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April 23, 2012


Top Stories
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The eighth annual Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives is indicative of the transformation the healthcare industry is undergoing.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One study last week certainly caught the attention of the mainstream press, most likely because of its universal appeal.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare reform law created a flurry of activity among hospitals and systems laying the groundwork to get in on Medicare's new incentive programs for accountable care organizations.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare revenue for hospitals and healthcare professionals increased 2.72% during the year ended in February while commercial insurance revenue climbed 7.73%, the Standard & Poor's Economic Indices show.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nearly $4.5 billion in federal incentives to implement electronic health-record systems has been paid out thus far, with program enrollments and payments still increasing in the first quarter of 2012, according to an analysis of the CMS’ latest data. There are now more than a quarter of a...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The South Carolina Health and Human Services Department announced that the records of 228,435 Medicaid beneficiaries were improperly transferred to an employee's e-mail account. The transfer, which violated agency policy, cost the employee his job, according to a health department news release,...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaleida Health, Buffalo, N.Y., and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York announced plans to launch a provider network that will market health plans with multiple payment options to self-insured employers. The partners said in a news release that the effort would include an “emerging...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The University of Michigan Health System announced a $163 million plan to create a neurological services hospital and expand University Hospital by 120 beds. The university's board of regents approved the project, which will also increase the hospital's number of operating rooms by eight, according...
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Regional News
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NASHVILLE—St. Thomas Hospital has made a multimillion-dollar investment to transform itself into a national destination for neurosurgery. The 395-bed hospital has launched what it calls the Unity System, which brings together a number of technologies and encourages greater...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
ASHLAND, Ore.—Dignity Health appears to be making good with its plans to expand since changing its name from Catholic Healthcare West, as officials announced that the organization is in exclusive partnership negotiations with Ashland Community Hospital. The talks in Oregon are...
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Steward Health Care System may soon be in position to become a significant player in Rhode Island's healthcare market. The Rhode Island Senate unanimously approved a bill this month that would remove a limit on the number of hospitals a for-profit company can buy in the state.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
RALEIGH, N.C.—Rex Healthcare, a 658-bed hospital, launched Rex Strategic Innovations, a newly formed initiative that includes a venture-capital investment fund and a grant program aimed at improving quality and population health. The investment fund, known as Rex Health Ventures,...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
MANHASSET, N.Y.—North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has sent letters to about 100 patients from its North Shore University Hospital identified by law enforcement authorities as victims of identity theft, the system announced. Details disclosed were limited “because we do...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Fitch Ratings said Illinois' review of not-for-profit hospital property tax breaks could be a “negative credit development” for some of the state's healthcare borrowers. Fifteen unidentified hospitals are under review by the Illinois Department of Revenue,...
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Cover Story
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare reform law created a flurry of activity among hospitals and systems laying the groundwork to get in on Medicare's new incentive programs for accountable care organizations.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare's latest trial of accountable care will test whether policy changes can accomplish what a prior tryout of the health-delivery model largely failed to do: Control spending.
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Features
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Staff at Southern Ohio Medical Center have worked hard to make social media a vital part of their everyday operations.
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Special Feature
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The eighth annual Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives is indicative of the transformation the healthcare industry is undergoing.
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By Modern Healthcare
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Eric Topol, chief academic officer at Scripps Health in San Diego and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, talks with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks. Topol discusses his selection as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives...
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The 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare are presented by order in this year's ranking.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To compile the eighth annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare (before 2011 it was called the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare), Modern Healthcare and sister publication Modern Physician issued a call for nominations on Nov. 7, 2011.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One study last week certainly caught the attention of the mainstream press, most likely because of its universal appeal.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“With the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing challenges to President Obama's healthcare reform plan, these (public health) statistics are timely in this inevitable sense: A system that helps the affluent stay healthy and fails or excludes those who are, for example, unemployed and without insurance...
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Guest Commentary
By Stephen Loebs | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The education and training of future healthcare executives are at a crossroads: 1) Leading practitioners advocate for new directions in education but a declining number are willing to serve as mentors for new graduates; 2) An increasing number of graduate programs in health administration are not...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Carolyn Scanlan, president and CEO of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, announced she will retire in December. Scanlan, 64, joined the association 17 years ago. Garry Scheib, chairman of the association, praised Scanlan and said in a news release that the trade...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you've partied just a little too hard in Sin City, you can now seek salvation the next morning from Hangover Heaven.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Earthquake Surgery” would be a good title for Outliers’ next (and first) rock album, and—while performing surgeries during earth-shaking tremors is not advised—being able to complete post-quake surgery now appears to be possible.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It seems as if Aetna President and CEO Mark Bertolini would rather skip a visit to the doctor. The chief executive of the Hartford, Conn.-based health insurer has been talking up his devotion to meditation and yoga.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“An auto shop can give an estimate for a brake job, but people are not cars. It's very difficult to get a random call from someone saying, ‘I need gallbladder surgery, so tell me what it costs.'”
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