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Value-Based Reimbursement Spurs 8% Hospital Merger Growth

April 28, 2017  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Hospital merger activity increased by 8 percent since the first quarter of 2016 because hospitals are seeking value-based reimbursement capabilities, a healthcare consultant explained.

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Fewer hospitals earn Medicare bonuses under value-based purchasing

November 2, 2016  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

More than 1,600 hospitals will see bonuses from Medicare in 2017 under the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program, according to federal data released Tuesday,  about 200 fewer than last year.

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Hospitals Pad Cash Cushion Thanks To Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion

December 7, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

The U.S. hospital industry is back, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, with liquidity levels so improved these health facilities should weather coming shifts in government payments or employer moves to coordinate care toward outpatient services.

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Three years into value-based purchasing, hospitals have little to show for it

October 3, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Financially strong hospitals made the most progress, report finds.

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Hospital-owned docs send more patients to lower-quality, higher-cost hospitals

September 19, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

When hospitals employ doctors, more patients end up going to higher-cost and lower-quality hospitals.

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Hospitals Test Paying Doctors for Performance, But Get Mixed Results

August 14, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

It seems like a good idea to pay physicians better when their patients do better, but that may not be the case.

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Half of US hospitals to pay Medicare readmission penalties

August 7, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients frequently return within a month of discharge — this time losing a combined $420 million, government records show.

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Premier, Humana team up on Medicare Advantage

August 1, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Dayton-based hospital operator, Premier Health, today announced a partnership with health insurer Humana Inc. to focus on improving the health and wellness for about 30,000 Medicare Advantage members in the Miami Valley.

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Barnabas and Robert Wood Johnson sign deal to form biggest New Jersey health system

July 16, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System plan to combine their 11 hospitals to form New Jersey’s largest health system.

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Two states, two different coping mechanisms for safety-net hospital shortfalls

March 13, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Neither Wyoming nor Florida has expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. But both states have tried different coping mechanisms to ensure their hospitals receive some form of safety-net funding.

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