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How a VA CFO Cut Through the Red Tape

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Scratching your head over how to improve quality while reducing costs? The VA does it every day. Michael Finegan, the network director for Veterans Integrated Service Network 11, shares his secrets on innovation, financial planning, cost reductions, and quality improvements in a bureaucracy. >>>


Editor's Picks

Future of Cost Shifting Depends on the Little Guy

I once thought that healthcare cost-shifting behavior would die a quick death as employers developed more sophisticated ways to value quality. I'm no longer so sure. >>>

Inside a Critical Access Hospital's IT Decision-Making Process

The efficiency-minded CEO of a 25-bed rural hospital explains why he opted for a remotely hosted system. Avoiding the upfront costs of onsite implementation was just one reason. >>>

Eliminating Individual Mandate Would Come With Strings

A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analyzes, under four scenarios, what the loss of the individual mandate could mean for health insurance premiums, coverage, and uncompensated care. >>>

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Averts Medicare Defunding

The North Carolina safety-net hospital reaches a "rare agreement" with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and vows to work to correct deficiencies that have resulted in three immediate jeopardy status reports since October. >>>

Finance Headlines

Can ACOs improve healthcare while reducing costs?

The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2012

Community health centers struggle to meet demand from poor and uninsured patients

Courier-Journal, January 23, 2012

Hospitals hike ad spending to gain market share

Hartford Business Journal, January 23, 2012

Chefs, butlers, marble baths: hospitals vie for the affluent

The New York Times, January 23, 2012

UnitedHealth’s profit jumps 21 percent, 2012 forecast unchanged

The Washington Post, January 20, 2012

Most small businesses fear health care law

Fox News, January 20, 2012

Healthcare consumer confidence improves again in December

Reuters, January 20, 2012

CBO: Medicare cost-cutting programs haven't worked

The Hill, January 19, 2012

U of L president speaks out for first time since merger rejected, January 19, 2012

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