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Kaufman Hall chair: Hospitals must reduce costs in 2016

The head of one of the nation's foremost healthcare consulting firms has a list of tasks hospitals should accomplish in 2016--and cost reduction and the shift to value-based care tops the list.

White House seeks $30B in Medicaid funds for Puerto Rico

Providers in Puerto Rico could potentially see some financial relief in the coming weeks, as the Obama Administration has proposed $30 billion in additional Medicaid funding for the island over the next decade, The Washington Post has reported.

CMS issues final rule on overpayments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule regarding the legal requirements providers most follow if they are overpaid.

Greater NY hospital association: Wealthier hospitals should bail out struggling institutions

One of the most influential regional hospital lobbies in the country is suggesting that its richer members "adopt" hospitals that are on the brink of financial insolvency.

More women in top management could boost bottom lines

Want to make your hospital more profitable? The solution may be putting a woman in charge

Obesity: Docs find effective weight-loss programs are elusive

Although the healthcare industry recognizes obesity as an epidemic, so far it is unable to slow its rate of advance. Now, despite the development of guidelines for weight management, a study in  Obesity  suggests clinicians may have a problem finding programs that use them.

Q4 earnings roundup: Big five insurers' ACA exchange woes deepen

If the "big five" U.S. health insurers' fourth-quarter earnings reports made one fact clear, it's that the profitability of their Affordable Care Act exchange products continues to be an issue.

Value-based care models: Look to strategies that already work

The transition to a value-based care model is easier said than done. To actually make such a model work, leaders should look to practical strategies that have been successful for other organizations, according to a blog post for  NEJM Catalyst.

A new way to evaluate docs: 'clusters'

As healthcare becomes more team-oriented, so should the way the industry evaluates physicians.  

Mergers and affiliations: Slow down and analyze carefully before signing a deal

The changing regulatory and competitive landscape of the healthcare industry make it tempting for physicians in independent practice to throw in the towel and join forces with a hospital or an affiliate group. When that temptation arises, it's essential to vet potential merger opportunities thoroughly and move deliberately, according to an article in  OncLive.