. That news comes a week after the state denied Henry Ford's appeal of new Medicaid contracts.

Medicaid vies for attention in physician payment reform

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 25, 2015

Medicaid agencies want federal officials to keep them in mind as they incorporate participation in alternative payment models with all types of payers into Medicare's reimbursement rates for physicians.

Another setback for New York Medicaid initiative

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  November 23, 2015

A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs.

Hospitals broaden scope of community-benefit work

Hospitals broaden scope of community-benefit work

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 21, 2015

As the need for charity care drops, some hospitals and health systems across the country are targeting funds to address societal ills such as poverty, violence, hunger, poor nutrition and lack of housing.

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