Tara Bannow


Tara Bannow covers hospital finance for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. She previously covered all aspects of health care for The Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Bend, Oregon. 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.

Struggling DeKalb Medical may find partner in Emory Healthcare

December 13, 2017

After layoffs and significant operating losses in fiscal 2016 and 2017, DeKalb Medical in Georgia has spent months looking for a partner. Now, it may soon join Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare. The two organizations signed a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership.

Kevin Lofton, left, and Lloyd Dean

CHI-Dignity mega-merger to test co-CEO model

December 09, 2017

A Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health combination that would form a national not-for-profit powerhouse exemplifies a traditional health system mega-merger under a newly-popular two-pronged governance approach.

Ambulatory services driving healthcare job growth

December 08, 2017

Growth in ambulatory services including physicians' offices and outpatient clinics accounted for most of the seasonally adjusted nearly 30,000 jobs added to the healthcare sector in November.

Report finds Medicare willing to pay for primary care in new ways

December 07, 2017

Medicare is increasingly willing to pay primary-care physicians to manage complex patients using new billing codes and demonstration projects, which a new Urban Institute report says may narrow the pay gap between primary-care physicians and specialists.


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