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CMS monitors Baylor's efforts to curb rate of 'eloped' psych patients
By Sabriya Rice | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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HCA closing Florida hospital, citing excess capacity
Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Wake Forest, WakeMed, Vidant form non-ownership alliance
Beth Kutscher | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Three health systems in North Carolina have formed a non-ownership alliance that will allow them to share back-office functions while still maintaining their independence.
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Va. governor tries narrower path after Medicaid expansion blocked
Virgil Dickson | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor, has given up on his attempt to expand Medicaid on his own without the support of the GOP-led General Assembly.
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FTC aims to unwind Phoebe Putney deal in Georgia
Bob Herman | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn its agreement resolving a high-profile antitrust dispute with Phoebe Putney Health System.
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Central Georgia Health changes name to Navicent
Bob Herman | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Central Georgia Health System has rebranded itself as Navicent Health, a name conceived to help the system better connect with patients.
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Arkansas Medicaid expansion credited for lower disability claims
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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