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Kindred COO Ben Breier on care-coordination, value-based payments
By Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014
This month, Kindred formalized a $720 million deal to acquire Gentiva Health Services, a home health and hospice provider. Kindred President and COO Ben Breier discusses his company's plans to build its care-coordination business, prepare for value-based payments and and evaluate other partnerships...
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St. Jude Medical lowers outlook because of sluggish overseas sales
By By Bob Herman | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Jude Medical, a prominent manufacturer of heart products and other medical devices, reported sluggish international sales growth in its third quarter, which forced the company to lower its revenue projections for the rest of the year.
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UnitedHealth, HCA post stronger numbers
By By Bob Herman and John N. Frank | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The nation's largest insurer and the largest hospital chain are proving that the major players on both sides of the insurer-provider divide can find ways to thrive in an era when overall healthcare spending remains in check.
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Hackensack, Meridian merging into megasystem in N.J., and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., have signed a preliminary agreement to merge into a regional mega-system.
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Financial fallout hits Texas Health Resources
By By Rachel Landen | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources, which saw the first U.S. Ebola patient die this month at one of its hospitals, is starting to see financial repercussions from that event and the subsequent attention it's brought the system.
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Athenahealth sees growth and losses in Q3
By By Joseph Conn | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Revenue and customer growth did not translate into third-quarter profitability for Athenahealth, a provider of Web-based electronic health records, billing and practice management services, and software for office-based physicians.
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Stryker's revenue climbs but taxes eat at profits
By By Bob Herman | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medical-device maker Stryker Corp. posted big gains in third-quarter sales across all of its business lines, but an overseas tax maneuver dug into the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company's bottom line.
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Baxter Q3 net income falls amid strong demand for home kidney-care products
By By John N. Frank | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drug and medical-device maker Baxter International reported a 17% rise it its third-quarter medical products sales, a division that includes home renal-care products that are seeing brisk demand. But those strong medical product sales weren't enough to lift overall Baxter net income for the quarter.
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HCA sees Q3 revenue rising, realizes gain from RAC settlement
By By John N. Frank | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HCA Holdings, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S., forecast that revenue increased to $9.2 billion for the third quarter from $8.5 billion in the same quarter in 2013.
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UnitedHealth's earnings suggest tame medical spending
By By Bob Herman | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group's profit per share in the third quarter exceeded Wall Street's estimates in large part because of lower-than-expected medical costs, giving hope for other health insurers that healthcare spending is still being held in check.
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