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Clashing rulings on exchange subsidies raise fear of instability
By Andis Robeznieks and Paul Demko | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare providers and insurers fear that today's conflicting appellate court rulings on the legality of Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal insurance exchange could have a destabilizing effect on the newly expanded insurance market.
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Skogsbergh voted AHA's chair-elect
By Bob Herman | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jim Skogsbergh, CEO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, will be the next chair-elect of the American Hospital Association.
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AHA forum focuses on delivery innovations, challenges
By Melanie Evans | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
San Diego is host through Thursday to more than 1,000 hospital executives, directors, trustees and clinicians in town for lectures and debates on healthcare leadership, dealmaking, innovation and technology.
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AHA ads back GOP incumbents against tea party
By Paul Demko | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association's political action committee is running TV ads backing congressional Republican incumbents who have been friendly to the hospital industry in hopes of fending off more right-wing challengers who take a harder line on government healthcare spending.
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Reform Update: AHA takes political action committee funds straight to voters
By Paul Demko | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association's political action committee is spending large sums on TV commercials that back congressional Republican incumbents who have been friendly to the hospital industry, in hopes of fending off more-conservative challengers who take a harder line on government...
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Former AHA Chair Teri Fontenot on ACOs, abortion
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses accountable care organizations, the controversy over abortion access in her state and how a women's hospital can improve care for low-income women. This is an edited transcript.
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Bill would adjust readmissions for socio-economic factors
By Sabriya Rice | June 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A group of U.S senators introduced legislation Thursday that aims to address growing concerns that hospitals serving low-income populations are unfairly penalized under Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
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Legislators decry broken Medicare payment appeals process
By Paul Demko | May 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Legislators from both sides of the aisle expressed concern during a Congressional hearing Tuesday that vigorous federal investigations of potential Medicare fraud could result in providers that have done nothing wrong being unfairly punished.
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Rural hospitals get creative in staffing for IT needs
By Catherine Hollander | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some rural hospitals are training current employees such as nurses in IT skills, some are partnering with other hospitals to share IT staff and some are outsourcing the work to consultants.
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HRET names Anderson COO
By Modern Healthcare | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Kenneth Anderson, 61, has been named COO of Health Research & Educational Trust, an American Hospital Association affiliate based in Chicago seeking to transform healthcare by creating new knowledge and tools to improve care delivery.
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