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Four Resolutions for CFOs in 2010
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor-Finance

Whether you want to call it a "resolution" or a "goal" doesn't really matter, the point is to give yourself a compass to achieve new heights. So here are my reflections on the past year and some suggestions for resolutions CFOs may want to consider as we bid adieu to 2009 and welcome 2010. [Read More]

  December 28, 2009

Editor's Picks
Six Predictions for Healthcare Strategy in 2010
Will health reform actually happen? Will health plans provide value and transparency? Will hospitals continue to acquire physician practices? My colleague Phil Betbeze takes out the crystal ball and offers his six predictions for 2010. [Read More]
How a Small Oklahoma Town Reduced Costs Through Patient Literacy
Education has always been the key to personal success, but could educating your patients actually be a mechanism for you to cut costs at your hospital? My colleague Cheryl Clark investigates how a small town in Oklahoma reduced its healthcare costs through patient literacy. [Read More]
Doughnut hole in Medicare eyed by Democrats
Democrats in the House and Senate are poised to make a change that would get rid of a gap that forces millions of elderly patients with especially high expenses for medicine to pay for much of it on their own, the Washington Post reports. The closing of the gap in Medicare drug coverage would "forever end this indefensible injustice for American's seniors," Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-NV) said in announcing that the Senate would join the House in supporting the change. [Read More]
Success Story: Sisters of Mercy Health
Learn how the Sisters of Mercy implemented changes to improve service quality through IBM Service Management solutions. These solutions facilitate a business process transformation that fosters a culture of productivity and continuous improvement. Download the free copy of Success Story: Sisters of Mercy Health. (This headline is sponsored by IBM.) [Read More]
Finance Forum
Counterintuitive Thinking During Difficult Times: Bold Growth Strategies
Designing revenue growth strategies that are bold in nature and accelerating the implementation of those strategies are fundamental to the success of healthcare organizations, says contributor Mark Dubow. [Read More]
Finance Headlines
Medical billing code monopoly explains AMA's support for health plan, critics say
Chicago Tribune - December 28, 2009
Mayo Clinic supports bill but seeks more action on how care is paid for
Wall Street Journal - December 28, 2009
OK Health System Pays $13.2M to Settle Self-disclosed Kickback Violations
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media - December 23, 2009
Senate Passes Health Reform Bill, 60-39
Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media - December 24, 2009
RI governor seeks $4M cut for hospitals
Associated Press - December 22, 2009
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From HealthLeaders Magazine
20 People Who Make Healthcare Better
HealthLeaders December 2009 The very essence of healthcare is to make a difference for good. In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we offer profiles of some who are doing just that. [Read More]
Service Line Management
Emerging Service Lines
Hospitals that lead the way in emerging service lines may find themselves positioned to be market leaders in the future. Here's a look at which services are emerging and why. [Read More]
Money Talk

A look at one hospital's struggles to improve

Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV
Rating: BBB
Outlook: Negative
Affected Debt: $112.3 million
Agency: Standard & Poor's
Remarks: The BBB rating and negative outlook reflects two years of poor financial operating performance leading to low debt service coverage levels for the revised rating and an indication that break-even financial performance from operations is not anticipated until the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.
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