Nonprofit healthcare M&A activity driven by competition and healthcare reform

Merger and acquisition activity may not be as robust as in the last two years, but it is definitely still prominent, according to a recent report from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services.

Medical identity theft proves lucrative in myriad ways

With healthcare breaches becoming routine, there’s a thriving black market for medical identity information. And criminals are using the information in a variety of ways, according to a Fortune article.

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Regulatory Nightmare Threatens Care for America’s Seniors

The American Medical Association (AMA) today warned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the regulatory tsunami facing America’s physicians that could cut Medicare reimbursements by more than 13 percent by the end of the decade.
AMA Press Release

Medicaid, CHIP enrollment up by nearly 9 million

Medicaid enrollment has surged between October 2013 and the end of this August, rising by nearly 9 million overall. That has boosted total enrollment in the Medicaid program by 14.7 percent.read more

The ROI of mobile stroke units

In stroke care, swift treatment is key to preventing death and disability, and health systems looking to get ahead on incentives for population health might consider new investing .
The Cleveland Clinic and the University of Texas Health Science Center…

Seeking Lower Prices Where Providers Are Consolidated: <br>An Examination of Market and Policy Strategies

Consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians can lead to improvements in efficiency and quality of care, but it also tends to raise prices for health care services. As part of their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers outlined eight strategies to promote greater competition on price and quality.

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