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Regional News/South: Ky. cardiologists settle false-claims charges

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 25, 2014

Two Kentucky cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by entering into bogus management agreements with an area hospital in exchange for referring their patients to that hospital.

CMS monitors Baylor's efforts to curb rate of 'eloped' psych patients

CMS monitors Baylor's efforts to curb rate of 'eloped' psych patients

By Sabriya Rice  |  October 18, 2014

Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has until the end of October to demonstrate to the CMS that it has addressed lapses that have allowed significant numbers of untreated psychiatric patients to walk out of its emergency department without staff realizing they had left.

HCA closing Florida hospital, citing excess capacity

By Bob Herman  |  September 27, 2014

For-profit hospital giant HCA announced plans to close one of its Florida hospitals because of excess inpatient capacity in the region—a sign that healthcare reform continues to push patient volumes away from inpatient hospital settings and toward lower-cost outpatient facilities.

HealthSouth expects robust results, and other news

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 02, 2014

HealthSouth Corp., a publicly traded operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, raised its financial projections for 2014 after announcing strong results in the first half of the year.

South Carolina limits fees for medical records

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 05, 2014

In another change to a medical policy with little consistency across the country, South Carolina now limits how much healthcare providers can charge patients for their medical records.

Orlando Health bucks merger trend

Orlando Health bucks merger trend

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 28, 2014

While large regional and national health systems continue to look for acquisition targets, one Florida system that has gotten its financial house in order has opted to go it alone, at least for now.

NaviHealth forms new policy research center

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 21, 2014

Tennessee-based post-acute-care manager naviHealth has launched a new research center focused on policy issues and providing a forum for best practices within the field.

Duke LifePoint closes deal for Rutherford Regional

Duke LifePoint closes deal for Rutherford Regional

By Bob Herman  |  June 07, 2014

Duke LifePoint Healthcare has closed on its acquisition of Rutherford Regional Health System, Rutherfordton, N.C., marking its sixth transaction since its inception three and a half years ago.