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Tara Bannow

Reporter/Chicago

Tara Bannow covers hospital finance for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. She previously covered all aspects of healthcare for the Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. Prior to that, she covered higher education for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 from the University of Minnesota.

All-payer claims databases: a work in progress


September 15, 2018

Although 16 states have all-payer claims databases, there's no evidence they have helped lower healthcare costs. Advocates say the databases should empower lawmakers and consumers by providing reliable data.

Doctor calling a patient in waiting room

Hospital jobs following patients to ambulatory settings


September 12, 2018

Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report data show the ambulatory sector has led U.S. healthcare hiring since at least the beginning of 2018, driven by healthcare services migrating into outpatient settings.

R. Milton Johnson

Analysts praise HCA's pick to replace retiring CEO


September 10, 2018

HCA Healthcare's announcement that its CEO, R. Milton Johnson, will retire at the end of the year didn't come as a surprise—the for-profit hospital chain has a history of regularly refreshing its top post.

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