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A Cash-Raising Healthcare Real Estate Strategy

Rene Letourneau, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Some enterprising hospitals and health systems are reevaluating their real estate strategies and selling medical office buildings as a way of accessing capital. >>>


Editor's Picks

Medicare Fund Future Still Grim

The Medicare program's current forecast is slightly less bleak than last year's, but the fund is headed for insolvency in 2026, say the trustees of the Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. >>>

Montefiore to Acquire Another Bankrupt Hospital

For the second time in three months, Bronx-based Montefiore Medical Center has announced it will buy a financially troubled suburban hospital. This time it is Sound Shore Health System, which operates two hospitals in New York. >>>

Physicians Offer a Bundle of Opinions

Bundled payments are one of the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace. But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor. >>>

HMA Chief to Step Down as Glenview Denies Takeover Bid

In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>

Merger on Your Mind? Go Ahead, Take the Plunge

Despite recent news headlines about merger failures, many M&A deals are successful. Recently acquired hospitals improve their financial and operational performance more after a deal versus their non-acquired peers, one study shows. >>>

How to Get a Handle on ED Overcrowding

A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>


NEW Roundtable: Capital Finance and Industry Consolidation

Senior executives from SSM Healthcare, Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the major influencers of industry consolidation—including capital access, market needs, financial support, and growth opportunities. Free Download >>>

News Headlines

The $2.7 trillion medical bill

The New York Times, June 3, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare's 'productivity paradox' may be short lived

The Washington Post, June 3, 2013

Race, economic differences impact support of Medicaid expansion, healthcare reform

Philadelphia Sun / MedCity News, June 3, 2013

Will Obamacare force insurers to compete?

The Washington Post, May 31, 2013

More than 100 insurers sign up for Obama healthcare exchanges

Reuters, May 31, 2013

Immigrants are net contributors to US Medicare program

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, May 30, 2013

Health law spared young adults from high hospital bills

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 30, 2013

Medicare spending variations mostly due to health differences

Kaiser Health News, May 29, 2013

With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands

The New York Times, May 29, 2013

Obamacare unveiled as CA, NY lead US

Bloomberg, May 28, 2013

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Webcast: New Radiology Standards to Reduce Costs, Increase Quality and Improve Outcomes

Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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