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For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

By Harris Meyer  |  May 28, 2016

A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.

DeBehnke named CEO of Nebraska Medicine system

DeBehnke named CEO of Nebraska Medicine system

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 21, 2016

Dr. Daniel DeBehnke has been named CEO of the Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine system. He succeeds interim CEO Rosanna Morris and interim President Dr. Bradley Britigan.

Senators seek lawmakers' focus on mental health reform

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 21, 2016

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) hope a gathering of mental health professionals this week will remind their fellow legislators that time is running out to reform the country's mental health system.

Q&A: Universal Health CEO believes Obamacare is here to stay

Q&A: Universal Health CEO believes Obamacare is here to stay

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

Alan Miller, chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, recently spoke with Modern Healthcare senior reporter Harris Meyer about the reasons for the company's improving financial performance at a time when some other for-profit hospital chains are struggling.

Effective population health strategies require leadership diversity

By Kathryn J. McDonagh and Nancy M. Paris  |  May 14, 2016

Much has been written and discussed about the value of diverse leadership and thinking to stimulate creativity and innovation, but there's little to show in terms of improvement in the makeup of governing boards and C-suites.

CMS grants Texas' Medicaid waiver extension

By Aurora Aguilar and Virgil Dickson  |  May 07, 2016

The CMS has awarded Texas a 15-month extension waiver that will help cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients in the state.

Tejeda named CEO of Hospitals of Providence Transmountain

Tejeda named CEO of Hospitals of Providence Transmountain

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Nicholas Tejeda was named CEO of the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in El Paso, Texas, a teaching hospital being built in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The facility is expected to open in February. The Hospitals of Providence system is part of...

CMS grants Texas' short-term Medicaid waiver extension

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 03, 2016

The CMS has awarded Texas a 15-month extension waiver that would help cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients in the state. The extension prolongs a standoff between Texas and the White House, which was hoping to instead see the state expand Medicaid.

What UnitedHealth's retreat says about the ACA marketplaces

What UnitedHealth's retreat says about the ACA marketplaces

By Bob Herman  |  April 23, 2016

UnitedHealth Group's decision to pull out of most of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges created a big headache for the Obama administration, but the reality of the situation is a lot more nuanced than it might appear.

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