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December 12, 2011


Top Stories
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A small change sought through recently introduced federal legislation could amount to big changes for the nation's rural health clinics.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Count along with me if you'd like, but it's an alphabetical fact that “science” is not a four-letter word.
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By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Heads could roll on hospital boards and in C-suites in Brooklyn and possibly the entire state of New York if some groundbreaking recommendations in a new report are adopted.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS issued final regulations requiring insurance plans to spend minimum percentages of premium dollars on paying for healthcare services this year or refund the difference to their customers next year.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, is considering an affiliation with for-profit Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two large Medicaid managed-care deals moved forward. Independence Blue Cross now holds a majority stake in the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Cos. after closing a $170 million deal announced in August to buy out Mercy Health Plan's shares in the Medicaid managed-care provider.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Over the past seven years, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, which face continued federal funding cuts, saw a 26% decrease in utilization by Medicare beneficiaries, according to a report commissioned by three provider groups.
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Regional News
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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.—Georgia's attorney general approved a partnership between Henry Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, clearing the way for the deal to take effect Jan. 1, 2012.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The boards of 325-bed Memorial Hospital of South Bend and 297-bed Elkhart (Ind.) General Health System approved a merger of the two hospitals located near the University of Notre Dame.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PITTSBURGH—A federal judge ordered Pittsburgh's rival health systems to mediation over a lawsuit by West Penn Allegheny Health System that claims UPMC conspired to stifle competition.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PHOENIX—Arizona hospitals are suing to block the latest rate reduction for the state's Medicaid program's payments.
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Cover Story
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Heads could roll on hospital boards and in C-suites in Brooklyn and possibly the entire state of New York if some groundbreaking recommendations in a new report are adopted.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A biennial survey of tax-exempt hospital governance found few gains in board performance and some areas where directors and trustees slid.
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Features
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Opponents call hospital rate-setting a backward approach to cost control, a practice that fell out of favor in the 1980s.
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Special Report
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A small change sought through recently introduced federal legislation could amount to big changes for the nation's rural health clinics.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Count along with me if you'd like, but it's an alphabetical fact that “science” is not a four-letter word.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Kentucky's problems are deeply interrelated. Poverty is an indicator for poor health and low educational performance, and all three discourage business from setting up shop in a place which, of course, contributes to poverty.
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Guest Commentary
By Melissa Allen | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Community cancer centers are the unsung heroes of cancer care. They are where 85% of Americans are diagnosed and treated for cancer. Unlike the large destination cancer centers you read about in national news, community cancer centers dot the country in rural, suburban and city locations as diverse...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Tavenner hailed as an ‘excellent choice,' ” ModernHealthcare.com, Nov. 23: I can't recall a more self-defeating decision regarding a government appointment.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., named Todd Hofheins VP and CFO. Hofheins, 47, has been with the system since 2004 as CFO of its Northwest Washington region and is credited with overseeing the completion of the $500 million Cymbaluk Medical Tower at Providence Regional Medical...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers has written before about music lovers using technology to plumb the mysteries of rare violins (April 5, 2010).
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sports enthusiasts have been linked to the Ronald McDonald houses ever since the start of the charity, which builds and renovates houses near medical campuses so families can live together during children's major medical procedures.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The next time your doctor hands you your discharge plan, you may want to wear gloves. It turns out that paper—one of the surfaces in hospitals that can't be scrubbed, disinfected and sanitized—is quite good at holding on to nasty bacteria.
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