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Women's Health Refresh Delivers Big

Marianne Aiello

Building a state-of the-art maternity ward and launching a non-traditional maternity campaign yielded a 37% increase in prenatal appointments and the most monthly births in 14 years at VCU Medical Center. >>>


Editor's Picks

Providers Blast CMS on Two-Midnight Rule

One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules. >>>

6 Revenue Pressures Create Negative Outlook for NFP Hospitals

A ratings agency leader sounds the alarm for not-for-profit hospitals, saying they "have begun to lose the battle" and that a host of negative trends warrants a credit downgrade. >>>

2 GA Healthcare Systems Ink Partnership Deal

Leaders of Oconee Regional Health Systems and Central Georgia Health System have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop healthcare services while aiming to achieve economies of scale and better population health. >>>

Medicaid Expansion Hits Resistance from States

Two dozen holdout states are still balking at expanding a federal program that would extend access to healthcare to more poor adults and ease the cost burden on providers who treat them. >>>

Beaumont Health Clears Key Hurdles in Latest Merger Try

A year after proposed merger talks with Henry Ford Health System collapsed, Beaumont Health System agrees to combine operations with two other Detroit-area providers. >>>

Hospitals Urged to Review Visitation Policies

Visitation rules based on "outdated beliefs that frequent contact with loved ones interferes with care" neglect the negative consequences of restrictive policies, says a group that advocates for family-centered care. >>>

Physicians Lead Most, Best ACOs

The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs. >>>

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News Headlines

OR program allows mediation for medical errors instead of suing

The Oregonian, July 2, 2014

Audit finds MA doctors' criminal cases go unreported

The Boston Globe, July 2, 2014

Big data helps insurer pinpoint at-risk patients

InformationWeek, July 1, 2014

Washington and other states see new insurers on exchanges

Kaiser Health News / Capital Public Radio, July 1, 2014

Opinion: WA Health exchange transparency coming, access next

The Olympian, June 30, 2014

Tale of two healthcare websites: MN presses on; MD moves on

Pioneer Press, June 30, 2014

US healthcare profit outlook brightens on Obamacare, drug prices

Reuters, June 27, 2014

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes major changes in health funding

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2014

Medicare: Predictive analytics working to fight fraud

The Hill, June 26, 2014

How hospitals will use consumer data

Bloomberg, June 26, 2014

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