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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.

Ascension's operating margin dips in latest earnings report


February 19, 2018

Ascension saw its operating margin squeezed during the latter half of 2017 as a result of slumping admissions and revenue lost from divestitures. At the same time, the system has managed to draw more revenue per discharge.

Presence to enlist R1 RCM for revenue-cycle management


February 16, 2018

Presence Health plans to partner with R1 RCM, a company affiliated with its probable future owner, for its revenue cycle operations. Under the pending deal, approximately 1,000 Presence employees will transfer to R1's payroll.

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