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Dave Barkholz

Southern Bureau Chief

Dave Barkholz is Modern Healthcare’s Southern Bureau Chief stationed in Nashville. He covers hospitals, doctors, suppliers and governance across the Southeast. A winner of numerous national journalism awards, Barkholz started his career at Modern Healthcare in 1984 covering the investor-owned hospital companies. He spent the past 10 years in Detroit at Automotive News, a sister Crain publication.

Having that talk about money with patients


September 30, 2017

With high-deductible insurance generally requiring patients these days to pay for all care until June, hospitals are relying on revenue-cycle cost estimators to have frank payment conversations with patients before treatment.

Hospital giants brace for rough Q3 earnings


September 29, 2017

Big hospital chains like HCA and Tenet expect to see a dent in their third-quarter earnings thanks to hurricanes and soft admissions. While hurricane damage may be a short-term issue, sinking admissions are here to stay industrywide.

Nation's smallest children's hospital has giant corporate support


September 28, 2017

Arkansas Children's is preparing to open the nation's smallest free-standing children's hospital, with nearly 40% of the costs being paid by charitable donations from Walmart, Tyson Foodsn and other prominent individuals and employers in the area.

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