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Moody's Upgrades For-Profit Hospital Outlook to 'Positive'

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 17, 2014

A reduction in bad debt will come as more people obtain health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. An improvement in earnings is expected mainly because 2013 was marred by declining patient volumes and the cuts to Medicare reimbursements under sequestration.

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For Small Health Systems, Big Decisions Can Mean Life or Death

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, February 17, 2014

Seeking a strategic path for a healthcare organization amid historic levels of disruption can be exhilarating, but small systems and standalone hospitals are essentially betting their institutional lives on the changes they're making.

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Should Your Docs Be Making House Calls?

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, February 14, 2014

One DC-based physician says making house calls is the only way he can maintain his solo practice. Demand is heavy and his business is growing. Should hospitals get into this business line, too?

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Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

By: February 13, 2014

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future.

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from SSM: The New Model for Joint Replacement Excellence

By: February 10, 2014

Date: April 15, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET

The leadership team at SSM Health Care reveals how they forged a workable physician-hospital alignment model and fostered greater collaboration in a dedicated joint replacement center, successfully increasing quality, reducing cost, and improving patient satisfaction.

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