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Carondelet to pay $35 million in rehab overbilling case
By Modern Healthcare | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Carondelet Health Network, a Tucson, Ariz.-based division of Ascension Health, has agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations that two of its hospitals inappropriately billed Medicare and other federal health programs for inpatient rehabilitation care.
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Two more hospitals join Rochester Regional Health; CEO search continues
By Rachel Landen | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, N.Y., and Clifton Springs (N.Y.) Hospital & Clinic will join newly formed Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System by the end of this year, according to a formal binding agreement unanimously approved by each organization's board last month.
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Preventable deaths after urological surgery rising: study
By Reuters | August 19, 2014
As more urological surgeries are performed outside hospitals, deaths from preventable complications among men and women getting inpatient surgery have risen, according to a new study.
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Dignity Health teams with SAS for analytics to address Medicare penalties
By Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health is jumping into predictive analytics with a new tech partner, analytics firm SAS. Initially, Dignity will be targeting what many other healthcare organizations have been aiming at in a recent wave of projects involving predictive analytics, namely to reduce readmissions subject to...
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Uptick seen in purchase of surgical lights; average prices spiked 30% in May
By Jaimy Lee | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average prices paid for surgical lights briefly jumped by 30% in May as more hospitals purchased highly configured and expensive systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. But that increase is not expected to last.
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Hospitals in Washington state can't board psych patients in EDs, but where will they go?
By Beth Kutscher | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Starting next week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up.
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Palmetto Health feels squeeze from high-deductible plans
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Revenue at Palmetto Health, a four-hospital system based in Columbia, S.C., increased a modest 1.9% in the first nine months of its fiscal 2014, which ended June 30. The nationwide shift toward high-deductible health plans was a factor in lower commercially insured volumes and revenue, officials...
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Premera Blue Cross adds Seattle Children's to settle dispute
By Paul Demko | August 18, 2014
Premera Blue Cross will add Seattle Children's hospital to its provider network for plans sold on Washington state's insurance exchange, ending a long-running dispute over network adequacy.
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Cleveland Clinic sees lower margin and volume, higher expenses
By Beth Kutscher | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic Health System reported its operating margin declined in the second quarter of this year as it faced lower patient volume and higher expenses, particularly from rising pharmaceutical, salary and benefit costs.
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Katen-Bahensky to retire as UW Hospital and Clinics CEO
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky said last week that she will retire this year as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison.
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