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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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Regional News/South: Fla. governor demands probe of possible VA hospital deaths, and other news
By Virgil Dickson, Beth Kutscher and Rachel Landen | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Florida Gov. Rick Scott last Tuesday asked Elizabeth Dudek, secretary of the state's Agency for Health Care Administration, to investigate U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in the state because of suspicions that a series of preventable deaths may have occurred there.
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Regional News/South: Duke agrees to pay $1 million to settle whistle-blower lawsuit, and other news
By Joe Carlson and Associated Press | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that it fraudulently inflated its Medicare bills by unbundling some cardiac services and billing for physician assistants' time illegally.
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Regional News/South: Georgia takes steps to keep rural hospitals from closing, and other news
By Beth Kutscher and Rachel Landen | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Georgia's Republican Gov. Nathan Deal has launched a three-prong proposal to protect the state's rural hospitals after a number of medical centers have closed their doors.
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Regional News/South: Halifax Health agrees to internal monitoring as part of landmark settlement
By Joe Carlson | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Florida's Halifax Health will pay what may be a record-breaking $85 million settlement and hire two compliance officials who will file regular reports with HHS as part of an out-of-court agreement that allows the hospital to avoid being banned from the Medicare program.
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Regional News/South: Duke LifePoint completes Wilson Medical Center acquisition
By Beth Kutscher | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Duke LifePoint Healthcare has completed its previously announced acquisition of Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center.
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Regional News/South: Baylor hospital declines Baldrige Award over malpractice lawsuits, and other news
By Rachel Landen and Virgil Dickson | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano (Texas) has turned down the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the wake of several medical malpractice lawsuits alleging that a former Baylor neurosurgeon operated while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It's the first time an organization has ever declined a Baldrige Award.
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Regional News/South: Florida docs cite poll in fight against telemedicine bill
By Andis Robeznieks | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Florida Medical Association, seeking to bolster its case against a telemedicine bill being considered in the state Legislature, released results of a survey showing Floridians are opposed to doctors licensed in other states treating Florida patients via telemedicine.
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Regional News/South: 18 patients may have been exposed to brain disease
By Sabriya Rice | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As many as 18 patients who underwent neurosurgery at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare and always fatal brain disorder.
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Regional News/South: Miss. hospital plans second bankruptcy filing
By Rachel Landen | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Natchez (Miss.) Regional Medical Center plans to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the second time in five years. The hospital's financial liabilities exceed its assets by about $3 million, according to local reports. Natchez officials have blamed decreases in revenue from declining federal reimbursements for putting the hospital in the red.
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Regional News/South: Cancer Treatment Centers of America announces move to Florida, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cancer Treatment Centers of America—on an afternoon when Chicago was enduring 2 degrees above zero temperatures while Boca Raton, Fla., was enjoying 78-degree weather—announced it is moving its national headquarters from the Chicago area to that city in the Sunshine State. CTCA is expected to employ 225 people in Florida.
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Regional News/South: THR, Methodist team with Centerre on rehab hospital
By Beth Kutscher | January 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two systems, Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System, are partnering on a project to build a free-standing inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Dallas suburb of Arlington.The facility, which will break ground this summer, will be built as part of a joint venture with private equity-backed Centerre Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn.
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Regional News/South: Florida Blue, First Coast Health team up for ACO
By Rachel Landen | January 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
First Coast Health Alliance, a physician-hospital organization in Jacksonville, Fla., has teamed up with Florida Blue, the state's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, to form an accountable care program to serve patients in St. Johns County, Fla.
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Regional News/South: Texas-based ArthroCare pays $30 million fine, resolves criminal case
By Joe Carlson | January 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A Texas surgical devicemaker resolved recent legal problems, but it may have to dish on its former executives as part of the deal. Publicly traded ArthroCare Corp. is paying $30 million and admitting to allegations that its executives used bogus inventory figures in financial reports to inflate the Austin company's stock price from 2005 to 2008. When the scheme was unmasked, the resulting drop in stock price vaporized $400 million in market value.
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Regional News/South: Coalition aims to sell Alabama governor on Medicaid expansion
By Virgil Dickson | December 14, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Alabama Hospital Association is part of a new effort to sell Medicaid expansion to the state's Republican governor, who thus far appears to be one of the least likely governors in the U.S. to get on board. The hospital association joined a coalition called Alabama's Better Economy Starts Today, also known as Alabama's BEST (Alabamasbest.org). The participants, which also include several patient advocacy and physician groups, are attempting to make the business case for extending coverage to 300,000 residents under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Regional News/South: La. targets docs steering patients to Medicaid managed-care plans
By Virgil Dickson | December 07, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regulators in Louisiana are attempting to crack down on a perceived pattern of physicians inappropriately steering patients into particular Medicaid managed-care plans. Doctors caught exerting such influence could be booted from the program or asked to return payments for services they provided, and they face up to $5,000 in fines, according to an emergency rule effective Dec. 1.
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Regional News/South: Nurse killed in stabbing rampage at hospital, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | November 30, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A nurse was killed in a stabbing rampage in an East Texas surgery center as she tried to protect her patients from the attacker, according to the CEO of the hospital where it happened. Four other people were wounded. The police found and arrested a suspect in the parking lot soon after the Nov. 26 incident at Good Shepherd Medical Center's ambulatory surgical center in Longview, Texas.
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Regional News/South: Miss. gov ends attempt to include HMA in Blues plan and other news
By Beth Kutscher and Melanie Evans | November 02, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant dropped an attempt to force the state's Blues plan to include Health Management Associates' hospitals in its network while the two parties resolve a contract dispute.But Bryant still plans to pursue an investigation into whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi broke any laws when it dropped 10 HMA hospitals last July, just weeks after HMA sued the insurer alleging that it had been paid below contracted rates for two years.
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Regional News/South: Mountain States, Sentara to form ACO
By Melanie Evans | November 02, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va., and Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, Tenn., are forming an accountable care organization. The ACO will include Sentara's insurance arm, Optima Health, and a Mountain States' for-profit subsidiary, Integrated Solutions Health Network, which operates an accountable care organization and a Medicare managed-care plan, CrestPoint Health.
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Regional News/South: Mississippi Blues seeks to halt gov's HMA order
By Modern Healthcare | October 26, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is backing hospital chain Health Management Associates in its spat with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. The governor issued an executive order to force the insurer to include HMA's hospitals in its network. Now the Blues carrier is fighting back in federal court, calling the order unconstitutional and questioning the governor's motives. The Mississippi Blues dropped 10 HMA hospitals in July, just weeks after HMA sued the insurer, alleging the hospitals were paid below contracted rates for two years.
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