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April 30, 2012


Top Stories
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the Federal Reserve reminded us last week, the nation's “fiscal cliff” is steadily looming larger on the horizon.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Bonus plans that offer workers small financial perks when their hospitals meet clinical quality or patient-safety goals are becoming increasingly interesting ideas to HR execs.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An inquiry into hospital billing company Accretive Health brought into sharp focus the industry's increasing efforts to collect cash from patients.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The House passed a bill that would cut $5.9 billion in healthcare funding to pay for a freeze in interest rates on student loans, an approach that drew a veto threat from the White House.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The House Judiciary Committee has approved a proposal that includes earlier-passed medical liability reform legislation as a way to find savings to avoid arbitrary, across-the-board cuts to federal programs next year. Last month, the House passed a budget bill that also requested six House...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Between 36 million and 122 million adults—representing a range between 20% and 66% of the U.S. adult population—reported having medical conditions that could result in health insurance coverage restrictions, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Hypertension,...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The leadership of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is in flux as the company reported disappointing financial results for the quarter that ended March 31. In a news release and call with investors that pre-empted the scheduled release of its first-quarter earnings May 7, CEO Glen Tullman also...
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Regional News
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
At least nine healthcare organizations, including six out-of-state hospitals, have made bids to acquire a small, struggling hospital in a beachfront Rhode Island town.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SAN ANTONIO—Christus Santa Rosa Health System received approval from the board of 19-hospital Christus Health to go ahead with a $135 million renovation project to transform its downtown San Antonio campus into a free-standing children's hospital with up to 275 beds. Christus Santa...
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With a deal in place to acquire nearby Creighton University Medical Center, Alegent Health could soon increase its dominance in the Omaha, Neb., market.The takeover would consolidate four major hospital players into three and give Alegent roughly half of the adult acute-care market.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHICAGO—The Cook County Board of Review denied Northwestern Memorial HealthCare's appeal of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios' decision to put Prentice Women's Hospital on the property tax rolls, according to a financial disclosure filed last week by the Chicago-based hospital...
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Cover Story
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An inquiry into hospital billing company Accretive Health brought into sharp focus the industry's increasing efforts to collect cash from patients.
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Features
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Enrollment in the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network, the federal system for tracking healthcare-associated infections, has grown exponentially in recent years.
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Special Report
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Bonus plans that offer workers small financial perks when their hospitals meet clinical quality or patient-safety goals are becoming increasingly interesting ideas to HR execs.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the Federal Reserve reminded us last week, the nation's “fiscal cliff” is steadily looming larger on the horizon.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Two federal programs that even Americans who hate the federal government rely on are going broke even faster than their trustees thought … But if last summer's failed budget negotiations are any guide, the Obama administration and the divided Congress will do nothing this year to...
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Guest Commentary
By Drs. Danny Greig, W. Anthony Gerard, Kim Bullock and Kim Yu | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many healthcare leaders have looked to hospital emergency departments as a logical focus for implementing changes in their systems. Emergency departments have always served as the main entry portal into hospitals, and the quality of care delivered by a hospital system begins with the emergency...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
I am writing to correct several significant factual misstatements in a Modern Healthcare article regarding the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Tuomey Healthcare System (“Mixed outcome for Tuomey,” April 9, p. 16). I was one of the attorneys who represented...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 21 largest patient-satisfaction measurement firms, ranked by total number of engagements in 2011. Source: Modern Healthcare's seventh annual Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms Survey. Published April 30, 2012, p. 32.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Lois Margaret Nora, interim president and dean of the Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pa., was named president and CEO of the Chicago-based American Board of Medical Specialties, effective June 29. Nora, 56, will succeed Lloyd Morgan, who has been the organization's...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An old journalism maxim, much beloved of news assignment editors, is that one is an accident, two is a coincidence, but three is a trend worth writing about. Which means Outliers is way overdue to note the handful of hospitals that have banned sales of sugary drinks within their walls.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you receive a text encouraging flu shots while you're driving, is the net impact positive or negative?
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a perfect world, everyone would care more about their health than their pocketbooks. Of course, this is the real world and the bottom line still refers to the size of one's bank account and not one's, um, bottom.
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