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Arkansas Medicaid expansion credited for lower disability claims
By Paul Demko | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The number of Arkansas residents signing up for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits has dropped 19% since October 2013, which some state officials are attributing to expanded Medicaid eligibility.
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Palmetto Health revenue squeezed by high-deductible plans
By Bob Herman | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Revenue at Palmetto Health, a four-hospital system based in Columbia, S.C., increased 1.9% in the first nine months of its fiscal 2014, which ended June 30.
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Two West Virginia hospitals work toward merger
By Bob Herman | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital has initiated talks to acquire its cross-town competitor, St. Mary's Medical Center.
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Not-for-profit Inova Health System sees surplus increase, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Not-for-profit Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va., recorded lofty gains in its operating and total surplus in the first half of fiscal 2014 as its expenditures dropped year-over-year, the system reported.
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HealthSouth expects robust results, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A “rogue” gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with about 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said last week.
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Kentucky expands nurses' prescribing authority, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new Kentucky state law that expands prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses took effect last week.
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Merger prompts layoffs at CHI St. Vincent in Arkansas, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHI St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark., a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, said it would lay off about 2% of its workforce and eliminate several other jobs as it integrates a previously acquired hospital.
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South Carolina limits fees for medical records
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Orlando Health bucks merger trend
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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NaviHealth forms new policy research center
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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EmCare acquires Fla.-based doc firm for $170 million
By Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physician outsourcing firm EmCare has purchased Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Phoenix Physicians in a $170 million cash transaction.
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Duke LifePoint closes deal for Rutherford Regional
By Bob Herman | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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King's Daughters Medical Center settles false-claims charges, and other news
By Beth Kutscher, Joe Carlson and Darius Tahir | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
King's Daughters Medical Center has finalized a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that resolves allegations that it performed unnecessary cardiac procedures and had inappropriate financial relationships with referring physicians.
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Memorial Hermann begins Sugar Land expansion
By Rachel Landen | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, broke ground this month on a multiphase $93 million expansion at its Sugar Land, Texas, campus.
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Ochsner, La. hospital team up to integrate services
By Rachel Landen and Beth Kutscher | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, La., and Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, plan to form a strategic partnership for integrated care in the region.
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Regional News/South: Kentucky system's financials swing from loss to surplus
By Beth Kutscher | May 03, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The strategies Baptist Health implemented last year to improve its financials are paying off for the Louisville, Ky.-based system.
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Regional News/South: Unencrypted-laptop thefts at center of recent HIPAA settlements
By Joseph Conn | April 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Concentra Health Services, Addison, Texas, a subsidiary of Humana and a provider of occupational medicine and other health services, has agreed to pay more than $1.7 million in a federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security rule settlement.
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Regional News/South: Feds extend safety net funds for Fla. hospitals
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.
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Regional News/South: Fla. system sees higher revenue even as admissions drop
By Beth Kutscher | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Fla., reported improvements in its operating surplus and revenue despite a drop in admissions during its fiscal 2013, which ended in September.
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