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August 20, 2012


Top Stories
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Reducing supply costs, whether it's low-cost commodity items such as gloves or high-cost implantables, is a high priority for executives at hospitals of all sizes across the country.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
"The end of Medicare as we know it.” In the dwindling weeks between now and the Nov. 6 election, expect those words to be repeated often on the campaign trail and in the news media.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It takes two sides to create a kickback. But until recently, the recipients of illegal payments in healthcare have faced far fewer legal consequences than the firms accused of handing out the money.
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Late News
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Not many hospitals were participating or planning to participate in an accountable care organization last year, but among those that were, physicians were front and center in their governance, according to a new issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund.
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo., signed a letter of intent to affiliate with fellow Catholic care provider eight-hospital PeaceHealth, Bellevue, Wash.
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Regional News
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CHESTERFIELD, MO.—Mercy has signed a letter of intent to make Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, Mo., part of the Mercy health system. The deal could be completed in four to six months, officials said. Financial details of the transaction—not specifically referred...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
ESCONDIDO, CALIF.—Palomar Health, a public healthcare district encompassing 850 square miles of San Diego's North County region, is touting the opening of its new 288-bed hospital in Escondido. Palomar Medical Center will offer inpatient care, rehabilitation services, surgical and...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NEW YORK—Doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York are expecting research conducted at the soon-to-open NYU Wireless center to contribute to game-changing advances in medicine. The 23,000-square-foot facility, set to open this winter, will be staffed by NYU Langone physicians...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NASHVILLE—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, has forged an affiliation agreement with Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center that they say will expand healthcare services in the mid-state region. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed in a news release. The deal...
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Cover Story
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It takes two sides to create a kickback. But until recently, the recipients of illegal payments in healthcare have faced far fewer legal consequences than the firms accused of handing out the money.
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Features
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The accreditation industry is beginning to feel the ripple effects of the rapid growth of accountable care organizations and other payment models, experts say.
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Special Feature
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Reducing supply costs, whether it's low-cost commodity items such as gloves or high-cost implantables, is a high priority for executives at hospitals of all sizes across the country.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare's Survey of Executive Opinions on Supply Chain Issues, the results of which are published here, replaced the annual Group Purchasing Organization Survey this year.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
"The end of Medicare as we know it.” In the dwindling weeks between now and the Nov. 6 election, expect those words to be repeated often on the campaign trail and in the news media.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“With a choice bold rather than safe, Mitt Romney is chiding his fellow Americans—politicians included—to get serious. Having written that nobody required candidates for president in 2008 to face runaway entitlement costs, Romney is forcing that crisis to prominence: His running...
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Guest Commentary
By Dr. Ken Anderson, Elizabeth Behrens and Mark Neaman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The federal government has targeted billions of dollars of savings for the Medicare program by reducing the number of preventable readmissions.Financial penalties to hospitals with excessive readmission rates begin Oct. 1.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Exclusive interview: Rep. Paul Ryan discusses need for 'market-based' health reform” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 14), Rep. Ryan's...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, has named Dr. Patrick Battey, the chairman of its board of directors, interim CEO. Battey, a vascular surgeon, will take over the CEO duties of R. Timothy Stack, who died July 30. In addition to his role as chairman, Battey, whose age was unavailable, has...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Fran Drescher may not have been much for cleaning as “The Nanny,” but now she's leading the campaign to rid our homes of cancer-causing substances.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One would think that a new reality show about Hawaiian ambulance crews would deliver a compelling 30 minutes of TV that might attract a lot of viewers.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Look at that cute seal: that spray of whiskers, the shimmery coat of gray, those eyes like dark pools that seem to look back at you as though looking for a friend.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“While I think we are supportive of looking at alternatives to the Medicaid status quo, the devil's in the details.”
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